brow (n.) Old form(s): Browes
forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
1H4 II.iii.60[Lady Percy to Hotspur] beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow / Like bubbles in a late-disturbed stream
1H6 III.i.125[Warwick to Winchester] the Duke / Hath banished moody discontented fury, / As by his smoothed brows it doth appear
2H4 I.i.150[Northumberland to Lord Bardolph and Morton] Now bind my brows with iron
2H4 IV.v.28[Prince Henry to himself, of King Henry IV's sleep] Yet not so sound ... / As he whose brow with homely biggen bound / Snores out the watch of night
2H6 V.i.99[York to King] That gold must round engirt these brows of mine
3H6 V.ii.19[Warwick alone] The wrinkles in my brows, now filled with blood
AYL III.iii.55[Touchstone to Audrey] so is the forehead of a married man more honourable than the bare brow of a bachelor
CE II.ii.145[Adriana to Antipholus of Syracuse] And tear the stained skin off my harlot brow
Cor I.iii.14[Volumnia to all] To a cruel war I sent him; from whence he returned, his brows bound with oak
Cor I.iii.35[Volumnia to Virgilia] His bloody brow / With his mailed hand then wiping
Cor II.i.119[Volumnia to Menenius, of Coriolanus' victory] On's brows
Cym III.i.61[Cymbeline to Lucius, of Mulmutius] the first of Britain which did put / His brows within a golden crown
Ham II.i.89[Ophelia to Polonius] with his other hand thus o'er his brow / He falls to such perusal of my face / As 'a would draw it
Ham III.iv.56[Hamlet to Gertrude] See what a grace was seated on this brow
Ham V.ii.282[Gertrude to Hamlet] Here, Hamlet, take my napkin. Rub thy brows
JC I.ii.182[Brutus to Cassius] The angry spot doth glow on Caesar's brow
JC V.iii.82[Titinius to dead Cassius] did not they / Put on my brows this wreath of victory, / And bid me give it thee?
KJ II.i.505[Bastard to himself, of Lewis the Dauphin and Blanche] Hanged in the frowning wrinkle of her brow
KJ III.i.247[King Philip to Cardinal Pandulph, of breaking the treaty with England] make a riot on the gentle brow / Of true sincerity
KJ III.iv.30[Constance to King Philip, as if to death] I will kiss thy detestable bones / And put my eyeballs in thy vaulty brows
KJ IV.i.42[Arthur to Hubert] When your head did but ache, / I knit my handkercher about your brows
KJ IV.ii.192[Hubert to King John, of people talking of Arthur's death] he that hears makes fearful action, / With wrinkled brows, with nods, with rolling eyes
KJ V.ii.54[Lewis the Dauphin to Salisbury] Lift up thy brow
KL I.iv.281[Lear as if to Nature, of Gonerill's child] Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth
KL IV.ii.52[Gonerill to and of Albany] Who hast not in thy brows an eye discerning / Thine honour from thy suffering
LLL III.i.193[Berowne alone, of his lady] A whitely wanton with a velvet brow
LLL IV.i.118[Maria to Boyet, of Rosaline] You still wrangle with her, Boyet, and she strikes at the brow.
LLL IV.iii.183[Berown to King] When shall you hear that I / Will praise a hand, ... A gait, a state, a brow, a breast
LLL IV.iii.225[Berowne to King, of Rosaline] What peremptory eagle-sighted eye / Dares look upon the heaven of her brow
LLL IV.iii.256[Berowne to all] if in black my lady's brows be decked
LLL IV.iii.263[Berowne to King, of Rosaline's dark colouring] red, that would avoid dispraise, / Paints itself black, to imitate her brow
LLL V.ii.392[Rosaline to all, of the King] Help! Hold his brows! He'll swoon
Luc.1509[of a painting of Sinon] A brow unbent that seemed to welcome woe
Luc.709[] With heavy eye, knit brow, and strengthless pace
Luc.794[Lucrece to herself] I have no one to blush with me ... / To mask their brows and hide their infamy
Luc.807[Lucrece to herself, of day] The light will show charactered in my brow / The story of sweet chastity's decay
MA III.v.12[Dogberry to Leonato, of Verges] honest as the skin between his brows
Mac IV.i.113[Macbeth to a vision] Thou ... gold-bound brow
Mac IV.i.87[Macbeth to Witches, of a vision] What is this / That ... wears upon his baby brow the round / And top of sovereignty?
Mac IV.iii.208[Malcolm to Macduff] Ne'er pull your hat upon your brows
MND III.ii.364[Oberon to Puck, of Lysander and Demetrius] lead them ... / Till o'er their brows death-counterfeiting sleep / With leaden legs and batty wings doth creep
MV IV.i.267[Antonio to Bassanio, of Fortune] it is still her use ... / To view with hollow eye and wrinkled brow / An age of poverty
MW III.iii.52[Falstaff to Mistress Ford] Thou hast the right arched beauty of the brow that becomes the ship-tire
MW III.iii.55[Mistress Ford to Falstaff, of wearing a scarf] My brows become nothing else, nor that well neither
Per V.i.108[Pericles to himself, of Marina] My queen's square brows
R3 I.i.5[Richard alone] Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths
R3 I.iii.174[Richard to Queen Margaret] The curse my noble father laid on thee / When thou didst crown his warlike brows with paper
R3 IV.i.59[Anne to all] would to God that the inclusive verge / Of golden metal that must round my brow / Were red-hot steel
R3 V.v.6[Derby to Richmond, of the crown] to grace thy brows withal
RJ I.i.230[Romeo to Benvolio] These happy masks that kiss fair ladies' brows
RJ I.iii.39[Nurse to Lady Capulet, of Juliet as a baby] the day before she broke her brow
RJ I.iii.53[Nurse to Lady Capulet, of Juliet as a baby] it had upon it brow / A bump as big as a young cockerel's stone
RJ III.ii.92[Juliet to Nurse, of Romeo] Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit
Sonn.106.6[] in the blazon of sweet beauty's best, / Of hand, of foot, of lip, of eye, of brow
Sonn.112.2[] Your love and pity doth th'impression fill, / Which vulgar scandal stamped upon my brow
Sonn.19.9[to time] O carve not with thy hours my love's fair brow
Sonn.2.1[] When forty winters shall besiege thy brow
Sonn.33.10[of the sun] did shine / With all triumphant splendour on my brow
Sonn.60.10[] Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth, / And delves the parallels in beauty's brow
Sonn.63.3[of the loved one] When hours have drained his blood and filled his brow / With lines and wrinkles
TN V.i.239[Viola to Sebastian] My father had a mole upon his brow
TNK II.ii.81[Arcite alone] who knows / Whether my brows may not be girt with garlands
TNK V.iii.45[Emilia to herself, of Palamon] his brow / Is graved, and seems to bury what it frowns on
Ven.139[Venus to Adonis] Thou canst not see one wrinkle in my brow
Ven.339[of Adonis] with his bonnet hides his angry brow
Ven.59[of Venus and Adonis] she kissed his brow, his cheek, his chin
WT I.ii.119[Leontes to himself, of Hermione's behaviour towards Polixenes] that is entertainment / My bosom likes not, nor my brows! [i.e. where my cuckold's horns would be]
WT I.ii.146.1[Leontes to himself] the infection of my brains / And hardening of my brows
WT IV.iv.647[Camillo to Perdita] take your sweetheart's hat / And pluck it o'er your brows

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