blood (n.) Old form(s): bloud
disposition, temper, mood
2H4 II.iii.30[Lady Percy to Northumberland, of Percy] In ... humours of blood, / He was the mark and glass, copy and book, / That fashioned others
2H4 IV.iv.38[King Henry IV to Clarence, of Prince Henry] Chide him for faults ... / When you perceive his blood inclined to mirth
2H4 V.ii.129[King Henry V to his brothers] The tide of blood in me / Hath proudly flowed in vanity till now
Cym I.i.1[First Gentleman to Second Gentleman] our bloods / No more obey the heavens
JC I.ii.150[Cassius to Brutus] Rome, thou has lost the breed of noble bloods! [also: senses 4, 7]
JC IV.iii.114[Cassius to and of Brutus] When grief and blood ill-tempered vexeth him?
MA I.i.122[Beatrice to Benedick] I thank God and my cold blood
MA I.iii.26[Don John to Conrade] it better fits my blood to be disdained of all [also: sense 7]
Oth I.iii.123[Othello to all] I do confess the vices of my blood
Tim IV.ii.38[Flavius alone] Strange, unusual blood, / When man's worst sin is he does too much good [or: senses 1, 9]
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