show (n.) Old form(s): shew, shewes , shews , showes
appearance, exhibition, display
1H4 V.iv.94[Prince Hal to dead Hotspur] If thou wert sensible of courtesy / I should not make so dear a show of zeal
2H4 I.i.193[Morton to Northumberland] your son had ... / But shadows and the shows of men, to fight
2H4 V.v.13[Falstaff to Shallow, of their clothes] this poor show doth better
2H6 I.i.239[York alone] I will ... make a show of love to proud Duke Humphrey
2H6 III.i.225[Queen to all, of the King] Gloucester's show / Beguiles him
2H6 III.i.54[Suffolk to Queen, of Gloucester] in his simple show he harbours treason
AC III.xiii.30[Enobarbus to himself] like enough, high-battled Caesar will ... be staged to th'show / Against a sworder
AW II.i.150[Helena to King] with us that square our guess by shows
H5 I.ii.72[Canterbury to King Henry, of Hugh Capet] To find his title with some shows of truth
Ham III.ii.145.4[stage direction for dumb show, of the Queen and King] She kneels, and makes show of protestation unto him
JC I.ii.34[Cassius to Brutus] I have not from your eyes that gentleness / And show of love as I was wont to have
LC.92[of the man] Small show of man was yet upon his chin
Luc.1507[of a painting of Sinon] the painter laboured ... [to] give the harmless show / An humble gait
Luc.1514[of a painting of Sinon] He entertained a show so seeming just
Luc.1580[of Lucrece] Losing her woes in shows of discontent
Luc.1810[] Brutus ... / Began to clothe his wit in state and pride, / Burying in Lucrece' wound his folly's show
MV II.vii.20[Morocco to himself] A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross
MV III.ii.73[Bassanio to himself] So may the outward shows be least themselves
Oth I.i.52[Iago to Roderigo, of some servants] throwing but shows of service on their lords, / Do well thrive by them
Per II.iii.6[Simonides to Knights] every worth in show commends itself
RJ V.i.48[Romeo alone, of the things on an apothecary's shelves] thinly scattered, to make up a show
TN II.iv.116[Viola as Cesario to Orsino] Our shows are more than will [i.e. we show more passion than we feel]
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