course (v.) Old form(s): Cours'd , courst
chase, hunt, pursue
AC III.xiii.11[Enobarbus to Cleopatra, of Antony] to course your flying flags
AYL II.i.39[First Lord to Duke Senior, of a stag] big round tears / Coursed one another down his innocent nose / In piteous chase
KL III.iv.55[Edgar as Poor Tom to Lear, of what the fiend has made him do] to course his own shadow
LLL IV.iii.2[Berowne reading] I am coursing myself
Mac I.vi.21[King to Lady Macbeth, of Macbeth] We coursed him at the heels and had a purpose / To be his purveyor
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