root (n.) Old form(s): roote
bottom [of one's heart]
AC V.ii.105.1[Dolabella to Cleopatra] I do feel ... a grief that smites / My very heart at root
Cor II.i.178[Menenius to Coriolanus] A curse begin at very root on's heart / That is not glad to see thee
TG V.iv.104[Julia to Proteus] How oft hast thou with perjury cleft the root!
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