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liver (n.) Old form(s): Liuer , Liuers, lyuers , Lyvers
part of the body thought to be the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
1H4 II.iv.316[Prince Hal to Bardolph, of the meaning of Bardolph's exhalations] Hot livers, and cold purses
2H4 I.ii.177[Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice, of young people like him] you do measure the heat of our livers with the bitterness of your galls
2H4 IV.iii.103[Falstaff alone, of the effect of sherry on the blood] which before ... left the liver white and pale
2H4 V.v.31[Pistol to Falstaff] I will inflame thy noble liver, / And make thee rage
AYL III.ii.403[Rosalind as Ganymede to Orlando] I will take upon me to wash your liver as clean as a sound sheep's heart
LLL IV.iii.72[Berowne to himself, of Longaville's verse] This is the liver vein, which makes flesh a deity
Luc.47[of Tarquin] he goes / To quench the coal which in his liver glows
MA IV.i.229[Friar to Leonato, of Claudio] If ever love had interest in his liver
MV I.i.81[ Gratiano to Antonio] let my liver rather heat with wine
MV III.ii.86[Bassanio to himself, of cowards] have livers white as milk
TC II.ii.50[Troilus to Helenus] reason and respect / Make livers pale and lustihood deject
Tem IV.i.56.1[Ferdinand to Prospero] The white cold virgin snow upon my heart / Abates the ardour of my liver
TN I.i.38[Orsino to Valentine, of Olivia] liver, brain, and heart, / These sovereign thrones
TN II.iv.97[Orsino to Viola as Cesario, of women] their love may be called appetite, / No motion of the liver
TNK IV.iii.23[Gaoler's Daughter to herself] We maids that have our livers perished
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