sad (adj.) Old form(s): sadde
serious, grave, solemn
1H4 V.ii.12[Worcester to Vernon] Look how we can or sad or merrily, / Interpretation will misquote our looks
1H6 I.i.58[First Messenger to all] Sad tidings bring I to you out of France
1H6 I.ii.48[Bastard to all] Methinks your looks are sad
2H4 II.ii.38[Prince Henry to Poins] it is not meet that I should be sad now my father is sick
2H4 V.i.76[Falstaff alone] it is much that ... a jest with a sad brow, will do with a fellow that never had the ache in his shoulders!
3H6 II.i.8[Edward to Richard] How fares my brother? Why is he so sad?
AC I.iii.3[Cleopatra to Charmian, of Antony] If you find him sad, / Say I am dancing
AC I.v.50.2[Cleopatra to Alexas, of Antony] What was he, sad or merry?
AC V.i.26.2[Caesar to all] Look you, sad friends
AYL III.ii.144[Celia as Aliena reading] Sad Lucretia's modesty
AYL III.ii.207[Rosalind to Celia] speak sad brow and true maid [i.e. in seriousness and sincerity]
AYL IV.i.20[Rosalind as Ganymede to Jaques] you have great reason to be sad
AYL IV.i.8[Jaques to Rosalind as Ganymede] 'tis good to be sad and say nothing
CE III.i.19[Antipholus of Ephesus to Balthasar] You're sad
CE V.i.45[Adriana to Abbess, of Antipholus] This week he hath been heavy, sour, sad
Cym I.vii.63.2[Iachimo to Innogen, of Posthumus] I never saw him sad
H5 IV.i.294[King Henry alone, praying] I have built / Two chantries where the sad and solemn priests / Sing still for Richard's soul
H8 II.i.135[Buckingham to all] And when you would say something that is sad, / Speak how I fell [or: sense 2]
H8 II.ii.14.1[Lord Chamberlain to Suffolk, of King Henry] I left him private, / Full of sad thoughts and troubles
H8 II.ii.56[Norfolk to Suffolk and Lord Chamberlain] Let's in, / And with some other business put the King / From these sad thoughts that work too much upon him
H8 IV.ii.78[Katherine to Griffith] Cause the musicians play me that sad note / I named my knell
H8 IV.ii.81.1[stage direction] Sad and solemn music
H8 prologue.25[Speaker to audience] Be sad, as we would make ye
H8 prologue.3[Speaker to audience] Things now / That bear a weighty and a serious brow, / Sad, high, and working
JC I.ii.216[Brutus to Casca] tell us what hath chanced today / That Caesar looks so sad [or: sense 2]
JC I.ii.273[Brutus to Casca, of Caesar] he came thus sad, away? [or: sense 2]
JC II.i.308[Brutus to Portia] All my engagements I will construe to thee, / All the charactery of my sad brows [or: sense 3]
KJ III.i.24[Constance to Salisbury, of his behaviour] Be these sad signs confirmers of thy words? [or: sense 2]
KJ V.i.46[Bastard to King John] Let not the world see fear and sad distrust / Govern the motion of a kingly eye
LC.326[of the man] O that sad breath his spongy lungs bestowed
LLL I.ii.3[Mote to Armado, of a man growing melancholy] he will look sad
LLL V.ii.14[Katharine to Rosaline, of Cupid killing her sister] He made her melancholy, sad, and heavy
Luc.1081[] solemn night with slow sad gait descended / To ugly hell
Luc.1110[] Sad souls are slain in merry company
Luc.1147[Lucrece] we will unfold / To creatures stern sad tunes to change their kinds
Luc.1610[] Collatine and his consorted lords / With sad attention long to hear her words
Luc.277[] Sad pause and deep regard beseems the sage
MA I.i.171[Benedick to Claudio] speak you this with a sad brow?
MA I.iii.56[Conrade to Don John] comes me the Prince and Claudio, hand in hand, in sad conference
MA II.i.318[Leonato to Don Pedro, of Beatrice] she is never sad but when she sleeps
MA III.ii.15[Leonato to Benedick, responding to ‘I am not as I have been’] methinks you are sadder
MA III.ii.18[Don Pedro to Claudio, of Benedick] if he be sad, he wants money
MA V.i.197[Don Pedro to Claudio, as if to himself] pluck up, my heart, and be sad
MA V.i.270[Leonato to Don Pedro and Claudio] if your love / Can labour aught in sad invention
MND II.i.51[Puck to Fairy] The wisest aunt telling the saddest tale
MND III.ii.237[Helena to Hermia] Persever, counterfeit sad looks
MND IV.i.94[Oberon to Titania] in silence sad, / Trip we after night's shade
MND V.i.281[Theseus to all, of Bottom's speech] This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad
MV I.i.1[Antonio to Salerio and Solanio] In sooth I know not why I am so sad
MV I.i.38[Salerio to Antonio, of a ship lost at sea] such a thing bechanced would make me sad
MV I.i.79.1[Antonio to Gratiano, of the world] A stage where every man must play a part, / And mine a sad one
MV II.ii.183[Gratiano to Bassanio, of his future behaviour] Like one well studied in a sad ostent / To please his grandam
Per I.ii.2[Pericles alone] The sad companion, dull-eyed melancholy
Phoen.3[] Let the bird of loudest lay ... / Herald sad and trumpet be
RJ II.v.21[Juliet to Nurse] why lookest thou sad? Though news be sad, yet tell them merrily
Sonn.107.6[] the sad augurs mock their own presage
Sonn.45.14[of his friend's greetings] I joy, but then no longer glad, / I send them back again and straight grow sad
Sonn.65.2[] Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, / But sad mortality o'ersways their power
TG I.iii.1[Antonio to Panthino] what sad talk was that / Wherewith my brother held you in the cloister?
TG II.iv.8[Silvia to Valentine] you are sad [or: sense 3]
Tit II.iii.10[Tamora to Aaron] wherefore look'st thou sad, / When everything doth make a gleeful boast?
Tit V.ii.11[Titus to dsguised Tamora] Is it your trick to make me ope the door, / That so my sad decrees may fly away, / And all my study be to no effect?
TN III.iv.15[Olivia alone] If sad and merry madness equal be
TN III.iv.18[Olivia to Malvolio] Smil'st thou? I sent for thee upon a sad occasion
TN III.iv.5[Olivia to Maria, of Malvolio] He is sad and civil, / And suits well for a servant with my fortunes
TN III.iv.73[Malvolio alone, of the letter's requirements] a sad face, a reverend carriage
TNK I.v.7[Song] Come all sad and solemn shows
TNK IV.ii.32[Emilia alone] Narcissus was a sad boy, but a heavenly
TNK V.iii.52[Emilia to herself] Palamon's sadness is a kind of mirth, / So mingled as if mirth did make him sad, / And sadness merry
TS induction.2.58[Third Servingman to Lord, of a painting of Daphne] And at that sight shall sad Apollo weep
Ven.929[Venus, of what she has heard] she at these sad signs draws up her breath
WT II.i.23.2[Mamillius to Hermione, of his story] Merry or sad shall't be?
WT IV.iii.124[Autolycus singing] A merry heart goes all the day, / Your sad tires in a mile-a
WT IV.iv.308[Clown to Autolycus] my father and the gentlemen are in sad talk
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