touch (n.) Old form(s): toutches
trait, quality, feature
AYL III.ii.148[Celia as Aliena reading] To have the touches dearest prized
AYL V.iv.27[Duke Senior to all, of Rosalind as Ganymede] I do remember in this shepherd boy / Some lively touches of my daughter's favour
Cor IV.i.49[Coriolanus to all] My friends of noble touch [i.e. of proven nobility]
Mac IV.ii.9[Macduff's wife to Ross, of Macduff] He wants the natural touch
TC III.iii.175[Ulysses to Achilles] One touch of nature makes the whole world kin [i.e. a hint of frailty]
Tim I.i.37.1[Painter to Poet, of someone in his picture for Timon] Here is a touch. Is't good?
Tim I.i.39[Poet to Painter, of someone in his picture for Timon] Artificial strife / Lives in these touches livelier than life
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