false (adj.) Old form(s): falce
treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
1H6 I.ii.150[Charles to all, of Pucelle] No prophet will I trust if she prove false
1H6 II.ii.21[Talbot to all] I muse we met not with the Dauphin's grace ... / Nor any of his false confederates
1H6 II.iv.74[Somerset to Richard] Where false Plantagenet dare not be seen
1H6 IV.i.63[Gloucester to all, of Burgundy] Can this be so? / That in alliance, amity, and oaths / There should be found such false dissembling guile?
1H6 IV.iv.20[Lucy to Somerset] You, his false hopes
2H4 IV.ii.25[Prince John to Archbishop] [you] Imply the countenance and grace of heaven / As a false favourite doth his prince's name, / In deeds dishonourable
2H6 I.iv.39[Bolingbroke to Spirit] False fiend, avoid!
2H6 II.iv.53[Duchess to Gloucester] impious Beaufort, that false priest
2H6 III.i.168[Gloucester to King] I shall not want false witness to condemn me
2H6 III.i.205[King to all, as if to Gloucester] is the hour to come / That e'er I proved thee false or feared thy faith
2H6 III.i.322[Suffolk to all] But now return we to the false Duke Humphrey
2H6 III.ii.203[Warwick to Suffolk] What dares not Warwick, if false Suffolk dare him?
2H6 III.ii.220[Warwick to Suffolk] I would, false murderous coward, on thy knee / Make thee beg pardon for thy passed speech
2H6 IV.i.87[Lieutenant to Suffolk] The false revolting Normans thorough thee / Disdain to call us lord
2H6 IV.iv.37[First Messenger to King] All scholars, lawyers, courtiers, gentlemen, / They call false caterpillars and intend their death
2H6 V.i.91[York to King] False King! Why hast thou broken faith with me
3H6 I.i.52[King to all, of York] Backed by the power of Warwick, that false peer
3H6 II.ii.149[Edward to Queen] ne'er was Agamemnon's brother wronged / By that false woman, as this king by thee
3H6 III.iii.223[Lewis to Messenger] false Edward, thy supposed king
AC IV.xii.25[Antony alone, of Cleopatra] O this false soul of Egypt!
CE IV.iv.102[Antipholus of Ephesus to Adriana] with these nails I'll pluck out these false eyes / That would behold in me this shameful sport
CE IV.iv.99[Antipholus of Ephesus to Adriana] Dissembling harlot, thou art false in all
Cor III.ii.15[Coriolanus to Volumnia] Would you have me / False to my nature? [or: sense 2]
Cor V.vi.113[Coriolanus to Aufidius] False hound!
Cym I.vii.1[Innogen alone] A father cruel, and a stepdame false
Cym III.ii.4[Pisanio alone, as if to Posthumus] What false Italian ... hath prevailed / On thy too ready hearing?
Cym III.iii.66[Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus] two villains, whose false oaths prevailed
Cym III.iv.59[Innogen to Pisanio] True honest men, being heard like false Aeneas, / Were in his time thought false
Cym III.iv.64[Innogen to Pisanio] Goodly and gallant shall be false and perjured / From thy great fail
Cym III.iv.86[Innogen to Pisanio, of the letters of Posthumus] thus may poor fools / Believe false teachers
Cym III.v.159[Pisanio alone, of Cloten] true to thee / Were to prove false, which I will never be
Cym III.vi.15[Innogen alone, as if to Posthumus] Thou art one o'th'false ones!
Cym III.vii.61.1[Innogen to herself, of Guiderius and Arviragus] I'ld change my sex to be companion with them, / Since Leonatus false
Cym IV.iii.42[Pisanio alone] Wherein I am false, I am honest; not true, to be true
Cym V.v.148[Iachimo to Cymbeline] my false spirits / Quail to remember
E3 III.iii.60[King John to King Edward] I hold thee for a false pernicious wretch
H8 I.i.222[Buckingham to all] My surveyor is false
H8 III.i.115[Queen Katherine to Wolsey and Campeius] Woe upon ye, / And all such false professors!
KJ III.i.2[Constance to Arthur and Salisbury] False blood to false blood joined
KJ V.iv.28[Melun to all, of his warning] Why should I then be false, since it is true / That I must die here, and live hence by truth?
KL III.iv.88[Edgar as Poor Tom to Lear, of himself] false of heart, light of ear, bloody of hand
KL III.vi.55[Lear to Edgar as Poor Tom or the Fool, of an imaginary person] False justicer, why hast thou let her 'scape?
KL III.vii.49.3[Regan to Cornwall, of Gloucester being more than 'cunning'] And false
KL V.iii.132[disguised Edgar to Edmund] thou art a traitor, / False to thy gods, thy brother, and thy father
KL V.iii.6[Cordelia to Lear] For thee, oppressed King, I am cast down; / Myself could else outfrown false Fortune's frown
LC.52[of the woman] Cried O false blood thou register of lies
LLL IV.iii.60[Longaville to himself, reading a paper] Did not the heavenly rhetoric of thine eye ... / Persuade my heart to this false perjury?
LLL V.ii.767[Berowne to the ladies] We to ourselves prove false / By being once false for ever to be true /To those that make us both
Luc.1075[Lucrece] I will not ... hide the truth of this false night's abuses
Luc.1197[Lucrece to Collatine] Myself thy friend will kill myself thy foe; / And for my sake serve thou false Tarquin so
Luc.1512[] blushing red no guilty instance gave, / Nor ashy pale the fear that false hearts have
Luc.1517[]False creeping craft and perjury
Luc.1560[] So Priam's trust false Sinon's tears doth flatter
Luc.1743[of Lucrece] Some of her blood still pure and red remained, / And some looked black, and that false Tarquin stained
Luc.228[Tarquin] Will not ... my false heart bleed?
Luc.292[of Lucrece and Collatine] That eye which him beholds, as more divine, / Unto a view so false will not incline
Luc.48[of Tarquin] O rash false heat, wrapped in repentant cold
Luc.50[of Tarquin] When at Collatium this false lord arrived, / Well was he welcomed by the Roman dame
Luc.77[] Rather than triumph in so false a foe
Luc.86[of Lucrece and Tarquin] This earthly saint adored by this devil / Little suspecteth the false worshipper
Luc.888[Lucrece as if to opportunity] Thou ravisher, thou traitor, thou false thief
Luc.927[Lucrece as if to time] Eater of youth, false slave to false delight
MA IV.ii.21[Dogberry to Borachio and Conrade] you are little better than false knaves
MA V.i.205[Dogberry to Don Pedro, of Borachio and Conrade] they have committed false report
MA V.i.230[Borachio to all] The lady is dead upon mine and my master's false accusation
Mac I.vii.82[Macbeth to Lady Macbeth] False face must hide what the false heart doth know
Mac II.iii.134[Malcolm to Donalbain] To show an unfelt sorrow is an office / Which the false man does easy
Mac IV.iii.130[Malcolm to Macduff] My first false speaking / Was this upon myself
Mac IV.iii.58[Malcolm to Macduff, of Macbeth] I grant him bloody, / Luxurious, avaricious, false, deceitful
Mac V.iii.7[Macbeth to all, as if to the departed thanes] fly, false thanes, / And mingle with the English epicures
MM IV.i.59[disguised Duke to himself] O place and greatness, millions of false eyes / Are stuck upon thee
MW I.i.148[Evans to all, of Pistol] it is false, if it is a pick-purse
MW I.i.64[Evans to all] I do despise a liar as I do despise one that is false
Oth III.iii.120[Othello to Iago, of Iago's hesitations] such things in a false disloyal knave / Are tricks of custom
Oth III.iii.135[Iago to Othello, of his thoughts] say they are vile and false?
PP.1.4[Pilgrim, of his love] she might think me some untutored youth, / Unskilful in the world's false forgeries
PP.3.3[Pilgrim, to his love] Did not the heavenly rhetoric of thine eye ... / Persuade my heart to this false perjury?
R2 I.i.125[Mowbray to Bolingbroke] Through the false passage of thy throat thou liest!
R2 I.i.91[Bolingbroke to King Richard, of Mowbray] a false traitor and injurious villain
R2 I.iii.106[First Herald] On pain to be found false and recreant
R2 II.iii.84[York to Bolingbroke] Show me thy humble heart, and not thy knee, / Whose duty is deceivable and false [or: sense 3]
R3 I.i.37[Richard alone] if King Edward be as true and just / As I am subtle, false, and treacherous
R3 I.ii.194[Anne to Richard, of his heart and tongue] I fear me both are false
R3 I.iii.26[Derby to Queen Elizabeth, of the Countess Richmond] [do] not believe / The envious slanders of her false accusers
R3 I.iv.205[Second Murderer to Clarence, of God's vengeance] doth he hurl on thee / For false forswearing and for murder too
R3 I.iv.51[Clarence to Keeper, of a voice in his dream] What scourge for perjury / Can this dark monarchy afford false Clarence?
R3 III.i.15[Richard to Prince Edward, of his uncles] God keep you from them, and from such false friends!
R3 III.v.48[Lord Mayor to Richard, of Hastings supposed treachery] He deserved his death, / And your good graces both have well proceeded / To warn false traitors from the like attempts
R3 IV.iv.493[Derby to King Richard] I never was nor never will be false
TC V.vi.6[Troilus to Diomedes] Turn thy false face, thou traitor
Tem I.ii.77[Prospero to Miranda] Thy false uncle
Tem I.ii.92[Prospero to Miranda] I ... in my false brother / Awaked an evil nature
TG IV.i.28[Valentine to Outlaws, of a supposed killing] I slew him manfully in fight, / Without false vantage or base treachery
TG IV.ii.1[Proteus alone] Already have I been false to Valentine [or: sense 2]
TG IV.iv.102[Julia alone] Unless I prove false traitor to myself
TN V.i.84[Antonio to Orsino, of supposed Sebastian] his false cunning ... / Taught him to face me out of his acquaintance
TNK II.i.227[Palamon to Arcite, of Emilia] Thou art a traitor, Arcite, and a fellow / False as thy title to her
TNK II.i.263[Palamon to Arcite] O that now, that now / Thy false self and thy friend had but this fortune / To be one hour at liberty
TNK III.i.37[Palamon to Arcite] falsest cousin / That ever blood made kin
TNK III.vi.142[Palamon to Theseus, of Arcite] A bolder traitor never trod thy ground, / A falser ne'er seemed friend
TS IV.iii.31[Katherina to Grumio] Go, get thee gone, thou false deluding slave
Ven.941[Venus as if to death] Thy mark is feeble age; but thy false dart / Mistakes that aim, and cleaves an infant's heart
WT II.i.48[Leontes to Lord, of Camillo and Polixenes] That false villain / Whom I employed was pre-employed by him
WT III.ii.30[Hermione to Leontes] innocence shall make / False accusation blush

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