conversation (n.) Old form(s): Conuersation
social interaction, society, dealings
Cor II.i.89[Menenius to Brutus and Sicinius] More of your conversation would infect my brain
Cym I.v.100[Iachimo to Posthumus, of Innogen] With five times so much conversation, I should get ground of your fair mistress
Ham III.ii.65[Hamlet to Horatio] As e'er my conversation coped withal [i.e. as anyone I have ever had to deal with]
Oth III.iii.261[Othello alone] I ... have not those soft parts of conversation / That chamberers have
R3 III.v.31[Richard to Buckingham, of Hastings' supposed guilt] his conversation with Shore's wife [also: sexual intimacy]
TNK II.i.128[Arcite to Palamon] the ways of honour, / That liberty and common conversation ... [might] / Woo us to wander from
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