forwardness (n.) Old form(s): forwardnesse
state of readiness, preparedness, zeal
3H6 IV.v.23[Edward to Stanley] I will requite thy forwardness
3H6 V.iv.65[Queen to all] This cheers my heart, to see your forwardness
Cym IV.ii.342.2[Lucius to Captain, of the arrival of the new troops] This forwardness / Makes our hopes fair
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