years (n.) Old form(s): yeares, yeeres
age
2H6 II.iii.28[Queen to Gloucester, of the King] I see no reason why a king of years / Should be to be protected like a child [i.e. no longer a minor]
KJ II.i.424[Hubert to King John and King Philip, of Lewis and Blanche] Look upon the years / Of Lewis the Dauphin and that lovely maid
LLL V.ii.465[Berowne to all, of Boyet] That smiles his cheek in years [i.e. is always wrinkling his face in smiles]
Oth I.ii.60[Othello to Brabantio] you shall more command with years / Than with your weapons
R2 I.iii.171[Mowbray to King Richard] I am ... / Too far in years to be a pupil now
RJ III.v.46[Juliet to Romeo, of there being many days in a minute] by this count I shall be much in years / Ere I again behold my Romeo
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