compare (n.)
comparison, simile, analogy
E3 I.ii.156[Countess to King Edward] to make up my all too long compare
Luc.40[of Lucrece] so rich a thing, / Braving compare
MND III.ii.290[Hermia to all, of Helena and herself] Now I perceive that she hath made compare / Between our statures
Sonn.130.14[] I think my love as rare / As any she belied with false compare
Sonn.21.5[] Making a couplement of proud compare / With Sun and Moon
Sonn.35.6[] Authorizing thy trespass with compare
TC III.ii.173[Troilus to Cressida, of lovers' rhymes] Full of protest, of oath, and big compare
TN II.iv.100[Orsino to Viola as Cesario] Make no compare / Between that love a woman can bear me / And that I owe Olivia
Ven.8[Venus to and of Adonis] sweet above compare
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