vouchsafe (v.) Old form(s): vouch-safe
allow, permit, grant
2H6 I.ii.16[Duchess to Gloucester] We'll ... never more abase our sight so low / As to vouchsafe one glance unto the ground
CE V.i.283[Egeon to Duke] vouchsafe me speak a word
Cym II.iii.38[Cloten to Cymbeline, of Innogen] she vouchsafes no notice
E3 IV.ii.27[First Poor Man to King Edward] if your grace no otherwise vouchsafe [i.e. give us no alternative]
H5 III.ii.92[Fluellen to Macmorris] will you voutsafe me, look you, a few disputations with you
H8 II.iii.71[Anne to Lord Chamberlain] Vouchsafe to speak my thanks and my obedience
Ham III.ii.304[Guildenstern to Hamlet] vouchsafe me a word with you
JC III.i.130[Servant to Brutus, reporting Antony] If Brutus will vouchsafe that Antony / May safely come to him
KJ II.i.226[King John to Hubert] the French, amazed, vouchsafe a parle
KJ III.i.294[Cardinal Pandulph to King Philip, of breaking the treaty] Upon which better part our prayers come in, / If thou vouchsafe them
MA III.ii.3[Claudio to Don Pedro] I'll bring you thither ... if you'll vouchsafe me
MW II.ii.39[Mistress Quickly to Falstaff] Shall I vouchsafe your worship a word or two?
Tem I.ii.423[Ferdinand to Miranda] Vouchsafe my prayer / May know if you remain upon this island
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