show (n.) 1
appearance, exhibition, display
1H4 V.iv.94 [Prince Hal to dead Hotspur] If thou wert sensible of courtesy / I should not make so dear a show of zeal
2H4 I.i.193 [Morton to Northumberland] your son had ... / But shadows and the shows of men, to fight
2H4 V.v.13 [Falstaff to Shallow, of their clothes] this poor show doth better
2H6 I.i.239 [York alone] I will ... make a show of love to proud Duke Humphrey
2H6 III.i.225 [Queen to all, of the King] Gloucester's show / Beguiles him
2H6 III.i.54 [Suffolk to Queen, of Gloucester] in his simple show he harbours treason
AC III.xiii.30 [Enobarbus to himself] like enough, high-battled Caesar will ... be staged to th'show / Against a sworder
AW II.i.150 [Helena to King] with us that square our guess by shows
H5 I.ii.72 [Canterbury to King Henry, of Hugh Capet] To find his title with some shows of truth
Ham III.ii.145 [stage direction for dumb show, of the Queen and King] She kneels, and makes show of protestation unto him
JC I.ii.34 [Cassius to Brutus] I have not from your eyes that gentleness / And show of love as I was wont to have
LC 92 [of the man] Small show of man was yet upon his chin
Luc 1507 [of a painting of Sinon] the painter laboured ... [to] give the harmless show / An humble gait
Luc 1514 [of a painting of Sinon] He entertained a show so seeming just
Luc 1580 [of Lucrece] Losing her woes in shows of discontent
Luc 1810 [] Brutus ... / Began to clothe his wit in state and pride, / Burying in Lucrece' wound his folly's show
MV II.vii.20 [Morocco to himself] A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross
MV III.ii.73 [Bassanio to himself] So may the outward shows be least themselves
Oth I.i.52 [Iago to Roderigo, of some servants] throwing but shows of service on their lords, / Do well thrive by them
Per II.iii.6 [Simonides to Knights] every worth in show commends itself
RJ V.i.48 [Romeo alone, of the things on an apothecary's shelves] thinly scattered, to make up a show
TN II.iv.116 [Viola as Cesario to Orsino] Our shows are more than will [i.e. we show more passion than we feel]