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 117 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.vi.15I would I knew in what particular action to tryI would I knew in what particular action to try
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.23that in this action contrives against his own nobility, inthat in this action contriues against his owne Nobility in
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.19A leaner action rend us. What's amiss,A leaner action rend vs. What's amisse,
Antony and CleopatraAC III.v.8him partake in the glory of the action; and, not restinghim partake in the glory of the action, and not resting
Antony and CleopatraAC III.vii.51And with the rest full-manned, from th' head of ActiumAnd with the rest full mann'd, from th'head of Action
Antony and CleopatraAC III.vii.68Soldier, thou art; but his whole action growsSouldier thou art: but his whole action growes
Antony and CleopatraAC III.x.21I never saw an action of such shame.I neuer saw an Action of such shame;
Antony and CleopatraAC III.xii.35And what thou think'st his very action speaksAnd what thou think'st his very action speakes
As You Like ItAYL IV.iii.10By the stern brow and waspish actionBy the sterne brow, and waspish action
CoriolanusCor I.i.277.1Upon this present action.Vpon this present Action.
CoriolanusCor I.iii.25voluptuously surfeit out of action.voluptuously surfet out of Action.
CoriolanusCor I.vi.66.1That best can aid your action.That best can ayde your action.
CoriolanusCor II.i.131action outdone his former deeds doubly.action out-done his former deeds doubly.
CoriolanusCor II.i.241In human action and capacityIn humane Action, and Capacitie,
CoriolanusCor III.ii.76Action is eloquence, and the eyes of th' ignorantAction is eloquence, and the eyes of th' ignorant
CoriolanusCor III.ii.122And by my body's action teach my mindAnd by my Bodies action, teach my Minde
CoriolanusCor IV.iii.43man, I think, that shall set them in present action. So,man I thinke, that shall set them in present Action. So
CoriolanusCor IV.vii.5And you are darkened in this action, sir,And you are darkned in this action Sir,
CoriolanusCor IV.vii.15Had borne the action of yourself, or elsehaue borne / The action of your selfe, or else
CoriolanusCor V.iii.2Set down our host. My partner in this action,Set downe our Hoast. My partner in this Action,
CoriolanusCor V.vi.48Of our great action. Therefore shall he die,Of our great Action; therefore shall he dye,
CoriolanusCor V.vi.79The charges of the action. We have made peaceThe charges of the Action. We haue made peace
CymbelineCym I.iii.2violence of action hath made you reek as a sacrifice:Violence of Action hath made you reek as a Sacrifice:
CymbelineCym I.v.43my every action to be guided by others' experiences:my euery action to be guided by others experiences:
CymbelineCym II.iii.150If you will make't an action, call witness to't.If you will make't an Action, call witnesse to't.
CymbelineCym II.iv.102Her pretty action did outsell her gift,Her pretty Action, did out-sell her guift,
CymbelineCym III.iv.106Mine action, and thine own? Our horses' labour?Mine Action? and thine owne? Our Horses labour?
CymbelineCym III.viii.2That since the common men are now in actionThat since the common men are now in Action
CymbelineCym IV.iv.3.1From action and adventure.From Action, and Aduenture.
