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 126 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.ii.30And wore us out of act. It much repairs meAnd wore vs out of act: It much repaires me
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.i.152The help of heaven we count the act of men.The help of heauen we count the act of men.
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.vii.7.1In any staining act.In any staining act.
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.vii.46And lawful meaning in a lawful act,And lawfull meaning in a lawfull act,
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.45deal of his act.deale of his act.
Antony and CleopatraAC I.ii.144which commits some loving act upon her, she hath suchwhich commits some louing acte vpon her, she hath such
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.50Did urge me in his act. I did inquire it,Did vrge me in his Act: I did inquire it,
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.152Further this act of grace, and from this hourFurther this act of Grace: and from this houre,
Antony and CleopatraAC II.vii.78Hath so betrayed thine act. Being done unknown,Hath so betraide thine acte. Being done vnknowne,
Antony and CleopatraAC III.i.13May make too great an act. For learn this, Silius:May make too great an act. For learne this Sillius,
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.284To praise my noble act. I hear him mockTo praise my Noble Act. I heare him mock
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.330To see performed the dreaded act which thouTo see perform'd the dreaded Act which thou
CoriolanusCor I.i.80support usurers; repeal daily any wholesome act establishedsupport Vsurers; repeale daily any wholsome Act established
CoriolanusCor I.ii.5That could be brought to bodily act ere RomeThat could be brought to bodily act, ere Rome
CoriolanusCor I.ix.19.1Hath overta'en mine act.Hath ouerta'ne mine Act.
CoriolanusCor II.ii.94When he might act the woman in the scene,When he might act the Woman in the Scene,
CymbelineCym I.vi.22Allayments to their act, and by them gatherAllayments to their Act, and by them gather
CymbelineCym II.i.60Of thy dear husband, than that horrid actOf thy deere Husband. Then that horrid Act
CymbelineCym III.ii.21Art thou a feodary for this act, and look'stArt thou a Fodarie for this Act; and look'st
CymbelineCym III.iii.53As record of fair act. Nay, many times,As Record of faire Act. Nay, many times
CymbelineCym III.iv.26must act for me, if thy faith be not tainted with themust acte for me, if thy Faith be not tainted with the
CymbelineCym III.iv.93It is no act of common passage, butIt is no acte of common passage, but
CymbelineCym V.iii.29Three thousand confident, in act as many – Three thousand confident, in acte as many:
CymbelineCym V.v.265What, mak'st thou me a dullard in this act?What, mak'st thou me a dullard in this Act?
HamletHam I.ii.205Almost to jelly with the act of fear,Almost to Ielly with the Act of feare,
HamletHam I.iii.26As he in his particular act and placeAs he in his peculiar Sect and force
HamletHam I.iii.60Nor any unproportioned thought his act.Nor any vnproportion'd thought his Act:
HamletHam I.v.84But howsomever thou pursues this act,But howsoeuer thou pursuest this Act,
HamletHam III.i.127shape, or time to act them in. What should such fellowsshape, or time to acte them in. What should such Fellowes
HamletHam III.ii.88I prithee, when thou seest that act afoot,I prythee, when thou see'st that Acte a-foot,
HamletHam III.iii.91At game, a-swearing, or about some actAt gaming, swearing, or about some acte
HamletHam III.iv.41.2Such an actSuch an Act
HamletHam III.iv.52.1Is thought-sick at the act.Is thought-sicke at the act.
HamletHam III.iv.52.2Ay me, what act,Aye me; what act,
HamletHam V.i.11argues an act, and an act hath three branches – it is toargues an Act: and an Act hath three branches. It is an
HamletHam V.i.12act, to do, and to perform. Argal, she drowned herselfAct to doe and to performe; argall she drown'd her selfe
HamletHam V.ii.329That are but mutes or audience to this act,That are but Mutes or audience to this acte:
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.i.156To feed contention in a lingering act;To feede Contention in a ling'ring Act:
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.iii.114sack commences it and sets it in act and use. HereofSack commences it, and sets it in act, and vse. Hereof
Henry VH5 I.chorus.3A kingdom for a stage, princes to act,A Kingdome for a Stage, Princes to Act,
Henry VH5 I.ii.189The act of order to a peopled kingdom.The Act of Order to a peopled Kingdome.
Henry VH5 II.ii.17Doing the execution and the actDoing the execution, and the acte,
Henry VI Part 22H6 V.i.103And with the same to act controlling laws.And with the same to acte controlling Lawes:
