gentle (n.)
[polite intimate address] dear one
AC IV.xv.47.2[Antony to Cleopatra] Gentle, hear me
MV II.vi.51[Gratiano to Lorenzo, of Jessica] Now by my hood, a gentle and no Jew! [pun: gentile]
WT IV.iv.46[Florizel to Perdita] Be merry, gentle
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