try (v.) Old form(s): tride, trie , try'de, trye
contest, decide, fight out
2H4 II.iii.56[Lady Percy to Northumberland, of the rebels] First let them try themselves
2H4 IV.ii.43[Mowbray to Prince John] we ready are to try our fortunes / To the last man
2H4 IV.v.167[Prince Henry to King Henry IV, of the crown] I put it on my head, / To try with it, as with an enemy
2H6 II.iii.53[Queen to King, of the fight] purposely ... / Left I the court to see this quarrel tried
AYL I.i.118[Charles to Oliver, of Orlando] hath a disposition ... to try a fall
AYL I.ii.159[Orlando to Rosalind, of Charles] I come ... to try with him the strength of my youth
AYL I.ii.191[Duke to Orlando and Charles] You shall try but one fall
AYL I.iii.24[Celia to Rosalind, of being a wrestler] you will try in time
Ham IV.iv.63[Hamlet alone] a plot / Whereon the numbers cannot try the cause [i.e. because it is too small]
Mac V.vi.71[Macbeth to Macduff] Yet will I try the last
TNK III.i.22[Arcite alone, of two kings] in a field / That their crowns' titles tried
WT V.ii.131[Clown to Autolycus] Give me the lie, do, and try whether I am not now a gentleman born
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