ancient, aunchient (adj.) Old form(s): auncient
long-established, long-standing
1H6 II.iv.93[Somerset to Richard] standest not thou attainted, / Corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry? [i.e. hereditary line]
Cor II.i.220[Sicinius to Brutus, of the commoners' attitude to Coriolanus] they / Upon their ancient malice will forget / With the least cause these his new honours
Cor IV.i.3[Coriolanus to Volumnia] Where is your ancient courage?
Cor IV.v.106[Aufidius to Coriolanus] Each word thou hast spoke hath weeded from my heart / A root of ancient envy
H5 IV.i.67[Fluellen to Gower] It is the greatest admiration in the universal world, when the true and aunchient prerogatifes and laws of the wars is not kept
R2 I.i.9[King Richard to John of Gaunt, of Bolingbroke] hast thou sounded him / If he appeal the Duke on ancient malice
RJ I.i.104[Montague to Benvolio] Who set this ancient quarrel new abroach?
RJ I.ii.81[Benvolio to Romeo] At this same ancient feast of Capulet's / Sups the fair Rosaline
TS I.ii.46[Hortensio to Petruchio, of Grumio] Your ancient, trusty, pleasant servant
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