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Doing, substantively, == deed, action, manner of acting: “God is much displeased that you take with unthankfulness his doing,” R3 II, 2, 90. “ignorant tongues which will be the chronicles of my doing,” H8 I, 2, 74. “those that have beheld the doing,” Cor. I, 9, 40. “please you that I may pass this doing,” II, 2, 143. Plural: “volumes of report run . . . upon thy doings,” Meas. IV, 1, 63. “among the infinite doings of the world,” Wint. I, 2, 253. “to hide your doings,” Cor. I, 9, 23. “valiant doings in their country's cause,” Tit. I, 113. “and buzz lamenting doings in the air,” III, 2, 62 (== lamentations).
b) trans. to act, to transact, to practise: “what do you here?” Tp. I, 1, 41. “there's something else to do,” IV, 126. “what's to do here?” Meas. I, 2, 115. “what's to do?” Tw. III, 3, 18. “you saw the ceremony? that I did,” H8 IV, 1, 60 etc. etc. To do == yet undone: “the best is yet to do,” As I, 2, 121. “O that it were to do!” H6B III, 2, 3. To do == ado: “there has been much to do on both sides, and the nation holds it no sin to tarre them to controversy,” Hml. II, 2, 369. What have you to do == what is that to you? it does not concern you: “what have you to do whither they bear it?” Wiv. III, 3, 164. “what had he to do to chide at me?” As III, 5, 129. “perhaps him and her, sir: what have you to do?” Shr. I, 2, 226. “I will be angry: what hast thou to do?” III, 2, 218. -- Followed by with: “what shall be done with the groaning Juliet?” Meas. II, 2, 15. cf. Wiv. IV, 4, 45. H6A IV, 7, 94. H6C V, 7, 37. Rom. III, 5, 61 etc. Followed by to: “do whate'er thou wilt to the wide world,” Sonn. 19, 6. “what dost thou to mine eyes?” 137, 1. Meas. II, 1, 120. Meas. II, 1, 120 All's IV, 3, 194. H6C I, 4, 65. R3 IV, 4, 252. Troil. IV, 2, 108. Caes. II, 1, 331. Hml. I, 4, 66 etc. To omitted: “who does me this?” Hml. II, 2, 601 (cf. harm, wrong etc.). -- Elliptical use of the infinitive: “I will not stir from this place, do what they can,” Mids. III, 1, 124. “yet this I will not do, do how I can,” As II, 3, 35. “do what you can, yours will not be entreated,” Shr. V, 2, 89.
2) to perform, to effect: “the wills above be done,” Tp. I, 1, 72. “I have done nothing but in care of thee,” I, 2, 16. “what shall I do?” I, 2, 300. “what will this do?” Ado IV, 1, 211 (== avail). “this business, which he knows is not to be done; damns himself to do and dares better be damned than to do't,” All's III, 6, 95. I shall do good (== I shall speed, succeed) Wint. II, 2, 54. “no woman can do more than I do with her,” Wiv. I, 4, 137. “O, it is much that a lie with a slight oath and a jest with a sad brow will do with a fellow,” H4B V, 1, 93. “when your words are done, my woes end likewise with the evening sun,” Err. I, 1, 27 (== are carried into execution). cf. “yet let that be, which the eye fears, when it is done, to see,” Mcb. I, 4, 53. “this is my doing,” Wiv. III, 4, 99. “it is Jove's doing,” Tw. III, 4, 83. “this is the cardinal's doing,” H8 II, 2, 20. To do to death == to put to death: Ado V, 3, 3. H6B III, 2, 179. H6B III, 2, 179 H6C II, 1, 103. III, 3, 103. “to do him dead,” H6C I, 4, 108. -- To do so == to act according to what is said before (v. So); to do it == to perform, to execute: “see thou do it,” Err. II, 2, 141. “get thee gone, but do it,” Merch. IV, 1, 397. “here is man shall do it,” Wint. IV, 4, 829. “do it, England,” Hml. IV, 3, 67. “I will do't, my