Glossary

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gaberdine
gad
gage
gain
gaingiving
gainsay
gainsaying
gainst
gait
gale
gall
gallant
gallantry
gallant-springing
galled
gallery
galliard
galliass
gallimaufry
galloglass
gallow
Galloway nag
gallows
gambol
gambold
gamboys
game
gamesome
gamester
gamoth
gamut
gan
gap
gape
gaping
gar
garb
garbage
garboil
garden-house
gardon
garland
garner
garnish
gaskins
gast
gastness
gate
gather
gaud
gaudy
gauntlet
gawded
gay
gaze
gear
geck
geld
gelding
gem
geminy
gender
gender a
general
general-gross
generally
generation
generative
generosity
generous
genius
gennet
gentility
gentle
gentle a
gentle b
gentle-hearted
gentleman
gentleman in arms
gentleman of a company
gentleness
gentlewoman
gently
gentry
George
german
germen
gest
gesture
get
getter
getting
ghastly
ghost
ghostly
giantess
gib
gibbet
gibbet-maker
gibe
giber
gibing
gibingly
giddily
giddiness
giddy
giddy-paced
gift
gig
giglot
gild
gilded
gillyvor
gilt
gimmaled
gimmers
gin
ging
gipe
gird
girded
girdle
girt
girth
give
give a
give b
given
giving out
glad
gladding
glade
gladly
glaive
glance
glanders
glass
glass eyes
glass-faced
glass-gazing
glassy
glaze
glean
gleaned
gleek
glib
glimpse
glister
glistering
globe
globy
glooming
glorify
glorious
glory
glose
gloss
glover
glow
gloze
gloze a
glue
glut
glutton
gnarl
gnarling
go
go a
gobbet
god
goer-between
gog
going
going out
gold
golden
goldenly
gone
good
good deed
good life
good night
good now
good-conceited
good-den
good-faced
goodly
goodman
goodness
good-night
good-presaging
goodwife
good-year
good-years
goose
goose pen
goosequill
gorbellied
Gordian knot
gore-blood
gored
gorge
gorget
gosling
gospelled
goss
gossamer
gossip
gossiping
gossip-like
got
gourd
gout
govern
governess
government
governor
gown
grace
graced
graceful
graceless
gracious
graciously
gradation
graff
graffing
graft
grafter
grain
grained
gramercy
grand
grand guard
grandam
grandjuror
grandsire
grange
grant
granted
grapple
grasp
grass
grate
grateful
gratify
gratillity
gratis
gratulate
grave
grave-beseeming
graved
gravel
gravelled
graven
gravity
grease
greasily
great
great-belly
greatly
greatness
grece
gree
greediness
Greek
Greekish
green
greenly
green-sickness
greet
greeting
greise
grey
gride
grief
grief-shot
grievance
grieve
grieved
grievous
grievously
griffin
grim-looked
grim-visaged
grin
grind
gripe
griping
grise
grisled
grisly
grize
grizzle
grizzled
groan
groaning
groat
groom
gross
grossly
grossness
ground
grounded
groundlings
ground-piece
grovelling
grow
grub
grudge
grudging
grumble
grumbling
guard
guardage
guardant
guarded
gudgeon
guerdon
guess
guessingly
guestwise
guide
guider
guidon
guilder
guile
guiled
guileful
guiltless
guilty
guinea-hen
guise
gules
gulf
gull
gull-catcher
gum
gun-stone
gurnet
gust
guttered
gyve
gentle (adj.) 1well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 2courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 3refined, discriminating, sophisticated
gentle (adj.) 4peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.) 5made peaceful, become violence-free
gentle (adv.)  courteously, kindly
gentle (n.) 1[polite intimate address] dear one
gentle (n.) 2(plural) ladies and gentlemen, gentlefolk
gentle (n.) 3(plural) gentlemen
gentle (v.)  elevate, ennoble, dignify
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AC II.ii.3 [Lepidus to Enobarbus] entreat your captain / To soft and gentle speech
AC V.ii.127 [Caesar to Cleopatra] If you apply yourself to our intents, / Which towards you are most gentle
AC IV.v.14 [Antony to Eros, of Enobarbus] Write to him ... gentle adieus and greetings
AC IV.xiv.21 [Antony to Eros] weep not, gentle Eros
AC V.ii.68 [Proculeius to Dolabella, of Cleopatra] Be gentle to her
AC V.ii.127 [Caesar to Cleopatra] our intents, / Which towards you are most gentle
AW III.v.97 [Helena to Widow] Please it this matron and this gentle maid / To eat with us tonight
AW V.i.4 [Helena to Diana and Widow] you have made the days and nights as one / To wear your gentle limbs in my affairs
AW V.iii.337 [King to audience] Your gentle hands lend us and take our hearts
AYL I.i.155 [Oliver alone, of Orlando] Yet he's gentle, never schooled and yet learned [or: sense 1]
AYL I.ii.174 [Orlando to Rosalind and Celia] let your fair eyes and gentle wishes go with me to my trial
AYL II.iii.6 [Adam to Orlando] wherefore are you gentle, strong, and valiant?