Henry VI Part 22H6 V.iii.10Persuaded him from any further act;Perswaded him from any further act:
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.i.245Before I would have granted to that act.Before I would haue granted to that Act.
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.i.249Until that act of parliament be repealedVntill that Act of Parliament be repeal'd,
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.ii.91Have caused him by new act of parliamentHaue caus'd him by new Act of Parliament,
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.vi.10What scene of death hath Roscius now to act?What Scene of death hath Rossius now to Acte?
Henry VIIIH8 I.ii.85For our best act. If we shall stand still,For our best Act: if we shall stand still,
Henry VIIIH8 I.ii.195The part my father meant to act uponThe Part my Father meant to act vpon
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.182Does pay the act of it, as, i'th' contrary,Does pay the Act of it, as i'th'contrary
Henry VIIIH8 epilogue.3And sleep an act or two; but those, we fear,And sleepe an Act or two; but those we feare
Julius CaesarJC II.i.176Stir up their servants to an act of rage,Stirre vp their Seruants to an acte of Rage,
Julius CaesarJC III.i.166As by our hands and this our present actAs by our hands, and this our present Acte
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.270How much more to infringe the holy actHow much more to infringe the holy act,
King JohnKJ III.i.274The better act of purposes mistookThe better Act of purposes mistooke,
King JohnKJ III.iii.57Though that my death were adjunct to my act,Though that my death were adiunct to my Act,
King JohnKJ III.iv.149This act, so evilly borne, shall cool the heartsThis Act so euilly borne shall coole the hearts
King JohnKJ IV.ii.18This act is as an ancient tale new told,This acte, is as an ancient tale new told,
King JohnKJ IV.ii.240And consequently thy rude hand to actAnd consequently, thy rude hand to acte
King JohnKJ IV.iii.126To this most cruel act, do but despair;To this most cruell Act: do but dispaire,
King JohnKJ IV.iii.135If I in act, consent, or sin of thoughtIf I in act, consent, or sinne of thought,
King JohnKJ V.i.45Be great in act, as you have been in thought;Be great in act, as you haue beene in thought:
King LearKL II.i.18Which I must act. Briefness and fortune work! – Which I must act, Briefenesse, and Fortune worke.
King LearKL II.iv.108Should he sit here? This act persuades meShould he sit heere? This act perswades me,
King LearKL III.iv.84my mistress' heart and did the act of darkness with her,my Mistris heart, and did the acte of darkenesse with her.
King LearKL III.vii.86.1To quit this horrid act.To quit this horrid acte.
King LearKL IV.ii.74Opposed against the act, bending his swordOppos'd against the act: bending his Sword
MacbethMac I.iii.127As happy prologues to the swelling ActAs happy Prologues to the swelling Act
MacbethMac I.vii.40To be the same in thine own act and valourTo be the same in thine owne Act, and Valour,
MacbethMac II.iv.5Thou seest the heavens, as troubled with man's act,Thou seest the Heauens, as troubled with mans Act,
MacbethMac III.i.53To act in safety. There is none but heTo act in safetie. There is none but he,
Measure for MeasureMM I.ii.169Now puts the drowsy and neglected actNow puts the drowsie and neglected Act
Measure for MeasureMM I.iv.64As mice by lions, hath picked out an act,As Myce, by Lyons) hath pickt out an act,
Measure for MeasureMM II.ii.104Lives not to act another. Be satisfiedLiues not to act another. Be satisfied;
Measure for MeasureMM II.iii.26So then it seems your most offenceful actSo then it seemes your most offence full act
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.70Condemned upon the act of fornicationCondemnd vpon the Act of Fornication
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.448His act did not o'ertake his bad intent,his Act did not ore-take his bad intent,
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.iii.80Between these woolly breeders in the act,Betweene these woolly breeders in the act,
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.19To the last hour of act, and then 'tis thoughtTo the last houre of act, and then 'tis thought
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.311.2Thyself shalt see the act,Thy selfe shalt see the Act:
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.91Nay, I will consent to act any villainyNay, I wil consent to act any villany
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.iii.36I warrant thee. If I do not act it, hiss me.I warrant thee, if I do not act it, hisse me.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.ii.100We do not act that often jest and laugh;We do not acte that often, iest, and laugh,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.464ExitThey sleepe all the Act.
