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 II.ii.206 [Enobarbus to Agrippa and Maecenas, of Cleopatra] O'erpicturing that Venus where we see / The fancy outwork nature
AW II.i.118 [King to Helena] labouring art can never ransom nature / From her inaidible estate
Cor IV.vii.35 [Aufidius to Lieutenant, of the osprey taking a fish] By sovereignty of nature
Ham I.ii.102 [Claudius to Hamlet] a fault to nature
Ham I.iv.54 [Hamlet to Ghost] we fools of nature
KL I.ii.1 [Edmund alone] Thou, Nature, art my goddess [i.e. the law of the jungle]
KL I.ii.11 [Edmund alone] the lusty stealth of nature
KL I.ii.104 [Gloucester to Edmund] the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and thus [i.e. natural philosophy]
KL I.iv.272 [Lear as if to the goddess] Hear, Nature, hear!
KL II.iv.261 [Lear to Regan] Allow not nature more than nature needs [second instance: i.e. animal nature]
KL IV.vi.86 [Lear to all] Nature's above art
MA III.i.63 [Hero to Ursula] Nature, drawing of an antic, / Made a foul blot
MM I.i.36 [Duke to Angelo] Nature never lends / The smallest scruple of her excellence
R3 I.i.19 [Richard alone, of himself] Cheated of feature by dissembling Nature
Tim IV.iii.232 [Apemantus to Timon, of wild animals] whose bare unhoused trunks ... / Answer mere nature
TNK IV.ii.7 [Emilia alone] wise Nature / With all her best endowments
WT IV.iv.88 [Perdita to disguised Polixenes] There is an art which in their piedness shares / With great creating Nature