mark (n.) Old form(s): marke
target, goal, aim
2H4 II.iii.31[Lady Percy to Northumberland, of Percy] He was the mark and glass, copy and book, / That fashioned others
2H6 I.i.241[York alone, of the crown] that's the golden mark I seek to hit
AW III.ii.107[Helena alone, as if to Bertram] is it I / That drive thee from the sportive court, where thou / Wast shot at with fair eyes, to be the mark / Of smoky muskets?
H8 II.i.165[Second Gentleman to First Gentleman, of the latter's view] I think you have hit the mark
LLL IV.ii.111[Nathaniel reading Berowne's letter to Rosaline] If knowledge be the mark
MA II.i.226[Benedick to Don Pedro] I stood like a man at a mark
Sonn.116.5[of love] it is an ever-fixed mark / That looks on tempest and is never shaken
TC V.vi.27[Hector to Soldier] thou art a goodly mark
Tim V.iii.10[Soldier alone, of his captain] Before proud Athens he's set down by this, / Whose fall the mark of his ambition is
TNK I.iv.43[Theseus to all, of different events] Hath set a mark which nature could not reach to
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