flood (n.) Old form(s): floud
sea, deep, waves, rushing water
2H4 I.i.62[Northumberland to Lord Bardolph] So looks the strand whereon the imperious flood / Hath left a witnessed usurpation
2H4 V.ii.132[King Henry V to his brothers, of his temperament] it shall mingle with the state of floods, / And flow henceforth in formal majesty
3H6 II.v.9[King alone] Sometime the flood prevails, and then the wind
E3 III.i.170[Mariner to King John] the reeling vessels split, / And tottering sink into the ruthless flood
Ham I.iv.69[Horatio to Hamlet, of the Ghost] What if it tempt you toward the flood
KJ III.iv.1[King Philip to Lewis the Dauphin and Cardinal Pandulph] by a roaring tempest on the flood, / A whole armado of convicted sail / Is scattered
KJ IV.ii.139[King John to Bastard, of the bad news] now I breathe again / Aloft the flood
KJ V.vii.64[Bastard to King John, of his army] Were in the Washes all unwarily / Devoured by the unexpected flood
MND II.i.127[Titania to Oberon, of the mother of her attendant] Full often hath she ... sat with me on Neptune's yellow sands / Marking th'embarked traders on the flood
MV I.i.10[Salerio to Antonio] your argosies with portly sail, / Like signors and rich burghers on the flood
MV IV.i.72[Antonio to Bassanio, of arguing with Shylock] You may as well ... bid the main flood bate his usual height [i.e. the high tide]
Oth I.iii.134[Othelloto all] I spake of most disastrous chances, / Of moving accidents by flood and field
Oth II.i.2[First Gentleman to Montano, of the sea] it is a high-wrought flood
R3 I.iv.37[Clarence to Keeper] the envious flood / Stopped in my soul
TC I.i.104[Troilus alone, of Cressida] Between our Ilium and where she resides, / Let it be called the wild and wandering flood
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