heavy (adj.) Old form(s): heauie , heauier , heauiest , heauy
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
1H4 V.iv.104[Prince Hal to supposedly dead Falstaff] I should have a heavy miss of thee / If I were much in love with vanity [pun: heavy in weight]
1H6 IV.ii.40[General to Talbot] The Dauphin's drum ... / Sings heavy music to thy timorous soul
2H4 I.i.121[Morton to Northumberland] our men, heavy in Hotspur's loss
2H4 V.ii.14[Warwick to Lord Chief Justice, of Prince John, Clarence, and Gloucester] Here come the heavy issue of dead Harry
2H4 V.ii.24[Warwick to Prince John] our argument / Is all too heavy to admit much talk
2H6 III.ii.306[Suffolk to Queen] let thy Suffolk take his heavy leave
2H6 III.ii.379[Queen to Vaux, of the Cardinal's illness] Go tell this heavy message to the King [or: serious]
3H6 I.iv.160[York to Queen, of his son's murder] if thou tellest the heavy story right ... the hearers will shed tears
3H6 II.i.43[Richard to Messenger] what art thou, whose heavy looks foretell / Some dreadful story hanging on thy tongue?
3H6 II.v.63[Son to himself, of killing his father] O, heavy times, begetting such events!
3H6 II.vi.42[Richard to all, hearing Clifford groan] Whose soul is that which takes her heavy leave?
3H6 III.iii.37[Queen to Lewis] ourselves [are] in heavy plight
AC IV.xiv.134.2[Guards to each other, of the dying Antony] Most heavy day!
AC IV.xv.40.2[Guards to each other, of the dying Antony] A heavy sight!
AW III.ii.32[Clown to Countess] yonder is heavy news within
AW V.iii.100[Bertram to Lafew, of the woman who had thrown him a ring] she ceased / In heavy satisfaction
AYL III.ii.314[Rosalind as Ganymede to Orlando, of a rich man] knowing no burden of heavy tedious penury
CE I.i.32[Egeon to Duke] A heavier task could not have been imposed / Than I to speak my griefs unspeakable
CE V.i.403[Abbess to the two Antipholuses] Thirty-three years have I but gone in travail / Of you, my sons, and till this present hour / My heavy burden ne'er delivered
CE V.i.45[Adriana to Abbess, of Antipholus of Ephesus] This week he hath been heavy, sour, sad
Cor II.i.177[Menenius to Coriolanus] I am light and heavy
Cor IV.ii.48.1[Volumnia to all, of Brutus and Sicinius] Could I meet 'em / But once a day, it would unclog my heart / Of what lies heavy to't
Cym V.iv.158[First Gaoler to Posthumus, of the latter's hanging] A heavy reckoning for you sir [or: sense 2]
Cym V.v.414[Iachimo to Posthumus] my heavy conscience sinks my knee
JC II.i.275[Portia to Brutus] unfold to me ... / Why you are heavy
KJ IV.i.47[Arthur to Hubert] I ... / Still and anon cheered up the heavy time
KL IV.vi.147[Lear to blind Gloucester] Your eyes are in a heavy case, your purse in a light
LLL I.ii.116[Armado to Mote] Sing, boy. My spirit grows heavy in love.
LLL V.ii.14[Katharine to Rosaline, of Cupid killing her sister] He made her melancholy, sad, and heavy
LLL V.ii.715[Marcade to Princess] the news I bring / Is heavy in my tongue
LLL V.ii.732[Princess to King] A heavy heart bears not a humble tongue
Luc.121[] then is Tarquin brought unto his bed, / Intending weariness with heavy sprite
Luc.1326[of a sad sight] the eye interprets to the ear / The heavy motion that it doth behold
Luc.1435[of Trojan mothers] through their light joy seemed to appear, / Like bright things stained, a kind of heavy fear
Luc.743[of Tarquin, leaving Lucrece] He thence departs a heavy convertite
MA II.iii.69[Balthasar singing] Sing no more ditties, sing no moe, / Of dumps so dull and heavy
MA III.ii.56[Don Pedro to Claudio, of Benedick's behaviour] Indeed, that tells a heavy tale for him
MA III.iv.23[Hero to Margaret] my heart is exceedingly heavy
Mac IV.iii.202[Ross to Macduff, of his bad news] the heaviest sound / That ever yet they heard
MV V.i.130[Portia to Bassanio] a light wife doth make a heavy husband
MW IV.vi.1[Host to Fenton] talk not to me. My mind is heavy
Oth I.iii.255[Desdemona to Duke, of Othello] I a heavy interim shall support / By his dear absence
Oth IV.ii.41[Desdemona to Othello] Alas, the heavy day!