CymbelineCym V.iv.150The action of my life is like it, whichThe Action of my life is like it, which Ile keepe
HamletHam I.iv.60.2Look with what courteous actionLooke with what courteous action
HamletHam II.ii.305and moving how express and admirable, in action howand mouing how expresse and admirable? in Action, how
HamletHam III.i.48And pious action we do sugar o'erAnd pious Action, we do surge o're
HamletHam III.i.88And lose the name of action. Soft you now,And loose the name of Action. Soft you now,
HamletHam III.ii.17be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, thebe your Tutor. Sute the Action to the Word, the
HamletHam III.ii.18word to the action, with this special observance, thatWord to the Action, with this speciall obseruance: That
HamletHam III.ii.145.10King dead, makes passionate action. The poisoner,King dead, andmakes passionate Action. The Poysoner,
HamletHam III.iii.61There is no shuffling. There the action liesThere is no shuffling, there the Action lyes
HamletHam III.iv.129Lest with this piteous action you convertLeast with this pitteous action you conuert
HamletHam V.i.101action of battery? Hum! This fellow might be in'sAction of Battery? hum. This fellow might be in's
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iii.23course of the action. Zounds, an I were now by thiscourse of the action. By this hand, if I were now by this
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iii.34such a dish of skim milk with so honourable an action!such a dish of skim'd Milk with so honourable an Action.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.20thou wert not with me in this action. But, sweet Ned – thou wer't not with me in this action: but sweet Ned,
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.iii.2last action? Do I not bate? Do I not dwindle? Why, mylast action? doe I not bate? doe I not dwindle? Why my
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.i.177The stiff-borne action. What hath then befallen,The stiffe-borne Action: What hath then befalne?
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.i.195The action of their bodies from their souls.The action of their bodies, from their soules,
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.153that action.that Action.
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.214again. There is not a dangerous action can peep outagaine: There is not a daungerous Action can peepe out
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.iii.37Indeed, the instant action, a cause on foot,Indeed the instant action: a cause on foot,
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.i.1Master Fang, have you entered the action?Mr. Fang, haue you entred the Action?
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.i.149the action. Come, thou must not be in this humour withthy Action: Come, thou must not bee in this humour with
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.371when the man of action is called on. Farewell, goodwhen the man of Action is call'd on. Farewell good
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.i.170That are ensinewed to this actionThat are insinewed to this Action,
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.i.190Shall to the King taste of this action;Shall, to the King, taste of this Action:
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.iv.88The manner how this action hath been borneThe manner how this Action hath beene borne,
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.v.214With foreign quarrels, that action hence borne outWith Forraigne Quarrels: that Action hence borne out,
Henry VH5 I.ii.114All out of work and cold for action!All out of worke, and cold for action.
Henry VH5 I.ii.311That this fair action may on foot be brought.That this faire Action may on foot be brought.
Henry VH5 III.i.6Then imitate the action of the tiger;Then imitate the action of the Tyger:
Henry VH5 IV.ii.25Who in unnecessary action swarmWho in vnnecessarie action swarme
Henry VI Part 22H6 V.i.8I cannot give due action to my words,I cannot giue due action to my words,
Henry VI Part 22H6 V.ii.26My soul and body on the action both!My soule and bodie on the action both.
Henry VIIIH8 II.iii.55The action of good women. There is hopeThe action of good women, there is hope
Julius CaesarJC I.iii.77In personal action, yet prodigious grown,In personall action; yet prodigious growne,
Julius CaesarJC III.ii.223Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speechAction, nor Vtterance, nor the power of Speech,
King JohnKJ II.i.233Forwearied in this action of swift speed,Fore-wearied in this action of swift speede,
King JohnKJ III.iv.14Of any kindred action like to this?Of any kindred-action like to this?
King JohnKJ IV.ii.191Whilst he that hears makes fearful action,Whilst he that heares, makes fearefull action
King JohnKJ IV.iii.58The graceless action of a heavy hand – The gracelesse action of a heauy hand,
King JohnKJ V.ii.99To underprop this action? Is't not ITo vnder-prop this Action? Is't not I
King LearKL I.i.228No unchaste action or dishonoured stepNo vnchaste action or dishonoured step
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.293And abstinence engenders maladies.And abstinence ingenders maladies. / And where that you haue vow'd to studie (Lords) / In that each of you haue forsworne his Booke. / Can you still dreame and pore, and thereon looke. / For when would you my Lord, or you, or you, / Haue found the ground of studies excellence, / Without the beauty of a womans face; / From womens eyes this doctrine I deriue, / They are the Ground, the Bookes, the Achadems, / From whence doth spring the true Promethean fire. / Why, vniuersall plodding poysons vp / The nimble spirits in the arteries, / As motion and long during action tyres / The sinnowy vigour of the trauailer. / Now for not looking on a womans face, / You haue in that forsworne the vse of eyes: / And studie too, the causer of your vow. / For where is any Author in the world, / Teaches such beauty as a womans eye: / Learning is but an adiunct to our selfe, / And where we are, our Learning likewise is. / Then when our selues we see in Ladies eyes, / With our selues. / Doe we not likewise see our learning there?
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.99Action and accent did they teach him there:Action and accent did they teach him there.
MacbethMac V.i.28It is an accustomed action with her toIt is an accustom'd action with her, to
Measure for MeasureMM I.iii.48Like a true friar. More reasons for this actionLike a true Frier: Moe reasons for this action
Measure for MeasureMM I.iv.52In hand and hope of action; but we do learnIn hand, and hope of action: but we doe learne,
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.171mine action of battery on thee.mine action of battry on thee.
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.173your action of slander, too.your action of slander too.
Measure for MeasureMM IV.i.39In action all of precept, he did show meIn action all of precept, he did show me
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.iii.42the action of her familiar style; and the hardest voicethe action of her familier stile, & the hardest voice
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.v.109counterfeiting the action of an old woman, delivered me,counterfeiting the action of an old woman deliuer'd me,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.i.5action as we will do it before the Duke.action, as we will do it before the Duke.
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND IV.i.14action, Monsieur; and, good Monsieur, have a care theaction, Mounsieur; and good Mounsieur haue a care the
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.6action?action?
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.276When you went onward on this ended action,When you went onward on this ended action,
OthelloOth I.i.62For when my outward action doth demonstrateFor when my outward Action doth demonstrate
OthelloOth I.iii.70.1Stood in your action.Stood in your Action.
OthelloOth I.iii.85Their dearest action in the tented field;Their deerest action, in the Tented Field:
OthelloOth II.iii.56Am I to put our Cassio in some actionAm I put to our Cassio in some Action
OthelloOth II.iii.136It were an honest action to sayIt were an honest Action, to say
OthelloOth II.iii.180And would in action glorious I had lostAnd would, in Action glorious, I had lost
OthelloOth II.iii.368Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.Pleasure, and Action, make the houres seeme short.
PericlesPer Chorus.III.55I nill relate, action mayI nill relate, action may
PericlesPer IV.ii.8do. And they with continual action are even as good asdoe, and they with continuall action, are euen as good as
PericlesPer Chorus.V.23Where what is done in action, more if might,Where what is done in action, more if might
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.66That in your outward action shows itselfThat in your outward action shewes it selfe
Romeo and JulietRJ II.iii.18And vice sometimes by action dignified.And vice sometime by action dignified.
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.1.108He bear himself with honourable action,He beare himselfe with honourable action,
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.1.130Voice, gait, and action of a gentlewoman.Voice, gate, and action of a Gentlewoman:
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.ii.233I'll bring mine action on the proudest heIle bring mine action on the proudest he
The TempestTem V.i.27Do I take part. The rarer action isDoe I take part: the rarer Action is
Titus AndronicusTit III.ii.40In thy dumb action will I be as perfectIn thy dumb action, will I be as perfect
Titus AndronicusTit V.ii.18Wanting a hand to give it action?Wanting a hand to giue it action,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.13Sith every action that hath gone beforeSith euery action that hath gone before,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.149And with ridiculous and awkward actionAnd with ridiculous and aukward action,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.340In this willed action; for the success,In this wilde action. For the successe
Troilus and CressidaTC II.ii.206As smiles upon the forehead of this actionAs smiles vpon the fore-head of this action,
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.130The passage and whole carriage of this actionThe passage and whole carriage of this action
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.135‘ Bring action hither; this cannot go to war.Bring action hither, this cannot goe to warre:
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.219In time of action. I stand condemned for this;In time of action: I stand condemn'd for this;
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.106To tender objects, but he in heat of actionTo tender obiects; but he, in heate of action,
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.113They are in action.They are in action.
