open (v.) Old form(s): open'd
reveal, uncover, disclose
Cym V.v.58[Cornelius to Cymbeline, of the Queen] she ... opened (in despite / Of heaven and men) her purposes
Ham II.ii.18[Claudius to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern] Whether aught to us unknown afflicts him thus, / That, opened, lies within our remedy
Per I.ii.87[Pericles to Helicanus, of Antiochus] should he doubt ... / That I should open [his deeds] to the listening air
Per V.i.132.1[Pericles to Marina] thy griefs might equal mine, / If both were opened
TG I.i.126[Proteus to Speed] open the matter in brief
WT IV.iv.733[Autolycus to Shepherd] I command thee to open thy affair
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