fool (n.) Old form(s): Foole , Fooles
[term of endearment or pity] dear, darling, innocent creature
3H6 II.v.36[King alone, of a shepherd's ewes] So many weeks ere the poor fools will ean
KL V.iii.303[Lear to all, of Cordelia] And my poor fool is hanged! [disputed with sense 4]
LLL II.i.119[Rosaline to Berowne, of his heart] Is the fool sick? [or: sense 4]
Tit III.ii.20[Titus to Lavinia, of her heart] Drown the lamenting fool in sea-salt tears
TS III.ii.156[Gremio to Tranio as Lucentio, of Katherina and Petruchio] she's a lamb, a dove, a fool to him
WT II.i.118[Hermione to her women] Do not weep, good fools
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