**Most,**adj. and adv. 1) greatest; with the article: “boys and women are for the m. part cattle of this colour,”

**As III, 2, 435**. “I have for the m. part been aired abroad,”

**Wint. IV, 2, 5**. “for the m. part such,”

**H8 I, 1, 76**. “who for the m. part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb-shows,”

**Hml. III, 2, 12**. “for the m. part they are foolish that are so,”

**Ant. III, 3, 34**.

**I have the m. cause to be glad of yours**(viz company)

**Cor. IV, 3, 56**. Without the article: “m. part of all this night,”

**H6A II, 1, 67**. “have we not lost m. part of all the towns,”

**V, 4, 108**. “m. part of their fleet,”

**Oth. II, 1, 24**. “is at m. odds with his own gravity,”

**Wiv. III, 1, 54**. “with m. advantage,”

**H6A I, 4, 12**. “resolute in m. extremes,”

**IV, 1, 38**.

**though in this place m. master wear no**“breeches,”

**H6B I, 3, 149**(i. e. the king). “'tis honour with m. lands to be at odds,”

**Tim. III, 5, 116**. “I had m. need of blessing,”

**Mcb. II, 2, 32**. “with m. gladness,”

**Ant. II, 2, 169**. In the predicate: “the sense of death is m. in apprehension,”

**Meas. III, 1, 78**. “whose right is m. in Helena,”

**Mids. III, 2, 337**. “God's wrong is m. of all,”

**R3 IV, 4, 377**. “whose merit m. shall be,”

**Rom. I, 2, 31**. With the possessive pronoun: “my m. stay can be but brief,”

**Meas. IV, 1, 44**. “enforced from our m. quiet,”

**H4B IV, 1, 71**. “at your m. need,”

**Hml. I, 5, 180**.

2) the greatest amount, the utmost in extent or effect: “and to the m. of praise add something more,”

**Sonn. 85, 10**. “to you I owe the m.”

**Merch. I, 1, 131**. “the m. you sought was her promotion,”

**Rom. IV, 5, 71**. “that were the m., if he should husband you,”

**Lr. V, 3, 70**. “who is it that says m.?”

**Sonn. 84, 1**. “in least speak m.”

**Mids. V, 105**. “making them lightest that wear m. of it,”

**Merch. III, 2, 91**. “where m. it promises,”

**All's II, 1, 146**. “he of these that can do m. of all,”

**H6B I, 3, 75**.

**At m.**: “within this hour at m. I will advise you,”

**Mcb. III, 1, 128**(== at the farthest, at the latest).

3) the greatest number: “to the m. of men this is a Caliban,”

**Tp. I, 2, 480**. “men, for the m., become much more the better for being a little bad,”

**Meas. V, 445**. “I had the m. of them out of prison,”

**H4A IV, 2, 45**. “which m. of our city did,”

**Tw. III, 3, 35**. “he has ampler strength than most have of his age,”

**Wint. IV, 4, 415**.

**Wint. IV, 4, 415**

**Wint. IV, 4, 415**

**H6A I, 1, 147**.

**Rom. I, 1, 134**“(where m. might not be found).”

**Oth. I, 1, 182**etc.

4) in the highest degree; in a very high degree; with the article: “of all be hated, but the m. of me,”

**Mids. II, 2, 142**. “you speak of two the m. remarked i' the kingdom,”

**H8 V, 1, 33**. Without the article: “where it should m. mistrust,”

**Ven. 1154**. “joy in that I honour m.”

**Sonn. 25, 4**. “when m. I wink, then do mine eyes best see,”

**43, 1**. “which shall be m. my glory,”

**83, 10**. “since his exile she hath despised me m.”

**Gent. III, 2, 3**. “there is a vice that m. I do abhor,”

**Meas. II, 2, 29**.

**II, 4, 168**. “the thing it hunteth m.”

**LLL I, 1, 146**. “wear the favours m. in sight,”

**V, 2, 136**.

**Mids. II, 2, 140**.

**Shr. V, 2, 175**.

**Wint. IV, 3, 18**.

**Rom. I, 1, 134**.

**I, 2, 31**.

**Lr. I, 1, 100**etc. “m. of all:”

**Gent. I, 2, 30**.

**Meas. II, 2, 100**.

**John III, 4, 115**.

**m. of all**== above all: “but, m. of all, agreeing with the proclamation,”

**Meas. I, 2, 80**.

Used before adjectives and adverbs, 1) to denote a very high degree:

**Tp. I, 2, 78**.

**Tp. I, 2, 78**

**Tp. I, 2, 78**

**Tp. I, 2, 78**

**Tp. I, 2, 78**

**Tp. I, 2, 78**

**Tp. I, 2, 78**

**Tp. I, 2, 78**

**Tp. I, 2, 78**

**Tp. I, 2, 78**

**Tp. I, 2, 78**

**Tp. I, 2, 78**

**II, 1, 44**.

**II, 1, 44**

**II, 1, 44**

**II, 1, 44**

**II, 1, 44**

**II, 1, 44**

**II, 2, 93**.

**II, 2, 93**

**II, 2, 93**

**II, 2, 93**

**II, 2, 93**

**III, 1, 3**.

**III, 1, 3**

**III, 1, 3**

**III, 2, 28**.

**III, 2, 28**

**III, 3, 58**.

**III, 3, 58**

**IV, 60**.

**V, 71**.

**V, 71**

**V, 71**

**V, 71**

**V, 71**Epil. 3 etc. etc. 2) to form the superlative degree:

**Ven. 1156**.

**Ven. 1156**

**Sonn. 113, 10**.

**Tp. III, 1, 15**.

**III, 2, 106**.

**IV, 26**.

**Gent. I, 1, 45**.

**II, 7, 58**.

**LLL I, 1, 72**.

**All's I, 3, 122**.

**R3 IV, 3, 2**.

**H8 II, 3, 11**etc. Redundantly before a superlative: “the m. heaviest,”

**Gent. IV, 2, 141**. “m. dearest,”

**Wint. I, 2, 137**. “thy m. worst,”

**III, 2, 180**. “m. stillest night,”

**H4B III, 1, 28**. “m. despitefullest,”

**Troil. IV, 1, 32**(Q

**m. despiteful**). “m. boldest,”

**Caes. III, 1, 121**. “m. unkindest,”

**III, 2, 187**. “O m. best,”

**Hml. II, 2, 122**. “m. best, m. dearest,”

**Lr. I, 1, 219**(Ff

**the best, the dearest**). “m. poorest,”

**II, 3, 7**. “m. worthiest,”

**Cymb. I, 6, 162**. “m. coldest,”

**II, 3, 2**. “m. bravest,”

**IV, 2, 319**.