quick (n.) Old form(s): quicke
living, those alive
E3 III.i.156[Mariner to King John] darkness did as well enclose the quick / As those that were but newly reft of life
Ham V.i.124[Hamlet to First Clown, of the grave] 'Tis for the dead, not for the quick
Ham V.i.247[Laertes to all] Now pile your dust upon the quick and dead
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