place (n.) 1
position, post, office, rank
1H4 II.iv.529 [Prince Hal to Falstaff] We must all to the wars, and thy place shall be honourable
1H4 III.ii.32 [King Henry to Prince Hal] Thy place in Council thou hast rudely lost
1H4 V.i.37 [Worcester to King Henry] When yet you were in place and in account / Nothing so strong and fortunate as I
2H4 II.i.64 [Lord Chief Justice to Falstaff] Doth this become your place, your time, and business?
2H4 II.ii.101 [Prince Henry to Poins, of Falstaff] he holds his place [i.e. stands on his rank]
2H4 II.ii.101 [Prince Henry to Poins, of Falstaff] I do allow this wen to be as familiar with me as my dog, and he holds his place, for look you how he writes
2H4 IV.ii.23 [Westmorland to Archbishop] you misuse the reverence of your place
2H4 IV.iii.2 [Falstaff to Colevile] Of what condition are you, and of what place?
2H4 IV.v.43 [Prince Henry to sleeping King Henry IV] this imperial crown, / Which, as immediate from thy place and blood / Derives itself to me
2H4 V.ii.100 [Lord Chief Justice to King Henry V] speak in your state / What I have done that misbecame my place
2H4 V.ii.17 [Warwick to all] How many nobles then should hold their places / That must strike sail to spirits of vile sort!
2H4 V.ii.77 [Lord Chief Justice to King Henry V] Whiles I was busy for the commonwealth, / Your highness pleased to forget my place
2H6 I.i.171 [Somerset to Buckingham] Humphrey's pride / And greatness of his place be grief to us
2H6 I.iii.103 [Somerset to all] If Somerset be unworthy of the place, / Let York be Regent
2H6 I.iii.119 [Gloucester to Queen, of the King] I am Protector of the realm, / And at his pleasure will resign my place
2H6 I.iii.165 [York to Suffolk, of being regent] if I be appointed for the place, / My Lord of Somerset will keep me here
3H6 I.ii.25 [Richard to York, of Henry's authority] Henry had none, but did usurp the place
3H6 III.i.52 [King to himself] To strengthen and support King Edward's place
3H6 [Warwick to George] We'll yoke together, like a double shadow / To Henry's body, and supply his place; / I mean, in bearing weight of government
AC I.ii.196 [Antony to Enobarbus] Say our pleasure, / To such whose place is under us, requires / Our quick remove from hence
AC III.i.12 [Ventidius to Silius] A lower place ... / May make too great an act [i.e. a subordinate can do too well for his own safety]
AC III.i.18 [Ventidius to Silius] Sossius, / One of my place in Syria
AW I.ii.42 [King to Bertram, of Bertram's father] Who were below him / He used as creatures of another place [i.e. as though they were not beneath him]
AW I.ii.69 [King to Second Lord] I fill a place, I know't
AW II.iii.124 [King to Bertram] From lowest place when virtuous things proceed, / The place is dignified by th'doer's deed
AW III.i.21 [Duke to all] You know your places well
AW IV.iii.329 [Parolles alone] There's place and means for every man alive
Cor I.i.264 [Brutus to Sicinius] Fame ... cannot / Better be held nor more attained than by / A place below the first
Cor II.i.143 [Volumnia to Menenius, of Martius] There will be large cicatrices to show the people, when he shall stand for his place [i.e. be a candidate for consul]
Cor II.iii.181 [Brutus to Citizens, of Coriolanus] arriving / A place of potency and sway o'th'state
Cor II.iii.246 [Sicinius to Brutus, of Coriolanus] One thus descended, / That hath beside well in his person wrought / To be set high in place
Cor IV.vii.28 [Aufidius to Lieutenant, of Coriolanus] All places yield to him ere he sits down
Cym III.iii.13 [Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus] That it is place which lessens and sets off
Cym IV.ii.249 [Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus] reverence ... doth make distinction / Of place 'tween high, and low
Cym V.v.39 [Cornelius to Cymbeline, of the Queen] she ... was wife to your place
H5 IV.i.239 [King Henry alone, of ceremony] Art thou aught else but place, degree, and form
H5 V.ii.268 [King Henry to Katherine] the liberty that follows our places stops the mouth of all find-faults
JC II.i.269 [Portia to Brutus] You have some sick offence within your mind, / Which, by the right and virtue of my place, / I ought to know of
JC III.ii.43 [Brutus to all, of Antony and Caesar's death] who ... shall receive the benefit of his dying, a place in the commonwealth
KL I.i.171 [Lear to Kent, of Kent's opposition] Which nor our nature nor our place can bear
KL II.iv.11 [Lear to disguised Kent] What's he that hath so much thy place mistook
KL V.iii.129 [disguised Edgar to Edmund] Maugre thy strength, place, youth, and eminence
KL V.iii.65 [Regan to Albany, of Edmund] Bore the commission of my place and person
MA IV.ii.72 [Dogberry to Borachio and Conrade] Dost thou not suspect my place?