OthelloOth I.i.63The native act and figure of my heartThe natiue act, and figure of my heart
OthelloOth I.i.152Which even now stand in act, that for their souls(Which euen now stands in Act) that for their soules
OthelloOth I.i.172By what you see them act. Is there not charmsBy what you see them act. Is there not Charmes,
OthelloOth II.i.221made dull with the act of sport, there should be, againmade dull with the Act of Sport, there should be a game
OthelloOth III.iii.133Though I am bound to every act of duty,Though I am bound to euery Acte of dutie,
OthelloOth III.iii.325But, with a little act upon the blood,But with a little acte vpon the blood,
OthelloOth IV.ii.162To do the act that might the addition earnTo do the Act, that might the addition earne,
OthelloOth V.ii.189.1O monstrous act!O monstrous Acte.
OthelloOth V.ii.202I know this act shows horrible and grim.I know this acte shewes horrible and grim.
OthelloOth V.ii.210That she with Cassio hath the act of shameThat she with Cassio, hath the Act of shame
OthelloOth V.ii.367This heavy act with heavy heart relate.This heauie Act, with heauie heart relate.
PericlesPer I.i.93Few love to hear the sins they love to act.Few loue to heare the sinnes they loue to act,
PericlesPer I.ii.18Since he's so great can make his will his act,Since hee's so great, can make his will his act,
PericlesPer V.i.139Extremity out of act. What were thy friends?extremitie out of act, what were thy friends?
Richard IIR2 IV.i.138And future ages groan for this foul act.And future Ages groane for his foule Act.
Richard IIIR3 II.ii.39To make an act of tragic violence.To make an act of Tragicke violence.
Richard IIIR3 IV.iii.1The tyrannous and bloody act is done,The tyrannous and bloodie Act is done,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.vi.1So smile the heavens upon this holy act,So smile the heauens vpon this holy act,
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.iii.19My dismal scene I needs must act alone.My dismall Sceane, I needs must act alone:
The TempestTem I.ii.273To act her earthy and abhorred commands,To act her earthy, and abhord commands,
The TempestTem II.i.256And, by that destiny, to perform an act(And by that destiny) to performe an act
The TempestTem V.i.73Thy brother was a furtherer in the act.Thy brother was a furtherer in the Act,
Timon of AthensTim V.i.24is ever the duller for his act; and but in the plaineris euer the duller for his acte, / And but in the plainer
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.199Forestall prescience, and esteem no actFore-stall prescience, and esteeme no acte
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.348And choice, being mutual act of all our souls,And choise being mutuall acte of all our soules,
Troilus and CressidaTC II.ii.120We may not think the justness of each actWe may not thinke the iustnesse of each acte
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.81boundless, and the act a slave to limit.boundlesse, and the act a slaue to limit.
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.86They that have the voice of lions and the act of hares,They that haue the voyce of Lyons, and the act of Hares:
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.131An act that very chance doth throw upon him – An act that very chance doth throw vpon him?
Twelfth NightTN I.iv.26It shall become thee well to act my woes;It shall become thee well to act my woes:
Twelfth NightTN IV.iii.35That they may fairly note this act of mine!That they may fairely note this acte of mine.
Twelfth NightTN V.i.244He finished indeed his mortal actHe finished indeed his mortall acte
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.164This grand act of our life, this daring deedThis grand act of our life, this daring deede
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.ii.69To his own nerves and act; commands men service,To his owne Nerves and act; Commands men service,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.i.70Speak this and act it in your glass as toSpeake this, and act it in your Glasse, as to
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.ii.24As to deny my act; but that I would not,As to deny my act, but that I would not,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.i.165With sacred act advances: but one rose!With sacred act advances: But one Rose,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iii.14Shall make and act the story, the beliefShall make, and act the Story, the beleife
The Winter's TaleWT II.i.181For in an act of this importance 'twere(For in an Acte of this importance, 'twere
The Winter's TaleWT III.ii.50The bound of honour, or in act or willThe bound of Honor, or in act, or will
The Winter's TaleWT V.ii.77The dignity of this act was worthThe Dignitie of this Act was worth

