Glossary

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ice
ides
idiot
idle
idle-headed
idleness
idly
if
ignis
ignobly
ignomy
ignorance
ignorant
ild
ill
ill-annexed
ill-beseeming
ill-boding
ill-breeding
ill-composed
ill-dispersing
ill-disposed
ill-divining
ill-erected
ill-favoured
ill-favouredly
ill-inhabited
ill-left
illness
ill-nurtured
ill-roasted
ill-rooted
ill-seeming
ill-sheathed
ill-sorted
ill-spirited
ill-ta'en
ill-tempered
ill-tuned
illume
illusion
illustrate
illustrous
ill-uttering
ill-weaved
ill-well
ill-wresting
image
imagery
imaginary
imagination
imagine
imagined
imbar
imbecility
imbrue
imitation
immanity
immask
immaterial
immediacy
immediate
immediately
imminence
immodest
immoment
immure
immured
imp
impaint
impair
impale
impall
impannel
impart
impartial
impartment
impasted
impatience
impatient
impawn
impeach
impeachment
impediment
imperator
imperceiverant
imperfect
imperial
imperious
imperiously
imperseverant
impertinency
impertinent
impetticoat
impious
impiteous
impleached
implement
implorator
imply
import
importance
importancy
important
importantly
importing
importless
importment
importunacy
importunate
importune
importuned
importunity
impose
imposition
impossible
imposthume
imposture
impotence
impotent
imprese
impress
impressed
impression
impressure
imprimis
improper
improve
improvident
impudency
impudent
impugn
imputation
impute
in
in a
in b
in c
in capite
in hac
in terram
in via
in-a-door
inaidible
incaged
incapable
incardinate
incarnadine
incarnation
incense
incensed
incensement
incensing
incertain
incertainty
incessantly
inch
incharitable
inch-meal
incidency
incident
incision
incite
incivil
inclination
incline
inclining
inclip
include
inclusive
income
incomprehensible
inconsiderate
incontinence
incontinency
incontinent
incontinently
inconvenience
inconvenient
incony
incorporal
incorporate
incorpsed
incorrect
increase
increaseful
incredulous
Ind
indent
indented
indenture
index
Indian
indict
indictment
indifferency
indifferent
indifferently
indigest
indigested
indign
indirect
indirection
indirectly
indiscretion
indisposition
indistinguishable
indistinguished
indite
individable
indrenched
indubitate
induce
inducement
induction
indue
indued
indurance
indurate
industrious
industriously
industry
inequality
inevitable
inexecrable
inexorable
infallible
infallibly
infamonize
infamy
infant
infect
infected
infection
infer
infest
infinite
infinitive
infirmity
infix
infixed
inflame
inflamed
inflammation
inflict
infliction
infold
inform
informal
information
infortunate
infuse
infusion
ingaged
ingener
ingenious
ingeniously
inglorious
ingot
ingraft
ingrafted
ingrate
ingrateful
ingratitude
ingredience
inhabit
inhabitable
inhearse
inhearsed
inherent
inherit
inheritance
inheritor
inheritrix
inhibited
inhibition
inhooped
iniquity
initiate
injoint
injunction
injurious
injury
inkhorn
inkle
inland
inlay
inly
innocency
innocent
innovation
innovator
innumerable
inobled
inoculate
inordinate
inquire
inquisition
inquisitive
insane
insanie
insatiate
insconce
inscroll
insculp
insculpture
inseemed
insense
insensible
inseparate
insert again
inshell
inship
insinewed
insinuate
insinuating
insinuation
insisture
insociable
insolence
insolent
insomuch
inspiration
inspired
instalment
instance
instant
instantly
instate
insteeped
instinct
institute
institution
instruction
instrument
insubstantial
insufficience
insult
insulter
insulting
insultment
insuppressive
inteemable
integer
integrity
intellect
intellectual
intelligence
intelligencer
intelligencing
intelligent
intemperance
intemperate
intemperature
intenable
intend
intended
intendment
intent
intention
intentively
intercept
intercession
interchange
interchangeably
interchangement
interdict
interdiction
interess
interest
interim
interjoin
interlace
interlude
intermission
intermissive
intermit
interpret
interpretation
interpreter
interrogatory
interruption
intertangled
intertissued
intervallum
interview
intestate
intestine
intil
intimate
intimation
intitle
intitule
into
intolerable
intrate
intreasured
intreat
intrench
intrenchant
intrinse
intrinsicate
intrusion
inundation
inure
inurn
invectively
invent
invention
inventorially
inventory
invest
investments
inveterate
invised
invisible
inviting
invitis
invocate
invocation
inward
inwardness
ipso facto
ira
ireful
irk
irksome
iron
iron-witted
irreconciled
irrecoverable
irregular
irregulous
irremovable
irresolute
issue
issueless
itching palm
item
iterance
iteration
ivory
iwis
ill (adj.) 1bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 2evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adj.) 3poor, inadequate, miserable
ill (adj.) 4sick, indisposed, unwell
ill (adj.) 5annoyed, cross, vexed
ill (adj.) 6unskilful, inexpert, unskilled
ill (adv.) 1badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 2imperfectly, poorly, to ill effect
ill (n.) 1wrong, injury, harm, evil
ill (n.) 2trouble, affliction, misfortune
ill (n.) 3illness, malady, affliction
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AC II.ii.162 [Antony to Lepidus and Caesar] Lest my remembrance suffer ill report
AC II.v.88 [Cleopatra to Messenger] let ill tidings tell / Themselves when they be felt
AW IV.iii.71 [First Lord to Second Lord] The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together
AYL III.v.71 [Phebe to Rosalind as Ganymede] no ill will I bear you
CE V.i.74 [Abbess to Adriana] Unquiet meals make ill digestions
CE V.i.138 [Adriana to Duke, of Antipholus of Ephesus] this ill day / A most outrageous fit of madness took him
Cor I.vi.70 [Martius to all] if any fear / Lesser his person than an ill report
Cym I.v.159 [Posthumus to Iachimo, of Innogen] your ill opinion, and th'assault you have made to her chastity
Cym IV.ii.279 [Arviragus to disguised Innogen] Nothing ill come near thee!
