Glossary

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fable
fabric
fabulous
face
face-royal
facile
facinerious
facing
fact
faction
factionary
factious
factor
faculty
fade
fadge
fading
fail
fain
faint
faintly
faintness
fair
fairest-boding
fair-faced
fairing
fairly
fairness
fair-play
fairy
faith
faith-breach
faitour
falchion
fall
fallacy
fallen-off
falliable
falling in
falling-from
fallow
false
false a
false-boding
false-faced
false-heart
falsehood
falsely
false-play
falsing
fame
famed
familiar
familiarity
familiarly
famous
famously
fan
fanatical
fancy
fancy-monger
fancy-sick
fane
fang
fangled
fanned
fantasied
fantastic
fantastical
fantastically
fantastico
fantasy
fap
far
farborough
farce
farced
fardel
fare
farewell
far-fet
farm
farrer
farrow
farthingale
fartuous
fashion
fashion a
fashion-monging
fast
fasten
fastened
fasting
fastly
fat
fatal
fatal-plotted
fate
fated
father
fatherly
fathom
fatigate
fatness
fat-witted
faucet-seller
fault
faultful
faulty
Fauste
favour
favoured
favourite
fawn
fazed
fealty
fear
feared
fearful
fearfully
fear-surprised
feast-finding
feasting
feat
feather
feathered
featly
feature
fecks
fedary
fee
fee a
feeble
feed
feeder
feeding
fee-farm
fee-grief
feel
feeling
feelingly
fee-simple
feeze
feign
feigned
feigning
felicitate
felicity
fell
fell-lurking
fellow
fellowly
fellowship
felly
felonious
female
femitar
fen
fence
fenced
fennel
fenny
fen-sucked
feodory
fere
fern-seed
ferret
fertile
ferula
fervency
fescue
fester
festinate
festinately
festival
fet
fetch
fetter
fettle
fever
feverous
few
fewness and truth
fia
fichew
fico
fidelity
fidiuse
fie
field
field-bed
fielded
fiend
fierce
fiery
fife
fift
fifteen
fig
fight
figo
figure
figured
filbert
file
filed
fill
fillet
fill-horse
fillip
filly
film
filth
filthy
find
finder
fine
fine a
fine-baited
fineless
finely
finger
finical
finish
finny
firago
fire
firebrand
fire-drake
fire-ill
fire-new
firing
firk
firm
first
first-conceived
firstling
fisher
fisnomy
fist
fisting
fistula
fit
fitchew
fitful
fitly
fitment
fitness
fives
fix
fixed
fixture
fixure
flag
flagging
flake
flaky
flame
flamen
flaming
flanker
flap-dragon
flap-dragons
flap-eared
flap-mouthed
flare
flash
flask
flat
flat-long
flatly
flatness
flatter
flattering
flattering-sweet
flattery
flaunt
flaw
flawed
flax-wench
flayed
fleckled
fledge
fleece
fleer
fleering
fleet
fleeting
fleet-winged
flesh
fleshed
flesh-fly
fleshly
fleshment
fleshmonger
fleur-de-lis
flewed
flexible
flexure
flidge
flight
flighty
flinch
fling
flint
flint-heart
flinty
flirt
flirt-gill
flock
flood
flote
flour
flourish
flout
flouting
flouting-stock
flow
flower-de-luce
floweret
flowering
flowing
flush
flushing
flux
fluxive
fly
fly-blowing
flying-off
fob off
foh
foil
foin
foining
foison
fold
folded
follow
follower
folly
folly-fallen
fond
fond a
fondling
fondly
fondness
fool
fool and feather
fool-begged
foolish
foolish-compounded
foot
foot a
foot b
foot c
footboy
footcloth
footing
foot-landraker
footman
footsteps
fop
fopped
foppery
foppish
for
forage
foragement
forbear
forbearance
forbod
force
forced
forceless
fordo
fore
fore-advise
fore-bemoaned
forecast
foredone
fore-end
forego
foregoer
foregone
forehand
forehead
forehorse
foreknow
foreknowing
forenoon
forepast
fore-rank
fore-recited
forerun
foresaid
foresay
foresee
foreshow
foreskirt
forespent
fore-spurrer
forestall
forestalled
foretell
forethink
fore-vouched
foreward
forfeit
forfeiter
forfeiture
forfend
forfended
forge
forged
forgery
