previous next
Honesty, 1) love of truth, upright conduct: Meas. IV, 2, 163. Ado III, 3, 56. Ado III, 3, 56 LLL V, 2, 834. As II, 4, 91. All's I, 3, 97. Wint. I, 1, 21. I, 2, 244. IV, 4, 498. IV, 4, 498 IV, 4, 498 H4A III, 3, 174. H4B II, 1, 39. H6C III, 3, 180. R3 I, 3, 55. H8 III, 2, 306. H8 III, 2, 306 Rom. III, 2, 86. Tim. II, 2, 144. Lr. I, 2, 127. Lr. I, 2, 127 Oth. III, 3, 258. Oth. III, 3, 258 Oth. III, 3, 258 Oth. III, 3, 258 Ant. II, 2, 92. III, 13, 41. in h. == in truth: Cymb. III, 6, 70.
2) honourableness, just claim to be respected: “of approved valour and confirmed h.” Ado II, 1, 395. “whose skill was almost as great as his h.” All's I, 1, 21. “she derives her h. and achieves her goodness,” All's I, 1, 21 “what is his h.?” IV, 3, 279. IV, 3, 279 IV, 3, 279 IV, 3, 279 “infirmities that h. is never free of,” Wint. I, 2, 263. Wint. I, 2, 263 II, 2, 10. V, 3, 144. H4A I, 2, 155. H8 IV, 2, 145. V, 1, 123. V, 2, 111. Tim. I, 1, 130. Caes. IV, 3, 67. Lr. II, 2, 79. Oth. I, 3, 285. II, 3, 247. III, 3, 118. III, 3, 118 Coupled to honour: “I'll prove mine honour and mine h.” Err. V, 30. “whose honour and whose h. till now endured all weathers,” Wint. V, 1, 194. “affect in honour h.” H8 I, 1, 40. “you have as little h. as honour,” III, 2, 271. “why should honour outlive h.?” Oth. V, 2, 245. by mine h.! used as an oath: Gent. II, 5, 1. Meas. V, 59.
3) decency, love of what is noble and becoming: “have you no wit, manners, nor h., but to gabble like tinkers?” Tw. II, 3, 94. “I had thought they had parted so much h. among 'em, at least, good manners, as not thus to suffer . . .” H8 V, 2, 28. “every man has his fault, and h. is his,” Tim. III, 1, 29 (liberality, generosity, bounty). “I hold it not h. to have it thus set down,” Hml. II, 2, 204. “it is not h. in me to speak what I have seen,” Oth. IV, 1, 288.
4) chastity: “thou smotherest h.” Lucr. 885. “beguiled with outward h.” Lucr. 885 “translated her well, out of h. into English,” Wiv. I, 3, 55. “to wrangle with mine own h.” II, 1, 88. “the chariness of our h.” II, 1, 88 “in the way of h.” II, 2, 75. “to lay an amiable siege to the h. of this Ford's wife,” II, 2, 75 “h. coupled to beauty,” As III, 3, 30. As III, 3, 30 “I should think my h. ranker than my wit,” IV, 1, 85. “rich h. dwells like a miser in a poor house,” V, 4, 62. “no legacy is so rich as h.” All's III, 5, 14. All's III, 5, 14 IV, 4, 28. Wint. I, 2, 288. II, 1, 155. John I, 181. H6C III, 2, 72. Troil. I, 2, 286. Tit. II, 3, 135. Hml. III, 1, 108. Hml. III, 1, 108 Hml. III, 1, 108 “a very honest woman, but something given to lie, as a woman should not do but in the way of h.” Ant. V, 2, 254 (a double quibbling in the words lie and honesty).
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: