watch (v.) Old form(s): watch'd, watcht
stay awake, keep vigil
2H6 I.i.247[York alone] Watch thou, and wake when others be asleep
2H6 III.i.110[Gloucester to all] I have watched the night [i.e. during the night]
2H6 IV.vii.78[Say to rebels] These cheeks are pale for watching for your good
3H6 V.vii.17[Edward to his baby son] for thee, thine uncles and myself / Have in our armours watched the winter's night
Cym II.iv.68[Iachimo to Posthumus, of Innogen's bedchamber] Had that was well worth watching
Cym V.v.53[Cornelius to Cymbeline, of the Queen] she purposed / By watching ... to / O'ercome you with her show
Ham III.ii.282[Hamlet to Horatio] For some must watch, while some must sleep
KJ IV.i.30[Arthur to Hubert] I would you were a little sick, / That I might sit all night and watch with you
KL II.ii.153[disguised Kent to Gloucester] I have watched and travelled hard
KL IV.vii.35[Cordelia to Lear, of Lear on the heath] To watch, poor perdu, / With this thin helm
LLL III.i.197[Berowne alone, of Rosaline] And I to sigh for her, to watch for her
Mac V.i.1[Doctor to Gentlewoman] I have two nights watched with you
R2 II.i.77[John of Gaunt to King Richard] For sleeping England long time have I watched
RJ IV.iv.9[Capulet to Nurse] I have watched ere now / All night for lesser cause
Sonn.61.13[] For thee watch I, whilst thou dost wake elsewhere
TG II.i.23[Speed to Valentine] you have learned ... to watch, like one that fears robbing
TG IV.ii.136[disguised Julia to Host] it hath been the longest night / That e'er I watched
Tit III.i.5[Titus to Tribunes and Senators] For all the frosty nights that I have watched
TNK V.ii.9[Wooer to Doctor, of the Gaoler's Daughter] Then she told me / She would watch with me tonight
TS IV.i.191[Petruchio alone, of Katherina] she shall watch all night
TS V.ii.149[Katherina to Widow, of her husband's role] To watch the night in storms
Ven.584[Venus to Adonis] my sick heart commands mine eyes to watch
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