keep (v.) Old form(s): keepe , keepes
stay within, remain inside
1H6 III.ii.69[Talbot to all, of the French lords] Like peasant footboys do they keep the walls
3H6 I.i.207[Warwick to all] I'll keep London with my soldiers
Cym II.iii.81.1[Lady to Cloten, of Innogen] To keep her chamber
Cym III.iii.47[Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus] Did you but know ... the art o'th' court, / As hard to leave as keep
KL III.ii.45[disguised Kent to Lear] The wrathful skies / Gallow the very wanderers of the dark / And make them keep their caves
LLL IV.iii.300[Berowne to all, of their verses] Other slow arts entirely keep the brain
TC I.iii.190[Nestor to all, of Ajax and Achilles] keeps his tent like him
TC II.iii.256[Ulysses to all] the hart Achilles / Keeps thicket [i.e. stays hidden]
TC V.i.10[Patroclus to Thersites] Who keeps the tent now?
Tem I.i.14[Boatswain to all] Keep your cabins!
Tim III.iii.42[Servant alone] Who cannot keep his wealth must keep his house
Tim III.iv.73[Servilius to Servants, of Timon] He's much out of health and keeps his chamber
Tit V.ii.5[disguised Tamora to Chiron and Demetrius, of Titus' study] where they say he keeps / To ruminate strange plots of dire revenge
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