check (n.) Old form(s): checke, checkes
repulse, reverse, resistance
KJ V.i.73[Bastard to King John, of Lewis the Dauphin] Shall a beardless boy ... brave our fields ... / And find no check?
Sonn.58.7[] And patience tame to sufferance bide each check
TC I.iii.5[Agamemnon to all] checks and disasters / Grow in the veins of actions highest reared
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