brow (n.) Old form(s): browes
eyebrow
1H4 I.iii.18[King Henry to Worcester] majesty might never yet endure / The moody frontier of a servant brow [i.e. frown]
1H6 V.iii.34[Richard to Pucelle] See how the ugly witch doth bend her brows [i.e. frown]
2H6 I.ii.3[Duchess to Gloucester] Why doth the great Duke Humphrey knit his brows, / As frowning at the favours of the world?
2H6 III.i.15[Queen to King, of Gloucester] He knits his brow and shows an angry eye
3H6 II.ii.20[Clifford to King, of York] Thou smiling while he knit his angry brows
3H6 III.ii.82[Richard aside to George, of Edward's wooing of Lady Grey] The widow likes him not; she knits her brows
3H6 V.ii.22[Warwick alone] who durst smile when Warwick bent his brow? [i.e. frown]
AC I.iii.36[Cleopatra to Antony] Eternity was in our lips and eyes, / Bliss in our brows' bent [i.e. the curve of our eyebrows]
AW I.i.93[Helena alone, of Bertram] to draw / His arched brows, his hawking eye, his curls, / In our heart's table
AYL III.v.46[Rosalind as Ganymede to Phebe] your inky brows
AYL IV.iii.10[Silvius to Rosalind as Ganymede, of Phebe's letter] By the stern brow and waspish action / Which she did use as she was writing of it, / It bears an angry tenor
Cor IV.v.66[Coriolanus to Aufidius] Prepare thy brow to frown
E3 II.ii.19[Derby to Audley] Artois, and all, look underneath the brows [i.e. dejected]
H5 III.i.11[King Henry to all, of the eye] let the brow o'erwhelm it
Ham III.iii.7.1[Claudius to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern] The terms of our estate may not endure / Hazard so near us as doth hourly grow / Out of his brows
Ham IV.v.121[Laertes to Claudius] That drop of blood that's calm ... brands the harlot / Even here between the chaste unsmirched brows / Of my true mother
JC II.i.308[Brutus to Portia] All my engagements I will construe to thee, / All the charactery of my sad brows
KJ II.i.100[King Philip to King John, of Arthur's resemblance to Geoffrey] These eyes, these brows, were moulded out of his
KJ IV.ii.90[King John to Salisbury and Pembroke] Why do you bend such solemn brows on me?
Oth III.iii.112[Othello to Iago] thou ... didst contract and purse thy brow together
PP.18.25[Pilgrim, advising a lover] What though her frowning brows be bent
RJ I.iv.32[Mercutio to Romeo, of his mask] Here are the beetle brows shall blush for me
RJ III.v.20[Romeo to Juliet, of the light in the sky] 'Tis but the pale reflex of Cynthia's brow
RJ V.i.39[Romeo alone, of an apothecary] with overwhelming brows
Sonn.127.9[] my mistress' brows are raven black
TNK III.i.101[Palamon to Arcite] do the deed with a bent brow [i.e. frowning]
Ven.183[of Adonis] His louring brows o'erwhelming his fair sight
Ven.490[of Adonis' eyes] clouded with his brow's repine
WT I.ii.119[Leontes to himself, of what he has seen] My bosom likes not, nor my brows!
WT I.ii.146.1[Leontes to himself] the infection of my brains / And hardening of my brows
WT II.i.8[Mamillius to Second lady] black brows, they say, / Become some women best
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