course (n.) 2
habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
2H4 V.ii.87 [Lord Chief Justice to King Henry V] Be you contented, wearing now the garland, ... / To trip the course of law
2H6 III.i.237 [Cardinal to all, of Gloucester] 'Tis meet he be condemned by course of law
AW IV.iii.21 [Second Lord to First Lord] the common course of all treasons
Cym III.v.120 [Cloten to Pisanio] thou canst not in the course of gratitude but be a diligent follower of mine
Cym IV.ii.10 [disguised Innogen to Belarius, Guiderius, and Arviragus] Stick to your journal course: the breach of custom / Is breach of all
H5 I.i.24 [Canterbury to Ely, of King Henry and his love of the Church] The courses of his youth promised it not
H5 I.i.54 [Canterbury to Ely, of King Henry] his addiction was to courses vain, / His companies ... rude, and shallow
H5 II.i.97 [Pistol to Bardolph] Sword is an oath, and oaths must have their course
Ham III.iii.83 [Hamlet to himself] in our circumstance and course of thought
KJ I.i.113 [Robert Faulconbridge to King John, of the Bastard] he came into the world / Full fourteen weeks before the course of time
KJ II.i.580 [Bastard alone, of commodity] Makes it take head from all indifferency, / From all direction, purpose, course, intent
KL I.i.132 [Lear to Gonerill and Regan] Ourself by monthly course ... shall our abode / Make with you by due turn
KL III.vii.100 [Third Servant to Second Servant, of Regan] If she live long, / And in the end meet the old course of death [i.e. die in the normal way]
MM II.i.179 [Escalus to Elbow, of Froth] because he hath some offences in him that thou wouldst discover ... let him continue in his courses till thou know'st what they are
MM III.ii.215 [disguised Duke to Escalus] it is as dangerous to be aged in any kind of course as it is virtuous to be constant in any undertaking
MM IV.ii.173 [disguised Duke to Provost] You know the course is common
MV III.iii.26 [Antonio to Solanio] The Duke cannot deny the course of law
MV IV.i.196 [Portia as Balthasar to Shylock] That in the course of justice none of us / Should see salvation
Oth I.ii.86 [Brabantio to Othello] To prison, till fit time / Of law and course of direct session / Call thee to answer
Oth IV.i.281 [Iago to Lodovico, of Othello's behaviour] You shall observe him, / And his own courses will denote him so
Per IV.i.38 [Dionyza to Marina, of Pericles] He will ... / Blame both my lord and me that we have taken / No care to your best courses
R2 I.ii.14 [Duchess of Gloucester to John of Gaunt, of Edward's seven sons] Some of those seven are dried by nature's course
R3 I.iv.190 [Clarence to Murderers] who pronounced / The bitter sentence of poor Clarence' death / Before I be convict by course of law?
R3 IV.iv.105 [Queen Margaret to Queen Elizabeth] Thus hath the course of justice wheeled about
Sonn 19.11 [of Time] Him in thy course untainted do allow / For beauty's pattern to succeeding men
TC I.iii.87 [Ulysses to all, of the heavens] Observe ... / Insisture, course, proportion, season, form
TC I.iii.9 [Agamemnon to all, of a pine tree] knots ... divert his grain / Tortive and errant from his course of growth
Tim III.iii.41 [Servant alone, of the way life is affecting Timon] this is all a liberal course allows
WT III.ii.6 [Leontes to all] we so openly / Proceed in justice, which shall have due course, / Even to the guilt or the purgation