crave (v.) Old form(s): Crau'd , craue, craues, craueth , crauing
beg, entreat, request
1H6 I.i.159[Third Messenger to all] The Earl of Salisbury craveth supply
1H6 II.ii.46[Burgundy to Talbot] our wars / Will turn unto a peaceful comic sport, / When ladies crave to be encountered with
1H6 II.iii.12[Messenger to Countess] according as your ladyship desired, / By message craved, so is Lord Talbot come
1H6 II.iii.76[Talbot to Countess] Nor other satisfaction do I crave
1H6 III.iv.41[Basset to Vernon] I'll unto his majesty and crave / I may have liberty to venge this wrong
1H6 IV.i.100[Basset to King] I crave the benefit of law of arms
1H6 V.iii.105[Margaret to herself, of Suffolk] Perhaps I shall be rescued by the French, / And then I need not crave his courtesy
2H6 II.ii.4[York to Salisbury and Warwick] give me leave ... to satisfy myself / In craving your opinion of my title
2H6 IV.v.4[First Citizen to Scales] The Lord Mayor craves aid of your honour from the Tower to defend the city from the rebels
3H6 II.i.207[Messenger to Warwick] The Duke of Norfolk ... craves your company for speedy counsel
3H6 III.i.30[King to himself] Warwick / Is ... gone to crave the French King's sister / To wife for Edward
3H6 III.i.43[Henry to himself, of Margaret and Lewis] She, on his left side, craving aid for Henry
3H6 III.iii.32[Margaret to Lewis] [I] Am come to crave thy just and lawful aid
3H6 III.iii.53[Warwick to Lewis] I come ... to crave a league of amity
3H6 IV.vi.8[Lieutenant to King] if an humble prayer may prevail, / I then crave pardon of your majesty
AC II.v.98.1[Messenger to Cleopatra] I crave your highness' pardon
AC II.vi.58[Pompey to all] I crave our composition may be written, / And sealed between us
AC III.xii.17[Ambassador to Caesar] Cleopatra ... of thee craves / The circle of the Ptolemies for her heirs
CE I.ii.26[First Merchant to Antipholus of Syracuse] I crave your pardon
Cor II.iii.113[Coriolanus alone] Better it is to die, better to starve, / Than crave the hire which first we do deserve
Cor III.i.281[Menenius to all] I would crave a word or two
Cor III.i.65[Coriolanus to all] My nobler friends, I crave their pardons
Cor III.ii.33[Menenius to Volumnia] The violent fit o'th'time craves it as physic / For the whole state
Cor IV.i.8[Coriolanus to all] fortune's blows / When most struck home, being gentle wounded craves / A noble cunning
E3 I.ii.42[Douglas to King David, of the Countess] I crave the lady, and no more
E3 II.ii.205[King Edward to all] Myself, Artois, and Derby will through Flanders / To greet our friends there and to crave their aid
H5 I.i.92[Canterbury to Ely] The French ambassador ... / Craved audience
H5 II.iv.66[Messenger to French King] Ambassadors from Harry King of England / Do crave admittance to your majesty
H8 I.iv.71[Lord Chamberlain to Wolsey, of the visitors] [they] Crave leave to view these ladies
Ham IV.iv.3[Fortinbras to Captain, of Claudius] Fortinbras / Craves the conveyance of a promised march / Over his kingdom
KJ II.i.234[King John to men of Angiers] your King, whose laboured spirits ... / Crave harbourage within your city walls
KL I.i.194[Burgundy to Lear] I crave no more than hath your highness offered
LLL V.i.110[Armado to Nathaniel, of the pageant] I have acquainted you withal, to the end to crave your assistance
Luc.985[Lucrece as if to time, of Tarquin] Let him have time a beggar's orts to crave
Mac I.ii.62[Ross to Duncan] Sweno, the Norways' King, / Craves composition
Mac III.i.34[Macbeth to all, of the next day's proceedings] we shall have cause of state / Craving us jointly
Mac IV.iii.20[Malcolm to Macduff] I shall crave your pardon
MM II.ii.14.2[Provost to Angelo] I crave your honour's pardon
MM IV.i.22[disguised Duke to Mariana] I shall crave your forbearance a little
MM IV.ii.156[disguised Duke to Provost] I crave but four days' respite
MM V.i.423[Mariana to Duke, of Angelo] I crave no other, nor no better man
MM V.i.473[Angelo to Duke] I crave death more willingly than mercy
MW IV.iv.88[Mistress Page, of the doctor marrying Anne] He, none but he, shall have her, / Though twenty thousand worthier come to crave her
Oth I.iii.234[Othello to Duke] I crave fit disposition for my wife
Per II.i.11[Pericles alone, as if to heavenly powers] Here to have death in peace is all he'll crave
Per II.i.87[Pericles to Second Fisherman] I did but crave
Per II.iii.47[Pericles to himself, of the way Time treats men] He's both their parent and he is their grave, / And gives them what he will, not what they crave
Per V.i.5[Sailor of Tyre to Helicanus] it is Lysimachus, the governor, / Who craves to come aboard
PP.10.10[] thou leftst me more than I did crave, / For why I craved nothing of thee still
R2 I.iii.53[Lord Marshal to King Richard] The appellant in all duty greets your highness / And craves to kiss your hand
R3 II.ii.106[Richard to Duchess of York] Humbly on my knee / I crave your blessing
RJ I.v.111[Nurse to Juliet] your mother craves a word with you
RJ II.ii.193[Romeo alone] Hence will I to my ghostly Friar's close cell, / His help to crave and my dear hap to tell
Tim I.ii.61[Apemantus, saying grace] Immortal gods, I crave no pelf
Tim II.ii.233[Timon to Flavius, of his necessity requiring money] which craves to be remembered
Tit V.i.159[Aemilius to Lucius, of Saturninus] He craves a parley at your father's house
TN II.i.5[Sebastian to Antonio] I shall crave of you your leave
TS II.i.179[Petruchio alone, of Katherina] If she deny to wed, I'll crave the day / When I shall ask the banns
TS V.ii.151[Katherina to Bianca and Widow, of a husband] And craves no other tribute at thy hands / But love, fair looks, and true obedience
Ven.88[of Adonis and Venus] So offers he to give what she did crave
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