AYL II.iv.67 [Corin to Rosalind as Ganymede] And to you, gentle sir, and to you all.
AYL III.v.85 [Phebe to Silvius] I am sorry for thee, gentle Silvius
AYL IV.iii.8 [Silvius to Rosalind as Ganymede, of a letter] My gentle Phebe bid me give you this
AYL V.i.2 [Touchstone to Audrey] Patience, gentle Audrey
AYL V.i.16 [Touchstone to William] Good even, gentle friend
CE III.ii.25 [Luciana to Antipholus of Syracuse] Then, gentle brother, get you in again
CE III.ii.168 [Antipholus of Syracuse alone, of Luciana] Possessed with such a gentle sovereign grace
CE IV.iv.95 [Adriana to Antipholus of Ephesus] I did not, gentle husband, lock thee forth
CE IV iv.96 [Dromio of Ephesus to Antipholus of Ephesus] And, gentle master, I received no gold
CE IV.iv.151 [Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse, of the Ephesians] Methinks they are such a gentle nation
CE V.i.371 [Antipholus of Syracuse to Adriana] gentle mistress
Cor II.iii.96 [Coriolanus to Citizens, of flattering the people] 'Tis a condition they account gentle;
Cor III.i.55 [Sicinius to Coriolanus] you must inquire your way ... with a gentler spirit
Cor III.ii.59 [Volumnia to Coriolanus, of speaking humbly to the citizens] this no more dishonours you at all / Than to take in a town with gentle words
E3 III.iii.146 [King John to all] He that you fight for, rules in clemency, / And reins you with a mild and gentle bit
Ham I.ii.123 [Claudius to Gertrude] This gentle and unforced accord of Hamlet / Sits smiling to my heart
Ham V.ii.200 [Lord to Hamlet] to use some gentle entertainment to Laertes
1H4 II.iii.109 [Hotspur to Lady Percy] This evening must I leave you, gentle Kate
H5 III.vi.110 [King Henry to Fluellen] when lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner
1H6 II.ii.47 [Burgundy to Talbot, of the Countess's invitation] You may not, my lord, despise her gentle suit
1H6 V.iv.20 [Shepherd to Pucelle] Deny me not, I prithee, gentle Joan
2H6 III.ii.88 [Queen to King] I ... cursed the gentle gusts
2H6 IV.ii.165 [Stafford's Brother to Stafford, of the rebels] seeing gentle words will not prevail, / Assail them with the army of the King
3H6 II.ii.11 [Clifford to King] To whom do lions cast their gentle looks?
3H6 V.i.22 [Edward to Warwick] Speak gentle words, and humbly bend thy knee
H8 prologue.17 [Prologue to audience] gentle hearers
H8 II.iv.87 [Wolsey to and of Queen Katherine] Of disposition gentle and of wisdom / O'ertopping woman's power [or: sense 1]
H8 III.i.165 [Wolsey to Queen Katherine] I know you have a gentle, noble temper
JC II.i.279 [Portia to Brutus, of her kneeling] I should not need, if you were gentle Brutus [pun: 278, sense 1]
JC I.ii.228 [Casca to Brutus and Cassius, of Caesar being offered the crown] he put it by thrice, every time gentler than other
JC III.i.255 [Antony to dead Caesar] pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, / That I am meek and gentle with these butchers
JC III.ii.73 [Antony to the plebeians] You gentle Romans [or: sense 1]
JC III.ii.141 [Antony to the plebeians] Have patience, gentle friends
JC IV.iii.267 [Brutus to sleeping Lucius] Gentle knave, good night
KJ II.i.205 [King Philip to King John] Our trumpet called you to this gentle parle
KJ III.iii.19 [King John to Hubert] O my gentle Hubert
KJ IV.iii.13 [Salisbury to Pembroke and Bigot, of Cardinal Pandulph's letter] we must embrace / This gentle offer of the perilous time
KL IV.vi.259 [disguised Edgar to Oswald's letter] Leave, gentle wax [i.e. by your leave]
LC 177 [] Gentle maid, / Have of my suffering youth some feeling pity [or: sense 6]
LLL V.ii.179 [Berowne to Boyet, of the reason for visiting the Princess] Nothing but peace and gentle visitation
LLL V.ii.626 [Holofernes to Berowne, of their insults] This is not generous, not gentle, not humble
Luc 545 [] the rough beast that knows no gentle right
Luc 1273 [Lucrece to her maid] If thou dost weep for grief of my sustaining, / Know, gentle wench, it small avails my mood
MM I.iv.7 [Francisca to Isabella] Gentle Isabella
MM I.iv.24 [Lucio to Isabella] Gentle and fair, your brother kindly greets you
MM IV.i.70 [disguised Duke to Mariana] Nor, gentle daughter, fear you not at all
MM IV.ii.69 [Provost alone, of knocking] I hope it is some pardon or reprieve / For the most gentle Claudio
MM IV.ii.83 [disguised Duke alone] This is a gentle provost
MM V.i.354 [Duke to Provost] let me bail these gentle three
MND II.i.148 [Oberon to Puck] My gentle Puck, come hither
MND III.ii.418 [Lysander alone, as if to daylight] Come, thou gentle day,
MND V.i.223 [Theseus to all, of Snug as Lion] A very gentle beast, of a good conscience
MV I.iii.174 [Antonio to Shylock] Hie thee, gentle Jew
MV II.vii.78 [Portia to Nerissa, of Morocco] A gentle riddance.
MV III.ii.139 [Bassanio to himself, of the scroll] A gentle scroll.
MV IV.i.34 [Duke to Shylock] We all expect a gentle answer, Jew
MV V.i.260 [Nerissa to Gratiano] And pardon me, my gentle Gratiano [or: sense 6]
MW I.i.280 [Page to Slender] Come, gentle Master Slender, come
MW I.iv.135 [Mistress Quickly to Fenton, of Anne] she is pretty, and honest, and gentle
MW III.iv.18 [Anne to Fenton] Gentle Master Fenton
MW III.iv.92 [Fenton to Mistress Page] Farewell, gentle mistress
Oth V.i.93 [Iago to Gratiano] I cry you gentle pardon
PassP IV.12 [of Adonis and Cytherea] The tender nibbler would not touch the bait, / But smile and jest at every gentle offer
Per III.i.74 [Pericles to Second Sailor] gentle mariner
Per III.ii.106 [Cerimon to Gentlemen] Hush, my gentle neighbours
R2 I.iii.95 [Mowbray to King Richard] As gentle and as jocund as to jest / Go I to fight
R2 III.iii.126 [King Richard to Northumberland, of Bolingbroke] Speak to his gentle hearing kind commends
R2 III.iii.131 [Aumerle to King Richard] Let's fight with gentle words / Till time lend friends [or: sense 4]
R2 V.v.81 [Richard to Groom, of Bolingbroke riding Barbary] Tell me, gentle friend, / How went he under him?
R3 III.iv.20 [Hastings to all, of Richard] in the Duke's behalf I'll give my voice, / Which, I presume, he'll take in gentle part
R3 I.iii.296 [Queen Margaret to Buckingham] What, dost thou scorn me for my gentle counsel?
