Glossary

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la
label
labour
laboured
labouring
laboursome
lace
lack
lackey
lack-linen
lack-lustre
lad
ladder-tackle
lade
lading
lady
lady-smock
lag
lagging
lakin
lam-damn
lame
lamely
lamentable
lamentably
lamp
lampass
lance
lanch
land
land-damn
landed
land-fish
landman
land-service
lane
languish
languishment
languor
lank
lank-lean
lantern
lanthorn
lap
lapse
lapsing
lapwing
lard
larder
large
large-handed
largely
largess
lark's-heels
larum
larum-bell
lash
lass-lorn
last
lasting
lastly
latch
late
lated
lately
late-sacked
latest
late-walking
lath
latten
latter
latter day
latter-born
lattice
laud
laughter
launch
laund
launder
laundry
laurel
laus
lave
lavish
lavishly
lavolt
law
lawful
lawn
lay
lay a
layer-up
laying on
lazar
lazar-like
lea
lead
leaden
leading
leaf
league
leaguer
leak
leaked
leaking
lean
lean a
lean-looked
leap
leaping-house
learn
learned
learning
lease, out by
leash
leasing
least
leather-coat
leathern
leathern-jerkin
leave
leave a
leaven
leavened
leavening
leavy
lecher
lecture
lee
leech
leer
lees
leese
leet
leg
legate
legatine
lege
legend
legerity
legion
legitimation
leisure
leman
lend
lending
length
lengthened
lenity
lenten
l'envoy
leperous
lesson
lest
let
let a
lethargy
lethe
Lethe'd
letter
lettered
level
levelled
leviathan
levied
levity
levy
lewd
lewdly
lewdness
lewdster
lewd-tongued
liable
libbard
libel
liberal
liberal arts
liberal-conceited
libertine
liberty
licence
lictor
lid
lie
lie a
lie b
lief
liege
liegeman
lieger
lieu
lieutenantry
life
lifelings
life-rendering
lifter
lifting up
liggens
light
lighten
light-foot
lightless
lightly
lightness
like
like a
likelihood
likely
likeness
liking
lily
lily-tincture
limb
limbeck
limber
limb-meal
limbo
limbo patrum
lime
limed
limekiln
lime-twig
limit
limitation
limited
limiter
limn
limned
line
line a
lineal
lineament
lined
line-grove
linen
ling
linger
lingering
lining
link
linsey-woolsey
linstock
lip
Lipsbury
liquor
liquorish
lisp
list
listen
lither
litigious
litter
little
little-seeming
live
liveless
livelihood
lively
liver
livery
living
lo
loach
load
loaden
loathly
loathness
lob
lobby
lock
lockram
locust
lodestar
lodge
lodged
lodging
loggats
loggerhead
logger-headed
loiterer
loll
loneliness
lonely
long
longing
long-ingraffed
longly
long-staff
long-tongued
loo
loof
look
loon
loop
looped
loose
loose a
loose-bodied
loosely
loose-wived
lop
lord
lording
lordship
lose
losel
losing
loss
lost
lot
lottery
loud
lour
louring
louse
lousy
lout
love
love-book
love-day
love-feat
love-lay
lovely
love-prate
lover
lovered
loveshaft
love-shaked
love-springs
love-suit
loving
low
low country
low-crooked
lower
lowering
lowliness
lowly
lown
lowness
low-spirited
loyal
lozel
lubber
lubberly
luce
lucky
lucre
luggage
lugged
lull
lumpish
lunatic
lune
lurch
lure
lurk
lust
lust-breathed
lust-dieted
lustful
lustihood
lustily
lustique
lustre
lusty
lux
luxurious
luxuriously
luxury
lym
late (adj.) 1recent, not long past
late (adj.) 2recently appointed
late (adj.) 3former, previous
late (adv.)  recently, a little while ago / before
late, of  recently, a little while ago
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AW I.iii.102 [Steward to Countess, of Helena] I was very late more near her than I think she wished me
Ham II.ii.505 [First Player to all] Where late the diadem stood
1H6 I.ii.3 [Charles to all, of Mars] Late did he shine upon the English side
1H6 II.v.36 [Richard to Mortimer, of himself] Your nephew, late despised Richard, comes
1H6 III.i.79 [Mayor to all] The Bishop and the Duke of Gloucester's men, / Forbidden late to carry any weapon
1H6 III.ii.82 [Talbot to all] in this late betrayed town
1H6 III.ii.132 [Talbot to Burgundy] The noble Duke of Bedford, late deceased
3H6 II.v.93 [Father to his dead son] thy father ... hath bereft thee of thy life too late!
3H6 III.iii.63 [Warwick to Bona, of Edward] fame, late entering at his heedful ears
KL I.iv.202 [Gonerill to Lear] what yourself too late have spoke and done
KL II.ii.114 [Oswald to Cornwall, of disguised Kent] It pleased the King his master very late / To strike at me
KL III.iv.161 [Gloucester to disguised Kent, of Edgar] he sought my life / But lately, very late
KL III.vii.45 [Cornwall to Gloucester] the traitors / Late footed in the kingdom
KL IV.v.24 [Regan to Oswald, of Gonerill] at her late being here / She gave strange oeillades ... / To noble Edmund
Per IV.iv.15 [Gower alone, of Escanes] whom Helicanus late / Advanced in time to great and high estate
R3 III.i.99 [Prince Edward to York, of King Edward] Too late he died
RJ III.iv.24 [Capulet to Paris] Tybalt being slain so late
RJ V.i.38 [Romeo alone, of an apothecary] which late I noted / In tattered weeds
Tem V.i.113 [Alonso to Prospero] Whe'er thou beest ... some enchanted trifle to abuse me, / As late I have been
Tim II.i.1 [Senator alone, of his loans to Timon] And late five thousand
TNK IV.i.52 [Wooer to Gaoler] As I late was angling [or = late in the day]
Ven 748 [Venus to Adonis] favour, savour, hue and qualities, / Whereat th'impartial gazer late did wonder
Ven 1026 [of Venus] she hears a merry horn, / Whereat she leaps that was but late forlorn