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 II.i.18 [Pompey to Menas, of Caesar and Lepidus being in arms] Where have you this? 'Tis false
AC IV.iv.7 [Antony to Cleopatra, of her inadequately helping him on with his armour] False, false
AW III.ii.110 [Helena alone, as if to bullets] Fly with false aim
CE V.i.179 [Adriana to Messenger] And that is false thou dost report to us
CE V.i.209 [Adriana to Duke, of what Antipholus of Ephesus has said] So befall my soul / As this is false he burdens me withal
Cor IV.v.154 [Second Servingman to First Servingman, of Coriolanus] his clothes made a false report of him
Cym III.v.53 [Cymbeline to all] Grant heavens, that which I fear / Prove false!
Cym IV.ii.353 [Lucius to Soothsayer, of his dream predicting Roman success] Dream often so, / And never false
Ham IV.v.111 [Gertrude to all, of the people] How cheerfully on the false trail they cry!
1H4 II.iv.432 [Falstaff as Prince Hal to Prince Hal as King Henry, of the complaints made against the prince] they are false!
2H4.induction.8 [Rumour, of himself] Stuffing the ears of men with false reports
2H4.induction.40 [Rumour, of people bringing news] From Rumour's tongues / They bring smooth comforts false, worse than true wrongs
2H4 II.i.109 [Lord Chief Justice to Falstaff] I am well acquainted with your manner of wrenching the true cause the false way
1H6 II.iii.17 [Countess to Talbot] I see report is fabulous and false
1H6 II.iv.56 [Lawyer to Somerset] Unless my study and my books be false, / The argument you held was wrong in you
2H6 III.i.193 [Gloucester to King] Ah, that my fear were false
2H6 III.i.181 [Suffolk to King] swear / False allegations
2H6 III.i.193 [Gloucester to all] Ah, that my fear were false
2H6 III.ii.139 [King to all, of suspecting Gloucester to have been murdered] If my suspect be false, forgive me, God
2H6 IV.ii.131 [Stafford's Brother to Cade, rejecting the claim that Clarence's daughter had two children] That's false
JC II.ii.63 [Caesar to Decius, of the senators] tell them that I will not come today: / Cannot, is false; and that I dare not, falser
KJ III.i.27 [Salisbury to Constance, of his words] As true as I believe you think them false / That give you cause to prove my saying true
KJ IV.ii.124 [Messenger to King John, of Constance's deeath] this from rumour's tongue / I idly heard; if true or false I know not
KJ IV.iii.92 [Hubert to all, of being accused a murderer] Whose tongue soe'er speaks false, / Not truly speaks; who speaks not truly, lies
KL III.vi.110 [Edgar alone, of himself] thyself bewray / When false opinion, whose wrong thoughts defile thee, / In thy just proof repeals and reconciles thee
LLL V.i.74 [Holofernes to all] I smell false Latin!
LLL V.ii.619 [Berowne to Holofernes, responding to ‘You have put me out of countenance’] False! We have given thee faces
Luc 2 [of Tarquin] Borne by the trustless wings of false desire
Luc 642 [Lucrece to and of Tarquin] His true respect will prison false desire
MA II.i.273 [Don Pedro to Beatrice, of Claudio] his conceit is false.
MA IV.i.235 [Friar to all, of his proposal] But if all aim but this be levelled false, / The supposition of the lady's death / Will quench the wonder of her infamy
MM V.i.288 [disguised Duke to Escalus, responding to a charge] 'Tis false
MND III.ii.253 [Lysander to Helena] I swear by that which I will lose for thee / To prove him false that says I love thee not
Oth I.iii.19 [First Senator to all, of the Turkish fleet's movements] 'Tis a pageant / To keep us in false gaze
R2 IV.i.27 [Aumerle to Bagot] what thou hast said is false
R2 IV.i.64 [Surrey to Fitzwater, of his accusation] As false, by heaven, as heaven itself is true
R3 II.i.55 [Richard to all] if any here / By false intelligence or wrong surmise / Hold me a foe
RJ III.i.177 [Lady Capulet to Prince, of Benvolio] Affection makes him false. He speaks not true.
Sonn 148.5 [] If that be fair whereon my false eyes dote
TN II.iii.6 [Sir Toby to Sir Andrew, of what the latter has said] A false conclusion!
TNK III.v.52 [Schoolmaster to Countrymen, of the unexpected absence of a dancer] In manners this was false position [i.e. comparable to an error in logic]
Ven 651 [of jealousy] Gives false alarms, suggesteth mutiny
Ven 658 [of jealousy] That sometime true news, sometime false doth bring
Ven 1024 [Venus to love] Trifles unwitnessed with eye or ear / Thy coward heart with false bethinking grieves
WT V.ii.157 [Shepherd to Clown, of swearing an oath] How if it be false, son?