bully (n./adj.)
[especially as a warm form of address] fine fellow, good friend
H5 IV.i.48[Pistol to disguised King Henry, of the King] I love the lovely bully
MND III.i.7[Quince to Bottom] What sayest thou, Bully Bottom?
MND IV.ii.18[Flute to all] O, sweet Bully Bottom!
MW I.iii.11[Host to Falstaff] Said I well, bully Hector?
MW I.iii.6[Host to Falstaff] Discard, bully Hercules, cashier
MW II.iii.16[Host to Caius] Bless thee, bully doctor!
MW II.iii.26[Host to Caius, of Evans] Is he dead, bully stale?
MW IV.v.14[Host to Falstaff] Bully knight! Bully Sir John!
MW IV.v.19[Host to Falstaff, of the fat woman] Let her descend, bully
Tem V.i.258[Stephano to Caliban] Coragio, bully-monster
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