office (n.)
service, sympathy, kindness
MM V.i.361[Duke to Angelo] Hast thou or word, or wit, or impudence / That yet can do thee office?
MW I.i.94[Page to Shallow, of Falstaff] I would I could do a good office between you [i.e. mediate between you]
MW III.i.46[Page to Evans] We are come to do you a good office
R2 II.ii.136[Bushy to Bagot and Green] little office / Will the hateful commons perform for us
WT II.iii.188[Antigonus to the baby, of being protected] Wolves and bears ... / Casting their savageness aside, have done / Like offices of pity
WT IV.iii.75[Autolycus to Clown] You ha'done me a charitable office
WT V.i.148[Leontes to Florizel] these thy offices, / So rarely kind, are as interpreters / Of my behindhand slackness!
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