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All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.235patient, there is no fettering of authority. I'll beat him,patient, there is no fettering of authority. Ile beate him
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.238pity of his age than I would have of – I'll beat him an ifpittie of his age then I would haue of------ Ile beate him, and if
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.251if I were but two hours younger I'd beat thee.if I were but two houres yonger, I'de beate thee:
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.253beat thee. I think thou wast created for men to breathebeate thee: I thinke thou wast created for men to breath
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.201The water which they beat to follow faster,The water which they beate, to follow faster;
Antony and CleopatraAC II.iii.39Beat mine, inhooped, at odds. I will to Egypt;Beate mine (in hoopt) at odd's. I will to Egypte:
Antony and CleopatraAC II.vii.109The holding every man shall beat as loudThe holding euery man shall beate as loud,
Antony and CleopatraAC III.vii.52Beat th' approaching Caesar. But if we fail,Beate th'approaching Casar. But if we faile,
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.i.2To beat me out of Egypt. My messengerTo beate me out of Egypt. My Messenger
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.vii.9We'll beat 'em into bench-holes. I have yetWee'l beat'em into Bench-holes, I haue yet
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.viii.1We have beat him to his camp. Run one beforeWe haue beate him to his Campe: Runne one / Before,
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.viii.19We have beat them to their beds. What, girl! Though greyWe haue beate them to their Beds. / What Gyrle, though gray
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.i.74For, in conclusion, he did beat me there.for in conclusion, he did beat me there. 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.i.102Self-harming jealousy! Fie, beat it hence.Selfe-harming Iealousie; fie beat it hence. 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.ii.34Or I will beat this method in your sconce.Or I will beat this method in your sconce. 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.i.7He met me on the mart, and that I beat him,He met me on the Mart, and that I beat him, 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.i.12That you beat me at the mart I have your hand to show.That you beat me at the Mart I haue your hand to show; 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.i.59You'll cry for this, minion, if I beat the door down.You'll crie for this minion, if I beat the doore downe. 
CoriolanusCor I.iii.47He'll beat Aufidius' head below his kneeHee'l beat Auffidius head below his knee,
CoriolanusCor I.iv.30.1Alarum. The Romans are beat back to their trenches.Alarum, the Romans are beat back to their Trenches
CoriolanusCor I.iv.36From slaves that apes would beat! Pluto and hell!From Slaues, that Apes would beate; Pluto and Hell,
CoriolanusCor I.iv.41If you'll stand fast, we'll beat them to their wives,If you'l stand fast, wee'l beate them to their Wiues,
CoriolanusCor I.vi.40Which told me they had beat you to your trenches?Which told me they had beate you to your Trenches?
CoriolanusCor I.x.8I have fought with thee; so often hast thou beat me;I haue fought with thee; so often hast thou beat me:
CoriolanusCor II.iii.215Than dogs that are as often beat for barkingThen Dogges, that are as often beat for barking,
CoriolanusCor III.i.229.2people are beat inPeople are beat in.
CoriolanusCor III.i.242.1I could beat forty of them.I could beat fortie of them.
CoriolanusCor IV.v.124Or lose mine arm for't. Thou hast beat me outOr loose mine Arme for't: Thou hast beate mee out
CoriolanusCor IV.vi.55And beat the messenger who bids bewareAnd beate the Messenger, who bids beware
CoriolanusCor V.iv.48.1Trumpets, hautboys, drums beat, all togetherTrumpets, Hoboyes, Drums beate, altogether.
