fancy (n.) Old form(s): fancie
whim, inclination, caprice
AW IV.i.17[First Lord to all] we must every one be a man of his own fancy
MA III.ii.30[Don Pedro to Claudio, of Benedick] a fancy that he hath to strange disguises
MA III.ii.34[Don Pedro to Claudio, of Benedick adopting disguises] Unless he have a fancy to this foolery
MM II.ii.151[Isabella to Angelo, of how to bribe him] Not with ... stones whose rate are either rich or poor / As fancy values them
TNK III.ii.2[Gaoler's Daughter alone, of Palamon] He ... is gone / After his fancy
TS III.ii.66[Biondello to Baptista, of Petruchio's man's dress] an old hat, and the humour of forty fancies pricked in't for a feather [unclear meaning]
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