if you are searching for a compound word, note that it might appear in any of three ways, reflecting varied editorial practice: spaced ('house keeper'), solid ('housekeeper'), or hyphenated ('house-keeper')
or use Advanced Search

Search results

Search phrase: ancientry

Plays

 2 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.68as a measure, full of state and ancientry; and(as a measure) full of state & aunchentry, and
The Winter's TaleWT III.iii.61wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing,wenches with childe, wronging the Auncientry, stealing,

Glossary

 2 result(s).
ancientryold people, elderly
ancientrydecorum, old-fashioned formality, ancient dignity

Thesaurus

 0 result(s).

Words Families

 1 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
ANCIENT [old]BASICancientry n
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2020 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL