modern (adj.) Old form(s): moderne
ordinary, trite, commonplace, everyday
AC V.ii.167[Cleopatra to Caesar] things of such dignity / As we greet modern friends withal
AW II.iii.2[Lafew to Bertram and Parolles] we have our philosophical persons to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless
AW V.iii.216[Bertram to King, of Diana] Her infinite cunning with her modern grace / Subdued me to her rate
AYL II.vii.157[Jaques to all] the justice ... / Full of wise saws and modern instances
AYL IV.i.7[Rosalind as Ganymede to Jaques, of those who display too much melancholy or laughter] [they] betray themselves to every modern censure
KJ III.iv.42[Constance to King Philip] that fell anatomy ... / Which scorns a modern invocation
Mac IV.iii.170[Ross to Macduff and Malcolm, of Scotland] where violent sorrow seems / A modern ecstasy
Oth I.iii.109[Duke to Brabantio, of the arguments against Othello] these thin habits and poor likelihoods / Of modern seeming
RJ III.ii.120[Juliet to herself, of her parents' death] Which modern lamentation might have moved
Sonn.83.7[]How far a modern quill doth come too short, / Speaking of worth
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