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zeal
used in Henry VIII

3 uses
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Definition
active interest and enthusiasm
  • Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal
    I serv'd my king, He would not in mine age
    Have left me naked to mine enemies.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Ante-chamber to the King's apartment (99% in)
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • And with what zeal! for, now he has crack'd the league Between us and the Emperor, the Queen's great nephew, He dives into the King's soul, and there scatters Dangers, doubts, wringing of the conscience, Fears, and despairs; and all these for his marriage.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — An ante-chamber in the palace (18% in)
  • Most honour'd madam, My Lord of York, out of his noble nature, Zeal and obedience he still bore your Grace, Forgetting, like a good man, your late censure Both of his truth and him, which was too far, Offers, as I do, in a sign of peace, His service and his counsel.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — London. The Queen's apartments (34% in)

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