colour (n.) Old form(s): cullor
semblance, outward appearance, character
1H4 III.ii.100[King Henry to Prince Hal, of Hotspur] of no right, nor colour like to right, / He doth fill fields with harness in the realm
1H6 II.iv.34[Warwick to all] without all colour / Of base insinuating flattery
H5 I.ii.17[King Henry to Canterbury, of making wrongful claims] whose right / Suits not in native colours with the truth
Ham I.ii.68[Gertrude to Hamlet] cast thy nighted colour off
Ham III.iv.131[Hamlet to Ghost] what I have to do / Will want true colour
TNK I.ii.39[Arcite to Palamon, of Thebes] where every evil / Hath a good colour
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