fair (adj.) Old form(s): faire
fine, pleasing, splendid, excellent
Cor IV.vi.119[Menenius to Brutus and Sicinius] You have made fair hands, ... You have crafted fair!
E3 II.ii.6[Audley to Derby, of the troops] [I] bring them hither / In fair array before his majesty
Sonn.78.2[] So oft have I invoked thee for my Muse, / And found such fair assistance in my verse
TC III.i.43[Pandarus to Paris] Fair be to you, my lord, and to all this fair company [second instance]
TG I.i.50[Valentine to Proteus, of a lover] Losing ... all the fair effects of future hopes
Tim I.ii.12[Timon to Ventidius] faults that are rich are fair [i.e. look fine in rich people]
Tim I.ii.144[Timon to Ladies] You have ... / Set a fair fashion on our entertainment [i.e. added an attractive look]
Tim III.v.64[Alcibiades to Second Senator, of his friend] 'has done fair service
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