Twelfth NightTN IV.i.33work with him. I'll have an action of battery againstworke with him: Ile haue an action of Battery against
Twelfth NightTN V.i.272Hath my maid's garments. He, upon some action,Hath my Maides garments: he vpon some Action
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.iv.41What dangerous action, stood it next to death,What dangerous action, stood it next to death
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.102I had as lief trace this good action with youI had as leife trace this good action with you
The Winter's TaleWT II.i.121As I come out. This action I now go onAs I come out; this Action I now goe on,

Poems

 5 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1323 With words, till action might become them better. With words, till action might becom thẽ better.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1403 Making such sober action with his hand Making such sober action with his hand,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1433 And to their hope they such odd action yield And to their hope they such odde action yeeld,
SonnetsSonn.65.4 Whose action is no stronger than a flower? Whose action is no stronger then a flower?
SonnetsSonn.129.2 Is lust in action; and till action, lust Is lust in action, and till action, lust

Glossary

 104 result(s).
abilityaction one is capable of
aboutabout your business, into action
achievementfeat, accomplishment, successful action
actaction (upon a person), effect
actprogress, operation, action
actactivity, action, performance
actionperformance, exercises, acts
actionmovement, demeanour, gesture
actionengagement, combat, fighting
actioncampaign, military action, strategy
actionencounter, engagement, exploit
actionlaw-suit, legal proceeding, litigation
actioncourse of action, enterprise; or: trial, legal process
actionperformance, acting, theatre presentation
action-takingtaking legal action, litigious
actureaction, performance, process of acting
alarumedgalvanized, activated, stirred to action
armprepare for action, put armour on
awakearouse, prompt, force into action
a-workat work, in action
beckingbeckoning, calling, nodding [to action]
becominggrace, quality, befitting action
bentready for firing, tensioned for action
briefnessspeedy action, promptness
businessdeed, action, affair, task
carriageconduct, management, course of action
causecourt case, legal action, matter before the court
chargeprepared for action, at the ready
contestationjoint action as enemies, shared antagonism
coursecourse of action, way of proceeding
curtsy, curtseyact of courteous respect, deferential action, bow
day(plural) time, delay, period of action
deedperformance, action
desert, desartworthy deed, meritorious action
dimay the gods cause your action to be that which makes you best known
dilemmachoice of action, alternative position
directionway of proceeding, course of action
dishonestydishonour, shameful deed, disgraceful action
doingaction, performance, activity
effectbenefit, advantage [resulting from an action]
enlargementfreedom of action, privilege of choice
executionaction, performance, doing
exionidiosyncratic form of ‘action
expeditionhaste, speedy action, prompt dispatch
exploitmilitary action, martial undertaking
fair-playchivalrous action, honourable conduct
feat[wicked] deed, action, crime
feataction, deed, conduct
fitmentfitting action, duty, what is called for
friskinantic, friskiness, playful action
functionactivity, action, performance
individableindivisible [with no changes in the location of action]; or: unclassifiable
issueaction, deed, proceeding
kindmode of action, business, matter
lastlast thing to be done, final action
laybring into action, put to work
licenceauthority to act, freedom of action
lineconduct, way of behaving, course of action
makejoin in the action, take part
measurecourse of action, means
mischiefwicked action, evil deed, harmful scheme
mistakeact in error, perform the wrong action
mockact of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
occasionoccurrence, action, manifestation
offence[in fencing] attacking stroke, offensive action
operanceoperation, action, activity
partaction, conduct, behaviour
pass[unclear meaning] trespass; course of action; trickery
pathway, course of action
powerexercise of power, authoritative action
pray in aid[legal] claim the assistance of someone who has a shared interest in a defence action
prepareddrawn, ready for action
presentput forward [for immediate action]
prevailmentprevailing action, power, influence
preventtake steps to thwart, avoid by prompt action
preventionforestalling action, preventive measure
proceedingcourse of action, measures
rearwardrearguard action
reasonreasonable treatment, justified course of action
recantingcausing an action to be retracted, resulting in withdrawal
ripematured, ready for action
rudenessviolent action, forceful strength
safetyprudent course of action, best safeguard
scopeopportunity, liberty, free course of action
secondsupporting action, act of assistance
seednessaction of sowing
serviceaction, performance
skipjump into action, spring up
stepaction, movement, coming and going
stratagemsoldierly action, well commanded engagement
strokefirst blow, initial action
successionbehaving in the same way, following the same course of action
touchact, action, deed
tradecourse of action, practice
trialaction of testing, putting to the proof
turnact, action, deed
unexecutedunused, idle, out of action
unlimitedallowing changes in the location of action; or: all-inclusive
upin a state of forceful action, exerting power
waybest path, course of action
windprepare for action, set in readiness
workdeed, doing, action
workingoperation, action, activity
wrongwrong course of action

Thesaurus

 121 result(s).
