deep (adj.) Old form(s): deepe
deeply cunning, profound in craft
2H6 III.i.57[Suffolk to King] Gloucester is a man / Unsounded yet and full of deep deceit
R3 I.iii.223[Queen Margaret to Richard] Thy friends suspect for traitors while thou liv'st, / And take deep traitors for thy dearest friends!
R3 II.i.38[Buckingham to Queen Elizabeth, of any friend of his if he plays false to her] Deep, hollow, treacherous, and full of guile / Be he unto me!
R3 II.ii.28[Duchess of York to Boy, of Richard] Ah, that deceit should steal such gentle shape / And with a virtuous visor hide deep vice!
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