ado (n.) Old form(s): adoe, adoo
fuss, business, to-do
KL IV.v.2.2[Oswald to Regan, of Albany's going to battle] with much ado
MV I.i.7[Antonio to Salerio and Solanio] such a want-wit sadness makes of me / That I have much ado to know myself
RJ III.iv.23[Capulet to Paris] We'll keep no great ado
Tit II.i.98[Aaron to Demetrius and Chiron, of understanding him] Then should not we be tired with this ado
Tit IV.iii.101[Titus to Clown] make no more ado
Ven.694[Venus to Adonis, of hounds] Ceasing their clamorous cry till they have singled / With much ado the cold fault cleanly out
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