lord,” IV, 4, 7. Particularly used, when the sense is restricted by an adjunct: “I should do it with more ease,” Tp. III, 1, 29. “do it so cunningly that my discovery be not aimed at,” Gentl. III, 1, 44. “if I can do it by aught that I can speak in his dispraise,” III, 2, 46. “I do it not in evil disposition,” Meas. I, 2, 122. if you like elsewhere, “do it by stealth,” Err. III, 2, 7. “I shall do it on a full stomach,” LLL I, 2, 153. “anoint his eyes, but do it when the next thing he espies may be the lady,” Mids. II, 1, 262. “he does it under name of perfect love,” Shr. IV, 3, 12. “let us do it with no show of fear,” H5 II, 4, 23. “he did it unconstrained,” H6C I, 1, 143. “with a true heart and brother-love I do it,” H8 V, 3, 173. “now might I do it pat,” Hml. III, 3, 73. “we then can do't at land,” Ant. III, 7, 54. “do it at once,” IV, 14, 82. “I cannot do it better than in gyves,” Cymb. V, 4, 14. To do it == to do so: “the duke of Milan and his daughter could control thee, if now 'twere fit to do't,” Tp. I, 2, 440. “and did it to minister occasion to these gentlemen,” II, 1, 173. -- Substantives as objects: “our own doth little advantage,” Tp. I, 1, 34 (or verb?). “and did the third a blessing,” Lr. I, 4, 115. to do me business in the veins o' the earth, Tp, I, 2, 255. All's III, 6, 95. “charity,” Lr. III, 4, 61. “have done some wanton charm upon this man,” Tp. IV, 94. “do all points of my command,” I, 2, 499. “does not all commands,” Cymb. V, 1, 6. “I will do your mother's commandment,” Hml. III, 2, 329. “Lucius will do his commission,” Cymb. II, 4, 12. “our coronation done,” H4B V, 2, 141. “the neglecting it may do much danger,” Rom. V, 2, 20. “he may do danger,” Caes. II, 1, 17. “do on them some violent death,” Tit. V, 2, 108. “do your discretion,” Oth. III, 3, 34. “do thy duty,” Shr. IV, 1, 38. “my mother did but duty,” All's IV, 2, 12. “did him peculiar duties,” Lucr. 14. “do my duties to the senate,” Oth. III, 2, 2 (cf. Duty). “may it do him ease,” Shr. V, 2, 179. H6C V, 5, 72. Tit. III, 1, 121. Hml. I, 1, 131. “I will do you any embassage,” Ado II, 1, 277. “my best endeavours shall be done,” Merch. II, 2, 182. “the last enchantment you did here,” Tw. III, 1, 123. “a fault that he did,” Gentl. IV, 4, 16. Wiv. V, 5, 9. “your favours done to me,” Gentl. III, 1, 6. Err. I, 1, 123. Tw. III, 2, 7. H6B I, 1, 71. “nor that full star doth half that glory to the sober west,” Sonn. 132, 8. “to do a person grace,” Sonn. 132, 11. Err. II, 1, 87. V, 164. Shr. I, 2, 131. R2 III, 3, 181. H4A II, 1, 78. V, 4, 161. H4B V, 5, 6. Caes. III, 2, 62. Hml. I, 1, 131. II, 2, 53. “harm,” Tp. I, 2, 15 etc. cf. “Harm. doing damned hate upon thyself,” Rom. III, 3, 118. “each eye doth homage to his sight,” Sonn. 7, 3. Tp. I, 2, 113 etc. “doing the honour of thy lordliness to one so meek,” Ant. V, 2, 161. to do justice, q. v. “six of his labours you'ld have done,” Cor. IV, 1, 18. “to do our country loss,” H5 IV, 3, 21. “your message done,” Gentl. IV, 4, 93. Gentl. IV, 4, 93 Troil. I, 3, 219. Tit. IV, 1, 117. IV, 4, 104. Rom. II, 5, 66. “do my good morrow to them,” H5 IV, 1, 26. “do the murder first,” Tp. IV, 232. Rom. V, 1, 81. Hml. III, 2, 248. III, 3, 54. “I will make thee do thy right nature,” Tim. IV, 3, 44. “do no outrages on silly women,” Gentl. IV, 1, 71. cf. Lucr. 605. Err. IV, 4, 119. Ado II, 3, 159. Lr. II, 4, 24. “you may do the part of an honest man,” Ado II, 1, 172 (cf. Part). “I have done penance,” Gentl. II, 4, 129. H6B II, 3, 11. II, 4, 105. “foul play,” Lr. III, 7, 31. “your pleasure,” R3 IV, 2, 21. “thou dost thyself a pleasure,” Oth. I, 3, 376. “does foul pranks,” Oth. II, 1, 143. “at thy request I will do reason,” Tp. III, 2, 128. “to do myself this reason and this right,” Tit. I, 279. “you shall do small respect,” Lr. II, 2, 137. “and I, to do you rest, a thousand deaths would die,” Tw. V, 136. “do them reverence,” Merch. I, 1, 13. Caes. III, 2, 125. “do right unto this princely duke of York,” H6C I, 1, 166 etc. (cf. Right). “do all rites,” Ado IV, 1, 209. V, 3, 23. H4A V, 4, 98. H5 IV, 8, 127. “do present sacrifice,” Caes. II, 2, 5. Per. V, 1, 242. “hath twice done salutation to the morn,” R3 V, 3, 210. Caes. IV, 2, 5. “I have done thee worthy service,” Tp. I, 2, 247. IV, 267 etc. “to do him shame,” Lucr. 597. Sonn. 36, 10. LLL IV, 3, 204. Tw. III, 4, 400. “to do obsequious sorrow,” Hml. I, 2, 92. “and do my spiriting gently,” Tp. I, 2, 298. “such transformation done,” H4A I, 1, 45. “trespass,” Ant. II, 1, 40. “do our work,” Tp. III, 2, 158 etc. “did us but loving wrong,” Tp. I, 2, 151 etc.
3) Used for other verbs to spare the repetition of them: “when beauty lived and died as flowers do now,” Sonn. 68, 2. “both truth and beauty on my love depends: so dost thou too,” 101, 4. Tp. I, 2, 52. Tp. I, 2, 52 Tp. I, 2, 52 II, 1, 267. II, 2, 23. III, 1, 29. III, 2, 111. Gentl. I, 1, 78. II, 4, 11. II, 6, 17. II, 7, 38. III, 2, 24. III, 2, 24 Meas. II, 1, 262. Err. II, 2, 103. IV, 4, 78. Ado V, 1, 129. Ado V, 1, 129 V, 4, 46. LLL I, 2, 79. IV, 2, 98. IV, 2, 98 Mids. III, 1, 120. III, 2, 167. III, 2, 167 IV, 1, 71. V, 155. Tw. II, 5, 143. Wint. II, 1, 73. II, 3, 48. R2 II, 3, 17. H5 V Chor. H5 V Chor. H6A II, 5, 105. H6B V, 2, 59. H6C I, 1, 221. R3 III, 2, 67. H8 V, 3, 67. Troil. I, 2, 194. Cor. II, 3, 131. III, 2, 110. Tit. I, 213. Rom. II, 2, 20. Mcb. I, 3, 10. Hml. IV, 5, 152. Ant. III, 4, 10 etc.
4) Used, with some latitude, of any kind of work or performance; == to play, to act, to perform: “you could never do him so ill-well,” Ado II, 1, 122. “do the part of an honest man,” Ado II, 1, 122 “if I do it, let the audience look to their eyes,” Mids. I, 2, 28. “you may do it extempore,” Mids. I, 2, 28 “we will do it in action as we will do it before the duke,” III, 1, 5. thou didst it excellent, Shr. Ind. I, 89. “our interpreter does it well,” All's IV, 3, 236. == to write, to copy: “since mind at first in character was done,” Sonn. 59, 8. “are they not lamely writ? No, boy, but as well as I can do them,” Gentl. II, 1, 98. “'tis very clerkly done,” Gentl. II, 1, 98 “the precedent was full as long a doing,” R3 III, 6, 7. == to express: “which lames report to follow it and undoes description to do it,” Wint. V, 2, 63. == to found, to build: “unwilling to outlive the good that did it,” H8 IV, 2, 60. at whose expense it (the monument) “is done,” Per. IV, 3, 46. == to paint, or to cut: “how could he see to do them?” Merch. III, 2, 124. “is't not well done?” Tw. I, 5, 253. “a piece of work so bravely done,” Cymb. II, 4, 73. “who was he that otherwise than noble nature did, hath altered that good picture?” IV, 2, 364. “a piece many years in doing,” Wint. V, 2, 104. “he so near to Hermione hath done Hermione,” Wint. V, 2, 104 “her dead likeness excels whatever yet you looked upon or hand of man hath done,” V, 3, 17. “masterly done,” V, 3, 17 == to fashion: how it (the gown) “should be done,” Shr. IV, 3, 118.
