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mace
Machiavel
machination
machine
maculate
maculation
mad
madam
mad-bred
madcap
madded
madding
made
madonna
madrigal
maggot-pie
magic
magistrate
magnanimious
magnanimity
magnanimous
magni
magnificent
magnifico
maid
maiden
maidenhead
maidhood
maid-pale
mail
mailed
maim
maimed
main
main a
main-course
mainly
mainport
mainsail
maintain
main-top
majestical
major
majority
make
makeless
make-peace
making
malady of France
malapert
malcontent
male
malediction
malefaction
malice
malicious
maliciously
malign
malignancy
malkin
mallard
mallecho
mallow
malmsey
malmsey-nose
malthorse
maltworm
mammer
mammet
mammock
man
man at arms
man of wax
manage
manager
mandate
mandragora
mandrake
man-entered
mangle
manhood
manifest
manifested
manifoldly
manikin
mankind
manly
manner
mannerly
mannish
man-of-arms
manor
man-queller
mansion
mansionry
mantle
mantled
manu
many
many a day, for this
map
mappery
mar
marble
marbled
marcantant
march
March-chick
marchpane
mare
margent
mark
mark a
mark b
market
market-man
marking
markman
marl
marmoset
married
marring
marrow
marry
marshal
mart
martial
martialist
martlemas
martlet
martyr
martyred
marvel
marvellous
Mary-bud
masculine
mash
mask
masoned
masonry
masque
masquing
mass
massy
mast
master
master-cord
masterdom
masterless
masterly
mastership
mastic
match
mate
mate and make
mated
material
matin
matron
matter
mattock
mature
maugre
maund
maw
may
maying
maze
mazed
mazzard
me
me pompae
meacock
mead
meagre
meal
mealy
mean
mean a
mean-apparelled
mean-born
meander
meaner
meanest
meaning
meanly
measles
measurable
measure
measuring
meat
mechanic
mechanical
medal
meddle
meddling
medice
medicinable
medicine
medicine a
medicine potable
meditance
meditate
meditation
medlar
meed
meet
meetly
meetness
meiny
melancholy
mell
mellowed
melting
member
memento
memorial
memorize
memory
mend
mended
merchandise
merchant
merchant-marring
mercy
mere
mered
merely
meridian
merit
mermaid
merry
mervailous
mess
message, of
messenger
met
metal
metal of India
metamorphose
metamorphosed
metaphysical
mete
meteor
mete-yard
metheglin
methinks
method
methought
metre
mettle
mew
mewl
micher
miching
mickle
microcosm
middle earth
mid-season
mighty
milch
milch-kine
militarist
milk-livered
milk-pap
milky
millioned
mill-sixpence
mimic
mince
minced
mincing
mind
minded
mine
mineral
mingle
minikin
minimus
minion
minister
minnow
minority
minstrel
minstrelsy
minute
minute-jack
minutely
mirable
miracle
mire
mirror
mirth
misadventure
misadventured
Misanthropos
misbecome
misbecomingly
misbegot
misbegotten
miscall
miscarry
mischance
mischief
mischievous
misconster
misconstruction
miscreant
miscreate
misdemean
misdo
misdoubt
misdread
miser
misery
misgive
misgoverned
misgovernment
misgraffed
mishap
mishaved
mislike
misordered
misplace
misprised
misprision
misprize
misprizing
misproud
misreport
miss
missed
misshapen
mis-sheathe
missing
missingly
missive
misspeak
mist
mistake
mistempered
mistful
misthink
misthought
mistreading
mistrust
mistrustful
misuse
mitigate
mitigation
mo
moan
mobled
mock
mocked, well
mockery
mocking
model
modern
modest
modestly
modesty
modicum
module
moe
moiety
moist
moist star
moldwarp
mole
molest
molestation
mollification
mollis
mome
moment
momentany
monarchize
