wrack (n.) Old form(s): Wracke
destruction, ruin
1H6 I.i.135[Third Messenger to all, of the fight against Talbot] Hence grew the general wrack and massacre
1H6 IV.i.56[Gloucester reading Burgundy's letter] Moved with compassion of my country's wrack
2H6 I.ii.105[Hume alone, of the Duchess] Hume's knavery will be the Duchess' wrack
2H6 I.iii.122[Suffolk to Gloucester] The commonwealth hath daily run to wrack
AW III.v.22[Mariana to Diana] the wrack of maidenhood
Cym I.vii.84[Innogen to Iachimo] what wrack discern you in me / Deserves your pity?
E3 III.i.151[Mariner to King John, of the flagships] the other [ships], that beheld these twain / Give earnest penny of a further wrack
E3 IV.ii.85[Captain to King Edward] better some do go to wrack, than all
Luc.1451[of a painting of Hecuba] In her the painter had anatomized / Time's ruin, beauty's wrack
Luc.841[Lucrece as if to Collatine] Yet am I guilty of thy honour's wrack
Mac I.iii.113[Angus to Macbeth, of Cawdor] He laboured in his country's wrack
Mac V.v.51[Macbeth to all] Blow wind, come wrack
Per Chorus.IV.12[Gower alone] envy, oft the wrack / Of earned praise
R3 I.ii.127[Richard to Anne, of her] These eyes could not endure that beauty's wrack
Sonn.126.5[of Nature] sovereign mistress over wrack
Tim V.i.190[Timon to Senators] I love my country, and am not / One that rejoices in the common wrack
Ven.558[] Forgetting shame's pure blush and honour's wrack
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