bid (v.), past form bade Old form(s): bad, badst
command, order, enjoin, tell
AW II.i.108[Helena to King, of her father's prescriptions] one ... / He bade me store up
AYL I.ii.58[Touchstone to Celia, and possibly to Rosalind] I was bid to come for you
H5 II.ii.118[King Henry to Scroop, of a devil] he that tempered thee bade thee stand up
H8 III.ii.248[Wolsey to all, of the seal] The King ... / Bade me enjoy it
H8 III.ii.81[Cromwell to Wolsey, of King Henry] You he bade / Attend him here this morning
JC I.ii.106[Cassius to Brutus, of Caesar and the Tiber] I plunged in / And bade him follow
JC III.i.125[Servant to Brutus, of Antony] thus he bade me say
TC IV.v.71.1[Aeneas to Greeks, of how the field is to be ordered] Hector bade ask
Tem I.ii.194[Prospero to Ariel] Hast thou, spirit, / Performed to point the tempest that I bade thee?
Tem I.ii.219[Ariel to Prospero] as thou bad'st me
TN I.v.47[Feste to Olivia] The lady bade take away the fool
TN II.iii.94[Malvolio to Sir Toby] My lady bade me tell you
TN III.i.104[Olivia to Viola as Cesario, of Orsino] I bade you never speak again of him
TS I.ii.37[Petruchio to Hortensio, of Grumio] I bade the rascal knock upon your gate
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