dolour (n.) Old form(s): Dollours , dolor, dolors
sorrow, grief, lamentation
Cym V.iv.80[First Brother, to music, as if to Jove, of Posthumus' graces] being all to dolours turned
KL II.iv.52[Fool to Lear] thou shalt have as many dolours for thy daughters as thou canst tell in a year [also: dollar]
Luc.1582[] It easeth some, though none it ever cured, / To think their dolour others have endured
Mac IV.iii.8.1[Macduff to Malcolm, of heaven] As if it felt with Scotland, and yelled out / Like syllable of dolour
MM I.ii.49[Second Gentleman to Lucio, of the value of his sexual diseases] three thousand dolours a year
TC V.iii.84[Cassandra to Hector] How poor Andromache shrills her dolour forth! [F; Q dolours]
Tem II.i.21[Gonzalo to Sebastian, of the entertainer of griefs] Dolour comes to him indeed
TG III.i.240[Valentine to Proteus] [an] ending anthem of my endless dolour
WT V.ii.86[Third Gentleman to all, of Perdita] from one sign of dolour to another, she did, with an 'Alas!', I would fain say bleed tears
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