control (v.) Old form(s): comptroll , controld, controul'd , controule
curb, restrain, hold back
E3 V.i.49[King Edward to Queen] a peaceful quietness brings most delight / When most of all abuses are controlled
KL II.iv.241[Regan to Lear, of her and Gonerill's attendants] If then they chanced to slack ye, / We could control them [also: sense 4]
KL III.vii.27.1[Cornwall to all] our wrath, which men / May blame but not control
Tit I.i.423[Bassianus to Saturninus, of Titus] highly moved to wrath / To be controlled in that he frankly gave [also: thwart]
Tit III.i.258[Marcus to Titus] no more will I control thy griefs
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