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All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.278It might be yours or hers for aught I know.It might be yours or hers for ought I know.
Antony and CleopatraAC I.v.10In aught an eunuch has. 'Tis well for theeIn ought an Eunuch ha's: Tis well for thee,
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.ii.186If aught possess thee from me, it is dross,If ought possesse thee from me, it is drosse, 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.ii.209If thou art changed to aught, 'tis to an ass.If thou art chang'd to ought, 'tis to an Asse. 
CoriolanusCor I.i.274.1In aught he merit not.In ought he merit not.
CoriolanusCor II.iii.196Tying him to aught. So putting him to rage,Tying him to ought, so putting him to Rage,
CoriolanusCor IV.i.52Hear from me still, and never of me aughtHeare from me still, and neuer of me ought
CymbelineCym II.iii.47.1That I kiss aught but he.That I kisse aught but he.
CymbelineCym V.iv.35Hath my poor boy done aught but well,Hath my poore Boy done ought but well,
HamletHam I.v.86Against thy mother aught. Leave her to heavenAgainst thy Mother ought; leaue her to heauen,
HamletHam I.v.179That you know aught of me – this do swear,That you know ought of me; this not to doe:
HamletHam II.ii.17Whether aught to us unknown afflicts him thus,
HamletHam III.i.96I never gave you aught.I neuer gaue you ought.
HamletHam III.ii.98If 'a steal aught the whilst this play is playing,If he steale ought the whil'st this Play is Playing,
HamletHam III.ii.178In neither aught, or in extremity.In neither ought, or in extremity:
HamletHam IV.iii.60And, England, if my love thou holdest at aughtAnd England, if my loue thou holdst at ought,
HamletHam IV.iv.5If that his majesty would aught with us,If that his Maiesty would ought with vs,
HamletHam V.ii.217knows of aught he leaves, what is't to leave betimes?ha's ought of what he leaues. What is't to leaue betimes?
HamletHam V.ii.357If aught of woe or wonder, cease your search.If ought of woe, or wonder, cease your search.
Henry VH5 IV.i.239Art thou aught else but place, degree, and form,Art thou ought else but Place, Degree, and Forme,
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.iv.68For aught I see, this city must be famishedFor ought I see, this Citie must be famisht,
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.v.37In spite of us or aught that we could do.In spight of vs, or ought that we could doe.
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iii.45To think that you have aught but Talbot's shadowTo thinke, that you haue ought but Talbots shadow,
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.i.4Or aught intendest to lay unto my charge,Or ought intend'st to lay vnto my charge,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.vii.64When have I aught exacted at your hands,When haue I ought exacted at your hands?
Henry VIIIH8 I.ii.41I know but of a single part in aughtI know but of a single part in ought
Henry VIIIH8 I.ii.146.1At any time speak aught?At any time speake ought?
Henry VIIIH8 II.iv.39And prove it too, against mine honour aught,And proue it too, against mine Honor, aught;
Julius CaesarJC I.ii.85If it be aught toward the general good,If it be ought toward the generall good,
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.183Why ask you? Hear you aught of her in yours?
King JohnKJ II.i.511If he see aught in you that makes him like,If he see ought in you that makes him like,
King JohnKJ V.i.43So, on my soul, he did, for aught he knew.So on my soule he did, for ought he knew:
King LearKL I.i.198If aught within that little-seeming substance,If ought within that little seeming substance,
King LearKL IV.vi.49Hadst thou been aught but gossamer, feathers, air,Had'st thou beene ought / But Gozemore, Feathers, Ayre,
King LearKL IV.vi.209Do you hear aught, sir, of a battle toward?Do you heare ought (Sir) of a Battell toward.
King LearKL V.i.2Or whether since he is advised by aughtOr whether since he is aduis'd by ought
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.330Else none at all in aught proves excellent.Else none at all in ought proues excellent.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.788You will do aught, this shall you do for me:You will do ought, this shall you do for me.
MacbethMac I.iii.41And yet are on't? Live you? Or are you aughtAnd yet are on't? Liue you, or are you aught
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.ii.5and yet for aught I see, they are as sick that surfeit withand yet for ought I see, they are as sicke that surfet with
