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Search phrase: able

Plays

 67 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.i.63Do wrong to none. Be able for thine enemyDoe wrong to none: be able for thine enemie
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.i.73That's able to breathe life into a stone,That's able to breath life into a stone,
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.42able to lead her a coranto.able to leade her a Carranto.
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.v.79able body as when he numbered thirty. 'A will be hereable bodie as when he number'd thirty, a will be heere
Antony and CleopatraAC I.iv.78Both what by sea and land I can be ableBoth what by Sea and Land I can be able
As You Like ItAYL II.iv.74My fortunes were more able to relieve her;My fortunes were more able to releeue her:
The Comedy of ErrorsCE I.ii.5And, not being able to buy out his life,And not being able to buy out his life,
CoriolanusCor I.vi.79Able to bear against the great AufidiusAble to beare against the great Auffidious
CoriolanusCor V.iv.20He is able to pierce a corslet with his eye, talks likeHe is able to pierce a Corslet with his eye: Talkes like
HamletHam V.ii.197now or whensoever, provided I be so able as now.
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.ii.91indeed able to corrupt a saint. Thou hast done muchindeede able to corrupt a Saint. Thou hast done much
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.i.43With that he gave his able horse the head,With that he gaue his able Horse the head,
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.i.44And bending forward struck his armed heelsAnd bending forwards strooke his able heeles
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.7brain of this foolish-compounded clay, man, is not ablebraine of this foolish compounded Clay-man, is not able
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.iii.54How able such a work to undergo,How able such a Worke to vndergo,
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.246faculties 'a has that show a weak mind and an ableFaculties hee hath, that shew a weake Minde, and an able
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.i.39at his friend's request. An honest man, sir, is ableat his Friends request. An honest man sir, is able
Henry VH5 III.vii.76Would I were able to load him with his desert!Would I were able to loade him with his desert.
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.i.12That therefore I have forged, or am not ableThat therefore I haue forg'd, or am not able
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.i.159Than I am able to instruct or teach;Then I am able to instruct or teach:
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.v.15Able to ravish any dull conceit;Able to rauish any dull conceit.
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.v.51Henry is able to enrich his queen,Henry is able to enrich his Queene,
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iii.213Lord, have mercy upon me! I never shall be able to fightLord haue mercy vpon me, I shall neuer be able to fight
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.i.141Alas, master, I am not able to stand alone. YouAlas Master, I am not able to stand alone:
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.i.148Alas, master, what shall I do? I am not ableAlas Master, what shall I doe? I am not able
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.iii.77God, for I am never able to deal with my master, he hathGod, for I am neuer able to deale with my Master, hee hath
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ii.44But now of late, not able to travel with herBut now of late, not able to trauell with her
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ii.52I am able to endure much.I am able to endure much.
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.vii.39about matters they were not able to answer. Moreover,about matters they were not able to answer. Moreouer,
Henry VI Part 22H6 V.i.101Is able with the change to kill and cure.Is able with the change, to kill and cure.
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.iii.154You have a father able to maintain you,You haue a Father able to maintaine you,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.viii.36Should not be able to encounter mine.Should not be able to encounter mine.
Henry VIIIH8 I.i.161As able to perform't, his mind and placeAs able to perform't) his minde, and place
Henry VIIIH8 I.ii.31The clothiers all, not able to maintainThe Clothiers all not able to maintaine
Henry VIIIH8 II.ii.140Would it not grieve an able man to leaveWould it not grieue an able man to leaue
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.387I hope I have: I am able now, methinks,I hope I haue: / I am able now (me thinkes)
Henry VIIIH8 IV.i.62As well as I am able. The rich streamAs well as I am able. The rich streame
Henry VIIIH8 IV.ii.153And able means, we had not parted thus.And able meanes, we had not parted thus.
Henry VIIIH8 V.iv.62their dear brothers, are able to endure. I have some oftheir deare Brothers are able to endure. I haue some of
King Edward IIIE3 I.i.49Able to yoke their stubborn necks with steelAble to yoak their stubburne necks with steele,
King Edward IIIE3 III.iii.153Answer the number of your able hands,Answere the number of your able handes,
King LearKL IV.vi.169None does offend, none, I say, none; I'll able 'em.None do's offend, none, I say none, Ile able 'em;
Measure for MeasureMM I.i.8But that, to your sufficiency, as your worth is able,But that, to your sufficiency, as your worth is able,
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.ii.76he would pay him again when he was able. I think thehe would pay him againe when hee was able: I thinke the
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.205Is he not able to discharge the money?Is he not able to discharge the money?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.50able to overtake seventeen years old. It were a gootable to ouertake seuenteene yeeres old. It were a goot
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.v.100inconstancy of man's disposition is able to bear.inconstancy of mans disposition is able to beare.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.v.132I will never mistrust my wife again till thou art ableI will neuer mistrust my wife againe, till thou art able
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.v.160me. I am dejected. I am not able to answer the Welshme, I am deiected: I am not able to answer the Welch
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND IV.i.210man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive,mans hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceiue,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND IV.ii.8Athens able to discharge Pyramus but he.Athens, able to discharge Piramus but he.
PericlesPer IV.vi.3Fie, fie upon her! She's able to freeze the godFye, fye, vpon her, shee's able to freze the god
Richard IIR2 III.ii.52Not able to endure the sight of day,Not able to endure the sight of Day;
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.27Me they shall feel while I am able to stand: andMe they shall feele while I am able to stand: And
Romeo and JulietRJ V.iii.223I am the greatest, able to do least,I am the greatest, able to doe least,
The Taming of the ShrewTS V.i.67good father, I am able to maintain it.good Father, I am able to maintaine it.
Timon of AthensTim II.i.10And able horses. No porter at his gate,And able Horses: No Porter at his gate,
Timon of AthensTim III.ii.50I am not able to do – the more beast, I say! I was sendingI am not able to do (the more beast I say) I was sending
Titus AndronicusTit II.i.33I am as able and as fit as thouI am as able, and as fit, as thou,
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.83than they are able, and yet reserve an ability that theythen they are able, and yet reserue an ability that they
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.iii.50were dry, I am able to fill it with my tears. If the windwere drie, I am able to fill it with my teares: if the winde
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.176Able to lock Jove from a synod, shallAble to locke Iove from a Synod, shall
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.181For what thou feelest not, what thou feelest being ableFor what thou feelst not? what thou feelst being able
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.9With this refreshing, able once againWith this refreshing, able once againe
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.ii.64He lisps in's neighing able to enticeHe lispes in's neighing able to entice
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.117Not able to produce more accusation(Not able to produce more accusation
The Winter's TaleWT V.ii.25cannot be able to express it.cannot be able to expresse it.

