stay (v.) 7
detain, confine, keep
AYL I.i.7 [Orlando to Adam, of Oliver] he ... stays me here at home unkept
H8 I.i.5 [Buckingham to Norfolk] An untimely ague / Stayed me a prisoner in my chamber
JC II.ii.75 [Caesar to Decius] Calphurnia here, my wife, stays me at home
Luc 917 [Lucrece as if to opportunity] My Collatine would else have come to me / When Tarquin did, but he was stayed by thee
MA III.iii.74 [Dogberry to Second Watchman] if you meet the Prince in the night, you may stay him
MA IV.i.279 [Beatrice to Benedick] You have stayed me in a happy hour
RJ V.iii.187 [First Watchman to Third Watchman] Stay the Friar too
Tit II.iii.181 [Demetrius to Lavinia] Away, for thou hast stayed us here too long
TS IV.ii.83 [Tranio as Lucentio to Pedant] Your ships are stayed at Venice
TS IV.iv.30 [Pedant as Vincentio to Baptista, of Tranio as Lucentio] to stay him not too long, / I am content ... / To have him matched [i.e. so as not to keep him waiting for too long]
WT IV.iv.568 [Camillo to Florizel] your anchors, who / Do their best office if they can but stay you / Where you'll be loath to be

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