Glossary

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naked
name
nameless
nap
napkin
napless
narrow
narrowly
narrow-prying
native
nativity
natural
natural fool
naturalize
nature
naught
naughtily
naughty
nave
navel
navigation
nay
nayward
nayword
ne
neaf
Neapolitan bone-ache
near
near-legged
nearly
nearness
neat
neat-herd
neb
necessaries
necessary
necessitied
necessity
neck
need
needful
needless
needly
needs
needy
neele
ne'er-offence
neeze
negation
negative
neglect
neglected
neglectingly
neglection
negligence
negligent
neighbour
neighbourhood
neither
nephew
nerve
nervy
nether
nether-stock
neuter
never-daunted
never-surfeited
new
new-added
new-apparelled
new-begot
new-conceived
new-dated
new-delivered
new-devised
new-enkindled
new-fallen
new-fangled
new-fire
new-fired
new-found
new-replenished
new-store
new-ta'en
new-trimmed
new-trothed
new-tuned
next
next morning
nice
nicely
niceness
nicety
nick
nickname
niece
niggard
niggarding
niggardly
nigh
night
night-bird
nighted
nightgown
nightly
night-oblations
night-rule
night-walking
nill
nimble
nimble-pinioned
nimble-set
nimbly
nine-fold
ninny
nip
nit
Nob
noble
nobleness
noblesse
nod
noddy
noise
noise a
noiseless
noisome
nole
nominate
nomination
non
nonage
nonce, for the
non-come
none
none of you, will
nonny
nonpareil
non-regardance
non-suit
nook-shotten
nor
north
northern star
Norweyan
nose
nose-herb
notable
notary
note
noted
notedly
not-fearing
nothing
nothing-gift
notice
notify
notion
notorious
not-pated
nourish
nourished
no-verb
novi
novice
novum
now
noyance
nullity
numb
number
numbered
numbering
nuncio
nuncle
nurse
nurser
nursery
nurture
nuthook
nuzzle up
nyas
nymph
nature (n.) 1natural feelings, natural affection
nature (n.) 2natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.) 3human nature
nature (n.) 4mortal life, natural life
nature (n.) 5personality, innate disposition, character
nature (n.) 6natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.) 7function, capacity, role
nature (n.) 8 
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AC I.iii.16 [Cleopatra to Charmian] It cannot be thus long; the sides of nature / Will not sustain it
Cym IV.ii.357 [Lucius to all] nature doth abhor to make his bed / With the defunct
Ham III.ii.19 [Hamlet to First Player] you o'erstep not the modesty of nature
Ham IV.v.163 [Laertes to all] Nature is fine in love
Ham V.ii.69 [Hamlet to Horatio, of Claudius] this canker of our nature
KL II.iv.142 [Regan to Lear] Nature in you stands on the very verge / Of his confine
KL II.iv.261 [Lear to Regan] Allow not nature more than nature needs [first instance]
KL III.ii.48 [disguised Kent to Lear, of the storm] Man's nature cannot carry / Th'affliction nor the fear
KL III.iv.3 [disguised Kent to Lear] The tyranny of the open night's too rough / For nature to endure
KL III.iv.67 [Lear to disguised Kent, of Edgar as Poor Tom] Nothing could have subdued nature / To such a lowness but his unkind daughters
KL III.vi.76 [Lear to all] Is there any cause in nature that makes these hard hearts
KL IV.ii.32 [Albany to Gonerill] nature which contemns its origin
Mac IV.iii.67 [Macduff to Malcolm] Boundless intemperance / In nature is a tyranny
Oth I.iii.62 [Brabantio to Duke] For nature so preposterously to err
Oth IV.i.39 [Othello to Iago] Nature would not invest herself in such shadowing passion without some instruction
Per III.ii.24 [First Gentleman to Cerimon] 'Tis most strange / Nature should be so conversant with pain
TC III.iii.175 [Ulysses to Achilles] One touch of nature makes the whole world kin [i.e. a hint of frailty]
Tim II.ii.223 [Timon to Flavius, of the Senators] nature, as it grows again toward earth, / Is fashioned for the journey, dull and heavy
Tim IV.iii.6 [Timon alone] Nor nature ... can bear great fortune / But by contempt of nature [second instance: or sense 2]
Tim IV.iii.19 [Timon alone] All's obliquy; / There's nothing level in our cursed natures / But direct villainy
Tim V.iv.77 [Alcibiades as if to Timon, of tears] our droplets which / From niggard nature fall
TNK I.ii.3 [Arcite to Palamon] unhardened in / The crimes of nature