weal Old form(s): weale
state, community, commonwealth
1H6 I.i.177[Winchester alone] I intend to ... sit at chiefest stern of public weal [i.e. governing with greatest power]
1H6 III.i.66[King to Gloucester and Winchester] The special watchmen of our English weal
Cor II.iii.180[Brutus to Citizens] the charters that you bear / I'th' body of the weal
Cor III.i.175[Sicinius to and of Coriolanus] A foe to th'public weal
KL I.iv.206[Gonerill to Lear] the tender of a wholesome weal
Mac III.iv.75[Macbeth to Lady Macbeth] Blood hath been shed ere now, i'the olden time, / Ere humane statute purged the gentle weal
Mac V.ii.27[Cathness to all] Meet we the medicine of the sickly weal
Tim IV.iii.161[Timon to all, of removing the nose] Of him that, his particular to foresee, / Smells from the general weal [i.e. goes hunting off on his own]
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