broker, broker-between (n.) Old form(s): Broakers, brokers betweene
go-between, intermediary, agent
2H6 I.ii.101[Hume alone] am I Suffolk and the Cardinal's broker
3H6 IV.i.63[George to Edward] you shall give me leave / To play the broker in mine own behalf
Ham I.iii.127[Polonius to Ophelia, of Hamlet] Do not believe his vows. For they are brokers
KJ II.i.568[Bastard alone, of commodity] That broker that still breaks the pate of faith
KJ II.i.582[Bastard alone, of commodity] This bawd, this broker ... / Clapped on the outward eye of fickle France
LC.173[of the woman] I ... / Knew vows were ever brokers to defiling
TC III.ii.201[Pandarus to Cressida and Troilus] Let ... all brokers-between [be called] Pandars!
TG I.ii.41[Julia to Lucetta, of Lucetta delivering Proteus' letter] a goodly broker!
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