wit (n.) Old form(s): witte
mind, brain, thoughts
1H6 I.ii.73[Pucelle to Dauphin] I am by birth a shepherd's daughter, / My wit untrained in any kind of art
1H6 III.iii.12[Bastard to Pucelle] Search out thy wit for secret policies
CE II.ii.38[Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse] I must get a sconce for my head, and ensconce it too, or else I shall seek my wit in my shoulders
Ham I.v.43[Ghost to Hamlet, of Claudius' actions] With witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts
KJ III.iv.102[Constance to King Philip, of her tidied hair] I will not keep this form upon my head / When there is such disorder in my wit
KL III.ii.74[Fool singing] He that has and a little tiny wit ... / Must make content with his fortunes fit
Luc.1299[] What wit sets down is blotted straight with will
MM IV.i.62[disguised Duke alone, of place and greatness] thousand escapes of wit / Make thee the father of their idle dream
TG I.i.2[Valentine to Proteus] Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits
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