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Search phrase: absence

Plays

 51 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.244Which death or absence soon shall remedy.Which death or absence soone shall remedie.
Antony and CleopatraAC I.ii.173Cannot endure my absence.Cannot endure my absence.
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.xv.61In this dull world, which in thy absence isIn this dull world, which in thy absence is
As You Like ItAYL II.iv.82By reason of his absence, there is nothingBy reason of his absence there is nothing
CoriolanusCor I.iii.3I should freelier rejoice in that absence wherein he wonI should freelier reioyce in that absence wherein he wonne
CoriolanusCor I.iii.84all the yarn she spun in Ulysses' absence did but fillall the yearne she spun in Vlisses absence, did but fill
CoriolanusCor III.ii.95By calmness or by absence. All's in anger.By calmenesse, or by absence: all's in anger.
CoriolanusCor IV.i.44.1I'th' absence of the needer.Ith' absence of the needer.
CymbelineCym III.v.58He hath a drug of mine: I pray his absenceHe hath a Drugge of mine: I pray, his absence
CymbelineCym III.vii.46After long absence – such is yours. Most welcome!(After long absence) such is yours. Most welcome:
CymbelineCym IV.iii.2A fever with the absence of her son;A Feauour with the absence of her Sonne;
CymbelineCym V.v.57But, failing of her end by his strange absence,But fayling of her end by his strange absence,
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.i.73This absence of your father's draws a curtainThis absence of your Father drawes a Curtaine,
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.i.76I rather of his absence make this use.I rather of his absence make this vse:
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.iv.16And what with Owen Glendower's absence thence,And what with Owen Glendowers absence thence,
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.iv.6Our substitutes in absence well invested,Our Substitutes, in absence, well inuested,
Henry VH5 I.ii.172Playing the mouse in absence of the cat,Playing the Mouse in absence of the Cat,
Henry VH5 IV.i.278My lord, your nobles, jealous of your absence,My Lord, your Nobles iealous of your absence,
Henry VIIIH8 II.iii.106In our long absence. Pray do not deliverIn our long absence: pray doe not deliuer,
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.150.2Impatient of my absence,Impatient of my absence,
King JohnKJ I.i.102Th' advantage of his absence took the KingTh' aduantage of his absence tooke the King,
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.225.1Your absence only.Your absence onelie.
MacbethMac III.i.135Whose absence is no less material to meWhose absence is no lesse materiall to me,
MacbethMac III.iv.42.2His absence, sir,His absence (Sir)
Measure for MeasureMM I.i.18Elected him our absence to supply,Elected him our absence to supply;
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.90Lord Angelo dukes it well in his absence. He putsLord Angelo Dukes it well in his absence: he puts
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.327met you at the prison in the absence of the Duke.met you at the Prison, in the absence of the Duke.
OthelloOth I.iii.256By his dear absence. Let me go with him.By his deere absence. Let me go with him.
OthelloOth III.iv.175Strike off this score of absence. Sweet Bianca,Strike off this score of absence. Sweet Bianca
OthelloOth III.iv.178To the felt absence now I feel a cause.To the felt-Absence: now I feele a Cause:
PericlesPer I.ii.112But should he wrong my liberties in my absence?But should he wrong my liberties in my absence?
PericlesPer II.iv.46Further to bear the absence of your king;To forbeare the absence of your King;
Richard IIR2 I.iii.258Thy grief is but thy absence for a time.Thy greefe is but thy absence for a time.
Richard IIR2 II.i.219And we create in absence of ourselfAnd we create in absence of our selfe
Richard IIIR3 III.iv.24My absence doth neglect no great designMy absence doth neglect no great designe,
The Comedy of ErrorsCE I.i.45From whom my absence was not six months oldFrom whom my absence was not sixe moneths olde,
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.ii.104on his very absence, and I pray God grant them a fairon his verie absence: and I wish them a faire
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.iv.4In bearing thus the absence of your lord.In bearing thus the absence of your Lord.
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.128If you would walk in absence of the sun.If you would walke in absence of the sunne.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.245'Od's plessed will! I will not be absence at theOd's plessed-wil: I wil not be absẽce at the
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.81absence from his house between ten and eleven.absence from his house, betweene ten and eleuen.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.iii.103to take an ill advantage of his absence. You are undone.to take an ill aduantage of his absence: you are vndone.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.59Betideth here in absence of thy friend;Betideth here in absence of thy Friend:
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.12Or breed upon our absence. That may blowOr breed vpon our absence, that may blow
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.194That little thinks she has been sluiced in's absence,That little thinkes she ha's been sluyc'd in's absence,
The Winter's TaleWT III.ii.77What you have underta'en to do in's absence.What you haue vnderta'ne to doe in's absence.
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.528And, with my best endeavours in your absence,And with my best endeuours, in your absence,
The Winter's TaleWT V.ii.109will be born. Our absence makes us unthrifty to ourwill be borne: our Absence makes vs vnthriftie to our
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.344safety were remotion, and thy defence absence. Whatsafety were remotion, and thy defence absence. What
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.289That wails her absence?That wailes her absence?
Twelfth NightTN I.v.3thy excuse. My lady will hang thee for thy absence.thy excuse: my Lady will hang thee for thy absence.

Poems

 6 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
A Lover's ComplaintLC.245 And makes her absence valiant, not her might. And makes her absence valiant, not her might.
SonnetsSonn.39.9 Oh absence, what a torment wouldst thou prove, Oh absence what a torment wouldst thou proue,
SonnetsSonn.57.7 Nor think the bitterness of absence sour, Nor thinke the bitternesse of absence sowre,
SonnetsSonn.58.6 Th' imprisoned absence of your liberty, Th' imprison'd absence of your libertie,
SonnetsSonn.97.1 How like a winter hath my absence been HOw like a Winter hath my absence beene
SonnetsSonn.109.2 Though absence seemed my flame to qualify. Though absence seem'd my flame to quallifie,

Glossary

 11 result(s).
absentof absence
commissionerofficial acting for the king in his absence
default[unclear meaning] absence, lack, want
desolationbarren emptiness, dreary absence
faultin default of, in the absence of
forbearanceabsence, abstention, staying away
missingabsence, disappearance, non-attendance [at court]
missinglyby being aware of absence, with a sense of loss
removednessabsence [from court], non-attendance
vicegerentofficial acting in place of a ruler during his absence
wantabsence, non-appearance, non-attendance

Thesaurus

 10 result(s).
absencedefault
absenceforbearance
absencemissing
absencewant
absence [from court]removedness
absence, aware ofmissingly
absence, drearydesolation
absence, ofabsent
official acting for the king in his absencecommissioner
official acting in place of a ruler during his absencevicegerent

Themes and Topics

 2 result(s).
Elision...r between then and now. the presence or absence of an apostrophe in the texts also vari...
Classical mythology...all the yarn she spun in ulysses’ absence did but fill ithaca full of moths uly...
...all the yarn she spun in ulysses’ absence did but fill ithaca full of moths son...

Words Families

 3 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
ABSENCEBASICabsence n, absent adj, absent v
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