battle (n.) Old form(s): Battaile , Battailes, Battell, battells , Battels
army, fighting force, battalion
1H4 IV.i.129[Hotspur to Vernon] What may the King's whole battle reach unto?
1H6 IV.vii.13[Talbot to Servant, of John Talbot] great rage of heart / Suddenly made him from my side to start / Into the clustering battle of the French
2H4 IV.i.152[Westmorland to Mowbray] Our battle is more full of names than yours
2H4 IV.i.177[Westmorland to all] In sight of both our battles we may meet
3H6 I.i.15[Montague to York, of the Earl of Wiltshire] Whom I encountered as the battles joined
3H6 I.i.8[York to Warwick, of several lords] [they] Charged our main battle's front
3H6 II.i.120[Warwick to Edward and Richard, of fighting the Queen] Our battles joined, and both sides fiercely fought
3H6 II.ii.72[Messenger to all, of the King's enemies] Darraign your battle, for they are at hand
AC III.ix.2[Antony to Enobarbus] Set we our squadrons on yond side o'th' hill / In eye of Caesar's battle
E3 III.iii.225[King Edward to all] For the main battles, I will guide myself
E3 IV.iv.33[Audley to Prince Edward] the battle there / Is governed by the rough Chatillon
E3 V.i.136[Salisbury to King Edward, of the army surrounding Prince Edward] Here stood a battle of ten thousand horse
E3 V.i.150[Salisbury to King Edward, of the attack on Prince Edward] The battles join
H5 IV.chorus.9[Chorus] Fire answers fire, and through their paly flames / Each battle sees the other's umbered face
H5 IV.ii.52[Grandpr?š to all, of the English army] Description cannot suit itself in words / To demonstrate the life of such a battle
JC V.i.16[Antony to Octavius] lead your battle softly on / Upon the left hand of the even field
JC V.i.4[Octavius to Antony, of the enemy] their battles are at hand
JC V.iii.108[Brutus to Labeo and Flavius] set our battles on
KJ IV.ii.78[Salisbury to Pembroke] The colour of the King doth come and go ... / Like heralds 'twixt two dreadful battles set
KL III.ii.23[Lear to the storm] join / Your high-engendered battles 'gainst a head / So old and white as this [F; Q battel]
Mac V.vi.4[Malcolm to Seyward] Lead our first battle
R3 I.iii.129[Richard to Queen Elizabeth] Was not your husband / In Margaret's battle at Saint Albans slain?
R3 V.iii.139[Ghost of Clarence to Richmond] Good angels guard thy battle!
R3 V.iii.300[King Richard to Norfolk] we will follow / In the main battle
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