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
false (adj.) 1treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 2disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 3sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 4wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 5defective, weak, inadequate
false (adj.) 6illegitimate, bastard
false (adj.) 7unfair, unjust, double-crossing
false (adj.) 8[of an instrument or voice] out of tune, discordant
false (adv.) 1slanderously, faithlessly, with such calumny
false (adv.) 2unfairly, with a trick, cheatingly
false (adv.) 3wrongly, erroneously, in error
false (n.)  false person, deceiver
false (v.)  make false, betray, corrupt
false fire  discharge of blank cartridges
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AC I.iii.62 [Cleopatra to Antony, of his reporting Fulvia's death] O most false love!
AW V.iii.230 [King to Diana, of her throwing Bertram a ring] The story then goes false you threw it him / Out of a casement?
AYL III.ii.109 [Rosalind as Ganymede to Touchstone, of his recital] This is the very false gallop of verses
AYL III.v.73 [Rosalind as Ganymede to Phebe] I am falser than vows made in wine
CE III.ii.8 [Luciana to Antipholus of Syracuse] Muffle your false love with some show of blindness
Cym I.vi.43 [Cornelius to himself, of the Queen] She is fooled / With a most false effect; and I the truer, / So to be false with her [first instance]
Cym I.vii.173 [Iachimo to Innogen] I have adventured / To try your taking of a false report
E3 II.i.315 [King Edward to Warwick] These are the vulgar tenders of false men
E3 V.i.6 [King Edward to all, of the Citizens] I will no longer stay / To be deluded by their false delays
Ham III.ii.275 [Hamlet to himself, of Claudius' reaction] What, frighted with false fire?
1H6 II.iii.17 [Countess to Talbot] I see report is fabulous and false
2H6 I.iii.153 [Gloucester to all] As for your spiteful false objections, / Prove them
2H6 III.i.160 [Gloucester to King] York ... / By false accuse doth level at my life
3H6 III.iii.160 [Queen to Warwick] I make King Lewis behold / Thy sly conveyance and thy lord's false love
H8 III.i.170 [Campeius to Queen Katherine, of her fears] A noble spirit ... ever casts / Such doubts as false coin from it
KJ IV.i.128 [Hubert to Arthur] I'll fill these dogged spies with false reports
KL III.v.16 [Cornwall to Edmund, of the contents of Gloucester's letter] True or false, it hath made thee Earl of Gloucester
LC 154 [of the man] this false jewel, and his amorous spoil
LC 324 [of the man] O that false fire which in his cheek so glowed
LLL IV.iii.258 [Berowne to all] It mourns that painting and usurping hair / Should ravish doters with a false aspect
MA II.i.257 [Beatrice to Don Pedro, of a heart] once before he won it of me with false dice
MA III.iv.85 [Margaret to Beatrice, of the speed of her tongue] Not a false gallop
MA III.i.33 [Hero to Ursula, of Beatrice] go we near her, that her ear lose nothing / Of the false sweet bait that we lay for it
MA V.i.119 [Benedick to Don Pedro and Claudio] In a false quarrel there is no true valour
Mac I.vii.82 [Macbeth to Lady Macbeth] False face must hide what the false heart doth know [first instance]
Mac II.i.38 [Macbeth alone, of seeing a dagger] art thou but / A dagger of the mind, a false creation, / Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?
MM II.iv.15 [Angelo alone] O place, O form, / How often dost thou with thy case, thy habit, / Wrench awe from fools, and tie the wiser souls / To thy false seeming!
MM II.iv.49 [Angelo to Isabella] 'tis all as easy / Falsely to take away a life true made / As to put metal in restrained means / To make a false one
MM II.iv.130 [Isabella to Angelo, of women] we are soft ... / And credulous to false prints
MND III.ii.91 [Oberon to Puck] Of thy misprision must perforce ensue / Some true love turned, and not a false turned true
MV III.ii.83 [Bassanio to himself] cowards whose hearts are all as false / As stairs of sand
Oth IV.iii.52 [Desdemona singing] I called my love false love
R2 II.ii.26 [Bushy to Queen Isabel] 'tis with false sorrow's eye, / Which for things true weeps things imaginary
R2 V.iii.106 [Duchess of York to King Henry, of York] His prayers are full of false hypocrisy
Sonn 67.5 [] Why should false painting imitate his cheek, / And steal dead seeing of his living hue?
Sonn 68.14 [of his friend] him as for a map doth Nature store, / To show false Art what beauty was of yore
Sonn 72.9 [] lest your true love may seem false
Sonn 127.6 []since each hand hath put on nature's power, / Fairing the foul with art's false borrowed face
Sonn 127.12 [] Sland'ring creation with a false esteem
Sonn 137.14 [] In things right true my heart and eyes have erred, / And to this false plague are they now transferred
Sonn 138.4 []some untutored youth, / Unlearned in the world's false subtleties
TG IV.ii.127 [Silvia to Proteus] your falsehood shall become you well / To worship shadows and adore false shapes
Tim I.ii.239 [Apemantus to Timon] Methinks false hearts should never have sound legs
Tim IV.ii.11 [Second Servant to others, of Timon] his familiars to his buried fortunes / Slink all away, leave their false vows with him
Tim IV.iii.516 [Flavius to Timon] You should have feared false times when you did feast
Tit III.ii.80 [Marcus to all, of Titus] He takes false shadows for true substances
TN III.i.23 [Feste to Viola as Cesario] words are grown so false, I am loath to prove reason with them
WT I.ii.132 [Leontes to himself, of women] were they false / As o'er-dyed blacks
WT IV.iv.151 [Perdita to Florizel] I might fear ... / You wooed me the false way