5) Used, likewise, for the most different verbs implying any notion of activity: “the noble thanes do bravely in the war,” Mcb. V, 7, 26. “and to such wondrous doing brought his horse,” Hml. IV, 7, 87. “do bravely, horse!” Ant. I, 5, 22 (i. e. move with grace and majesty). “provoke not battle, till we have done at sea,” III, 8, 4. I am not able to do (i. e. lend money) Tim. III, 2, 55. -- The imperative used as a term of encouragement (== go on!): “do, do: we steal by line and level,” Tp. IV, 239. “aye, do, persever, counterfeit sad looks,” Mids. III, 2, 237. “you woreson cur! Do, do. Thou stool for a witch. Ay, do, do,” Troil. II, 1, 45. “do, rudeness; do, camel; do, do,” Troil. II, 1, 45 “thou art proclaimed a fool, I think. Do not, porpentine, do not: my fingers itch,” Troil. II, 1, 45 -- Used for the act of cohabitation: “my Collatine would else have come to me when Tarquin did,” Lucr. 917. for “doing I am past,” All's II, 3, 246. “doing is activity, and he will still be doing,” H5 III, 7, 107. “you bring me to do, and then you flout me too,” Troil. IV, 2, 27. Actively: “what has he done? a woman,” Meas. I, 2, 88. “I have done thy mother,” Tit. IV, 2, 76. cf. “do't in your parents' eyes,” Tim. IV, 1, 8. Quibbling: “I would fain be doing. I doubt it not, but you will curse your wooing,” Shr. II, 74; cf. I, 2, 227. “they would do that which should undo more doing,” Wint. I, 2, 312. “things won are done: joy's soul lies in the doing,” Troil. I, 2, 313.
To do well == to be convenient, to fit, to succeed, to thrive: “will it do well?” Wiv. II, 3, 82. “though it do well, I do not relish well their loud applause,” Meas. I, 1, 70. “that thinks he hath done well in people's eyes,” Merch. III, 2, 143. “words do well when he that speaks them pleases those that hear,” As III, 5, 111. “it would do well to set the deer's horns upon his head,” IV, 2, 4. Shr. Ind. I, 126. Tw. I, 3, 143. II, 3, 87. John I, 236. R2 III, 3, 170. H4B III, 2, 307. H6B II, 3, 61. H8 I, 4, 87. Cor. IV, 1, 21. Tit. II, 3, 305. Hml. III, 1, 184. V, 1, 52. Ant. II, 1, 8. III, 13, 188. “the gashes do better upon them,” Mcb. V, 8, 3. “you can do better yet,” Ant. I, 3, 81. “my favour to him that does best,” H8 II, 2, 115.
To do it == to be what is wanted: “you can do it!” H4B III, 2, 157 (== that is a good joke! German: ihr versteht's!). “this piece of toasted cheese will do't,” Lr. IV, 6, 90 (comes pat to the purpose). “how dearly they do't,” Cymb. II, 2, 18 (what a delicate effect and appearance they have!)
Absolutely, == to serve: “'twould not do,” All's IV, 1, 56. “all would not do,” H4A II, 4, 188. “if all this will not do, I'll drown you,” R3 I, 4, 276 (Qq serve). if they smile and say 'twill do, I know, within a while all the best men are ours, H8 Epil. R3 I, 4, 276 cf. “when I cannot live any longer, I will do as I may,” H5 II, 1, 17 (== shift). I could not do withal == I could not help it, Merch. III, 4, 72.