forget
forgetfulness
forgetive
forging
forgive
forgo
fork
forked
forlorn
form
formal
former
fornicatress
forsake
forseal
forslow
forsooth
forspeak
forspent
forswear
forswearing
forsworn
forted
forth
forthcoming
forthright
forthy
fortitude
fortunate
fortune
forward
forwardness
forwearied
foster up
foster-nurse
foul
fouled
foulness
foundation
founded
founder
fount
fountain
foutre
fowl
fox
foxship
fracted
fraction
fragment
frailty
frame
framed
frampold
franchise
franchised
Francisco
francoyes
frank
franklin
frankly
frantic
fraud
fraudful
fraught
fraughtage
fraughting
fray
free
freedom
freely
freeness
freestone
French crown
French-crown-colour
frenzy
frequent
fresh
fret
fretful
fretted
fretting
friend
friending
friendly
friendship
frieze
fright
frighted
frightful
frippery
frisk
friskin
frivolous
frock
frolic
from
front
front a
frontier
fronting
frontlet
frosty
froth
froward
frown
fructify
fruit
fruitful
fruitfully
fruitfulness
fruitless
frush
frustrate
frutify
fry
fub
fugitive
fulfil
fulfilling
full
full a
full b
full-acorned
fullam
full-charged
fuller
full-fortuned
full-fraught
full-gorged
full-hearted
fulness
fulsome
fume
fumiter
fumitory
function
furbished
furious
furnace
furnish
furnished
furnishing
furniture
furred
furrow-weed
further
furtherance
fury
fury-innocent
furze
fust
fustian
fustilarian
fusty
fut
futurely
fain (adj.) 1obliged, forced, compelled
fain (adj.) 2satisfied, well pleased, glad
fain (adj.) 3fond, inclined [to], apt [to]
fain (adv.)  gladly, willingly
fain (v.)  be glad, be delighted, rejoice
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AW II.v.82 [Helena to Bertram] I ... most fain would steal / What law does vouch mine own
AW V.iii.115 [King to Bertram] Thou ... makest conjectural fears to come into me / Which I would fain shut out
AYL I.ii.149 [Duke Frederick to Rosalind and Celia, of Orlando] In pity of the challenger's youth I would fain dissuade him
AYL III.iii.42 [Jaques to himself, of Touchstone and Audrey arranging to be married] I would fain see this meeting
CE III.i.66 [Angelo to Antipholus of Ephesus, of Antipholus' house] Here is neither cheer, sir, nor welcome. We would fain have either
E3 III.iii.138 [Philip to King John] These English fain would spend the time in words
Ham II.ii.131 [Polonius to Claudius, of being thought faithful and honourable] I would fain prove so
Ham II.ii.153 [Polonius to Claudius and Gertrude, of whether there was a time when he got things wrong] I would fain know that
Ham III.ii.236 [First Player as King to his Queen] fain I would beguile / The tedious day with sleep
Ham IV.vii.190 [Laertes to Claudius] I have a speech o'fire that fain would blaze
2H4 II.iii.65 [Northumberland to Lady Percy and Lady Northumberland] Fain would I go to meet the Archbishop
2H4 II.iv.12 [Francis to Drawer] Mistress Tearsheet would fain hear some music
H5 I.i.85 [Canterbuty to Ely, of King Henry] there was not time enough to hear, / As I perceived his grace would fain have done / The severals and unhidden passages / Of his true titles
H5 III.ii.114 [Jamy to Fluellen and Macmorris] I wad full fain hear some question 'tween you tway
H5 III.vii.81 [Constable to all] I would fain be about the ears of the English
H5 IV.vii.156 [Fluellen to King Henry] I would fain see the man that has but two legs that shall find himself aggriefed at this glove
1H6 II.iii.9 [Countess alone] Fain would mine eyes be witness with mine ears, / To give their censure of these rare reports
