fair (adj.) Old form(s): faire
virtuous, honourable, upright
Luc.346[of Tarquin] Having solicited the eternal power / That his foul thoughts might compass his fair fair [first instance]
TC III.i.44[Pandarus to and of all] fair desires, in all fair measure, fairly guide them [first instance]
TC III.ii.93[Troilus to Cressida] few words to fair faith
Tim III.ii.55[Lucius to Servilius, of Timon] I hope his honour will conceive the fairest of me [i.e. think the best of me]
Tim III.v.18[Alcibiades to Senators, of his friend] with a noble fury and fair spirit ... / He did oppose his foe
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