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Woman, subst. the female of the human race, grown to adult years (cf. Meas. III, 2, 49 & LLL IV, 1, 125): Sonn. 144, 4. Tp. III, 1, 49. III, 2, 108. Gent. II, 3, 31. II, 7, 40. III, 1, 91. III, 1, 91 Wiv. IV, 2, 77. Wiv. IV, 2, 77 Err. I, 1, 38 etc. etc. Used as an address: Wiv. I, 4, 142. II, 1, 43. II, 1, 43 III, 3, 114. IV, 2, 21. Cor. IV, 1, 12 etc. “to play the --'s part,” Gent. IV, 4, 165. “act the w. in the scene,” Cor. II, 2, 100. “the wise w.” Tw. III, 4, 114 (cf. Wise). to play the w. == to weep: H8 III, 2, 431; cf. Hml. IV, 7, 190. a w. of the world == a married w. As V, 3, 5 (cf. World). “a --'s reason; I think him so, because I think him so,” Gent. I, 2, 23 (cf. “wherefore not afield? Because not there: this --'s answer sorts,” Troil. I, 1, 109). “a --'s longing,” Wint. IV, 4, 681. Troil. III, 3, 237. “a --'s war,” R2 I, 1, 48. “this --'s mood,” H4A I, 3, 237. “a --'s fault,” III, 1, 245. “a --'s tailor,” H4B III, 2, 161. H4B III, 2, 161 “my --'s heart,” R3 IV, 1, 79. “my --'s breasts,” Mcb. I, 5, 48. “a --'s story,” III, 4, 65 etc. In a general sense without the article: Tw. II, 2, 39. III, 2, 40. Wint. IV, 4, 191. Tim. IV, 3, 501. Mcb. IV, 1, 80. IV, 3, 126. Lr. III, 4, 94 etc. Plur. “women:” Ven. 1008. Tp. I, 2, 47. II, 1, 155. III, 1, 43. Gent. III, 2, 33. IV, 1, 72. IV, 4, 95. V, 4, 44. V, 4, 44 Wiv. I, 1, 309. 310 etc. etc.
== wife: “the hell of having a false w.” Wiv. II, 2, 305. “a banished w. from my Harry's bed,” H4A II, 3, 42. cf. Cor. V, 3, 130.
== female attendant: All's I, 3, 20. H8 V, 1, 63. H8 V, 1, 63 Cymb. II, 2, 1. II, 3, 143. II, 3, 143 III, 2, 76. Wint. II, 1, 124. II, 2, 12. H8 I, 4, 93. IV, 2, 140. Ant. III, 13, 38. IV, 13, 1. IV, 15, 62. V, 2, 360. Cymb. I, 5, 74. II, 3, 71 etc.
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