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.ii.111Gramercy. Wouldst thou aught with me?Gramercie, would'st thou ought with me.
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.vii.21I'll then nor give nor hazard aught for lead.Ile then nor giue nor hazard ought for lead.
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.105Which rather threaten'st than dost promise aught,Which rather threatnest then dost promise ought,
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.183And neither man nor master would take aughtAnd neyther man nor master would take ought
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.i.132Ay me! For aught that I could ever read,For ought that euer I could reade,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.76Nor is he dead, for aught that I can tell.Nor is he dead for ought that I can tell.
Much Ado About NothingMA V.i.270Can labour aught in sad invention,Can labour aught in sad inuention,
OthelloOth I.iii.53Neither my place, nor aught I heard of business,Neither my place, hor ought I heard of businesse
OthelloOth II.i.89He is not yet arrived; nor know I aughtHe is not yet arriu'd, nor know I ought
OthelloOth II.iii.194Of all that I do know; nor know I aughtOf all that I do know, nor know I ought
OthelloOth III.iii.101Indeed? Ay, indeed. Discern'st thou aught in that?Indeed? I indeed. Discern'st thou ought in that?
OthelloOth III.iii.103.1My lord, for aught I know.My Lord, for ought I know.
OthelloOth V.ii.339Nor set down aught in malice. Then must you speakNor set downe ought in malice. / Then must you speake,
PericlesPer Chorus.II.36Ne aught escapend but himself;Ne ought escapend but himselfe;
PericlesPer II.v.79Upon a stranger? (aside) who, for aught I know,Vpon a Stranger? who for ought I know,
PericlesPer V.i.12This is the man that can in aught you wouldthis is the man that can in ought you would
PericlesPer V.i.72Can draw him but to answer thee in aught,Can draw him but to answere thee in ought,
Richard IIR2 II.iii.73Before I make reply to aught you say.Before I make reply to aught you say.
Richard IIR2 V.i.35A king of beasts indeed! If aught but beastsA King of Beasts indeed: if aught but Beasts,
Richard IIR2 V.ii.53For aught I know, my lord, they do.For ought I know my Lord, they do.
Richard IIIR3 I.ii.100That never dream'st on aught but butcheries.That neuer dream'st on ought but Butcheries:
Richard IIIR3 II.i.58Have aught committed that is hardly borneHaue ought committed that is hardly borne,
Richard IIIR3 III.i.166That he will not be won to aught against him.That he will not be wonne to ought against him.
Romeo and JulietRJ II.iii.15Nor aught so good but, strained from that fair use,Nor ought so good, but strain'd from that faire vse,
Romeo and JulietRJ V.iii.266Her nurse is privy; and if aught in thisher Nurse is priuy: / And if ought in this
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.ii.32master so, being perhaps, for aught I see, two and thirty,master so, being perhaps (for ought I see) two and thirty,
The TempestTem I.ii.51If thou rememb'rest aught ere thou cam'st here,Yf thou remembrest ought ere thou cam'st here,
Titus AndronicusTit II.i.28And may, for aught thou knowest, affected be.And may for ought thou know'st affected be.
Titus AndronicusTit V.iii.128Have we done aught amiss, show us wherein,Haue we done ought amisse? shew vs wherein,
Troilus and CressidaTC II.ii.53What's aught but as 'tis valued?What's aught, but as 'tis valew'd?
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.57What says Achilles? Would he aught with us?What saies Achilles, would he ought with vs?
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.58Would you, my lord, aught with the general?Would you my Lord ought with the Generall?
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.118Nor doth he of himself know them for aughtNor doth he of himselfe know them for ought,
Twelfth NightTN V.i.106If it be aught to the old tune, my lord,If it be ought to the old tune my Lord,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.ii.47By aught that I can speak in his dispraise,By ought that I can speake in his dispraise,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.iv.20Though you respect not aught your servant doth,(Though you respect not aught your seruant doth)
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.93.2Is there aught else to say?Is there ought else to say?
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.i.20That were there aught in me which strove to showThat were there ought in me which strove to show
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.395If you know aught which does behove my knowledgeIf you know ought which do's behoue my knowledge,


