extremity (n.) Old form(s): extreamitie, extreamity , extremitie
utmost severity, extreme intensity, hardship
CE V.i.308[Egeon to Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus] O time's extremity
Cym III.iv.17[Innogen to Pisanio] thy tongue / May take off some extremity [i.e. reduce the extreme shock]
H8 V.i.19[Lovell to Gardiner] The Queen's in labour ... in great extremity
Ham II.ii.190[Polonius to himself] I suffered much extremity for love
JC II.i.31[Brutus alone, of Caesar] what he is, augmented, / Would run to these and these extremities
KL III.iv.99[Lear to Edgar as Poor Tom] Thou wert better in a grave than to answer with thy uncovered body this extremity of the skies
Luc.969[Lucrece as if to time] Devise extremes beyond extremity, / To make him curse this cursed crimeful night
RJ II.chorus.14[Chorus, of Romeo and Juliet] Tempering extremities with extreme sweet
WT V.ii.117[Autolycus alone, of the voyage] extremity of weather continuing
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