control (v.) Old form(s): controld, controll , controul
overwhelm, overpower
Cor III.i.161.1[Coriolanus to Brutus] Your dishonour ... bereaves the state / Of that integrity which should become't / Not having the power to do the good it would / For th'ill which doth control't
Luc.448[of Lucrece's eyes seeing Tarquin] Are by his flaming torch dimmed and controlled [i.e. dazzled]
Luc.678[of Lucrece] with her own white fleece her voice controlled
Tem I.ii.373[Caliban to himself, of Prospero] His art is of such power, / It would control my dam's god Setebos
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