estate (n.)
state, situation, circumstances
1H6 I.ii.75[Pucelle to Dauphin] Heaven and Our Lady gracious hath it pleased / To shine on my contemptible estate
2H4 I.iii.53[Lord Bardolph to Hastings] should we ... know our own estate
3H6 IV.iii.18[Third Watchman to all, of Edward] If Warwick knew in what estate he stands
AC V.ii.152[Cleopatra to Caesar, of pomp] should we shift estates, yours would be mine [i.e. change places]
AYL I.ii.14[Rosalind to Celia] I will forget the condition of my estate, to rejoice in yours
Cym V.v.74[Cymbeline to Lucius] So think of your estate
H5 IV.i.94[Williams to disguised King Henry, of Erpingham] what thinks he of our estate?
H8 I.i.82[Abergavenny to Buckingham and Norfolk, of Wolsey's affairs] Kinsmen of mine ... have / By this so sickened their estates that never / They shall abound as formerly
H8 V.i.74[King Henry to Suffolk] in thy prayers remember / Th'estate of my poor Queen
KJ IV.ii.128[King John to himself, of Queen Eleanor's death] How wildly then walks my estate in France!
KL V.iii.207[Edgar to Albany, of Kent] having seen me in my worst estate
Mac V.v.50[Macbeth to himself] I ... wish the estate o'the world were now undone [i.e. the whole of nature]
MV I.i.123[Bassanio to Antonio] I have disabled mine estate
MV I.i.43[Antonio to Salerio] My ventures are not in one bottom trusted ... nor is my whole estate / Upon the fortune of this present year
MV III.ii.236[Salerio to Bassanio, of Antonio] His letter there / Will show you his estate
MV III.ii.316[Bassanio reading Antonio's letter] my estate is very low
RJ III.iii.64[Friar to Romeo] Let me dispute with thee of thy estate
Tim III.ii.71[First Stranger to Second and Third Strangers, of Lucius] Timon has ... / Supported his estate
Tim IV.iii.517[Flavius to Timon] Suspect still comes where an estate is least
Tim V.i.39[Poet to Painter] Then do we sin against our own estate, / When we may profit meet and come too late
TN I.ii.45.1[Viola to Captain] [I] might not be delivered to the world ... / What my estate is
WT IV.ii.40[Polixenes to Camillo, of the Shepherd] a man, they say, that from very nothing ... is grown into an unspeakable estate
WT IV.iv.397[disguised Polixenes to Florizel, of Florizel's father] Can he ... Dispute his own estate?
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