nature (n.)
personality, innate disposition, character
AW III.i.17[First Lord to Duke] the younger of our nature
AW V.iii.207[Bertram to King, of Parolles] Whose nature sickens but to speak a truth
Cor IV.vii.41[Aufidius to Lieutenant, of Coriolanus] nature, / Not to be other than one thing
Ham III.iv.169[Hamlet to Gertrude] For use almost can change the stamp of nature
JC IV.iii.193[Cassius to Brutus, of fortitude in the face of death] I have as much of this in art as you, / But yet my nature could not bear it so
KL II.i.114[Cornwall to Edmund] Natures of such deep trust we shall much need
Mac III.i.49[Macbeth alone, of Banquo] in his royalty of nature / Reigns that which would be feared
Mac III.iv.29[Macbeth to First Murderer, of Fleance] The worm that's fled / Hath nature that in time will venom breed
MM III.i.166[disguised Duke aside to Claudio, of Angelo and Isabella] he hath made an assay of her virtue to practise his judgement with the disposition of natures
Tim I.i.68[Poet to Painter, of Fortune's hill] The base o'th' mount / Is ranked with all deserts, all kind of natures
Tim IV.iii.203[Apemantus to Timon, of his way of behaving] This is in thee a nature but infected
Tim V.i.223[First Senator to Second Senator, of Timon] His discontents are unremovably / Coupled to nature
WT I.ii.226[Leontes to Camillo, of Hermione persuading Polixenes to stay] Not noted, is't, / But of the finer natures?
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