quick (adj.) Old form(s): quicke
living, vital, full of life
1H6 V.iii.8[Pucelle alone, of the arrival of the spirits] This speedy and quick appearance argues proof / Of your accustomed diligence to me
AW V.iii.301[Diana to King] one that's dead is quick [also: sense 10]
H5 II.ii.79[King Henry to traitors] The mercy that was quick in us but late / By your own counsel is suppressed and killed
LLL I.ii.28[Mote to Armado] an eel is quick
MND I.i.149[Lysander to Hermia] So quick bright things come to confusion [adverb reading also possible]
MW III.iv.84[Anne to Mistress Page, of marrying Caius] I had rather be set quick i'th' earth, / And bowled to death with turnips [i.e. buried up to my neck]
Sonn.113.7[] Of his quick objects hath the mind no part
Sonn.45.5[of thought and desire] when these quicker elements are gone / In tender embassy of love to thee
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