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Mother, 1) female parent: Ven. 202. Sonn. 3, 4. Sonn. 3, 4 Tp. I, 2, 56. Tp. I, 2, 56 Tp. I, 2, 56 V, 269. Gent. II, 3, 7. Gent. II, 3, 7 Gent. II, 3, 7 Gent. II, 3, 7 Wiv. I, 1, 285. II, 2, 40. III, 4, 87. IV, 6, 27. IV, 6, 27 IV, 6, 27 IV, 6, 27 V, 5, 229. Meas. III, 1, 141. Err. I, 1, 51. I, 2, 39 etc. etc. “his queen m.” Hml. III, 1, 190. “by my m. I derived am from Lionel,” H6A II, 5, 74. “uncles, both by the father and m.” R3 II, 3, 23. “m. dead!” John IV, 2, 127. “were you both our --s,” All's I, 3, 169 (i. e. mother to both of us). “am I a m. to the birth of three?” Cymb. V, 5, 369. “that would hang us, every --'s son,” Mids. I, 2, 80. “sit down, every --'s son,” III, 1, 75. “ten thousand bloody crowns of --s' sons,” R2 III, 3, 96. “by my --'s son, and that's myself,” Shr. IV, 5, 6. my --'s son (i. e. my brother) John I, 128. “he is all the --'s, from the top to toe,” R3 III, 1, 156. “my father's wit, and my --'s tongue, assist me,” LLL I, 2, 100. “one would think his --'s milk were scarce out of him,” Tw. I, 5, 170. “that rash humour which my m. gave me,” Caes. IV, 3, 120 (== which is innate in me). “our father's minds are dead, and we are governed with our mothers' spirits,” I, 3, 83. “I am yet so near the manners of my m. that upon the least occasion more mine eyes will tell tales of me,” Tw. II, 1, 42. “all my m. came into mine eyes and gave me up to tears,” H5 IV, 6, 31. “let's leave the hermit pity with our --s,” Troil. V, 3, 45. “God's m.” H6A I, 2, 78. H6B II, 1, 51. H6C III, 2, 103. R3 I, 3, 306. III, 7, 2. H8 V, 1, 154. “the church, our holy m.” John III, 1, 141. “his m. earth,” As I, 2, 213. “your dear m. England,” John V, 2, 153. it (Scotland) “cannot be called our m., but our grave,” Mcb. IV, 3, 166. “I am the m. of these moans,” R3 II, 2, 80. “some jay of Italy whose m. was her painting,” Cymb. III, 4, 52 ("a creature, not of nature, but of painting," Johnson. cf. Tailor).
2) an appellation given to elderly women: “come, M. Prat,” Wiv. IV, 2, 191. “M. Jourdain,” H6B I, 4, 13. Applied to an abbess: “to give the m. notice of my affair,” Meas. I, 4, 86.
3) the hysterical passion: “how this m. swells up toward my heart,” Lr. II, 4, 56.
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