touch (v.) Old form(s): tonch'd, touch'd , toucht
test the quality [of], put to the test
CE II.i.111[Adriana to Luciana] the gold bides still / That others touch
Cor II.iii.190[Sicinius to Citizens, of Coriolanus] Thus to have said, ... had touched his spirit
KJ III.i.100[Constance to King Philip, of his false word] which, being touched and tried, / Proves valueless
MM I.i.35[Duke to Angelo] Spirits are not finely touched / But to fine issues
Oth III.iii.81[Desdemona to Othello] when I have a suit / Wherein I mean to touch your love indeed / It shall be full of poise and difficult weight
Tim III.iii.6[Servant to Sempronius, of other lords] They have all been touched and found base metal
Tim IV.iii.5[Timon alone, as if to the sun and moon] touch them with several fortunes [or: hurt]
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