honesty (n.) Old form(s): honestie
honour, integrity, uprightness
AW I.i.19[Countess to Lafew, of Helena's father] whose skill was almost as great as his honesty
Cym III.vii.42[Guiderius to disguised Innogen] Were you a woman ... / I should woo hard, but be your groom in honesty
E3 II.i.367[Warwick alone, of the Countess] I'll say it is my duty to persuade, / But not her honesty to give consent
JC IV.iii.67[Brutus to Cassius, of Cassius' threats] I am armed so strong in honesty / That they pass by me
KL I.ii.177[Edmund alone, of Edgar] on whose foolish honesty / My practices ride easy
MA II.i.351[Don Pedro to all, of Benedick] he is of ... confirmed honesty
MM V.i.59.2[Duke to all, of Isabella] By mine honesty, / If she be mad, as I believe no other, / Her madness hath the oddest frame of sense,
MW II.i.93[Mistress Ford to Mistress Page, of Falstaff] I will consent to act any villainy against him that may not sully the chariness of our honesty
Oth V.ii.243[Othello to himself] why should honour outlive honesty? [i.e. concern for reputation outlast true honour]
TG II.v.1[Speed to Launce] Launce! By mine honesty, welcome to Milan
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