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Definitionimpertinence or impudence (rude and bold)
- A man can no more separate age and covetousness than 'a can part young limbs and lechery: but the gout galls the one, and the pox pinches the other; and so both the degrees prevent my curses.1.2 -- Act 1 Scene 2 -- London. A street (93% in)
- Well, I am loath to gall a new-healed wound: your day's service at Shrewsbury hath a little gilded over your night's exploit on Gad's-hill: you may thank the unquiet time for your quiet o'er-posting that action.1.2 -- Act 1 Scene 2 -- London. A street (59% in)
- You that are old consider not the capacities of us that are young; you do measure the heat of our livers with the bitterness of your galls: and we that are in the vaward of our youth, I must confess, are wags too.1.2 -- Act 1 Scene 2 -- London. A street (70% in)
- Wherein have you been galled by the king?4.1 -- Act 4 Scene 1 -- Yorkshire. Gaultree Forest (40% in)
There are no more uses of "gall" in Henry IV, Part 2.
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