day (n.) Old form(s): daie
day of battle, contest
1H4 V.iii.29[Hotspur to Douglas] Our soldiers stand full fairly for the day
1H4 V.iv.158[Prince Hal to Lancaster and Falstaff] The trumpet sounds retreat, the day is ours
2H4 I.ii.210[Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice] that our armies join not in a hot day
2H4 I.ii.212[Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice] If it be a hot day ... I would I might never spit white again
2H6 V.ii.89[Young Clifford to King and Queen, of their enemies] we will live / To see their day and them our fortune give
3H6 IV.vii.86[Edward to all] doubt not of the day [i.e. the victorious outcome]
E3 III.iii.169[King Edward to English peers] let us resolve the day
KJ II.i.393[Bastard to King John and King Philip, of their conflict] fortune shall cull forth / Out of one side her happy minion, / To whom in favour she shall give the day [i.e. the victory]
KJ III.iv.116[Cardinal Pandulph to Lewis the Dauphin] What have you lost by losing of this day?
KJ V.iii.1[King John to Hubert] How goes the day with us?
KJ V.iv.14[Melun to Pembroke, Salisbury, and Bigot] if the French be lords of this loud day
KJ V.iv.5[Salisbury to Pembroke] Faulconbridge, / In spite of spite, alone upholds the day [i.e. keeps up the attack]
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