character (n.) Old form(s): caracters , Charracters
distinctive sign, stamp, trait
2H4 I.ii.182[Lord Chief Justice to Falstaff] Do you set down your name in the scroll of youth, that are written down old with all the characters of age?
E3 III.iii.127[King Edward to Charles, of Audley] within his face / Time hath engraved deep characters of age
MM I.i.27[Duke to Angelo] There is a kind of character in thy life / That to th'observer doth thy history / Fully unfold [or: cipher]
MM I.ii.154[Claudio to Lucio] our most mutual entertainment / With character too gross is writ on Juliet
TC V.ii.167[Troilus to Ulysses, of expressing his passion] that shall be divulged well / In characters as red as Mars his heart
TNK IV.ii.110[Pirithous to Theseus, of one of Palamon's knights] His nose stands high, a character of honour
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2018 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL