custom (n.) Old form(s): custome
habit, usual practice, customary usage
AYL II.i.2[Duke Senior to all] Hath not old custom made this life more sweet / Than that of painted pomp?
Cym I.v.135[Posthumus to Iachimo] This is but a custom in your tongue [i.e. a way of speaking]
Ham III.iv.162[Hamlet to Gertrude] That monster custom
Ham III.iv.38[Hamlet to Gertrude, of her heart] If damned custom have not brassed it so
Ham IV.v.106[Messenger to Claudius] custom not known
Ham IV.vii.187[Laertes to Claudius and Gertrude] Nature her custom holds
Ham V.i.67[Horatio to Hamlet, of the First Clown's singing while working] Custom hath made it in him a property of easiness
JC III.i.269[Antony alone] All pity choked with custom of fell deeds
KL I.ii.3[Edmund alone] Wherefore should I / Stand in the plague of custom
Mac III.iv.96[Lady Macbeth to all, of Macbeth's behaviour] Think of this ... / But as a thing of custom
MW V.v.75[Mistress Quickly as Queen of Fairies to all] Our dance of custom round about the oak / Of Herne the Hunter let us not forget
Oth III.iii.121[Othello to Iago, of Iago's pauses] such things in a false disloyal knave / Are tricks of custom
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