odds (n. plural) Old form(s): oddes , ods
superiority, advantage, edge
2H6 IV.x.42[Iden to Cade] it shall ne'er be said, while England stands, / That Alexander Iden ... / Took odds to combat a poor famished man
AYL I.ii.148[Duke Frederick to Rosalind, of Charles] there is such odds in the man
R2 III.iv.89[Gardener to Queen Isabel, of the peers supporting Bolingbroke] And with that odds he weighs King Richard down
Tit V.ii.19[Titus to disguised Tamora] Thou hast the odds of me
TS IV.iii.150[Hortensio to Grumio, of the Tailor] he shall have no odds
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