monarcho
monopoly
monsieur
monster
monstrous
monstruosity
montant
monument
monumental
mood
moody
moody-mad
moon, below the
mooncalf
moonish
moonshine
mop
mope
moped
moping
mopping
moral
moralise
moraller
more
more a
more-having
moreover
morisco
morn
morn-dew
morris
morris, nine men's
morris-pike
morrow
morsel
mort
mortal
mortality
mortally
mortal-staring
mortar-piece
mortgage
mortified
mortifying
mortise
mose in the chine
most
mot
mote
mother
mother-wit
motion
motive
motley
motley-minded
mould
moulten
mount
mountain
mountaineer
mountain-foot
mountain-squire
mountant
mountanto
mountebank
mounted
mounting
mournful
mourningly
mouse
mouse-hunt
mouth
mouthed
mouth-friend
mouth-honour
movable
move
moveable
moved
mover
moving
mow
mowing
moy
much
mud
muddied
muddy
muddy-mettled
muffle
muffled
muleteer
mulled
multiplied
multipotent
multitude
multitudinous
mum
mumble
mumble-news
mummer
mummy
mundane
muniment
mural
murder
murdering-piece
mure
murmur
murrain
murrion
murther
muscadel
muse
muset
mushrump
music
musit
musk-cat
muss
mussel-shell
mustachio
muster
muster-file
mutability
mutation
mute
mutine
mutiny
mutton
mutual
mutuality
mutually
mynheer
mystery
meet (adj.) 1fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.) 2even, quits, revenged [on]
meet (adv.)  suitably, fittingly, appropriately
meet (v.) 1fight with, meet in battle
meet (v.) 2come together for love
meet (v.) 3begin, start, keep
meet with (v.)  fit in with, suit, agree with
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AC II.vi.2 [Caesar to Pompey] Most meet / That first we come to words
AC V.i.49 [Caesar to Maecenas] I will tell you at some meeter season
Cor III.i.167 [Coriolanus to all, of Brutus and Sicinius] In a rebellion, / When what's not meet, but what must be, was law, / Then were they chosen
Cym I.vi.16 7 [Queen to Cornelius, of using new drugs] is't not meet / That I did amplify my judgement in / Other conclusions?
Ham I.v.107 [Hamlet alone, of his thought] My tables--meet it is I set it down
Ham I.v.171 [Hamlet to Horatio and Marcellus] As I perchance hereafter shall think meet / To put an antic disposition on
Ham III.iii.31 [Polonius to Claudius, of the meeting between Hamlet and Gertrude] ] 'Tis meet that some more audience than a mother ... should o'erhear / The speech
Ham V.i.95, 119 [First Clown singing] For such a guest is meet
1H4 IV.i.33 [Hotspur to Worcester and Douglas, of Northumberland] nor did he think it meet / To lay so dangerous and dear a trust / On any soul removed but on his own
2H4 II.ii.37 [Prince Henry to Poins] I tell thee it is not meet that I should be sad now my father is sick
2H4 IV.ii.117 [Prince John to the rebel leaders] look to taste the due / Meet for rebellion and such acts as yours
H5 I.ii.255 [Ambassador to King Henry, of the Dauphin] He therefore sends you, meeter for your spirit, / This tun of treasure
H5 II.iv.15 [Dauphin to French King] It is most meet we arm us 'gainst the foe
H5 II.iv.21 [Dauphin to French King] 'tis meet we all go forth To view the sick and feeble parts of France
H5 IV.i.77 [Fluellen to Gower] If the enemy is an ass, and a fool, and a prating coxcomb, is it meet, think you, that we should also, look you, be an ass, and a fool, and a prating coxcomb?
H5 IV.i.98 [disguised King Henry to Bates, of Erpingham telling his thoughts to the King] nor it is not meet he should
2H6 I.iii.158 [Gloucester to King] York is meetest man / To be your Regent in the realm of France
2H6 III.i.237 [Cardinal to all, of Gloucester] 'Tis meet he be condemned by course of law
2H6 III.i.291 [York to all, of Somerset going to Ireland] 'Tis meet that lucky ruler be employed
3H6 V.iv.6 [Queen to all] Yet lives our pilot still. Is't meet that he / Should leave the helm
JC I.ii.169 [Brutus to Cassius] I will with patience hear, and find a time / Both meet to hear and answer such high things
JC I.ii.308 [Cassius alone] it is meet / That noble minds keep ever with their likes
JC II.i.155 [Cassius to all] I think it is not meet / Mark Antony ... Should outlive Caesar
JC III.ii.142 [Antony to the Plebeians] It is not meet you know how Caesar loved you
JC IV.i.13 [Antony to Octavius, of Lepidus] This is a slight unmeritable man, / Meet to be sent on errands
JC IV.iii.7 [Cassius to Brutus] In such a time as this it is not meet / That every nice offence should bear his comment
JC IV.iii.124 [Poet to all, of Brutus and Cassius] 'tis not meet / They be alone
KJ V.vii.94 [Salisbury to Bastard, of the Cardinal] With whom yourself, myself, and other lords, / If you think meet, this afternoon will post / To consummate this business happily
KL I.ii.90 [Edmund to Gloucester, of talkign to Edgar] If your honour judge it meet I will place you where you shall hear us confer of this
KL I.ii.180 [Edmund alone] All with me's meet that I can fashion fit
KL IV.vii.11 [Kent to Cordelia] My boon I make it that you know me not / Till time and I think meet
LLL V.ii.237 [Berowne to Princess, of the word ‘gall’ being bitter] Therefore meet
MA I.i.113 [Beatrice to Benedick] Is it possible disdain should die while she hath such meet food to feed it as Signor Benedick?
MA II.ii.30 [Borachio to Don John] find me a meet hour to draw Don Pedro and the Count Claudio alone
Mac V.i.16 [Doctor to Gentlewoman, of her telling him what Lady Macbeth has said] 'tis most meet you should
MM I.ii.151 [Claudio to Lucio, of Juliet's friends] From whom we thought it meet to hide our love
MM II.iii.30 [disguised Duke to Juliet, of her repenting] 'Tis meet so
MM IV.ii.27 [Provost to Abhorson, of Pompey] If you think it meet, compound with him by the year
MM V.i.536 [Duke to all] bring us to our palace, where we'll show / What's yet behind, that's meet you all should know
MV III.v.68 [Jessica to Lorenzo] It is very meet / The Lord Bassanio live an upright life
MV IV.i.115 [Antonio to Bassanio] I am a tainted wether of the flock, / Meetest for death
MV IV.i.401 [Duke to Portia as Balthasar] I must away this night toward Padua, / And it is meet I presently set forth
MW I.i.33 [Evans to Shallow] It is not meet the Council hear a riot
Oth I.i.146 [Iago to Roderigo] It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place, / To be produced
Oth IV.ii.106 [Desdemona alone] 'Tis meet I should be used so, very meet
Per III.i.54 [Pericles to First Sailor, of throwing supposedly dead Thaisa overboard] As you think meet
R2 V.iii.117 [Duchess of York to King Henry] No word like ‘Pardon’ for kings' mouths so meet
R3 II.ii.139 [Rivers to all] it is meet so few should fetch the Prince
R3 III.v.73 [Richard to Buckingham] at your meet'st advantage of the time, / Infer the bastardy of Edward's children
TC I.iii.333 [Nestor to all, of a proposal] It is most meet
TC I.iii.358 [Ulysses to all] 'tis meet Achilles meet not Hector
TC II.ii.74 [Troilus to Hector] It was thought meet / Paris should do some vengeance on the Greeks
TG I.iii.12 [Panthino to Antonio, of Antonio's brother] He said that Proteus your son was meet
TG II.iv.74 [Duke to Valentine, of Proteus] He is as worthy for an empress' love / As meet to be an emperor's counsellor
TG II.vii.57 [Julia to Lucetta] let me have / What thou thinkest meet
Tit III.i.178 [Titus to Lucius, of his hands] Such withered herbs as these / Are meet for plucking up
TS induction.2.129 [Lord to Sly, of seeing a play] For so your doctors hold it very meet
TS V.ii.140 [Katherina to Bianca and Widow, of opposing a husband] in no sense is meet or amiable
WT II.ii.46 [Emilia to and of Paulina, of taking the baby to Leontes] There is no lady living / So meet for this great errand