hest (n.)
command, behest, order
1H4 II.iii.64[Lady Percy to Hotspur] some great sudden hest
LLL V.ii.65[Rosaline to Princess, of Berowne] I would ... shape his service wholly to my hests [F, Q1 device]
Tem I.ii.274[Prospero to Ariel, of Sycorax] Refusing her grand hests
Tem III.i.37.1[Miranda as if to Prospero, after telling Ferdinand her name] I have broke your hest to say so
Tem IV.i.65[Iris to Ceres] thy banks with pioned and twilled brims, / Which spongy April at thy hest betrims
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