invention (n.) Old form(s): inuention, inuentions
novelty, fresh creation, innovation
Per I.iv.40[Cleon to Dionyza] palates ... / Must have inventions to delight the taste
TN III.ii.42[Sir Toby to Sir Andrew, of writing a challenge] It is no matter how witty, so it be eloquent and full of invention
TS III.i.79[Bianca to Hortensio as Licio, of his idiosyncratic musical scale] I am not so nice / To change true rules for odd inventions
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