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Sea, the ocean, or a branch of it (used as a fem. in Troil. I, 3, 34): Ven. 389. Lucr. 652. Sonn. 113, 11. Tp. I, 1, 17. I, 2, 4. I, 2, 4 I, 2, 4 I, 2, 4 I, 2, 4 II, 1, 62. II, 1, 62 III, 2, 15. III, 3, 9. III, 3, 9 III, 3, 9 V, 43. Gent. I, 2, 122. IV, 3, 33. Mids. II, 1, 152. R2 I, 1, 19. H5 IV, 1, 156. V Chor. H5 IV, 1, 156 H6A IV, 1, 89. H6C II, 6, 89. H6C II, 6, 89 R3 IV, 2, 47. Hml. IV, 1, 7. Oth. II, 1, 7. V, 2, 362. Ant. III, 10, 25 etc. etc. Metaphorically: “hulling in the wild sea of my conscience,” H8 II, 4, 200. “I have ventured in a s. of glory, but far beyond my depth,” III, 2, 360. “float upon a wild and violent s.” Mcb. IV, 2, 21. Symbol of insatiable avidity: “the never surfeited s.” Tp. III, 3, 55. “thy capacity receiveth as the s.” Tw. I, 1, 11. “as hungry as the s.” II, 4, 103. Denoting any great quantity: “drenched in a s. of care,” Lucr. 1100. a s. of melting pearl (i. e. tears) Gent. III, 1, 224. “in that s. of blood,” H6A IV, 7, 14. “shed --s of tears,” H6C II, 5, 106. “to weep --s,” Troil. III, 2, 84. “in a wide s. of wax,” Tim. I, 1, 47 (cf. Wax). “we must all part into this s. of air,” IV, 2, 22. “to take arms against a s. of troubles,” Hml. III, 1, 59. “lest this great s. of joy o'erbear the shores of my mortality,” Per. V, 1, 194. Proverbially rich: Gent. II, 4, 170. Wint. IV, 4, 501. H5 I, 2, 164. R3 I, 4, 28. Troil. II, 2, 92. Oth. I, 2, 28. Cymb. I, 6, 34. Representing the element of water in general: “thus have I shunned the fire and drenched me in the s.” Gent. I, 3, 79. “in earth, in s., in sky,” Err. II, 1, 17. “whether in s. or fire, in earth or air, the extravagant and erring spirit hies to his confine,” Hml. I, 1, 153. “earth, s. and air,” Per. I, 4, 34.
Used without the article, in general contradistinction to the land: “a thousand furlongs of s.” Tp. I, 1, 70. “by wreck of s.” Err. V, 49. “one foot in s. and one on shore,” Ado II, 3, 66. “Publicola and Caelius are for s.” Ant. III, 7, 74 (== are to fight at sea). “order for s. is given,” IV, 10, 6. “at s.:” Gent. III, 1, 282. Meas. III, 1, 218. Meas. III, 1, 218 Err. V, 359. Merch. I, 1, 24. Merch. I, 1, 24 III, 1, 45. H6A III, 4, 28. H8 IV, 1, 72. Hml. IV, 6, 15. Oth. II, 1, 1. Oth. II, 1, 1 Ant. I, 4, 36. II, 6, 25. II, 6, 25 III, 7, 40. III, 8, 4. Cymb. III, 4, 192. Per. III, 1, 51. III, 3, 13. III, 4, 5. IV, 6, 49. V, 1, 158. V, 1, 158 V, 1, 158 V, 3, 5. “by s.:” Ant. II, 2, 165. II, 6, 96. III, 7, 29. III, 7, 29 III, 7, 29 IV, 10, 1. “by s. and land:” Shr. V, 2, 149. Wint. III, 3, 84. Caes. I, 3, 87. Ant. I, 4, 78. III, 6, 54. IV, 2, 5. “to s.:” Tp. I, 1, 53. I, 2, 145. II, 2, 44. II, 2, 44 Wiv. II, 1, 96. Meas. I, 2, 8. Err. IV, 1, 33. H5 II, 2, 192. Per. III Prol. 44. IV, 4, 29. “put to s.:” Err. V, 21. Tw. II, 4, 78. Wint. IV, 4, 509.
At the s. instead of at s. only in Per. I, 3, 29 and V, 3, 47. to --s for to s. only in Per. II Prol. 27 (rhyming).
Plur. --s for the sing.: “though the --s threaten, they are merciful,” Tp. V, 178. “promise you calm --s,” Tp. V, 178 “the --s waxed calm,” Err. I, 1, 92. “lords of the wide world and wide watery --s,” II, 1, 21. “in the narrow --s that part the French and English,” Merch. II, 8, 28. III, 1, 4. “the swelling Adriatic --s,” Shr. I, 2, 74. II, 331. R2 III, 2, 3. H5 II Chor. H5 II Chor. H6A III, 1, 180. V, 3, 193. V, 5, 90. H6B I, 3, 128. IV, 8, 45. H6C I, 1, 239. III, 3, 235. IV, 7, 5. IV, 8, 3. R3 IV, 1, 42. IV, 4, 463. IV, 4, 463 474 (Qq sea). Cymb. I, 6, 202 etc.
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