Mac I.iv.37 [Duncan to all] Sons, kinsmen, thanes, / And you whose places are the nearest
MM I.i.78 [Escalus to Angelo] it concerns me / To look into the bottom of my place [i.e. what duties I have to do]
MM I.ii.107 [Pompey to Mistress Overdone] Though you change your place, you need not change your trade
MM I.ii.162 [Claudio to Lucio] Whether the tyranny be in his place, / Or in his eminence that fills it up
MM I.iii.13 [Duke to Friar Thomas] I have delivered to Lord Angelo ... / My absolute power and place here in Vienna
MM I.iv.55 [Lucio to Isabella, of the Duke] Upon his place ... / Governs Lord Angelo
MM II.i.247 [Escalus to Elbow] How long have you been in this place of constable?
MM II.ii.13 [Angelo to Provost] Do you your office, or give up your place
MM II.iv.12 [Angelo alone] O place ... / How often dost thou with thy case, thy habit, / Wrench awe from fools
MM II.iv.156 [Angelo to Isabella] My vouch against you, and my place i'th' state, / Will so your accusation overweigh
MM II.iv.92 [Angelo to Isabella] a person ... [whose] own great place, / Could fetch your brother from the manacles
MM IV.i.59 [disguised Duke alone] O place and greatness, millions of false eyes / Are stuck upon thee
MM V.i.290 [disguised Duke to Escalus] Respect to your great place
MM V.i.528 [Duke to Escalus] We shall employ thee in a worthier place
MV III.v.63 [Lorenzo to Jessica, of Launcelot] I do know / A many fools that stand in better place, / Garnished like him, that for a tricksy word / Defy the matter
MW II.ii.219 [Ford as Brook to Falstaff] you are a gentleman ... authentic in your place and person
MW III.i.53 [Shallow to Page, of Caius] I never heard a man of his place, gravity, and learning so wide of his own respect
Oth I.i.104 [Brabantio to Roderigo, of being woken] My spirit and my place have in them power / To make this bitter to thee
Oth I.i.11 [Iago to Roderigo, of being made lieutenant] I know my price, I am worth no worse a place
Oth I.i.146 [Iago to Roderigo] It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place, / To be produced ... / Against the Moor
Oth I.iii.235 [Othello to all] I crave fit disposition for my wife, / Due reference of place and exhibition
Oth I.iii.387 [Iago alone, of Cassio] To get his place and to plume up my will / In double knavery
Oth I.iii.53 [Brabantio to all] Neither my place, nor aught I heard of business, / Hath raised me from my bed
Oth II.iii.134 [Montano to Iago] 'tis great pity that the noble Moor / Should hazard such a place as his own second / With one of an ingraft infirmity
Oth II.iii.161 [Iago to Montano and Cassio] Have you forgot all sense of place and duty?
Oth II.iii.294 [Cassio to Iago, of Othello] I will ask him for my place again
Oth II.iii.96 [Cassio to Iago, of the character in a song] I hold him to be unworthy of his place that does those things
Oth III.iii.17 [Cassio to Desdemona] I being absent and my place supplied
Oth III.iii.244 [Iago to Othello] 'tis fit that Cassio have his place
Oth IV.i.263 [Othello to Lodovico] Cassio shall have my place
Oth IV.ii.220 [Iago to Roderigo] there is especial commission come from Venice to depute Cassio in Othello's place
Per [Marina to Boult] Thou holdest a place / For which the pained'st fiend of hell / Would not in reputation change
Per V.i.19 [Helicanus to Lysimachus] what is your place?
R3 IV.iv.109 [Queen Margaret to Queen Elizabeth] Thou didst usurp my place, and dost thou not / Usurp the just proportion of my sorrow?
TC I.iii.60 [Ulysses to Agamemnon] most mighty for thy place and sway
TC II.iii.81 [Agamemnon to Patroclus, of informing Achilles of his arrival] Let him be told so, lest perchance he think / We dare not move the question of our place, / Or know not what we are
TC III.iii.82 [Achilles to Patroclus] not a man, for being simply man, / Hath any honour, but honoured for those honours / That are without him, as place, riches, and favour
TC IV.iv.129 [Diomedes to Troilus] Let me be privileged by my place and message / To be a speaker free
TG I.ii.45 [Julia to Lucetta, of Lucetta receiving a letter for her] 'tis an office of great worth, / And you an officer fit for the place
TNK II.ii.82 [Arcite alone, of Emilia] happiness prefer me to a place / Where I may ever dwell in sight of her
TNK IV.ii.76 [Messenger to Theseus] He that stands / In the first place with Arcite, by his seeming / Should be a stout man
WT I.ii.448 [Polixenes to Camillo] Be pilot to me, and thy places shall / Still neighbour mine
WT II.i.83 [Leontes to Hermione] O thou thing / Which I'll not call a creature of thy place [i.e. I won't use such language to someone of your rank]
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