cheer (n.) Old form(s): cheere
mood, disposition
AW III.ii.64[Countess to Helena] I prithee, lady, have a better cheer
H8 V.i.142.1[King Henry to Cranmer] Be of good cheer
Sonn.97.13[of birds] if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer
Tit II.iii.188[Tamora alone] Ne'er let my heart know merry cheer indeed / Till all the Andronici be made away
WT I.ii.148.1[Polixenes to Leontes] What cheer? [i.e. how are you?]
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