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Troth, 1) truth: “to speak t.” Mids. II, 2, 36. “to say the t. on't,” Cor. IV, 5, 198. “I'll speak t.” Cymb. V, 5, 274.
2) faith: “she conjures him . . . by holy human law and common t.” Lucr. 571. “thou smotherest honesty, thou murderest t.” Lucr. 571 “thou shalt not know the stained taste of violated t.” Lucr. 571 “that strong-bonded oath that shall prefer and undertake my t.” Compl. 280. “and not break my t.” LLL I, 1, 66. “break faith and t.” IV, 3, 143. “virtue's office never breaks men's t.” V, 2, 350. “two bosoms and one t.” Mids. II, 2, 42. Mids. II, 2, 42 “one man holding t.” III, 2, 92. “violation of all faith and t. sworn to us,” H4A V, 1, 70. “faith and t.” Troil. IV, 5, 168. “bid her alight and her t. plight,” Lr. III, 4, 128. “the loyallest husband that did e'er plight t.” Cymb. I, 1, 96. Used to express a slight oath: “t.!” Wiv. I, 4, 154. II, 2, 177. Meas. II, 1, 228. III, 2, 59. Ado II, 1, 220. III, 4, 6. V, 4, 77. Tw. III, 1, 27. H8 II, 3, 34 (yes, t. and t.) etc. “good t.” Mids. II, 2, 129. H8 II, 3, 33. Cymb. III, 6, 48. “in t.” H4B II, 2, 12 (Qq by my t.). “in good t.” Troil. III, 1, 124. “o' my t.” Tp. II, 2, 36. LLL IV, 1, 144. Oftenest “by my t.:” Wiv. I, 1, 199. Wiv. I, 1, 199 Meas. IV, 3, 163. Meas. IV, 3, 163 Err. III, 1, 62. Ado I, 1, 226. 228 “(by my two faiths and --s).” II, 1, 19. II, 1, 19 II, 3, 77. II, 3, 77 III, 4, 9. III, 4, 9 V, 1, 230. LLL IV, 1, 131. V, 2, 450. Merch. I, 2, 1. As I, 2, 94. III, 2, 303. IV, 1, 192. V, 1, 12. All's III, 2, 3. John III, 3, 55. H4B II, 2, 12 (Ff in t.). H6C III, 2, 64. R3 II, 4, 23. III, 7, 43. H8 II, 3, 23. Troil. III, 1, 116 etc.
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