Poems

 2 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
SonnetsSonn.85.7 To every hymn that able spirit affords, To euery Himne that able spirit affords,
Venus and AdonisVen.d12 able survey, and your Honour to your heart's able suruey, and your Honor to your hearts

Glossary

 14 result(s).
ablestrengthen, fortify, give power to
ablepowerful enough, sufficient, capable of dealing [with]
ablestrong, vigorous, powerful
bloodyable to cause bloodshed
capableable to inherit, entitled to possess property
capableappreciative of, able to take in
casementwindow [on hinges and able to be opened]
counsel-keepingable to keep secrets
medicinablecurable, able to be healed
Orpheuslegendary Greek poet, able to charm beasts and even stones with his music
preventspare, able to avoid
self-explicationbeing able to explain it to oneself
sufficientable, capable, competent
unparagonedunsurpassable, matchless, not able to be excelled

Thesaurus

 8 result(s).
avoid, able toprevent
bloodshed, able to causebloody
excelled, not able to beunparagoned
explain to oneself, able toself-explication
healed, able to bemedicinable
inherit, able tocapable
take in, able tocapable
vessel able to hold a peck of goodspeck

Themes and Topics

 3 result(s).
Classical mythology...ets' sinews legendary greek poet able to charm beasts and even stones with his...
Gods and goddesses... priapus per iv vi 4 she' s able to freeze the god priapus greek god o...
Latin... posse (v ) 2h6 i iv 61 possum be able praeclarissimus (adj ) h5 v ii 333...
... queas (v ) ts i i 159 queo [you] be able qui (pron ) mw iv i 72   who ...
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