rare (adj.) Old form(s): rar'st
unusual, striking, exceptional
1H4 I.ii.205[Prince Hal alone] nothing pleaseth but rare accidents
AC V.i.31.2[Agrippa to all, of Antony] A rarer spirit never / Did steer humanity
Cym I.vii.16[Iachimo to himself, of Innogen] If she be furnished with a mind so rare
Cym III.v.78[Cloten alone, of Innogen's preference for Posthumus] slanders so her judgement / That what's else rare is choked
Cym IV.ii.208[Belarius as if to disguised Innogen] Thou diedst a most rare boy
Cym V.iv.133[Posthumus alone, of his book] O rare one
Cym V.v.160[Iachimo to Cymbeline, of Posthumus] the best of all / Amongst the rar'st of good ones
Cym V.v.382.2[Cymbeline to Cornelius] O rare instinct!
KL I.iv.260[Lear to Gonerill] My train are men of choice and rarest parts
Mac V.vi.64[Macduff to Macbeth] We'll have thee, as our rarer monsters are, / Painted upon a pole
Per Chorus.IV.37[Gower alone] Cleon's wife, with envy rare
Per III.ii.105.2[First Gentleman to all, of Thaisa's recovery] Most rare
Sonn.21.7[]With April's first-born flowers and all things rare, / That heaven's air in this huge rondure hems
Tem IV.i.123[Ferdinand to Prospero] So rare a wondered father and a wise
Tem V.i.27[Prospero to Ariel] The rarer action is / In virtue than in vengeance
TNK I.iii.63[Emilia to Hippolyta] elements / That ... effect / Rare issues by their operance
WT I.ii.367.2[Camillo to Polixenes, responding to 'What is the news i'th'court?'] None rare, my lord
WT IV.ii.42[Camillo to Polixenes, of the Shepherd] who hath a daughter of most rare note
WT IV.iv.32[Florizel to Perdita, of the gods] Their transformations / Were never for a piece of beauty rarer
WT V.ii.95[Third Gentleman to all, of Hermione's status] newly performed by that rare Italian master, Julio Romano
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