Measure for Measure

Act I
Act II
Act IV
Act V
Enter Duke, in his own habit, and Friar Peter
habit (n.) 1 dress, clothing, costume See Topics: Frequency count


These letters at fit time deliver me.

The provost knows our purpose and our plot.
purpose (n.) 1 intention, aim, plan See Topics: Frequency count

The matter being afoot, keep your instruction,
afoot (adv.) 2 on the go, in existence
keep (v.) 10 look to, attend to, follow
matter (n.) 4 affair(s), business, real issue

And hold you ever to our special drift,
drift (n.) 1 plan, intention, aim

Though sometimes you do blench from this to that,
blench (v.) 2 swerve, turn aside, give way

As cause doth minister. Go call at Flavius' house,
minister (v.) 2 prompt, suggest, indicate

And tell him where I stay. Give the like notice
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal See Topics: Frequency count

To Valentius, Rowland, and to Crassus,

And bid them bring the trumpets to the gate;

But send me Flavius first.


                         It shall be speeded well.

speed (v.) 5 further, carry out, expedite

Enter Varrius


I thank thee, Varrius, thou hast made good haste.

Come, we will walk. There's other of our friends

Will greet us here anon, my gentle Varrius.
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently See Topics: Frequency count
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble See Topics: Frequency count


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