1H6 V.iii.65 [Suffolk to himself, of Margaret] Fain would I woo her, yet I dare not speak
2H6 III.ii.141 [King to all, of dead Gloucester] Fain would I go to chafe his paly lips
H8 II.i.25 [First Gentleman to Second Gentleman, of Buckingham] All these accused him strongly, which he fain / Would have flung from him
JC I.ii.238 [Casca to Brutus and Cassius, of Caesar being offered the crown] to my thinking, he would fain have had it
KL I.ii.65 [Edmund to Gloucester, of the handwriting in Edgar's letter] If the matter were good, my lord, I durst swear it were his; but in respect of that I would fain think it were not
KL I.iv.28 [disguised Kent to Lear] you have that in your countenance which I would fain call master
KL I.iv.176 [Fool to Lear] I would fain learn to lie
LLL V.ii.372 [Rosaline to Berowne] When they are thirsty, fools would fain have drink
LLL V.ii.741 [King to Princess] the mourning brow of progeny / Forbid the smiling courtesy of love / The holy suit which fain it would convince
MA II.i.340 [Don Pedro to Claudio and Leonato, of Beatrice and Benedick] I would fain have it a match
MA III.v.28 [Leonato to Dogberry and Verges] I would fain know what you have to say
MA V.i.122 [Claudio to Benedick] We ... are high-proof melancholy, and would fain have it beaten away
Mac V.iii.27 [Macbeth alone] breath / Which the poor heart would fain deny and dare not
MM V.i.15 [Duke to Friar Peter] outward courtesies would fain proclaim / Favours that keep within
MM V.i.20 [Isabella to Duke] Vail your regard / Upon a wronged - I would fain have said, a maid
MM V.i.120 [Duke to Isabella] I know you'd fain be gone
MW II.ii.141 [Bardolph to Falstaff] there's one Master Brook below would fain speak with you
Oth II.iii.28 [Iago to Cassio] here without are a brace of Cyprus gallants that would fain have a measure to the health of black Othello
Oth IV.i.165 [Iago to Cassio] I would very fain speak with you
R3 I.iv.74 [Clarence to Keeper] My soul is heavy, and I fain would sleep
R3 I.iv.275 [Second Murderer alone] How fain, like Pilate, would I wash my hands / Of this most grievous murder!
R3 III.i.29 [Hastings to Prince Edward] The tender Prince / Would fain have come with me to meet your grace
RJ II.ii.88 [Juliet to Romeo] Fain would I dwell on form - fain, fain deny / What I have spoke
RJ II.iv.197 [Nurse to Romeo] there is a nobleman in town, one Paris, that would fain lay knife aboard
RJ III.ii.108 [Juliet to Nurse] Some word there was, worser than Tybalt's death, / That murdered me. I would forget it fain
TC III.i.133 [Paris to Helen and Pandarus] I would fain have armed today
TC V.iv.4 [Thersites alone, of DIomedes and Troilus] I would fain see them meet
Tem I.i.63 [Gonzalo alone] The wills above be done, but I would fain die a dry death
TG II.i.165 [Speed to Valentine] I am one that am nourished by my victuals, and would fain have meat
Tim IV.iii.502 [Timon to Flavius] How fain would I have hated all mankind
TNK II.iii.30 [Gaoler's Daughter alone, of Palamon] I would fain enjoy him
TNK III.vi.60 [Palamon to Arcite] You would fain be at that fight
TNK V.ii.85 [Daughter to Wooer] O sir, you would fain be nibbling
TS II.i.74 [Petruchio to Gremio] I would fain be doing
Ven 221 [of Venus] And now she weeps, and now she fain would speak
WT V.ii.87 [Third Gentleman to others, of Perdita] she did, with an ‘Alas!'’, I would fain say bleed tears