6) to fare, to be in a state with regard to health: “how does thine ague?” Tp. II, 2, 139. III, 2, 26. IV, 103. Gentl. II, 4, 122. IV, 2, 55. Wiv. I, 1, 84. Wiv. I, 1, 84 I, 4, 142. I, 4, 142 II, 1, 169. III, 4, 34. Ado IV, 1, 114. V, 2, 90. Merch. III, 2, 236. As I, 2, 231. III, 3, 75. All's II, 4, 19. Tw. III, 4, 26. Tw. III, 4, 26 H4A III, 3, 107. R3 IV, 1, 14. Troil. III, 3, 63. Rom. III, 3, 97. Mcb. V, 3, 37. Lr. I, 4, 107 etc. “how have ye done since last we saw in France?” H8 I, 1, 1.
7) Used, when joined with the infinitive of other verbs, as a mere expletive; not only in interrogative and negative sentences (Tp. I, 2, 78. Tp. I, 2, 78 Tp. I, 2, 78 I, 2, 40. I, 2, 40 I, 2, 40 I, 1, 14. I, 2, 138 etc.) but, without any emphasis, in affirmative ones: “you do assist the storm,” Tp. I, 1, 15. I, 2, 8. I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 I, 2, 8 453 etc. etc. “do not do your cousin such a wrong,” Ado III, 1, 87. “do not be so bitter with me,” Mids. III, 2, 306. “which do not be entreated to,” Ant. II, 6, 32.
8) The partic. done == a) finished, at an end: “her words are done,” Ven. 254. “ere summer half be done,” Ven. 254 Ven. 254 Err. V, 224. Ado II, 1, 114. Shr. I, 1, 259. III, 1, 23. All's V, 3, 335. Tw. II, 3, 113. V, 416. R2 IV, 196. H4A I, 3, 30. V, 3, 16. H6A II, 5, 62. H6C IV, 1, 104. Cor. I, 6, 31. II, 3, 149. Rom. I, 5, 52. Caes. I, 2, 178. Lr. V, 1, 67. Oth. II, 1, 20. Ant. I, 2, 101. V, 2, 193. When all's done == after all: “a horn for my money, when all's done,” Ado II, 3, 63. “we must leave the killing out, when all is done,” Mids. III, 1, 16. “this is the best fooling, when all is done,” Tw. II, 3, 31. “when all's done, you look but on a stool,” Mcb. III, 4, 67.
“I have done,” Tp. II, 1, 26. “have done!” Lucr. 645. Gentl. II, 4, 99. LLL V, 2, 559. John II, 183. H6B I, 4, 31. H6B I, 4, 31 R3 I, 3, 273. Rom. III, 5, 72. Ant. III, 7, 20. III, 13, 153. Cymb. IV, 2, 229. Followed by a gerund or an accus.: “I have done weeping,” Gentl. II, 3, 2. Troil. III, 2, 108. “when other petty griefs have done their spite,” Sonn. 90, 10. Err. I, 2, 72. R3 I, 3, 215. Tim. V, 1, 226. Caes. IV, 2, 51. Ant. IV, 12, 17. Cymb. IV, 2, 282. Followed by with: “ha' done with words,” Shr. III, 2, 118. H6C II, 2, 117. “have done with woes,” Tit. V, 3, 176. “I have done with thee,” Rom. III, 5, 205.
b) ruined, lost: “were I not immortal, life were done,” Ven. 197. “wasted, thawed and done,” Ven. 197 “as soon decayed and done,” Lucr. 23. “a beauty spent and done,” Compl. 11. “though there my hope be done,” All's IV, 2, 65. “our own love waking cries to see what's done,” V, 3, 65. R2 I, 1, 183. H6A IV, 3, 38. IV, 6, 7. H6C III, 3, 33. H6C III, 3, 33 Troil. I, 2, 313. Rom. I, 4, 39. Hml. III, 2, 172.
c) a match, agreed: “done!” Tp. II, 1, 32. “a match! 'tis done,” Shr. V, 2, 74. “'tis done,” Cor. I, 4, 2.
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