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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.i.86And think to wed it, he is so above me.And think to wed it, he is so aboue me
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.81Love make your fortunes twenty times aboveLoue make your fortunes twentie times aboue
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.244lord: whom I serve above is my master.Lord, whom I serue aboue is my master.
Antony and CleopatraAC I.v.30When thou wast here above the ground, I wasWhen thou was't heere aboue the ground, I was
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.89Were dolphin-like; they showed his back aboveWere Dolphin-like, they shew'd his backe aboue
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.3With thy chaste eye, from thy pale sphere above,With thy chaste eye, from thy pale spheare aboue
CoriolanusCor I.vi.15Above an hour, my lord.Aboue an houre, my Lord.
CoriolanusCor IV.i.51While I remain above the ground you shallWhile I remaine aboue the ground, you shall
CoriolanusCor V.i.33Above the moon. We must be burnt for you.Aboue the Moone. We must be burnt for you.
CoriolanusCor V.iii.10Loved me above the measure of a father,Lou'd me, aboue the measure of a Father,
CymbelineCym I.vii.35The fiery orbs above, and the twinned stonesThe firie Orbes aboue, and the twinn'd Stones
CymbelineCym II.ii.29Above ten thousand meaner movablesAboue ten thousand meaner Moueables
CymbelineCym II.iii.134In my respect, than all the hairs above thee,In my respect, then all the Heires aboue thee,
CymbelineCym II.iv.71And Cydnus swelled above the banks, or forAnd Sidnus swell'd aboue the Bankes, or for
CymbelineCym II.iv.113.1O, above measure false!O, aboue measure false.
CymbelineCym III.iii.12When you above perceive me like a crow,When you aboue perceiue me like a Crow,
CymbelineCym IV.i.12above him in birth, alike conversant in general services,aboue him in Birth, alike conuersant in generall seruices,
CymbelineCym V.v.467The fingers of the powers above do tuneThe fingers of the Powres aboue, do tune
HamletHam I.iii.78This above all: to thine own self be true,This aboue all; to thine owne selfe be true:
HamletHam II.ii.126And more above hath his solicitings,And more aboue hath his soliciting,
HamletHam II.ii.434never acted, or if it was, not above once. For the play, Ineuer Acted: or if it was, not aboue once, for the Play I
HamletHam III.iii.60Buys out the law. But 'tis not so above.Buyes out the Law; but 'tis not so aboue,
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.486walk up above. Now, my masters, for a true face, andwalke vp aboue. Now my Masters, for a true Face and
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.iii.16not above seven times a week. Went to a bawdy-housenot aboue seuen times a weeke, went to a Bawdy-house
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.iii.17not above once in a quarter – of an hour. Paid moneynot aboue once in a quarter of an houre, payd Money
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.i.2Above yon bulky hill! The day looks paleAboue yon busky hill: the day lookes pale
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.i.121Where valiant Talbot, above human thought,Where valiant Talbot, aboue humane thought,
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.ii.114For my profession's sacred from above.For my Profession's sacred from aboue:
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iv.39Virtuous and holy, chosen from aboveVertuous and Holy, chosen from aboue,
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.ii.46Above the reach or compass of thy thought?Aboue the reach or compasse of thy thought?
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iv.51Exeunt above the Duchess and Hume, guarded
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.i.6And what a pitch she flew above the rest!And what a pytch she flew aboue the rest:
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.i.12And bears his thoughts above his falcon's pitch.And beares his thoughts aboue his Faulcons Pitch.
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.i.15I thought as much; he would be above the clouds.I thought as much, hee would be aboue the Clouds.
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.i.132Above the felon or what trespass else.Aboue the Felon, or what Trespas else.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.iii.29Here on my knee I vow to God aboveHeere on my knee, I vow to God aboue,
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.v.94Woe above woe! Grief more than common grief!Wo aboue wo: greefe, more thẽ common greefe
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.i.5I'll stay above the hill, so both may shoot.Ile stay aboue the hill, so both may shoot.
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.vii.80Above the border of this horizon,Aboue the Border of this Horizon,
Henry VIIIH8 I.i.16To one above itself. Each following dayTo one aboue it selfe. Each following day
Henry VIIIH8 II.ii.85Above all princes, in committing freelyAboue all Princes, in committing freely
Henry VIIIH8 III.i.34Above a number – if my actionsAboue a number) if my actions
Henry VIIIH8 III.i.100Heaven is above all yet; there sits a judgeHeauen is aboue all yet; there sits a Iudge,
Henry VIIIH8 III.i.123To me above this wretchedness? All your studiesTo me, aboue this wretchednesse? All your Studies
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.131His contemplation were above the earthHis Contemplation were aboue the earth,
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.379A peace above all earthly dignities,A peace aboue all earthly Dignities,
Henry VIIIH8 V.ii.19Enter the King and Butts, at a window aboveEnter the King, and Buts, at a Windowe aboue.
Henry VIIIH8 V.ii.26'Tis well there's one above 'em yet. I had thought'Tis well there's one aboue 'em yet; I had thought
