ill (adj.) Old form(s): il
bad, adverse, unfavourable
1H6 III.ii.109[Captain alonel, as if to Falstaff] Cowardly knight, ill fortune follow thee!
1H6 IV.i.191[Exeter alone, of the quarrelling lords] it doth presage some ill event
2H4 epilogue.11[Epilogue to the audience, of the play] if like an ill venture it come unluckily home, I break
2H4 I.i.41[Travers to Northumberland, of a gentleman] He told me that rebellion had ill luck
2H4 II.i.95[Hostess to Falstaff, of prawns] I told thee they were ill for a green wound
2H4 II.iv.88[Hostess to Falstaff, of what someone said of her] you are in an ill name
2H4 IV.ii.81[Archbishop to Mowbray] Against ill chances men are ever merry
AC II.ii.162[Antony to Lepidus and Caesar] Lest my remembrance suffer ill report
AC II.v.87[Cleopatra to Messenger] let ill tidings tell / Themselves when they be felt
AW IV.iii.71[First Lord to Second Lord] The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together
AYL III.v.71[Phebe to Rosalind as Ganymede] no ill will I bear you
CE V.i.138[Adriana to Duke, of Antipholus of Ephesus] this ill day / A most outrageous fit of madness took him
CE V.i.74[Abbess to Adriana] Unquiet meals make ill digestions
Cor I.vi.70[Martius to all] if any fear / Lesser his person than an ill report
Cym I.v.159[Posthumus to Iachimo, of Innogen] your ill opinion, and th'assault you have made to her chastity
Cym IV.ii.279[Arviragus to disguised Innogen] Nothing ill come near thee!
E3 II.i.175[King Edward to Lodowick] I thank thee, then. Thou hast done little ill, / But what is done is passing passing ill
E3 III.ii.27[First Frenchman to Citizens] Belike you then despair of ill success
H5 I.ii.154[King Henry to Canterbury, of Scottish invasions] England, being empty of defence, / Hath shook and trembled at th'ill neighbourhood
H5 V.ii.228[King Henry to Katherine] old age, that ill layer-up of beauty
H5 V.ii.355[Queen Isabel to all] never may ill office ... / Thrust in between the paction of these kingdoms
H8 epilogue.13[Epilogue] All the best men are ours; for 'tis ill hap / If they hold when their ladies bid 'em clap
H8 II.ii.123[Campeius to Wolsey] there's an ill opinion spread then, / Even of yourself
H8 IV.ii.44.1[Katherine to Griffith, of Wolsey] he ... gave / The clergy ill example
Ham II.ii.524[Hamlet to Polonius, of the Players] After your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live
JC IV.iii.232[Cassius to Brutus] This was an ill beginning of the night
JC V.v.11[Clitus to Dardanius] What ill request did Brutus make to thee?
KJ III.i.94[Constance to King Philip] This day all things begun come to ill end
KJ IV.ii.132[King John to Messenger] Thou hast made me giddy / With these ill tidings
KJ V.iv.36[Melun to Salisbury] Even this ill night, your breathing shall expire
KJ V.vi.21[Bastard to Hubert] Show me the very wound of this ill news
KJ V.vii.35[King John to all, of himself] Poisoned--ill fare!
KL V.ii.9[disguised Edgar to Gloucester] What, in ill thoughts again?
LLL II.i.59[Katharine to Princess, of Dumaine] For he hath wit to make an ill shape good
Luc.1598[Collatine to Lucrece] What uncouth ill event / Hath thee befallen
MA II.i.158[Claudio to himself] I ... hear these ill news with the ears of Claudio
MA II.i.90[Margaret to Balthasar] I have many ill qualities
MA III.i.86[Hero to Ursula] One doth not know / How much an ill word may empoison liking
MA III.ii.61[Claudio to Don Pedro, of Benedick] his ill conditions
Mac I.iii.130[Macbeth to himself] This supernatural soliciting / Cannot be ill, cannot be good
MND II.i.218[Demetrius to Helena] To trust the opportunity of night / And the ill counsel of a desert place / With the rich worth of your virginity
MV III.i.86[Shylock to Tubal] no ill luck stirring but what lights o'my shoulders
MW II.i.67[Mistress Page to Mistress Ford] this mystery of ill opinions
MW V.v.116[Mistress Ford to Falstaff] Sir John, we have had ill luck
MW V.v.127[Falstaff to all] See now how wit may be made a Jack-a-Lent when 'tis upon ill employment
Per IV.i.76[Marina to Leonine] I never spake bad word nor did ill turn / To any living creature
R2 III.ii.121[King Richard to Scroop] Too well, too well thou tellest a tale so ill
R2 III.iv.80[Queen Isabel to Gardener] where, when, and how / Camest thou by this ill tidings?
R3 II.iii.4[Second Citizen to First Citizen] Ill news, by'r Lady - seldom comes the better
Sonn.112.3[] For what care I who calls me well or ill [i.e. gives me a good or a bad name] [or: adverbial sense]
Sonn.150.5[] Whence hast thou this becoming of things ill
Sonn.58.14[] I am to wait, though waiting so be hell, / Not blame your pleasure, be it ill or well
Sonn.91.3[] Some [glory] in their garments, though new-fangled ill
Sonn.95.8[] That tongue that tells the story of thy days ... blesses an ill report
TC I.iii.92[Ulysses to all] the ill aspects of planets evil
TC V.iv.17[Thersites alone] policy grows into an ill opinion
TN I.iii.5[Maria to Sir Toby] my lady, takes great exceptions to your ill hours
TN I.v.148[Malvolio to Olivia, of Viola as Cesario] Of very ill manner
TN V.i.29[Orsino to feste] you give me ill counsel!
Ven.457[of Venus and Adonis' expression] This ill presage advisedly she marketh
WT II.i.105.2[Hermione to all] There's some ill planet reigns
WT III.iii.3[Mariner to Antigonus] We have landed in ill time
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