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Search phrase: acting

Plays

 8 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
CoriolanusCor II.ii.143That I shall blush in acting, and might wellI shall blush in acting, / And might well
HamletHam III.iv.109Th' important acting of your dread command?Th'important acting of your dread command?
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.v.198Acting that argument. And now my deathActing that argument. And now my death
Julius CaesarJC II.i.63Between the acting of a dreadful thingBetweene the acting of a dreadfull thing,
MacbethMac IV.iii.97Acting it many ways. Nay, had I power, I shouldActing it many wayes. Nay, had I powre, I should
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.12Or that the resolute acting of your bloodOr that the resolute acting of our blood
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.i.120Abate thy valour in the acting it.Abate thy valour in the acting it.
Twelfth NightTN V.i.338And, acting this in an obedient hope,And acting this in an obedient hope,

Glossary

 36 result(s).
actionperformance, acting, theatre presentation
actureaction, performance, process of acting
attorneyedbound, acting as advocate
axletree, axle-treewooden beam acting as the pivot for a cart wheel
brokingacting as a broker, bargain-dealing
carefulprotecting; watchful, acting as a safeguard
charmingacting as charms, exercising magic power
charmingacting as charms, protecting from evil
coactiveworking together, acting in concert
commissionerofficial acting for the king in his absence
confederateacting as an ally, in league
contractingmarriage contract, betrothal
cot-queanman acting the housewife, meddler in household affairs
counterfeitingpretending, feigning, acting
deputedacting as a symbol of office
enticingacting as a decoy, seductive
exactionexacting, enforcement
extractingdistracting, preoccupying, disconcerting
heraldmessage-bearing, acting as a herald
intelligencingspying, acting as go-between
kindshowing natural feeling, acting by nature
niggardinghoarding, begrudging, acting in a mean manner
onsetmake a beginning with, start acting on
outwardacting as an external observer, looking from outside
packedin league, acting as an accomplice
quickvigorous, quick-acting, energetic
rashsudden, quickly acting, operating immediately
sisteringacting like a sister; matching, corresponding
soon-speedingquick-acting, rapidly working
stiracting, stirring, activity
stubborndifficult, demanding, exacting
tamepetty, decoy [attracting people into a card game]
themereason for acting, ground of belief
thought-executingacting as fast as thought; or: thought-destroying
vicegerentofficial acting in place of a ruler during his absence
vile-drawingattracting towards evil

Thesaurus

 39 result(s).
accomplice, acting as anpacked
actingstir
actingcounterfeiting
actingaction
acting as fast as thoughtthought-executing
acting, process ofacture
advocate, acting asattorneyed
ally, acting as anconfederate
attracting towards evilvile-drawing
broker, acting as abroking
charms, acting ascharming
charms, acting ascharming
concert, acting incoactive
decoy, acting as aenticing
distractingextracting
evil, attracting towardsvile-drawing
exactingstubborn
exactingexaction
external observer, acting as anoutward
go-between, acting asintelligencing
herald, acting as aherald
housewife, man acting thecot-quean
king, official acting for an absentcommissioner
man acting the housewifecot-quean
mean manner, acting in aniggarding
nature, acting bykind
observer, acting as an externaloutward
office, acting as a symbol ofdeputed
official acting for the king in his absencecommissioner
official acting in place of a ruler during his absencevicegerent
quick-actingquick
quick-actingsoon-speeding
quickly actingrash
reason for actingtheme
retracting an actionrecanting
ruler, official acting in place of an absentvicegerent
safeguard, acting as acareful
sister, acting like asistering
start acting ononset

Words Families

 1 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
ACTBASICacting n
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