assurance (n.)
security, certainty, confidence
2H4 I.ii.30[Page to Falstaff, of Master Dommelton] He said ... you should procure him better assurance than Bardolph
Ham V.i.114[Hamlet to Horatio, responding to his comment about what parchment is made of] They are sheep and calves which seek out assurance in that [pun: sense 2]
KL III.i.41[disguised Kent to Gentleman] I ... from some knowledge and assurance offer / This office to you
MA II.ii.45[Borachio to Don John] jealousy shall be called assurance
Mac IV.i.82[Macbeth to himself] yet I'll make assurance double sure [also: sense 3]
MND III.i.18[Bottom to all] for the more better assurance, tell them that I ... am not Pyramus, but Bottom the weaver
Tem I.ii.45[Miranda to Prospero] rather like a dream than an assurance
Tim II.ii.185.1[Flavius to Timon] Assurance bless your thoughts! [i.e. may your thoughts be proved right]
TN II.ii.8[Malvolio to Viola as Cesario, of Olivia] you should put your lord into a desperate assurance she will none of him
TNK V.i.134[Palamon praying to Venus, of her token] this fair token ... arms in assurance / My body to this business
TS V.ii.65[Petruchio to all] for assurance / Let's each one send unto his wife
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