Henry VIIIH8 V.iii.1.4a seat being left void above him, as for Canterbury'sA Seate being left void aboue him, as for Canterburies.
Henry VIIIH8 V.iii.109Exit King above
Julius CaesarJC I.i.74Who else would soar above the view of men,Who else would soare aboue the view of men,
Julius CaesarJC III.i.274That this foul deed shall smell above the earthThat this foule deede, shall smell aboue the earth
Julius CaesarJC V.iii.35Enter Pindarus from aboveEnter Pindarus.
King Edward IIIE3 I.ii.1Enter the Countess of Salisbury, aboveEnter the Countesse.
King Edward IIIE3 I.ii.89Exit above
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.87Fly it a pitch above the soar of praise.Fly it a pitch aboue the soare of praise,
King JohnKJ II.i.397Now, by the sky that hangs above our heads,Now by the sky that hangs aboue our heads,
King JohnKJ V.vi.38And tempt us not to bear above our power!And tempt vs not to beare aboue our power.
King LearKL IV.i.48Above the rest, begone.Aboue the rest, be gone.
King LearKL IV.ii.78.2This shows you are above,This shewes you are aboue
King LearKL IV.iii.33The stars above us govern our conditions.
King LearKL IV.vi.66.2This is above all strangeness.This is aboue all strangenesse,
King LearKL IV.vi.86Nature's above art in that respect. There's yourNature's aboue Art, in that respect. Ther's your
King LearKL IV.vi.125Though women all above;though Women all aboue:
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.308Above their functions and their offices.Aboue their functions and their offices.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.259Above the sense of sense, so sensibleAboue the sense of sence so sensible:
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.446Above this world; adding thereto, moreover,Aboue this World: adding thereto moreouer,
MacbethMac III.vi.32That by the help of these – with Him aboveThat by the helpe of these (with him aboue)
MacbethMac IV.iii.120From overcredulous haste. But God aboveFrom ouer-credulous hast: but God aboue
MacbethMac IV.iii.237Is ripe for shaking, and the powers aboveIs ripe for shaking, and the Powres aboue
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.222One that, above all other strifes, contendedOne, that aboue all other strifes, / Contended
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.115Then, O you blessed ministers above,Then oh you blessed Ministers aboue
Much Ado About NothingMA V.ii.27That sits above,that sits aboue,
OthelloOth I.i.83Enter Brabantio above, at a window
OthelloOth I.i.145Exit aboveExit.
OthelloOth II.iii.97that does those things. Well, God's above all; and therethat do's those things. Well: heau'ns aboue all: and there
OthelloOth III.iii.460Witness you ever-burning lights above,Witnesse you euer-burning Lights aboue,
OthelloOth V.i.28Enter Othello, aboveEnter Othello.
PericlesPer Chorus.II.30Thunder above and deeps belowThunder aboue, and deepes below,
PericlesPer II.iii.22For who hates honour hates the gods above.For who hates honour, hates the Gods aboue.
PericlesPer II.iii.60Princes in this should live like gods above,Princes in this, should liue like Gods aboue,
PericlesPer III.ii.93She hath not been entranced above five hours.She hath not been entranc'st aboue fiue howers:
PericlesPer III.iii.10The powers above us. Could I rage and roarthe powers aboue vs; / Could I rage and rore
Richard IIR2 I.iii.72To reach at victory above my head,To reach at victory aboue my head,
Richard IIR2 III.ii.109So high above his limits swells the rageSo high, aboue his Limits, swells the Rage
Richard IIR2 III.iii.183Exeunt from above
Richard IIIR3 III.vii.108Even that, I hope, which pleaseth God aboveEuen that (I hope) which pleaseth God aboue,
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iv.18And soar with them above a common bound.And soare with them aboue a common bound.
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iv.21I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe.I cannot bound a pitch aboue dull woe,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.ii.2.1Enter Juliet above
Romeo and JulietRJ II.ii.142Enter Juliet above
Romeo and JulietRJ II.ii.158Enter Juliet above againEnter Iuliet agaaine.
Romeo and JulietRJ III.i.127Is but a little way above our heads,Is but a little way aboue our heads,
Romeo and JulietRJ III.v.22The vaulty heaven so high above our heads.The vaulty heauen so high aboue our heads,
Romeo and JulietRJ III.v.239Which she hath praised him with above compareWhich she hath prais'd him with aboue compare,
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.v.74Above the clouds, as high as heaven itself?Aboue the Cloudes, as high as Heauen it selfe?
Romeo and JulietRJ V.i.5Lifts me above the ground with cheerful thoughts.Lifts me aboue the ground with cheerefull thoughts.
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.ii.217Husband, I'll dine above with you today,Husband Ile dine aboue with you to day, 
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.vi.26Enter Jessica above, in boy's clothesIessica aboue.
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.vi.50Exit above
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.iv.76Above a twelve month. I have within my mindAboue a twelue moneth: I haue within my minde
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.190But mercy is above this sceptred sway,But mercy is aboue this sceptred sway,
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.282Are not with me esteemed above thy life.Are not with me esteem'd aboue thy life.
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.410And stand indebted, over and above,And stand indebted ouer and aboue
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.iv.139Troth, sir, all is in His hands above.Troth Sir, all is in his hands aboue:
