element (n.)
(plural) forces of nature, atmospheric powers
AC III.ii.40[Caesar to Octavia] The elements be kind to thee
Cor I.x.10[Aufidius to Soldiers, of Coriolanus] By th'elements, / If e'er again I meet him ... / He's mine
KL III.i.4[Gentleman to disguised Kent, of Lear] Contending with the fretful elements
KL III.ii.16[Lear to the storm] I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness
Oth II.i.45[Cassio to Montano, of Othello] let the heavens / Give him defence against the elements
Oth III.iii.461[Iago to Othello, as if to the elements] You elements, that clip us round about
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