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The Rape of LucreceLuc.5546 Nor aught obeys but his foul appetite. Nor ought obayes but his fowle appetite.
SonnetsSonn.38.5 Oh give thyself the thanks if aught in me Oh giue thy selfe the thankes if ought in me,
SonnetsSonn.125.1 Were't aught to me I bore the canopy, WEr't ought to me I bore the canopy,


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Aegles[pron: 'eegleez] daughter of Panopeus of Phocis, loved by Theseus
affrontassault, attack, onslaught
Agenor[pron: a'jenor] king of Tyre; father of daughter Europa and sons Cadmus, Phoenix, and Cilix
Ariadne[ari'adnee] daughter of Minos who helped Theseus find his way through the labyrinth, and then fled with him; Theseus abandoned her while she slept at Naxos
Astraea[pron: 'astria] daughter of Zeus and Themis; Greek goddess of justice
aughtanything, [with negative word] nothing
barley-breaktype of country game in which a couple occupies a den [nicknamed ‘hell’] in the centre of a [barley] field, and tries to catch other couples, who may separate [break] when about to be caught
bestraughtbereft of wits, mad, out of one's mind
bigarrogant, haughty, proud
carousedrink at length, imbibe long draughts
carousetoast, long draught, cup filled to the brim to be downed in one go
Cressid, Cressidafickle daughter of Calchas, a priest of Troy; beloved by Troilus, a Trojan prince, she deserted him for Diomed; character in Troilus and Cressida
daughterincludes daughter-in-law and step-daughter
destructiondeath, slaughter
draughtprivy, cesspool, sewer
draughtcup of drink
drenchdrink, draught
Europa[pron: yu'rohpa] daughter of Agenor; abducted by Jove in the shape of a bull, who then swam with her on his back to Crete
executionkilling, slaying, slaughter
extentassault, attack, onslaught
extraughtdescended, derived, extracted
fill-horsedraught-horse, horse which goes between shafts
fraughtfreight, cargo, goods
fraughtfilled, laden, packed
fraughtburden, weigh down, encumber
fraughtburden, load
fraughtageluggage, freight, cargo
fraughtingforming the cargo, making up the freight
full-fraughtfilled to the brim, jam-packed
haughthaughty, arrogant, high and mighty
haughtyhigh-minded, aspiring, lofty
havoc[in fighting and hunting: calling for] total slaughter, general devastation
Heliconsnine Muses from the slopes of Mt Helicon, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who give artistic inspiration
Hesperides[pron: hes'perideez] daughters of the evening star (Hesper), who guard the garden of the gods where the golden apples grow
highproud, haughty, grand
high-mindedarrogant, haughty, imperious
high-stomachedproud, haughty, stubborn
infixedcaptured, caught, firmly held
insolenceoverbearing pride, haughtiness, presumptuous arrogance
insolentproud, haughty, arrogant
Io[pron: 'eeoh] daughter of river-god Inachus, loved by Zeus, who turned her into a heifer to save her from the jealousy of Zeus’ wife, Hera
JephthahBible (Judges 11): judge in Israel who promised God to sacrifice the first he met if he returned home victorious; this proved to be his daughter
laughterlaughing-stock, object of scorn
Leda[pron: 'leeda] daughter of Thestius; loved by Jove, who turned himself into a swan to seduce her
letslaughter, kill, massacre
martyrslay, slaughter, butcher
Medea[pron: me'deea] daughter of Aeetes, King of Colchis, who assisted Jason in obtaining the Golden Fleece
naughtimproper, offensive, naughty
naughtworthless, useless, of no value
naughtdamaging, harmful, hurtful
naughtlost, ruined, brought to nothing
naughtbad, wicked, sinful
naughtruin, disaster, catastrophe
naughtwickedness, immorality, sinfulness
naughtilywickedly, immorally
naughtybad, nasty, horrible
naughtywicked, evil, vile
Nereids[pron: 'nerayidz] sea-nymphs, daughters of Nereus and Doris, who lived with their father in the depths of the sea
new-ta'en[new-taken] freshly caught, just captured
Niobe[pron: 'niyohbay] heroine of Thebes, daughter of Tantalus, whose sons and daughters were slain by Apollo and Diana; the gods then turned her into a rock, but her eyes continued to weep in the form of a spring
orgulousproud, haughty, arrogant
overfraughttoo heavily laden, overburdened
overraughtpast form of 'overreach'
Perigenia[pron: peri'jenia] daughter of a robber, Sinnis; loved by Theseus
Philip, Saintin the Bible, an evangelist who had four daughters who were prophets
Philomel, Philomela[pron: 'filomel] daughter of Pandion, king of Athens; Tereus raped her and cut out her tongue, but she told the tale in her embroidery; the gods turned her into a nightingale after she took her revenge
Portia[pron: 'pawrsha] wife of Brutus, daughter of Cato the Younger
potationdraught, drinking-bout
pridehaughty power, arrogant force
Proserpine, Proserpinadaughter of the corn-goddess Ceres; Hades, king of the Underworld, abducted her and made her his queen
proudlyhaughtily, arrogantly, disdainfully
quaffdrink down, take a long draught of
quaffdrain a cup in a long draught
quellmurder, slaying, slaughter
raughtpast form of 'reach'
rousefull draught (of wine), brimful cup, carousing
rushcharge, onslaught, attack
shamblesmeat-market, slaughter-house
siegeonslaught, storm, assail
slaughterman, slaughter-manexecutioner, slayer, murderer
spoilslaughter, destruction, ruination
stickslaughter, kill [by stabbing]
stoutproud, haughty, arrogant
surlyimperious, haughty, arrogant
Three Gracesdaughters of Zeus and Hera; Greek goddesses of grace and beauty
untaughtnatural, spontaneous
untaughtuninstructed, uneducated, uncultivated
untutoredbadly brought up, untaught, inexperienced
Virginius 5th-c BC centurion who slew his daughter, either to avoid her being raped or because she was raped
wanton[jocularly] naughty, wicked, mischievous
week, in by thehopelessly caught, trapped


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caught, freshlynew-ta'en
caught, hopelesslyweek, in by the
cup in a long draught, drain aquaff
drain a cup in a long draughtquaff
draught, fullrouse
draught, longcarouse
draught, take a longquaff
freshly caughtnew-ta'en
full draughtrouse
haughty powerpride
hopelessly caughtweek, in by the
power, haughtypride
slaughter, totalhavoc

Themes and Topics

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Archaisms...rus.ii.36 [gower alone, of pericles] ne aught escapend but himself sain said ...
Verb forms...rson singular mv ii.ii.111 wouldst thou aught with me? ...
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)... attend you here the door of our stern daught er?e3 iv.v.6 [king john to charles] sile...
..., i but attend on death attend (v.) 2--8aught (n.)anything; [together with a negative...
... of england] if my love thou holdest at aught ham v.ii.357 [horatio to fortinbras] if ...
...ham v.ii.357 [horatio to fortinbras] if aught of woe or wondertg v.iv.20 [proteus to ...
...oteus to silvia] though you respect not aught your servant dothavaunt (int.)begone, g...
...base’?tnk ii.iii.2 [gaoler's daught er alone] i am base, / my father the mea...
... [doctor to wooer, of the gaoler's daught er] the melancholy humour that infects h...
...[queen elizabeth to king richard] the slaught er of the prince that owed that crown ow...
...sh wench!tnk ii.iii.12 [gaoler’s daught er alone] i pitied him, / and so would a...
...auphin] i am by birth a shepherd's daught er, / my wit untrained in any kind of ar...

Words Families

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
AUGHTBASICaught n, naught n, nought n