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.iv.142above your eye?aboue your eye?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.85keep him above deck.keepe him aboue decke.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.ii.71Brainford, has a gown above.Brainford, has a gowne aboue.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.v.17 (above)
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.v.165you should have been a pander. Over and above thatyou should haue bin a Pander: ouer and aboue that
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.2.43Above the morning lark. Or wilt thou hunt?Aboue the morning Larke. Or wilt thou hunt,
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.2.112And slept above some fifteen year or more.And slept aboue some fifteene yeare or more.
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.i.246.1The Presenters above speakThe Presenters aboue speakes.
The TempestTem I.i.63anything. The wills above be done, but I would fain dieany thing; the wills aboue be done, but I would faine dye
The TempestTem I.ii.168.1I prize above my dukedom.I prize aboue my Dukedome.
The TempestTem I.ii.408That the earth owes. I hear it now above me.That the earth owes: I heare it now aboue me.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.vii.23Lest it should burn above the bounds of reason.Lest it should burne aboue the bounds of reason.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.i.60Therefore, above the rest, we parley to you.Therefore, aboue the rest, we parley to you:
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.228If not above him, forIf not above him, for
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.28they stand a grece above the reach of report.they / Stand a greise above the reach of report.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.48Enter Palamon and Arcite aboveEnter Palamon, and Arcite, above.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.274Enter Gaoler aboveEnter Keeper.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.iv.19For I'll cut my green coat, a foot above my knee,For ile cut my greene coat, afoote above my knee,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.i.5To those above us. Let no due be wanting;To those above us: Let no due be wanting,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iv.136That are above our question. Let's go off,That are above our question: Let's goe off,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.275forty thousand fathom above water, and sung this balladfortie thousand fadom aboue water, & sung this ballad
The Winter's TaleWT V.i.97Above a better gone, so must thy graveAboue a better, gone; so must thy Graue
The Winter's TaleWT V.ii.37nature shows above her breeding, and many otherNature shewes aboue her Breeding, and many other
Timon of AthensTim I.i.97The foot above the head.The foot aboue the head.
Timon of AthensTim I.i.283Sevenfold above itself; no gift to himSeuen-fold aboue it selfe: No guift to him,
Timon of AthensTim III.ii.89For policy sits above conscience.For Policy sits aboue Conscience.
Timon of AthensTim III.iv.33Your master's confidence was above mine,Your Masters confidence was aboue mine,
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.192Hath to the marbled mansion all aboveHath to the Marbled Mansion all aboue
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.295Under that's above me.Vnder that's aboue me.
Timon of AthensTim V.iv.18.1Above their quantity.Aboue their quantitie.
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.63(To the tribunes and senators above)
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.172 (above)
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.205 (above)
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.215 (above)
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.223 (above)
Titus AndronicusTit II.i.4Advanced above pale envy's threat'ning reach.Aduanc'd about pale enuies threatning reach:
Titus AndronicusTit V.ii.9.1They knock and Titus opens his study door aboveThey knocke and Titus opens his study dore.
Titus AndronicusTit V.ii.69Exit above
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.78were himself! Well, the gods are above; time mustwere himselfe: well, the Gods are aboue, time must
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.99She praised his complexion above Paris.She prais'd his complexion aboue Paris.
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.103praised him above, his complexion is higher than his;prasi'd him aboue, his complexion is higher then his,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.184names as they pass by, but mark Troilus above the rest.names, as they passe by, but marke Troylus aboue the rest. Enter Aneas.
Troilus and CressidaTC II.ii.83Whose price hath launched above a thousand ships,Whose price hath launch'd aboue a thousand Ships,
Troilus and CressidaTC III.i.156Sweet, above thought I love thee.Sweete aboue thought I loue thee.
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.155Exceeds man's might – that dwells with gods above.Exceedes mans might, that dwels with gods aboue.
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.82am above.am aboue.
Twelfth NightTN I.iii.103She'll none o'the Count; she'll not match aboveShee'l none o'th Count, she'l not match aboue
Twelfth NightTN I.v.127draught above heat makes him a fool, the second madsdraught aboue heate, makes him a foole, the second maddes
Twelfth NightTN I.v.267Above my fortunes, yet my state is well.Aboue my fortunes, yet my state is well:
Twelfth NightTN I.v.279‘ Above my fortunes, yet my state is well.Aboue my fortunes, yet my state is well;
Twelfth NightTN II.v.139If this fall into thy hand, revolve. In my stars I am aboveIf this fall into thy hand, reuolue. In my stars I am aboue
Twelfth NightTN V.i.135If I do feign, you witnesses above,If I do feigne, you witnesses aboue

Poems

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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
A Lover's ComplaintLC.319 Which like a cherubin above them hovered, Which like a Cherubin aboue them houerd,
SonnetsSonn.86.6 Above a mortal pitch, that struck me dead? Aboue a mortall pitch, that struck me dead?
SonnetsSonn.91.6 Wherein it finds a joy above the rest; Wherein it findes a ioy aboue the rest,
SonnetsSonn.110.6 Askance and strangely: but by all above, Asconce and strangely: But by all aboue,
SonnetsSonn.122.3 Which shall above that idle rank remain Which shall aboue that idle rancke remaine
Venus and AdonisVen.8 ‘ The field's chief flower, sweet above compare, The fields chiefe flower, sweet aboue compare,

Glossary

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abovein addition, as well
aboveupstairs; [in stage directions] in the gallery or upper stage
abovebeyond
aloftabove, over
canopycovering above a bed
crestheraldic device placed above the shield and helmet in a coat-of-arms
downrightdirected straight down, coming from above
heavenspowers above, will of heaven
high-engenderedcoming from the heavens, brought into being from above
overlookrise above, look down on
overlookoverflow, rise above, exceed
overmounttranscend, rise above, soar higher than
overpeerrise above, tower over
overtoppinggetting above oneself, becoming too ambitious
topabove, superior to, higher than
topsailsail set above the lower course of sails

Thesaurus

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above a bed, coveringcanopy
above oneself, gettingovertopping
above, coming fromdownright
above, powersheavens
above, riseovermount
above, riseoverlook
above, riseoverpeer
above, source of beinghigh-engendered
bed, covering above acanopy
brought into being from abovehigh-engendered
coming from abovedownright
covering above a bedcanopy
powers aboveheavens
rise aboveovermount
rise aboveoverlook
rise aboveoverpeer

