ill (adj.) 1
bad, adverse, unfavourable
1H6 III.ii.109 [Captain alonel, as if to Falstaff] Cowardly knight, ill fortune follow thee!
1H6 IV.i.191 [Exeter alone, of the quarrelling lords] it doth presage some ill event
2H4 I.i.41 [Travers to Northumberland, of a gentleman] He told me that rebellion had ill luck
2H4 II.i.95 [Hostess to Falstaff, of prawns] I told thee they were ill for a green wound
2H4 II.iv.88 [Hostess to Falstaff, of what someone said of her] you are in an ill name
2H4 IV.ii.81 [Archbishop to Mowbray] Against ill chances men are ever merry
2H4.epilogue.11 [Epilogue to the audience, of the play] if like an ill venture it come unluckily home, I break
AC II.ii.162 [Antony to Lepidus and Caesar] Lest my remembrance suffer ill report
AC II.v.88 [Cleopatra to Messenger] let ill tidings tell / Themselves when they be felt
AW IV.iii.71 [First Lord to Second Lord] The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together
AYL III.v.71 [Phebe to Rosalind as Ganymede] no ill will I bear you
CE V.i.138 [Adriana to Duke, of Antipholus of Ephesus] this ill day / A most outrageous fit of madness took him
CE V.i.74 [Abbess to Adriana] Unquiet meals make ill digestions
Cor I.vi.70 [Martius to all] if any fear / Lesser his person than an ill report
Cym I.v.159 [Posthumus to Iachimo, of Innogen] your ill opinion, and th'assault you have made to her chastity
Cym IV.ii.279 [Arviragus to disguised Innogen] Nothing ill come near thee!
E3 II.i.175 [King Edward to Lodowick] I thank thee, then. Thou hast done little ill, / But what is done is passing passing ill
E3 III.ii.27 [First Frenchman to Citizens] Belike you then despair of ill success
H5 I.ii.154 [King Henry to Canterbury, of Scottish invasions] England, being empty of defence, / Hath shook and trembled at th'ill neighbourhood
H5 V.ii.228 [King Henry to Katherine] old age, that ill layer-up of beauty
H5 V.ii.356 [Queen Isabel to all] never may ill office ... / Thrust in between the paction of these kingdoms
H8 epilogue.13 [Epilogue] All the best men are ours; for 'tis ill hap / If they hold when their ladies bid 'em clap
H8 II.ii.124 [Campeius to Wolsey] there's an ill opinion spread then, / Even of yourself
H8 IV.ii.44 [Katherine to Griffith, of Wolsey] he ... gave / The clergy ill example
Ham II.ii.523 [Hamlet to Polonius, of the Players] After your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live
JC IV.iii.232 [Cassius to Brutus] This was an ill beginning of the night
JC V.v.11 [Clitus to Dardanius] What ill request did Brutus make to thee?
KJ III.i.94 [Constance to King Philip] This day all things begun come to ill end
KJ IV.ii.132 [King John to Messenger] Thou hast made me giddy / With these ill tidings
KJ V.iv.36 [Melun to Salisbury] Even this ill night, your breathing shall expire
KJ V.vi.21 [Bastard to Hubert] Show me the very wound of this ill news
KJ V.vii.35 [King John to all, of himself] Poisoned--ill fare!
KL V.ii.9 [disguised Edgar to Gloucester] What, in ill thoughts again?
LLL II.i.59 [Katharine to Princess, of Dumaine] For he hath wit to make an ill shape good
Luc.1598 [Collatine to Lucrece] What uncouth ill event / Hath thee befallen
MA II.i.158 [Claudio to himself] I ... hear these ill news with the ears of Claudio
MA II.i.90 [Margaret to Balthasar] I have many ill qualities
MA III.i.86 [Hero to Ursula] One doth not know / How much an ill word may empoison liking
MA III.ii.61 [Claudio to Don Pedro, of Benedick] his ill conditions
Mac I.iii.130 [Macbeth to himself] This supernatural soliciting / Cannot be ill, cannot be good
MND II.i.218 [Demetrius to Helena] To trust the opportunity of night / And the ill counsel of a desert place / With the rich worth of your virginity
MV III.i.86 [Shylock to Tubal] no ill luck stirring but what lights o'my shoulders
MW II.i.67 [Mistress Page to Mistress Ford] this mystery of ill opinions
MW V.v.116 [Mistress Ford to Falstaff] Sir John, we have had ill luck
MW V.v.127 [Falstaff to all] See now how wit may be made a Jack-a-Lent when 'tis upon ill employment
Per IV.i.76 [Marina to Leonine] I never spake bad word nor did ill turn / To any living creature
R2 III.ii.121 [King Richard to Scroop] Too well, too well thou tellest a tale so ill
R2.III.iv.80 [Queen Isabel to Gardener] where, when, and how / Camest thou by this ill tidings?
R3 II.iii.4 [Second Citizen to First Citizen] Ill news, by'r Lady - seldom comes the better
Sonn 112.3 [] For what care I who calls me well or ill [i.e. gives me a good or a bad name] [or: adverbial sense]
Sonn 150.5 [] Whence hast thou this becoming of things ill
Sonn 58.14 [] I am to wait, though waiting so be hell, / Not blame your pleasure, be it ill or well
Sonn 91.3 [] Some [glory] in their garments, though new-fangled ill
Sonn 95.8 [] That tongue that tells the story of thy days ... blesses an ill report
TC I.iii.92 [Ulysses to all] the ill aspects of planets evil
TC V.iv.17 [Thersites alone] policy grows into an ill opinion
TN I.iii.5 [Maria to Sir Toby] my lady, takes great exceptions to your ill hours
TN I.v.148 [Malvolio to Olivia, of Viola as Cesario] Of very ill manner
TN V.i.29 [Orsino to feste] you give me ill counsel!
Ven 457 [of Venus and Adonis' expression] This ill presage advisedly she marketh
WT II.i.105 [Hermione to all] There's some ill planet reigns
WT III.iii.3 [Mariner to Antigonus] We have landed in ill time
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