bosom (n.) Old form(s): Bosome
warm-heartedness, tender affection
LC.127[of the man] he did in the general bosom reign / Of young, of old, and sexes both enchanted
Tim I.ii.123[Cupid to Timon, welcoming] all / That ... come freely / To gratulate thy plenteous bosom
WT I.ii.113[Leontes to himself, of Hermione and Polixenes] This entertainment / May ... derive a liberty / From heartiness, from bounty, fertile bosom
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