Themes and Topics

 16 result(s).
Attention signals...u now, / the fair ophelia! [>> ‘behold’ above ] soft is also used in the sense of ‘n...
Exclamations...squo;don’t worry’ [see also above ] heigh tem i.i.5 heigh, my he...
Family...hess is his sister-in-law generation above mother and father are used to include i...
Money... coin assumed to be of small value [cf. above ] eight penny 1h4 iii.iii.103 [of a ri...
Numbers...se found in modern english. in counting above 100, the and is sometimes omitted: thus...
Plants...alment laurel tit i.i.77 bay above line tem iv.i.192 tiliaceae: ...
Ships...lower mast topsail tem i.i.6 sail set above the lower course of sails waist tem i...
Stage directions...ment directions item example gloss above tnk ii.i.48 in the gallery or upper sta...
Classical mythology...p or oxen could i spend my fury ajax above alcides tnk v.iii.119 alcides...
...creusa, and grandson of priam aeneas above , dido below atalanta ayl iii.ii...
...he is cressida’s lover cressid above enceladus tit iv.ii.92 encela...
...ining the golden fleece aeson, jason above meleager tnk iii.v.18 do you,...
...pped in the mixture hercules, lichas above nestor e3 iii.iv.50 if he bre...
...le and go-between  cressid, diomed above pandion pp.20.23 king pandion...
...o decide the destiny of humans fates above paris 1h6 v.v.104 thus he goe...
... brought thunderbolts to zeus gorgon above pelops tnk iv.ii.21 a brow .....
...eleased by her death gorgon, pegasus above philemon ma ii.i.86 my visor ...
... and mutilation of philomel philomel above , tereus below procrus mnd v.i.1...
... night, and stole the horses diomed, above , ulysses below, thracian in world place...
...on of cephalus, son of deion procrus above sibyl/sibylla mv i.ii.100 if ...
...ters three, / come, come to me fates above sphinx lll iv.iii.318 subtle ...
...d / than telamon for his shield ajax above tereus cym ii.ii.45 she hath ...
...aped and mutilated philomel philomel above thersites cym iv.ii.252 thers...
...eus, and mother of achilles achilles above thisbe mnd i.ii.41 what is th...
... lady that pyramus must love pyramus above timon lll iv.iii.168 to see ....
...ssida, the lover of cressida cressid above typhon tit iv.ii.93 enceladus...
Gods and goddesses... readiness for hymenaeus stand hymen above hyperion tim iv.iii.185 where...
... of the roman goddess of the moon diana above mars tnk i.iv.17 by th'he...
...of hermes; also, god of commerce hermes above merops tg iii.i.153 phaethon ...
... jove or mercury / inspire me athene above phaethon, phaeton r2 iii.iii.17...
... of the roman goddess of the moon diana above phoebus h5 iv.i.266 like a la...
...-god; also called phoebus apollo apollo above pluto cor i.iv.36 pluto and h...
Non-classical legend, romance, and folklore... phillida mnd ii.i.68   corin above pigmies ma ii.i.247 i will .....
...asia scarlet mw i.i.160 john above sycorax tem i.ii.340 all the ...
...enelophon lll iv.i.69   cophetua above ...
Religious personalities and beings...7) abram mv i.iii.69 abraham above achitophel 2h4 i.ii.34 bible ...
...iii.9 malapropism for abraham abraham above barabbas mv iv.i.293 bible (j...
... church cain ham v.i.77 abel above castiliano tn i.iii.39 [uncle...
...ife of the first human being  adam above flibberdigibbet kl iii.iv.110 ...
...le (genesis 30) uncle of jacob jacob above lambert, saint r2 i.i.199 7th...
...r lazarus 1h4 iv.ii.24 dives above legion tn iii.iv.85 name of a...
...l of submission to a husband abraham above satan aw v.iii.259 the devil ...
Historical figures...i.561 old form of alexander alexander above ancus martius cor ii.iii.238 ...
...r, killed by him in a quarrel alexander above cleopatra ayl iii.ii.142 egyp...
... julius caesar r2 v.i.2 caesar above , nine worthies below laura rj i...
...anks pippen aw ii.i.76 pepin above plautus ham ii.ii.399 latin c...
... and general, 1st-c bc nine worthies above pompey ac i.v.31 gnaeus pompe...
...r of cato the younger brutus, marcus above priscian lll v.i.28 latin gra...
...ed ancestor of caius martius coriolanus above pythagoras tn iv.ii.49 greek ...
...n administrator, 2nd-c bc coriolanus above rhodope 1h6 i.vi.22 greek cou...
Britain [outside London]...e 2h4 iii.ii.20 cotswold cotsall above daintry 3h6 v.i.6 daventry, t...
World [outside Britain], places and peoples...cum (dalmatia), adriatic sea dalmatians above epidaurus ce i.i.94 town on c...
...cum (dalmatia), adriatic sea dalmatians above erebus 2h4 ii.iv.153 mytholog...
... ethiope mnd iii.ii.257 ethiop above europa ma v.iv.45 europe ...
...d (dalmatia); modern croatia dalmatians above ind ayl iii.ii.84 indies bel...
...messina opposite to charybdis charybdis above scythian e3 ii.i.72 someone f...
...aphrodite, on the hellespont hellespont above sicil 2h6 i.i.6 sicily, s ita...
... troyant 2h4 ii.iv.162 trojan troy above tunis tem ii.i.73 former n af...
Latin...plural] as well as the errors listed above , there are also instances of mock latin...

Words Families

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ABOVEBASICabove adv
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