quality (n.) 1
nature, disposition, character
2H4 V.ii.34 [Clarence to Lord Chief Justice] you must now speak Sir John Falstaff fair, / Which swims against your stream of quality [also: profession]
AC I.i.54 [Antony to Cleopatra] Tonight we'll wander through the streets and note / The qualities of people
AC I.ii.192 [Antony to Enobarbus, of Pompey] whose quality, going on, / The sides o'th' world may danger [or: sense 2]
H8 I.ii.84 [Wolsey to King Henry] what worst, as oft / Hitting a grosser quality, is cried up / For our best act [or: level of achievement]
JC I.iii.64 [Cassius to Casca] Why birds and beasts from quality and kind ... change from their ordinance
JC I.iii.68 [Cassius to Casca, of weird happenings] Why all these things change from their ordinance ... / To monstrous quality
KL I.ii.12 [Edmund alone] Who ... take / More composition and fierce quality [i.e. has a more active disposition]
KL I.ii.34 [Gloucester to Edmund, of Edmund's hiding his letter] The quality of nothing hath not such need to hide itself
KL II.iv.132 [Lear to Regan, of Gonerill] how depraved a quality
KL II.iv.88 [Gloucester to Lear, of Cornwall] You know the fiery quality of the Duke
Luc 1702 [Lucrece to all] What is the quality of my offence
Luc 875 [Lucrece to herself] We have no good that we can say is ours / But ill-annexed Opportunity / Or kills his life or else his quality
MV III.ii.6 [Portia to Bassanio] you ... / Hate counsels not in such a quality
MV IV.i.181 [Portia as Balthasar to Shylock] The quality of mercy is not strained
MW II.ii.208 [Falstaff to Ford as Brook, of Mistress Ford] Of what quality was your love, then?
Oth I.iii.248 [Desdemona to Duke, of Othello] My heart's subdued / Even to the very quality of my lord [F; Q1 pleasure]
Tim I.i.56 [Poet to Painter] As well of glib and slipp'ry creatures as / Of grave and austere quality, tender down / Their services to Lord Timon
Tim IV.iii.157 [Timon to all] Hoar the flamen, / That scolds against the quality of flesh [i.e. the natural desires of the flesh]
TN III.i.61 [Viola alone, of Feste] He must observe ... / The quality of persons
TN III.iii.32 [Antonio to Sebastian] the quality of the time and quarrel / Might well have given us bloody argument
TNK V.iii.48 [Emilia to herself, of Palamon] his brow ... alters to / The quality of his thoughts [i.e. according to the mood he is in]