confound (v.) Old form(s): confoundes , Counfound
destroy, overthrow, ruin
1H6 IV.i.123[Gloucester to Vernon and Basset] Confounded be your strife
2H4 IV.iv.41[King Henry IV to Clarence, of Prince Henry] being moody, give him time and scope, / Till that his passions ... / Confound themselves with working
AC II.v.92[Cleopatra to Messenger] The gods confound thee!
AC III.ii.58[Enobarbus aside to Agrippa, of Antony] What willingly he did confound he wailed
Cym I.v.49[Frenchman to Posthumus] two, that would by all likelihood have confounded one the other
H5 IV.v.3[Dauphin to all] All is confounded, all!
KJ V.vii.20[Prince Henry to Pembroke, of King John's dying fantasies] in their throng and press to that last hold, / Confound themselves
LLL V.ii.397[Berowne to Rosaline] confound me with a flout
LLL V.ii.517[Princess to King, of those presenting the pageant] Their form confounded makes most form in mirth
Luc.1202[Lucrece as if to Collatine, of Tarquin] My shame be his that did my fame confound
Luc.1489[Lucrece to herself, of a painting of Troy] one man's lust these many lives confounds
Luc.160[of Tarquin] he himself himself confounds, betrays / To slanderous tongues and wretched hateful days
Luc.250[of Tarquin's evil thoughts] Which in a moment doth confound and kill / All pure effects
Luc.290[of Collatine and Lucrece] That eye which looks on her confounds his wits
MV III.ii.276[Salerio to Bassanio, of Shylock] Never did I know / A creature that did bear the shape of man / So keen and greedy to confound a man
Phoen.41[] Reason, in itself confounded, / Saw division grow together
R2 III.iv.60[Gardener to First Man, of making cuts in a fruit tree] Lest being overproud in sap and blood / With too much riches it confound itself
R2 IV.i.141[Bishop of Carlisle to all] tumultuous wars / Shall kin with kin, and kind with kind, confound [also: sense 9]
R2 V.iii.85[York to King Henry, of Aumerle] This let alone will all the rest confound
RJ II.vi.13[Friar to Romeo, of honey] in the taste confounds the appetite
Sonn.5.6[] For never resting time leads summer on / To hideous winter and confounds him there
Sonn.69.7[] But those same tongues that give thee so thine own, / In other accents do this praise confound
Sonn.8.7[] thee, who confounds / In singleness the parts that thou should'st bear
TC II.iii.74[Thersites to Patroclus] war and lechery confound all!
TC III.i.115[Pandarus singing of Cupid's arrow] The shaft confounds
Tim I.i.240[Apemantus to Merchant] Traffic confound thee, if the gods will not!
Tim IV.i.37[Timon alone] The gods confound ... / Th'Athenians both within and out that wall
Tim IV.iii.104[Timon to Alcibiades, of the Athenians] The gods confound them all in thy conquest
Tim IV.iii.129[Timon to Alcibiades] thy fury spent, / Confounded be thyself
Tim IV.iii.338[Timon to Apemantus, of being a unicorn] pride and wrath would confound thee
Tim IV.iii.451[Timon to Bandits, of his gold] Steal less for this I give you, / And gold confound you howsoe'er
Tim V.i.101[Timon to Poet and Painter, of knaves] Confound them by some course
TNK V.i.166[Emilia to all, of Palamon and Arcite] this battle shall confound / Both these brave knights
TNK V.i.28[Arcite to Palamon] To seat something [in my memory] I would confound
TS V.ii.139[Katherina to Widow, of her frown] It ... / Confounds thy fame as whirlwinds shake fair buds
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