fault (n.)
sin, offence, crime
2H4 II.ii.25[Prince Henry to Poins] the midwives say the children are not in the fault [i.e. are not to be blamed for being bastards]
2H6 III.i.127[Gloucester to York] I should melt at an offender's tears, / And lowly words were ransom for their fault
2H6 III.i.133[Suffolk to Gloucester] these faults are easy, quickly answered
2H6 III.i.47[Suffolk to Queen, of Gloucester and the Duchess's practices] if he were not privy to those faults
3H6 I.iv.106[Queen to York, of taking the crown from the King] 'tis a fault too too unpardonable!
3H6 II.vi.71[Warwick to dead Clifford] devise excuses for thy faults
3H6 III.iii.200[Queen to Warwick] I forgive ... old faults
3H6 V.i.101[George to Richard] do not frown upon my faults
3H6 V.iv.12[Queen to all, of their giving up hope] what a fault were this!
H5 II.ii.76.2[Cambridge to King Henry] I do confess my fault
H5 IV.i.286[King Henry alone, praying] think not upon the fault / My father made in compassing the crown!
KL I.i.15[Gloucester to Kent] Do you smell a fault?
MM IV.ii.110[disguised Duke to himself] for the fault's love is th'offender friended
MM V.i.317[disguised Duke to Escalus] Laws for all faults
MM V.i.453[Duke to all] I have bethought me of another fault
MW V.v.8[Falstaff alone] A fault done first in the form of a beast
Tim III.v.1[First Senator to Second Senator, of Alcibiades' friend] the fault's bloody. / 'Tis necessary he should die
TN III.iv.304[Antonio to all, of Viola as Cesario] If this young gentleman / Have done offence, I take the fault on me
WT I.ii.85[Hermione to Polixenes] You did continue fault
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