dote (v.) Old form(s): doate
become deranged, behave foolishly
CE V.i.195[Egeon to himself] Unless the fear of death doth make me dote
CE V.i.330[Duke to Egeon] I see thy age and dangers make thee dote
LLL V.ii.76[Maria to Rosaline] Folly in fools bears not so strong a note / As foolery in the wise when wit doth dote
TC II.ii.59[Hector to Troilus] the will dotes that is inclinable / To what infectiously itself affects
Tit III.ii.23[Titus to Marcus] Has sorrow made thee dote already?
Ven.837[of Venus' song] How love makes young men thrall, and old men dote
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