R3 II.ii.27 [Duchess of York to Boy, of Richard] Ah, that deceit should steal such gentle shape
R3 III.i.169 [Buckingham to Catesby] go, gentle Catesby
R3 III.iv.20 [Hastings to all] in the Duke's behalf I'll give my voice, / Which, I presume, he'll take in gentle part
R3 III.vii.38 [Buckingham to Richard, of what was said to the citizens] Thanks, gentle citizens and friends
R3 III.vii.246 [Richard to the citizens] farewell, gentle friends
R3 IV.iii.28 [King Richard to Tyrrel, of the children] And buried, gentle Tyrrel?
RJ I.v.65 [Capulet to Tybalt] Content thee, gentle coz
RJ II.ii.93 [Juliet to Romeo] O gentle Romeo
RJ III.i.82 [Romeo to Mercutio] Gentle Mercutio, put thy rapier up
RJ III.iii.10 [Friar Laurence to Romeo, of the Prince] A gentler judgement vanished from his lips
RJ IV.iii.1 [Juliet to Nurse] gentle Nurse
RJ V.iii.59 [Romeo to Paris] Good gentle youth, tempt not a desperate man
Sonn 145.7 [of love] Chiding that tongue that ever sweet / Was used in giving gentle doom [i.e. merciful judgement]
TC III.ii.12 [Troilus to Pandarus] O gentle Pandar
TC IV.i.33 [Paris to Diomedes] This is the most despiteful'st gentle greeting ... that e'er I heard of
Tem III.iii.19 [stage direction] Enter several strange shapes, bringing in a banquet; and dance about it with gentle actions of salutations
Tem III.iii.33 [Gonzalo to all, of the spirits] Their manners are more gentle, kind, than of / Our human generation you shall find / Many
Tem Epilogue.11 [Prospero alone, to audience] Gentle breath of yours my sails / Must fill
TG II.i.102 [Silvia to Valentine] I thank you, gentle servant
TG II.ii.1 [Proteus to Julia] Have patience, gentle Julia
TG II.iv.134 [Valentine to Proteus] O gentle Proteus, Love's a mighty lord
TG II.vii.1 [Julia to Lucetta] Counsel, Lucetta; gentle girl, assist me
TG II.vii.42 [Julia to Lucetta] Gentle Lucetta
TG III.i.31 [Duke to Proteus, of Valentine] I gave him gentle looks
TG IV.iv.170 [Silvia to disguised Julia,of Julia] She is beholding to thee, gentle youth
Tim I.i.183 [Apemantus to Timon, of being called ‘gentle’ in sense 1] Till I be gentle, stay thou for thy good morrow
Tit II.iii.168 [Lavinia to Tamora] be called a gentle queen [or: sense 1, 6]
Tit III.i.23 [Titus to himself, as if to the tribunes] O reverend tribunes, O gentle aged men
Tit III.i.81 [Lucius to Lavinia] Speak, gentle sister: who hath martyred thee? [or: sense 1]
Tit III.i.157 [Titus to Aaron] O gentle Aaron!
Tit IV.ii.55 [Nurse to Aaron] O, gentle Aaron, we are all undone
TN IV.i.50 [Olivia to Sebastian] gentle friend
TN V.i.252 [Viola to all] I'll bring you to a captain in this town ... by whose gentle help / I was preserved to serve this noble Count
TNK II.iii.24 [Gaoler's Daughter alone, quoting Palamon addressing her] Fair, gentle maid
TNK V.ii.41 [Gaoler's Daughter to Gaoler, of Wooer as Palamon] I thank him for his gentle patience
TNK V.iv.24 [Palamon to Gaoler] Your gentle daughter gave me freedom once
TS Induction.i.64 [Lord to Huntsmen, of reacting to transformed Sly] do it kindly, gentle sirs
Ven 403 [Venus to Adonis] Let me excuse thy courser, gentle boy [or: sense 1, 6]
Ven 1001 [Venus as if to death] Then, gentle shadow ... / I railed on thee
WT IV.i.20 [Time to audience] imagine me, / Gentle spectators, that I now may be / In fair Bohemia [or: discriminating]
WT II.ii.11 [Paulina to Gaoler] Here's ado / To lock up honesty and honour from / Th'access of gentle visitors!
WT IV.i.20 [Time to audience] imagine me, / Gentle spectators, that I now may be / In fair Bohemia
WT IV.iv.85 [Polixenes to Perdita] gentle maiden
WT V.ii.148 [Shepherd to Clown] we must be gentle, now we are gentlemen