sphere (n.) Old form(s): spheare, spheares
celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
1H4 V.iv.64[Prince Hal to Hotspur] Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere
AC II.vii.14[First Servant to Second Servant] To be called into a huge sphere
AC IV.xv.10[Cleopatra to all] O sun, / Burn the great sphere thou mov'st in
AC V.ii.84[Cleopatra to Dolabella, of Antony] his voice was propertied / As all the tuned spheres
AW I.i.88[Helena alone, of Bertram] In his bright radiance and collateral light / Must I be comforted, not in his sphere
AYL II.vii.6[Duke Senior to First Lord] We shall have shortly discord in the spheres
Ham I.v.17[Ghost to Hamlet, of what his tale would do] Make thy two eyes like stars start from their spheres
Ham IV.vii.15[Claudius to Laertes] as the star moves not but in his sphere
KJ V.vii.74[Bastard to Lords] you stars that move in your right spheres, / Where be your powers?
MND II.i.153[Oberon to Puck] certain stars shot madly from their spheres
MND II.i.7[Fairy to Puck] I do wander everywhere / Swifter than the moon's sphere
MND III.ii.61[Demetrius to Hermia] you ... look ... as clear, / As yonder Venus in her glimmering sphere
RJ II.ii.17[Romeo to himself, of Juliet's eyes] Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, / Having some business, do entreat her eyes / To twinkle in their spheres till they return
TN III.i.107.1[Olivia to Viola as Cesario, of his pursuing his own suit] I had rather hear you to solicit that / Than music from the spheres [i.e. heavenly music]
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