broil (n.) Old form(s): broile, Broiles, broyle, Broyles
turmoil, confused fighting, battle
1H4 I.i.3[King Henry to all] we ... breathe short-winded accents of new broils
1H4 I.i.47[King Henry to Westmorland] the tidings of this broil / Brake off our business for the Holy Land
1H6 I.i.53[Bedford as if to the spirit of Henry V] Prosper this realm, keep it from civil broils
1H6 III.i.112[King to Winchester] who should study to prefer a peace / If holy churchmen take delight in broils?
1H6 IV.i.185[Exeter alone, of Richard's heart] I fear we should have seen deciphered there ... more furious raging broils
1H6 V.iv.97[Winchester to Richard] the states of Christendom, / Moved with remorse of these outrageous broils
3H6 V.v.1[Edward to all] Now here a period of tumultuous broils
Cor III.i.33.1[Sicinius to Coriolanus] Stop, / Or all will fall in broil
Cor III.ii.81[Volumnia to Coriolanus] Thou art their soldier, and being bred in broils / Hast not the soft way
E3 IV.iv.128[Prince Edward to Audley] Thyself are busy and bit with many broils
Mac I.ii.6[Malcolm to Captain] Say to the King the knowledge of the broil / As thou didst leave it
Oth I.iii.87[Othello to all] little of this great world can I speak / More than pertains to feats of broil and battle
Sonn.55.6[] When ... broils root out the work of masonry
TC prologue.27[Prologue] our play / Leaps o'er the vaunt and firstlings of those broils
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