blood (n.) Old form(s): bloud
anger, temper, passion
2H4 IV.iv.63[King Henry IV to Clarence, of Prince Henry] When rage and hot blood are his counsellors
Oth II.iii.199[Othello to all] My blood begins my safer guides to rule
TC II.ii.116[Hector to Troilus] is your blood / So madly hot that no discourse of reason ... / Can qualify the same?
TC V.i.45[Thersites alone, of Achilles and Patroclus] With too much blood and too little brain, these two may run mad
Tim III.v.11[Alcibiades to Senators] a friend of mine ... in hot blood / Hath stepped into the law
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