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Search phrase: assume

Plays

 14 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
HamletHam I.ii.244If it assume my noble father's person,If it assume my noble Fathers person,
HamletHam I.iv.72And there assume some other, horrible form,And there assumes some other horrible forme,
HamletHam II.ii.598T' assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhapsT'assume a pleasing shape, yea and perhaps
HamletHam III.iv.161Assume a virtue, if you have it not.Assume a Vertue, if you haue it not,
Henry VH5 I.chorus.6Assume the port of Mars, and at his heels,Assume the Port of Mars, and at his heeles
King LearKL V.iii.185Into a madman's rags, t' assume a semblanceInto a mad-mans rags, t'assume a semblance
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.300I will assume thy part in some disguiseI will assume thy part in some disguise,
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.221answered her; my very visor began to assume life andanswered her: my very visor began to assume life, and
PericlesPer I.i.62Like a bold champion I assume the lists,Like a bold Champion I assume the Listes,
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.ix.51I will assume desert. Give me a key for this,I will assume desert; giue me a key for this,
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.87And these assume but valour's excrementAnd these assume but valors excrement,
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.219Rascals should have't. Do not assume my likeness.Rascals should haue't. Do not assume my likenesse.
Troilus and CressidaTC V.ii.148Without perdition, and loss assume all reasonWithout perdition, and losse assume all reason,
Twelfth NightTN V.i.232If spirits can assume both form and suitIf spirits can assume both forme and suite,

Glossary

 13 result(s).
affectassume, display, put on, practise in an artificial way
assumeacquire, adopt, take on
assumeattain, achieve, reach
assumeundertake, enter, choose
borrowedassumed, pretended, feigned
guessassume, surmise, suppose
seemermake-believer, pretender, one who assumes a behaviour
takeassume, pretend, feign
takeundertake a role, assume a responsibility [for oneself]
takeassume a role, carry on
takeassume the burden of, undertake the study of [for oneself]
undertakeassume, take on, feign
usurpassume, take on, adopt

Thesaurus

 13 result(s).
assumeguess
assumeundertake
assumeusurp
assumetake
assumeaffect
assume a burdentake
assume a responsibilitytake
assumedborrowed
assumes a behaviour, one whoseemer
behaviour, one who assumes aseemer
burden, assume atake
responsibility, assume atake
role, assume atake

Themes and Topics

 1 result(s).
Elision...throat to > t’ kl v.iii.185 t’assume a semblance / that very dogs disclaimed...

Words Families

 3 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
ASSUMEBASICassume v, assumption n
ASSUMESTATEself-assumption n
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