Oth V.ii.367[Lodovico to all] Myself will straight aboard, and to the state / This heavy act with heavy heart relate
Oth V.ii.99[Othello to himself] O insupportable! O heavy hour!
Per Chorus.V.22[Gower alone] Of heavy Pericles, think this his bark
Per IV.iv.49[Gower alone, of Pericles] our scene must play / His daughter's woe and heavy well-a-day
R2 II.ii.30[Queen Isabel to Bushy] I cannot but be sad - so heavy-sad
R2 II.iv.18[Salisbury alone] Ah, Richard! With the eyes of heavy mind / I see thy glory like a shooting star / Fall
R2 III.ii.196[Scroop to King Richard] So may you by my dull and heavy eye / My tongue hath but a heavier tale to say
R2 III.iii.8[York to Northumberland] Alack the heavy day / When such a sacred king should hide his head!
R2 III.iv.2[Queen Isabel to Ladies] What sport shall we devise here in this garden / To drive away the heavy thought of care? [or: sense 3]
R2 IV.i.256[King Richard to all] Alack the heavy day, / That I have worn so many winters out
R2 V.i.47[Richard to Queen Isabel] The heavy accent of thy moving tongue
R2 V.i.92[Richard to Queen Isabel] I'll ... piece the way out with a heavy heart
R3 I.iii.230[Queen Margaret to Richard] Thou slander of thy heavy mother's womb!
R3 I.iv.14[Clarence to Keeper, of himself and Gloucester] we ... cited up a thousand heavy times / During the wars [F; Q fearefull]
R3 I.iv.74[Clarence to Keeper] My soul is heavy, and I fain would sleep
R3 II.ii.113[Buckingham to all] You ... / That bear this heavy mutual load of moan
RJ I.i.137[Montague to Benvolio, of Romeo] Away from light steals home my heavy son
RJ I.i.178[Romeo to Benvolio] O heavy lightness, serious vanity
RJ I.iv.12[Romeo to Benvolio] Being but heavy, I will bear the light
RJ II.ii.157[Romeo alone] Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books; / But love from love, toward school with heavy looks
RJ III.ii.60[Juliet to herself, of her heart] end motion here, / And thou and Romeo press one heavy bier!
RJ III.iii.157[Friar Laurence to Nurse, of Lady Capulet] bid her hasten all the house to bed, / Which heavy sorrow makes them apt unto
RJ IV.v.18.2[Nurse to all] O heavy day!
Sonn.44.14[] Receiving nought by elements so slow, / But heavy tears, badges of either's woe
TC IV.iv.15[Pandarus to Troilus and Cressida, quoting a line] O heart, heavy heart, / Why sigh'st thou without breaking?
TC IV.v.95[Agamemnon to Ulysses] What Trojan is that same that looks so heavy?
Tem III.i.5[Ferdinand alone] my mean task / Would be as heavy to me as odious
TG I.ii.84[Lucetta to Julia, of a song] It is too heavy for so light a tune
TG III.ii.62[Duke to Proteus, of Silvia] she is lumpish, heavy, melancholy
TG IV.ii.136[Julia to Host] it hath been the longest night / That e'er I watched, and the most heaviest [also: sense 8]
Tit III.i.275[Titus to all] You, heavy people, circle me about
Tit IV.iii.25[Marcus to Publius] is not this a heavy case, / To see thy noble uncle thus distract?
Tit V.iii.149[Lucius to all] nature puts me to a heavy task
TNK I.v.4[Song] Balms and gums and heavy cheers
TNK II.i.83[Arcite to Palamon, of their unmarried state] which is heaviest
TNK IV.ii.27[Emilia alone, of Palamon] of an eye as heavy / As if he had lost his mother
TS I.ii.45[Hortensio to Petruchio, of Grumio] Why, this's a heavy chance 'twixt him and you [i.e. sad misunderstanding]
Ven.1125[Venus to dead Adonis] She whispers in his ears a heavy tale
Ven.182[of Adonis] with a heavy, dark, disliking eye
Ven.839[of Venus] Her heavy anthem still concludes in woe
Ven.950[Venus, as if to death] What may a heavy groan advantage thee?
WT III.ii.206[Paulina to Leontes] Do not repent these things, for they are heavier / Than all thy woes can stir
WT III.iii.108[Shepherd to Clown, of the disasters] Heavy matters, heavy matters!
WT IV.iv.769[Autolycus to Clown, of the Shepherd] Not he alone shall suffer what wit can make heavy and vengeance bitter