report (n.)
rumour, gossip, hearsay
1H6 II.iii.17[Countess to Talbot] I see report is fabulous and false
AC II.ii.189[Maecenas to Enobarbus, of Cleopatra] She's a most triumphant lady, if report be square to her
AYL I.i.5[Orlando to Adam, of his brother Jaques] report speaks goldenly of his profit
TNK II.i.6[Gaoler to Wooer] I am given out to be better lined than it can appear to me report is a true speaker [i.e. I don't see how people can believe the rumours that I'm well-off]
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