frame (v.) Old form(s): fram d, fram'd , framde
fashion, make, form, create
2H6 V.ii.32[Young Clifford to himself, of the battle] Fear frames disorder
AW III.i.12[Second Lord to Duke, of an outside observer] That the great figure of a council frames / By self-unable motion
H5 IV.iii.14[Exeter to Salisbury] thou art framed of the firm truth of valour
KL IV.vi.227[Oswald to Gloucester] That eyeless head of thine was first framed flesh / To raise my fortunes
LLL IV.ii.136[Holofernes to Nathaniel, of Berowne] here he hath framed a letter to a sequent of the stranger Queen's
MA V.i.236[Don Pedro to all, of Don John] He is composed and framed of treachery
MM III.ii.234[disguised Duke to Escalus, of Claudio] Yet had he framed to himself ... many deceiving promises of life [i.e. conceived in his mind]
MV I.i.51[Solanio to Antonio] Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time
Per II.iii.15[Simonides to Pericles] In framing an artist, art hath thus decreed, / To make some good, but others to exceed
Per IV.ii.133[Bawd to Boult, of Marina] When nature framed this piece, she meant thee a good turn
PP.7.15[Pilgrim, of his love] She framed the love, and yet she foiled the framing
R3 I.ii.243[Richard alone, of Edward] a ... gentleman, / Framed in the prodigality of nature
Sonn.5.1[] Those hours that with gentle work did frame / The lovely gaze
TG III.ii.76[Proteus to Thurio, of writing poetry] frame some feeling line
Tim V.i.121[Second Senator to Flavius, of Timon] 'Twas time and griefs / That framed him thus
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