change (v.) Old form(s): chang'd
exchange, trade
1H4 I.iii.100[Hotspur to King Henry, of Mortimer] He did confound the best part of an hour / In changing hardiment with great Glendower
1H6 I.i.151[Bedford to all, of the French] Four of their lords I'll change for one of ours [i.e. kill in retaliation]
AW III.ii.97[Countess to Lords] we change our courtesies
AYL I.iii.89[Celia to Rosalind] Wilt thou change fathers?
LLL V.ii.134[Princess to her ladies] change you favours too
LLL V.ii.238[masked Dumaine to masked Maria] Will you vouchsafe with me to change a word?
MND II.i.112[Titania to Oberon] The childing autumn, angry winter change / Their wonted liveries
Oth I.iii.345[Iago to Roderigo, of Desdemona and Othello] She must change for youth: when she is sated with his body she will find the error of her choice
Oth II.i.152[Iago to Desdemona, of a deserving woman] She that in wisdom never was so frail / To change the cod's head for the salmon's tail [i.e. make a foolish exchange]
Per IV.vi.162[Marina to Boult] Thou holdest a place / For which the pained'st fiend of hell / Would not in reputation change
R2 III.ii.189[King Richard as if to Bolingbroke] I come / To change blows with thee for our day of doom
RJ III.v.31[Juliet to Romeo] Some say the lark and loathed toad change eyes
Sonn.29.14[] I scorn to change my state with kings
TC I.ii.239[Pandarus to Cressida, of exchanging Paris for Troilus] I warrant Helen, to change, would give an eye to boot
TC IV.ii.90[Pandarus to Cressida] thou art changed for Antenor
Tem I.ii.442[Prospero to himself, of Ferdinand and Miranda] At the first sight / They have changed eyes [i.e. fallen in love]
TS III.i.79[Bianca to Hortensio as Licio, of his idiosyncratic musical scale] I am not so nice / To change true rules for odd inventions
WT I.ii.68[Polixenes to Hermione, of him and Leontes] What we changed / Was innocence for innocence
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