brook (v.) Old form(s): brook'd , brooke , brookes
endure, tolerate, put up with
1H4 V.iv.65[Prince Hal to Hotspur] Nor can one England brook a double reign / Of Harry Percy and the Prince of Wales
1H4 V.iv.73[Hotspur to Prince Hal] I can no longer brook thy vanities
1H4 V.iv.77[Hotspur to Prince Hal] I better brook the loss of brittle life / Than those proud titles thou hast won of me
1H6 I.iii.24[Gloucester to Woodville, of Winchester] Whom Henry, our late sovereign, ne'er could brook
1H6 IV.i.74[King to Talbot, of Burgundy] Let him perceive how ill we brook his treason
2H6 IV.ix.45[King to Buckingham, of York] be not too rough in terms, / For he is fierce and cannot brook hard language
2H6 V.i.92[York to King] Why hast thou broken faith with me, / Knowing how hardly I can brook abuse?
3H6 I.i.5[York to Warwick, of Northumberland] Whose warlike ears could never brook retreat
3H6 I.i.60[Westmorland to all, of York sitting on the King's throne] I cannot brook it
3H6 III.ii.18[Lady Grey to Edward] I cannot brook delay
3H6[King to Richard] My breast can better brook thy dagger's point / Than can my ears that tragic history
AYL I.i.125[Charles to Oliver] brook such disgrace well
Cor I.i.260[Sicinius to Brutus, of Martius] I do wonder / His insolence can brook to be commanded / Under Cominius [i.e. under the command of]
JC I.ii.158[Cassius to Brutus, of Junius Brutus] There was a Brutus once that would have brooked / Th'eternal devil to keep his state in Rome
KJ III.i.36[Constance to Salisbury] I cannot brook thy sight
LLL IV.ii.33[Nathaniel to Holofernes] Many can brook the weather that love not the wind
Luc.1125[] A woeful hostess brooks not merry guests
R3 I.i.125[Richard to Hastings] How hath your lordship brooked imprisonment?
R3 I.iii.3[Grey to Queen Elizabeth, of King Edward's health] In that you brook it ill, it makes him worse
R3 III.vii.161[Richard to Buckingham, of himself] Being a bark to brook no mighty sea
R3 IV.iv.159[King Richard to Duchess of York] I have a touch of your condition / That cannot brook the accent of reproof
TG V.iii.4[Silvia to Outlaws, of being captured] A thousand more mischances than this one / Have learned me how to brook this patiently
TG V.iv.3[Valentine alone] This shadowy desert ... / I better brook than flourishing peopled towns
Tim III.v.118[Alcibiades alone] Soldiers should brook as little wrongs as gods
Tit II.i.77[Aaron to Demetrius and Chiron, of Romans] How furious and impatient they be, / And cannot brook competitors in love

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