action (n.)
law-suit, legal proceeding, litigation
2H4 II.i.1[Hostess to Fang] have you entered the action?
2H4 II.i.149[Falstaff to Hostess] Go, wash thy face, and draw the action
2H4 V.i.74[Falstaff alone] I will devise matter enough out of this Shallow to keep Prince Harry in continual laughter the wearing out of six fashions, which is four terms, or two actions
Cym II.iii.150[Innogen to Cloten, of her words] If you will make't an action, call witness to't
Oth I.iii.70.1[Duke to Brabantio] though our proper son / Stood in your action
TS III.ii.233[Petruchio to all, having seized Katherina] I'll bring mine action on the proudest he / That stops my way in Padua
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