livery (n.) Old form(s): liuerey, liuerie, liueries , Liuery, Liuorie, Liuories, liu'rie , liverie
uniform, costume, special clothing
2H4 V.v.12[Falstaff to Shallow] if I had had time to have made new liveries
2H6 IV.ii.70[Cade to all, of when he is king] I will apparel them all in one livery
2H6 V.ii.47[Young Clifford to his dead father] Wast thou ordained ... to achieve / The silver livery of advised age
AW IV.v.96[Lafew to Countess] a noble scar, is a good livery of honour
Cym II.iii.122[Cloten to Innogen, of Posthumus] A hilding for a livery [i.e. fit only to wear a servant's uniform]
Ham I.iv.32[Hamlet to Horatio] the stamp of one defect, / Being nature's livery or fortune's star [i.e. a defect which is either natural or accidental]
Ham III.iv.165[Hamlet to Gertrude, of custom] He likewise gives a frock or livery / That aptly is put on
Ham IV.vii.78[Claudius to Laertes] youth no less becomes / The light and careless livery that it wears
Luc.1054[Lucrece] I give / A badge of fame to slander's livery
Luc.1222[of Lucrece] her face wore sorrow's livery
MM II.iv.138[Angelo to Isabella, of her being a woman] show it now, / By putting on the destined livery
MM III.i.98[Isabella to Claudio, of Angelo] 'tis the cunning livery of hell
MND I.i.70[Theseus to Hermia] Whether ... / You can endure the livery of a nun
MND II.i.113[Titania to Oberon] The childing autumn, angry winter change / Their wonted liveries
MV II.ii.101[Launcelot to Gobbo, of Bassanio] who indeed gives rare new liveries
MV II.ii.107[Bassanio to Servant] put the liveries to making
MV II.ii.143[Bassanio to Servant, of Launcelot] Give him a livery / More guarded than his fellows'
Per II.v.10[Simonides to Knights, of Thaisa] One twelve moons more she'll wear Diana's livery.
Per III.iv.10[Thaisa to Cerimon] A vestal livery will I take me to
Per V.iii.7[Pericles to Diana] Marina ... / Wears yet thy silver livery
R3 I.i.80[Richard to Clarence, of Mistress Shore] it is our way ... / To be her men and wear her livery
RJ II.ii.8[Romeo to himself, of the moon] Her vestal livery is but sick and green
RJ III.i.56[Mercutio to Tybalt, of Romeo being called 'my man'] I'll be hanged, sir, if he wear your livery
Sonn.2.3[] Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now, / Will be a tottered weed of small worth held
TG II.iv.43[Valentine to Thurio, of Thurio's followers] it appears by their bare liveries that they live by your bare words
Tim IV.ii.17[Third Servant to all] Yet do our hearts wear Timon's livery
TNK IV.ii.106[Pirithous to Theseus, of one of Palamon's knights] in his face / The livery of the warlike maid appears [i.e. the goddess of war]
Ven.1107[of the boar and Adonis] Ne'er saw the beauteous livery that he wore
Ven.506[Venus to Adonis, of his lips] never let their crimson liveries wear [i.e. their red colour wear out]
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