actionbusiness
actiontouch
actionacture
actionact
actionissue
actionexecution
actionact
actionturn
actiondeed
actionfeat
actionworking
actionoperance
actiondoing
actionwork
actionfunction
actionservice
actionpart
actionstep
actionoccasion
actionact
actionfeat
actionproceeding
action one is capable ofability
action, allowing changes in locationunlimited
action, bring intolay
action, choice ofdilemma
action, course ofproceeding
action, course ofmeasure
action, finallast
action, force intoawake
action, freedom oflicence
action, freedom ofenlargement
action, ina-work
action, initialstroke
action, intoabout
action, militaryexploit
action, out ofunexecuted
action, perform the wrongmistake
action, period ofday
action, prepared forcharge
action, ready forripe
action, ready forprepared
action, stirred toalarumed
action, successfulachievement
action, supportingsecond
action, taking legalaction-taking
authoritative actionpower
avoid by prompt actionprevent
befitting actionbecoming
bring into actionlay
capable actionability
chivalrous actionfair-play
choice of actiondilemma
course of actionaction
course of actiondirection
course of actionmeasure
course of actioncarriage
course of actiontrade
course of actionproceeding
course of actioncourse
course of actionline
course of actionway
course of actionpath
course of actionpass
course of action, freescope
course of action, justifiedreason
course of action, samesuccession
course of action, wrongwrong
deferential actioncurtsy, curtsey
derisive actionmock
disgraceful actiondishonesty
enemies, joint action ascontestation
final actionlast
fitting actionfitment
forceful action, in a state ofup
forestalling actionprevention
free course of actionscope
freedom of actionlicence
freedom of actionenlargement
initial actionstroke
join in the actionmake
joint action as enemiescontestation
jump into actionskip
justified course of actionreason
legal actioncause
legal action, takingaction-taking
military actionaction
military actionexploit
mode of actionkind
nodding [to action]becking
offensive action [in fencing]offence
perform the wrong actionmistake
period of actionday
playful actionfriskin
prepare for actionwind
prepare for actionarm
prepared for actioncharge
prevailing actionprevailment
prompt actionclap
prompt action, avoid byprevent
prudent course of actionsafety
put forward [for immediate action]present
ready for actionprepared
ready for actionripe
rearguard actionrearward
retracting an actionrecanting
same course of actionsuccession
soldierly actionstratagem
sowing, action ofseedness
speedy actionbriefness
speedy actionexpedition
state of forceful action, in aup
stirred to actionalarumed
successful actionachievement
supporting actionsecond
tensioned for actionbent
testing, action oftrial
violent actionrudeness
wicked actionmischief
wrong action, perform themistake
wrong course of actionwrong

Themes and Topics

 5 result(s).
a- as a particle...aning such as the repeated nature of an action or the length of time it takes on this ...
Here, there, and where... whereof tc i iii 14 every action / whereof we have record of which...
Humours...rament mood inclination and manner of action (humour (n ) 1--4) regarded as permanen...
Latin... (3h6 i iii 48) may the gods cause this action to be that which makes you best known  ...
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)...feit (n ) (adj ) course (n ) course of action way of proceeding cym iii iv 113 [pisa...
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