counterfeit (v.) Old form(s): counterfaits , counterfet
copy, imitate, simulate
1H4 V.iv.116[Falstaff alone] to counterfeit dying, when a man thereby liveth, is to be no counterfeit, but the true and perfect image of life indeed
1H4 V.iv.27[Douglas to King Henry] What art thou, / That counterfeitest the person of a king?
1H6 II.iv.62[Richard to Somerset] Meantime your cheeks do counterfeit our roses
Cor II.iii.100[Coriolanus to Fourth Citizen] I will counterfeit the bewitchment of some popular man
E3 II.i.13[Lodowick alone, of Edward and the Countess] Why did he then thus counterfeit her looks?
E3 II.i.256[Countess to King Edward] He that doth clip or counterfeit your stamp / Shall die
MA II.i.103[Antonio to Ursula, of himself] To tell you true, I counterfeit him
MW IV.v.109[Falstaff to Mistress Quickly] my admirable dexterity of wit, my counterfeiting the action of an old woman
Oth II.i.236[Iago to Roderigo, of Cassio] has an eye can stamp and counterfeit advantages, though true advantage never present itself
Oth III.iii.353[Othello to Iago, as if to the trappings of war] you mortal engines, whose rude throats / Th'immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit
R2 I.iv.14[Aumerle to King Richard, of saying farewell to Bolingbroke] my heart disdained that my tongue / Should so profane the word, that taught me craft / To counterfeit oppression of such grief
R3 III.v.5[Buckingham to Richard] I can counterfeit the deep tragedian
RJ III.v.131[Capulet to Juliet] In one little body / Thou counterfeitest a bark, a sea, a wind
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