E3 III.ii.27 [First Frenchman to Citizens] Belike you then despair of ill success
E3 II.i.175 [King Edward to Lodowick] I thank thee, then. Thou hast done little ill, / But what is done is passing passing ill
Ham II.ii.523 [Hamlet to Polonius, of the Players] After your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live
2H4 I.i.41 [Travers to Northumberland, of a gentleman] He told me that rebellion had ill luck
2H4 II.i.95 [Hostess to Falstaff, of prawns] I told thee they were ill for a green wound
2H4 II.iv.88 [Hostess to Falstaff, of what someone said of her] you are in an ill name
2H4 IV.ii.81 [Archbishop to Mowbray] Against ill chances men are ever merry
2H4.epilogue.11 [Epilogue to the audience, of the play] if like an ill venture it come unluckily home, I break
H5 I.ii.154 [King Henry to Canterbury, of Scottish invasions] England, being empty of defence, / Hath shook and trembled at th'ill neighbourhood
H5 V.ii.228 [King Henry to Katherine] old age, that ill layer-up of beauty
H5 V.ii.356 [Queen Isabel to all] never may ill office ... / Thrust in between the paction of these kingdoms
1H6 III.ii.109 [Captain alonel, as if to Falstaff] Cowardly knight, ill fortune follow thee!
1H6 IV.i.191 [Exeter alone, of the quarrelling lords] it doth presage some ill event
H8 II.ii.124 [Campeius to Wolsey] there's an ill opinion spread then, / Even of yourself
H8 IV.ii.44 [Katherine to Griffith, of Wolsey] he ... gave / The clergy ill example
H8 epilogue.13 [Epilogue] All the best men are ours; for 'tis ill hap / If they hold when their ladies bid 'em clap
JC IV.iii.232 [Cassius to Brutus] This was an ill beginning of the night
JC V.v.11 [Clitus to Dardanius] What ill request did Brutus make to thee?
KJ III.i.94 [Constance to King Philip] This day all things begun come to ill end
KJ IV.ii.132 [King John to Messenger] Thou hast made me giddy / With these ill tidings
KJ V.iv.36 [Melun to Salisbury] Even this ill night, your breathing shall expire
KJ V.vi.21 [Bastard to Hubert] Show me the very wound of this ill news
KJ V.vii.35 [King John to all, of himself] Poisoned--ill fare!
KL V.ii.9 [disguised Edgar to Gloucester] What, in ill thoughts again?
LLL II.i.59 [Katharine to Princess, of Dumaine] For he hath wit to make an ill shape good
Luc.1598 [Collatine to Lucrece] What uncouth ill event / Hath thee befallen
MA II.i.90 [Margaret to Balthasar] I have many ill qualities
MA II.i.158 [Claudio to himself] I ... hear these ill news with the ears of Claudio
MA III.i.86 [Hero to Ursula] One doth not know / How much an ill word may empoison liking
MA III.ii.61 [Claudio to Don Pedro, of Benedick] his ill conditions
Mac I.iii.130 [Macbeth to himself] This supernatural soliciting / Cannot be ill, cannot be good
MND II.i.218 [Demetrius to Helena] To trust the opportunity of night / And the ill counsel of a desert place / With the rich worth of your virginity
MV III.i.86 [Shylock to Tubal] no ill luck stirring but what lights o'my shoulders
MW II.i.67 [Mistress Page to Mistress Ford] this mystery of ill opinions
MW V.v.116 [Mistress Ford to Falstaff] Sir John, we have had ill luck
MW V.v.127 [Falstaff to all] See now how wit may be made a Jack-a-Lent when 'tis upon ill employment
Per IV.i.76 [Marina to Leonine] I never spake bad word nor did ill turn / To any living creature
R2 III.ii.121 [King Richard to Scroop] Too well, too well thou tellest a tale so ill
R2.III.iv.80 [Queen Isabel to Gardener] where, when, and how / Camest thou by this ill tidings?
R3 II.iii.4 [Second Citizen to First Citizen] Ill news, by'r Lady - seldom comes the better
Sonn 58.14 [] I am to wait, though waiting so be hell, / Not blame your pleasure, be it ill or well
Sonn 91.3 [] Some [glory] in their garments, though new-fangled ill
Sonn 95.8 [] That tongue that tells the story of thy days ... blesses an ill report
Sonn 112.3 [] For what care I who calls me well or ill [i.e. gives me a good or a bad name] [or: adverbial sense]
Sonn 150.5 [] Whence hast thou this becoming of things ill
TC I.iii.92 [Ulysses to all] the ill aspects of planets evil
TC V.iv.17 [Thersites alone] policy grows into an ill opinion
TN I.iii.5 [Maria to Sir Toby] my lady, takes great exceptions to your ill hours
TN I.v.148 [Malvolio to Olivia, of Viola as Cesario] Of very ill manner
TN V.i.29 [Orsino to feste] you give me ill counsel!
Ven 457 [of Venus and Adonis' expression] This ill presage advisedly she marketh
WT II.i.105 [Hermione to all] There's some ill planet reigns
WT III.iii.3 [Mariner to Antigonus] We have landed in ill time