Poems

 9 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Passionate PilgrimPP.11.10 And with her lips on his did act the seizure: And with her lips on his did act the seizure:
The Rape of LucreceLuc.199 O impious act including all foul harms! O impious act including all foule harmes.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.350 How can they then assist me in the act? How can they then assist me in the act?
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1636 The loathsome act of lust, and so did kill The lothsome act of Lust, and so did kill
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1637 The lechers in their deed: this act will be The lechors in their deed, this Act will be
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1704 May my pure mind with the foul act dispense, May my pure mind with the fowle act dispence
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1824 For his foul act by whom thy fair wife bleeds? For his fowle Act, by whom the faire wife bleeds?
SonnetsSonn.152.3 In act thy bed-vow broke and new faith torn, In act thy bed-vow broake and new faith torne,
Venus and AdonisVen.1006 I did but act, he's author of thy slander. I did but act, he's author of thy slaunder.

Glossary

 104 result(s).
abomination, abhominationdisgusting vice, shameful act
actaction (upon a person), effect
actact out, perform, enact
actcommit adultery, be promiscuous
actperformance, staging, production
actprogress, operation, action
actactivity, action, performance
actevent, deed, happening
actplay interval, interlude
actenact, enforce, bring about
addressprepare, make ready, poise to act
almscharity, good deed, meritorious act
alms-deedalmsgiving, act of charity
answeract along with, sustain, respond to
bountyact of kindness, good turn
braveswagger, act boastfully, show off
commissionwarrant, authority [to act]
comparisonact of comparing, quibbling, equivocation
craftcarry out a craft; also: act craftily
curtsy, curtseyact of courteous respect, deferential action, bow
curvet[of a horse] leap about, act friskily, prance
defeatact of destruction, ruin
derogateact in an undignified way, disparage one's rank
displayact, behave, carry on
distinctionact of distinguishing, discrimination, differentiation
doperform, play one's part, act
duckmake a brief bow, act in a cringing way
dukeact the duke, play the part of a duke
dutyact of loyalty, expression of homage
enforceact upon by force
exampleact as a precedent for
exploitact, deed, enterprise
factevil deed, wicked act, crime
factin the act, red-handed
followact as a follower, be an attendant [on]
foragementforaging act, scavenging
friendshipfriendly act, favour, act of kindness
gossipact as a godparent, be a sponsor
Guy, Sirlegendary hero of Warwick, whose last great act was to kill the giant Colbrand
headact without restraint, make a rush forward
homageact of homage, acknowledgement of allegiance
inchvery closely, instantly ready [to act]
ingratitudeact of ingratitude, ungrateful response
jestmake believe, act, play parts
kindnesskind act, fond display
libertyunrestrained act, improper licence, reckless freedom
licenceauthority to act, freedom of action
looklook on, act like a spectator
loveact of kindness, affectionate deed
love-featact of courtship, exploit prompted by love
malefactionevil-doing, criminal act
manner[legal] act, work, deed
meanintend, purpose, mean to act
ministeract, govern, officiate
mistakeact in error, perform the wrong action
mockact of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
mopeact aimlessly, be in a daze, wander about
motionpower to act normally, reaction, faculties
motionact of moving, movement, stirring
negligentthrough neglecting to act, due to negligence
obedienceobeisance, act of submission
officecarry out the work for, act as servants to
pandergratify, act as a sexual go-between for
patternbe a pattern for, act as a precedent for
penaltypunishable offence, criminal act
powersfaculties, abilities to act
practisework upon, act craftily with, make to operate
prankmalicious act, wicked deed
presentact, represent, play the part of
princebehave like a prince, act royally
promptedeagerly ready, urged on to act
protectact as escort for, be custodian of
purposeintend to do, resolve to act
queenact as a queen, aspire to being a queen
readyeager, willing, ready to act
revoltrebellion, act of disobedience
rivalact as a rival, compete
saluteaffect, act upon, excite
schoolinstruct how to act, teach a part to
scornmockery, taunt, insult, act of derision
secondsupporting action, act of assistance
shootshot, act of shooting
shufflebehave evasively, act shiftily
standact as, be, hold good as
statute-capwoollen cap ordered (by an Act of 1571) to be worn on Sundays and holy days by all below a certain social rank
stealthstealing away, furtive journey, clandestine act
stratagemdeed of violence, bloody act
suepay court, act as a suitor
suitact in accordance with, conform to
suretygo bail for, act as a guarantor for
swearingact of swearing, moment of oath-taking
takebehave, act; or: rage, rant
tasteact as taster, make trial [as if by taste]
touchact, action, deed
troth-plightengagement, act of betrothal
turnact, action, deed
venterrun a risk, take a chance, dare to act
venturerun a risk, take a chance, dare to act
warrantact as a pledge for, give an assurance about
watchkeep in view, catch in the act
workact upon, continue with
workact, behave, conduct oneself
workaffect, stir, act upon
workpractise on, work upon, act on

