cross (v.) Old form(s): crosse , crost
contradict, challenge, go against
AC I.iii.9[Charmian to Cleopatra, of Antony] Cross him in nothing
Cor III.ii.23.1[Volumnia to Coriolanus, of the Plebeians] Lesser had been / The crossings of your dispositions, if / You had not showed them how ye were disposed / Ere they lacked power to cross you
H8 III.ii.234.1[Suffolk to Wolsey, of King Henry's words] Who dare cross 'em
JC I.ii.187[Brutus to Cassius, of Cicero's looks] Being crossed in conference by some senators
JC V.i.19[Antony to Octavius, of his orders] Why do you cross me in this exigent?
LLL I.ii.32[Armado to Mote] I love not to be crossed [pun: 33]
MM IV.ii.164[Provost to disguised Duke, of Angelo's order] I may make my case as Claudio's, to cross this in the smallest
Per IV.iii.16[Dionyza to Cleon, of Marina] She died at night ... Who can cross it?
Per V.i.230[Lysimachus to all, of Pericles] It is not good to cross him [or: sense 5]
TG III.i.18[Proteus to Duke, of Valentine] I rather chose / To cross my friend in his intended drift
Tim I.ii.157[Flavius to himself, of Timon] There is no crossing him in's humour [pun: 159]
TNK IV.i.119[Gaoler's Brother to all, of the Gaoler's Daughter] By no means cross her
TNK IV.ii.40[Emilia alone, of Palamon's eyes] what young maid dare cross 'em? [ >> sense 1 for an alternative reading]
TS IV.iii.189[Petruchio to Katherina] Look what I speak, or do, or think to do, / You are still crossing it
TS IV.v.10[Petruchio to Katherina] Evermore crossed and crossed
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