affection (n.)
love, devotion
AC III.xi.67[Antony to Cleopatra] My sword, made weak by my affection
AYL IV.i.192[Rosalind to Celia] my affection hath an unknown bottom ... [Celia] as fast as you pour affection in, it runs out
E3 II.i.134[King Edward to Lodowick, of the Countess] Her beauty hath no match but my affection
JC IV.iii.203[Brutus to Cassius] The people 'twixt Philippi and this ground / Do stand but in a forced affection [i.e. allegiance]
LLL I.ii.59[Armado to Mote] drawing my sword against the humour of affection
LLL IV.iii.288[Berowne to all] Have at you then, affection's men-at-arms!
Luc.1060[Lucrece as if to Collatine] I will not wrong thy true affection so
MW IV.vi.10[Fenton to Host] the dear love I bear to fair Anne Page, / Who mutually hath answered my affection
Tem I.ii.449[Ferdinand to Miranda] if a virgin, / And your affection not gone forth
TG I.i.3[Valentine to Proteus] affection chains thy tender days / To the sweet glances of thy honoured love
TN II.iv.37[Orsino to Viola as Cesario] let thy love be younger than thyself, / Or thy affection cannot hold the bent [i.e. remain at full stretch]
TNK III.vi.269[Arcite to Theseus, of Emilia] I'll preserve / The honour of affection and die for her
TNK III.vi.51[Palamon to Arcite] With all the justice of affection / I'll pay thee soundly [i.e. my victory will be just because of my true love]
TS I.i.157[Tranio to Lucentio] Affection is not rated from the heart
TS IV.ii.23[Tranio as Lucentio to Hortensio] I have often heard / Of your entire affection to Bianca
Ven.650[Venus to Adonis] disturbing Jealousy / Doth call himself Affection's sentinel
WT IV.iv.376.1[disguised Camillo to Florizel, of Florizel's pledges] This shows a sound affection
WT IV.iv.478.1[Florizel to Perdita, of Polixenes] From my succession wipe me, father, I / Am heir to my affection
WT V.ii.100[Third Gentleman to all, of the main protagonists going to Paulina's house] Thither with all greediness of affection are they gone, and there they intend to sup
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2018 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL