check (n.) Old form(s): check'd, checke , checkes
reprimand, reproof, rebuke
2H4 III.i.64[King Henry IV to Warwick and Surrey, of King Richard] checked and rated by Northumberland
2H4 IV.iii.31[Falstaff to Prince John] I never knew yet but rebuke and check was the reward of valour
AC IV.iv.31[Antony to Cleopatra] Rebukeable / And worthy shameful check it were
Cym III.iii.22[Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus] this life / Is nobler than attending for a check
KL I.iii.21[Gonerill to Oswald] Old fools ... must be used / With checks
MW III.iv.78[Fenton to Mistress Page] against all checks, rebukes, and manners, / I must advance the colours of my love
Oth I.i.149[Iago to Roderigo, of the events affecting Othello] this may gall him with some check
Oth III.iii.67[Desdemona to Othello, of Cassio] his trespass in our common reason ... is not almost a fault / T'incur a private check
Oth IV.iii.19[Desdemona to Emilia, of Othello] his checks, his frowns ... have grace and favour in them
Tim II.ii.145[Flavius to Timon] I did endure / Not seldom, nor no slight checks, when I have / Prompted you in the ebb of your estate
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