fair (adj.) Old form(s): faire
handsome, good-looking, beautiful
LLL IV.i.11[Princess to Forester] I am fair that shoot [pun: 10, sense 9]
Sonn.105.9[]Fair, kind, and true, is all my argument
Sonn.127.1[] In the old age black was not counted fair
Sonn.6.13[] Be not self-willed, for thou art much too fair / To be death's conquest and make worms thine heir [also: judicious]
Sonn.92.13[] But what's so blessed fair that fears no blot, / Thou mayst be false, and yet I know it not [or: sense 10]
TC I.i.68[Pandarus to Troilus, of Cressida] if she be fair, 'tis the better for her; an she be not, she has the mends in her own hands
TC III.i.45[Pandarus to Helen] fair queen
Tem IV.i.24[Ferdinand to Prospero] As I hope / For ... fair issue [i.e. good-looking children]
TG II.iv.197[Proteus alone, of Silvia] She is fair
Tim I.i.127[Old Athenian to Timon] One only daughter have I ... / The maid is fair
TNK V.ii.44.2[Gaoler to Gaoler's Daughter, of her horse] He's a very fair one
TS II.i.17[Katherina to Bianca] You will have Gremio to keep you fair [i.e. in fine clothes]
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