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Search phrase: alms

Plays

 13 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
Antony and CleopatraAC II.vii.5They have made him drink alms drink.They haue made him drinke Almes drinke.
CoriolanusCor II.iii.80voices begged. I have your alms. Adieu.voyces begg'd: I haue your Almes, Adieu.
CoriolanusCor III.ii.120That hath received an alms! I will not do't,That hath receiu'd an Almes. I will not doo't,
CoriolanusCor V.vi.11As with a man by his own alms empoisonedas with a man by his owne Almes impoyson'd,
CymbelineCym II.iii.113One bred of alms, and fostered with cold dishes,One, bred of Almes, and foster'd with cold dishes,
King LearKL I.i.278At Fortune's alms. You have obedience scanted,At Fortunes almes, you haue obedience scanted,
Measure for MeasureMM III.i.35Becomes as aged, and doth beg the almsBecomes as aged, and doth begge the almes
Much Ado About NothingMA II.iii.159An he should, it were an alms to hang him.And he should, it were an almes to hang him,
OthelloOth III.iv.118.1To Fortune's alms.To Fortunes Almes.
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.iii.5Upon entreaty have a present alms,Vpon intreatie haue a present almes,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.138I'd have you buy and sell so, so give alms,I'ld haue you buy, and sell so: so giue Almes,
Titus AndronicusTit II.iii.9That have their alms out of the Empress' chest.That haue their Almes out of the Empresse Chest.
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.146Wherein he puts alms for oblivion,Wherein he puts almes for obliuion:

Poems

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The Rape of LucreceLuc.986 And time to see one that by alms doth live And time to see one that by almes doth liue,

Glossary

 11 result(s).
almscharity, good deed, meritorious act
alms-basketbasket containing offerings to be given out for charity
alms-deedalmsgiving, act of charity
alms-drinkdregs of drink given away in charity; or: drink taken in charity [to foster reconciliation]
almsmanperson living through charitable offerings
beadsmanalmsman, pensioner [who prays for others]
corruptbribe, grease the palms of
malmseyvariety of strong sweet red wine
malmsey-nosenose the colour of malmsey
respectscruple about, have qualms about
sake[cry of a prisoner calling for alms through a cell window] in jail

Thesaurus

 6 result(s).
almsgivingalms-deed
almsmanbeadsman
grease the palms ofcorrupt
malmsey, nose the colour ofmalmsey-nose
nose the colour of malmseymalmsey-nose
qualms, haverespect

Words Families

 9 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
ALMSBASICalms n
ALMSACTIONalms-deed n
ALMSBULDINGalmshouse n
ALMSCONTAINERalms-basket n
ALMSPEOPLEalmsman n
BASKETTYPEalms-basket n
DEEDGOODalms-deed n
HOUSETYPEalmshouse n
MANRANKalmsman n
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