something (adv.) 1
somewhat, rather
2H4 I.ii.189 [Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice] I was born about three of the clock in the afternoon, with a white head, and something a round belly
2H4 IV.ii.80 [Mowbray to Westmorland] I am on the sudden something ill
AC V.ii.347 [Dolabella to all, of Cleopatra] on her breast, / There is a vent of blood, and something blown
AW I.iii.116 [Steward to Countess] in the loss that may happen, it concerns you something to know it
AYL II.iv.57 [Touchstone to Rosalind as Ganymede and Celia as Aliena, of Silvius' passion] it grows something stale with me
AYL III.ii.329 [Orlando to Rosalind as Ganymede] Your accent is something finer than you could purchase in so removed a dwelling
AYL III.iv.7 [Celia as Aliena to Rosalind as Ganymede, of Orlando's hair] Something browner than Judas's
Cor II.i.47 [Menenius to Brutus and Sicinius] I am ... said to be something imperfect in favouring the first complaint
Cor II.iii.81 [Third Citizen to others, of Coriolanus' attitude] But this is something odd
Cor III.ii.25 [Menenius to Coriolanus] Come, come, you have been too rough, something too rough.
Cym I.ii.17 [Innogen to Posthumus] I something fear my father's wrath
Cym I.v.68 [Iachimo to Posthumus] As fair, and as good ... had been something too fair, and too good for any lady in Britany
Cym I.vii.191 [Iachimo to Innogen, of his valuables] I am something curious, being strange, / To have them in safe stowage
Cym V.v.114 [Innogen to Cymbeline, of Iachimo] He is a Roman, no more kin to me / Than I to your highness, who being born your vassal, / Am something nearer
H5 IV.i.198 [King henry to Williams] Your reproof is something too round
H8 I.i.195 [Norfolk to Buckingham, of reports of Wolsey's behaviour] I am sorry / To hear this of him, and could wish he were / Something mistaken in't
Ham I.iii.121 [Polonius to Ophelia] Be something scanter of your maiden presence
Ham III.ii.352 [Hamlet to Rosencrantz] the proverb is something musty
Ham III.ii.84 [Hamlet to Horatio, of praising him] Something too much of this
Ham V.i.258 [Hamlet to Laertes] Yet have I in me something dangerous
KL I.i.20 [Gloucester to Kent, of Edmund] Though this knave came something saucily to the world
KL III.v.3 [Edmund to Cornwall] How, my lord, I may be censured, that nature / thus gives way to loyalty, something fears me to think of
Mac III.i.131 [Macbeth to Murderers, of Banquo's murder] for't must be done tonight; / And something from the palace
MM I.ii.77 [Second Gentleman to First Gentleman, of Claudio's fate] it draws something near to the speech we had to such a purpose
MM II.iv.119 [Isabella to Angelo] I something do excuse the thing I hate / For his advantage that I dearly love
MM III.ii.94 [Lucio to disguised Duke, of Angelo] Something too crabbed that way
MND III.ii.304 [Helena to Demetrius and Lysander, of Hermia] she is something lower than myself
MND IV.i.181 [Theseus to all] for the morning now is something worn-- / Our purposed hunting shall be set aside
MV I.i.124 [Bassanio to Antonio] I have disabled mine estate / By something showing a more swelling port / Than my faint means would grant continuance
MV I.i.129 [Bassanio to Antonio] the great debts / Wherein my time, something too prodigal, / Hath left me gaged
MV II.ii.172 [Bassanio to Gratiano, of Gratiano's faults] where thou art not known, why there they show / Something too liberal
MV II.iii.13 [Launcelot to Jessica] These foolish drops do something drown my manly spirit
MW I.iv.13 [Mistress Quickly to Simple, of Rugby] His worst fault is that he is given to prayer. He is something peevish that way
MW II.ii.163 [Ford as Brook to Falstaff] I think myself in better plight for a lender than you are, the which hath something emboldened me to this unseasoned intrusion
MW [Fenton to Host, of Anne being at the fairy gathering] While other jests are something rank on foot, / Her father hath commanded her to slip / Away with Slender
RJ II.iv.130 [Mercutio to Romeo] a hare, sir, in a lenten pie, that is something stale and hoar ere it be spent
Tem I.ii.416 [Prospero to Miranda, of Ferdinand] he's something stained / With grief
Tem III.i.58 [Miranda to Ferdinand] I prattle / Something too wildly
TG I.iii.63 [Antonio to Proteus, of Valentine] My will is something sorted with his wish
TS V.ii.54 [Petruchio to Tranio] A good swift simile, but something currish
WT II.ii.55 [Emilia to Paulina] Please you come something nearer [i.e. to where Hermione is]
WT II.iii.118 [Paulina to Leontes] Not able to produce more accusation / Than your own weak-hinged fancy--something savours / Of tyranny
WT IV.iv.403 [disguised Polixenes to Florizel, of Florizel's father] You offer him ... a wrong / Something unfilial
WT V.i.141 [Florizel to Leontes, of Polixenes] infirmity, / Which waits upon worn times, hath something seized / His wished ability
WT V.iii.23 [Paulina to Leontes, of the statue resembling Hermione] Comes it not something near?
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