show (v.) Old form(s): shew , shew'd , shewes , showes
appear, look [like], present [as]
2H4 II.ii.6[Prince Henry to Poins] Doth it not show vilely in me to desire small beer?
AC III.iii.20[Messenger to Cleopatra, of Octavia] She shows a body rather than a life
Cor IV.vi.116.1[Cominius to Menenius, of Coriolanus] his best friends, ... therein showed like enemies
KL I.iv.240[Gonerill to Lear] this our court ... / Shows like a riotous inn
KL IV.vi.14[disguised Edgar to Gloucester] The crows and choughs ... / Show scarce so gross as beetles
RJ I.v.48[Romeo to himself, of Juliet] So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows
TG II.vii.48[Julia to Lucetta] To be fantastic may become a youth / Of greater time than I shall show to be
Tim I.ii.132[Apemantus to himself, of the masque] Like madness is the glory of this life / As this pomp shows to a little oil and root [i.e. compared to my poor meal]
TNK III.vi.25[Arcite to Palamon] Defy me in these fair terms, and you show / More than a mistress to me
TNK IV.ii.136[Messenger to Theseus, of one of the knights] when he smiles / He shows a lover
TNK IV.ii.144[Hippolyta to Theseus, of the knights] They would show / Bravely about the titles of two kingdoms [i.e. if they were fighting about the rights to kingdoms]
TNK V.i.20[Palamon to Arcite] were there aught in me which strove to show / Mine enemy in this business
Ven.366[of Venus holding Adonis' hand] This beauteous combat ... / Showed like two silver doves that sit a-billing
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