Thesaurus

 99 result(s).
ability to actpowers
accordance, act insuit
acttouch
actdisplay
actdo
actminister
actexploit
actturn
actwork
actpresent
actjest
actmanner
actaction
act aimlesslymope
act along withanswer
act asstand
act as a followerfollow
act onwork
act outact
act the dukeduke
act uponwork
act uponsalute
act uponwork
act upon by forceenforce
act, abilities topowers
act, dare toventure
act, in thefact
act, instruct how to school
aimlessly, actmope
assistance, act ofsecond
authority to actlicence
betrothal, act oftroth-plight
bloody actstratagem
boastfully, actbrave
catch in the actwatch
charity, act ofalms-deed
clandestine actstealth
comparing, act ofcomparison
courteous respect, act ofcurtsy, curtsey
courtship, act oflove-feat
craftily, actpractise
craftily, actcraft
criminal actpenalty
criminal actmalefaction
cringing way, act in aduck
dare to actventure
derision, act ofscorn
destruction, act ofdefeat
disobedience, act ofrevolt
distinguishing, act ofdistinction
duke, act theduke
error, act inmistake
escort, act asprotect
follower, act as afollow
foraging actforagement
friendly actfriendship
friskily, act [of a horse]curvet
go-between, act as a sexualpander
godparent, act as agossip
guarantor, act as asurety
homage, act ofhomage
ingratitude, act ofingratitude
instruct how to actschool
kind actkindness
kindness, act offriendship
kindness, act ofbounty
kindness, act oflove
loyalty, act ofduty
malicious actprank
mean to actmean
meritorious actdesert, desart
meritorious actalms
mockery, act ofmock
neglecting to actnegligent
pledge, act as awarrant
poise to actaddress
power to act normallymotion
precedent, act as aexample
precedent, act as apattern
queen, act as aqueen
ready to actready
resolve to actpurpose
respect, act ofcurtsy, curtsey
restraint, act withouthead
rival, act as arival
royally, actprince
servants, act asoffice
sexual go-between, act as apander
shameful actabomination, abhomination
shiftily, actshuffle
shooting, act ofshoot
spectator, act like alook
submission, act ofobedience
suitor, act as asue
swearing, act ofswearing
taster, act astaste
undignified, actderogate
unrestrained actliberty
wicked actfact

Themes and Topics

 6 result(s).
Clothing... m f woollen cap ordered (by an act of 1571) to be worn on sundays and holy ...
Functional shift
Regrets... ay me ham iii iv 52 ay me what act ’lack cym iv ii 374 ’lack good y...
Swearing
Non-classical legend, romance, and folklore...endary hero of warwick whose last great act was to kill the giant colbrand nine ...
Abbreviations... though that my death were adjunct to my act i would do it in other words the ...
...is followed by i e the following words act as a paraphrase of all or part of the qu...

Words Families

 21 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
ACTBASICact n, act v, acting n, action n, active adj, actively adv, activity n, actual adj, acture n
ACTENACTenact v, enacture n
ACTPEOPLEactor n
ACTSTATEaction-taking adj, active-valiant adj
ACTTOGETHERcoactive adj
ACTNOTunacted adj, unactive adj
COACTIVEBASICsee ACT
ENACTBASICsee ACT
UNACTEDBASICsee ACT
UNACTIVEBASICsee ACT
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