use (n.) 1
usual practice, habit, custom
3H6 I.iv.117 [York to Queen] thy face is ... / Made impudent with use of evil deeds
Ham I.ii.134 [Hamlet alone] How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable / Seem to me all the uses of this world!
Ham III.iv.164 [Hamlet to Gertrude] the use of actions fair and good
Ham III.iv.169 [Hamlet to Gertrude] For use almost can change the stamp of nature
JC II.ii.25 [Calphurnia to Caesar, of the night's events] these things are beyond all use
JC III.i.265 [Antony alone] Blood and destruction shall be so in use
Mac I.iii.136 [Macbeth to himself, of his imaginings] make my seated heart knock at my ribs / Against the use of nature
MM I.iv.62 [Lucio to Isabella, of Angelo] He, to give fear to use and liberty ... hath picked out an act
MM III.ii.120 [Lucio to disguised Duke, of the Duke and female beggars] his use was to put a ducat in her clack-dish
MV IV.i.265 [Antonio to Bassanio, of Fortune] it is still her use / To let the wretched man outlive his wealth
Oth IV.i.276 [Lodovico to Iago, of Othello striking Desdemona] Is it his use?
Oth IV.iii.103 [Desdemona to Emilia] God me such uses send, / Not to pick bad from bad, but by bad mend! [i.e. ways of behaving] [F; Q1 usage]
R3 IV.iv.230 [Queen Elizabeth to King Richard] still use of grief makes wild grief tame
Sonn 78.3 [] every alien pen hath got my use
TG V.iv.1 [Valentine alone] How use doth breed a habit in a man!
Tim I.i.285 [Second Lord to First Lord, of Timon] no gift to him / But breeds the giver a return exceeding / All use of quittance [also: normal interest payment]
Tim V.i.26 [Painter to Poet] in the plainer and simpler kind of people the deed of saying is quite out of use [i.e. the carrying out of a promise is not fashionable]