account, accompt (n.) Old form(s): accompt
reckoning, judgement [especially by God]
E3 II.ii.164[Countess to King Edward] The universal sessions calls to 'count / This packing evil
H5 I.chorus.17[Chorus, of the actors] ciphers to this great accompt
Ham I.v.78[Ghost to Hamlet] No reckoning made, but sent to my account / With all my imperfections on my head
LLL V.ii.200[masked Berowne to all] Our duty is so rich ... we may do it still without account
Mac V.i.37[Lady Macbeth as if to Macbeth, while sleepwalking] none can call our power to accompt
MM II.iv.58.1[Angelo to Isabella] Our compelled sins / Stand more for number than accompt [debated meaning: enforced sins, though numerous, will not be a major factor on judgement day]
Oth I.iii.5[Second Senator to Duke, of the reports] though they jump not on a just accompt ... yet do they all confirm / A Turkish fleet
RJ I.v.118[Romeo to himself, of Juliet] Is she a Capulet? / O dear account!
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