time (n.)
(the) world, (the) age, society
Cor II.iii.118[Coriolanus alone] The dust on antique time would lie unswept [i.e. on old institutions]
Cor IV.vii.50[Aufidius to Lieutenant] our virtues / Lie in th'interpretation of the time
Ham III.i.70[Hamlet alone] For who would bear the whips and scorns of time
Mac I.v.61[Lady Macbeth to Macbeth] To beguile the time / Look like the time [i.e. to deceive people, look as they expect you to]
Mac I.vii.81[Macbeth to Lady Macbeth] Away, and mock the time with fairest show
Mac IV.iii.72[Macduff to Malcolm] the time you may so hoodwink
R3 IV.iv.416[King Richard to Queen Elizabeth] Urge the necessity and state of times
Sonn.11.7[] If all were minded so, the times would cease
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