CoriolanusCor V.vi.151Beat thou the drum, that it speak mournfully.Beate thou the Drumme that it speake mournfully:
CymbelineCym III.i.81girdle: if you beat us out of it, it is yours: if you fall inGirdle: if you beate vs out of it, it is yours: if you fall in
CymbelineCym III.iii.37The rain and wind beat dark December? HowThe Raine and winde beate darke December? How
CymbelineCym IV.ii.86.1I am loath to beat thee.I am loath to beate thee.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.i.5I prithee, Tom, beat Cut's saddle, put aI prethee Tom, beate Cuts Saddle, put a
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.131A king's son! If I do not beat thee out of thyA Kings Sonne? If I do not beate thee out of thy
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.i.109To Harry Monmouth, whose swift wrath beat downTo Henrie Monmouth, whose swift wrath beate downe
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.iii.92Didst thou beat heaven with blessing Bolingbroke,Did'st thou beate heauen with blessing Bullingbrooke,
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.252Let's beat him before his whore.Let vs beat him before his Whore.
Henry IV Part 22H4 III.ii.313and told John o' Gaunt he beat his own name, for youand told Iohn of Gaunt, hee beat his owne Name, for you
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iv.17Pistol beat amongst you.Pistoll beate among you.
Henry VH5 IV.i.219crowns to one they will beat us, for they bear them onCrownes to one, they will beat vs, for they beare them on
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.iii.54Now beat them hence; why do you let them stay?Now beat them hence, why doe you let them stay?
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.iii.57.1Here Gloucester's men beat out the Cardinal's men, Here Glosters men beat out the Cardinalls men,
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.iv.16To beat assailing death from his weak legions;To beate assayling death from his weake Regions,
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.vi.14Beat down Alençon, Orleans, Burgundy,Beat downe Alanson, Orleance, Burgundie,
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.i.20Beat on a crown, the treasure of thy heart,Beat on a Crowne, the Treasure of thy Heart,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.i.171‘ A staff is quickly found to beat a dog.’A Staffe is quickly found to beat a Dogge.
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.102When from thy shore the tempest beat us back,When from thy Shore, the Tempest beate vs backe,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.iii.21O, beat away the busy meddling fiendOh beate away the busie medling Fiend,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.ii.23At unawares may beat down Edward's guardAt vnawares may beat downe Edwards Guard,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.viii.6Let's levy men and beat him back again.Let's leuie men, and beat him backe againe.
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.i.108Or shall we beat the stones about thine ears?Or shall we beat the Stones about thine Eares?
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.217No new device to beat this from his brains?No new deuice to beate this from his Braines?
Julius CaesarJC V.v.23Our enemies have beat us to the pit.Our Enemies haue beat vs to the Pit:
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.292I must enjoy her, for I cannot beatI must enioy her, for I cannot beate
King Edward IIIE3 IV.iv.21And beat the winds, that for their gaudinessAnd beat the windes, that for their gaudinesse,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.vi.35An arm hath beat an army; one poor DavidAn arme hath beate an armie, one poore Dauid
King Edward IIIE3 IV.vii.9One against twenty, beat you up together?One against twentie beate you vp together.
King JohnKJ II.i.108When living blood doth in these temples beatWhen liuing blood doth in these temples beat
King JohnKJ II.i.119Excuse it is to beat usurping down.Excuse it is to beat vsurping downe.
King LearKL I.iv.268Beat at this gate that let thy folly inBeate at this gate that let thy Folly in,
King LearKL II.ii.21beat into clamorous whining if thou deniest the leastbeate into clamours whining, if thou deny'st the least
King LearKL II.ii.27and beat thee before the King? Draw, you rogue! Forand beate thee before the King? Draw you rogue, for
King LearKL II.iv.113Or at their chamber door I'll beat the drumOr at their Chamber doore Ile beate the Drum,
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.659chucks, beat not the bones of the buried. When hechuckes, beat not the bones of the buried:
MacbethMac IV.ii.57liars and swearers enow to beat the honest men and hangLyars and Swearers enow, to beate the honest men, and hang
MacbethMac V.v.7.1And beat them backward home.And beate them backward home.
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.237shall beat you to your tent, and prove a shrewd Caesarshall beat you to your Tent, and proue a shrewd Casar
Measure for MeasureMM IV.iii.53shall beat out my brains with billets. I will not consentshall beat out my braines with billets: I will not consent
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.ii.82house, and hath threatened to beat her.house, and hath threatned to beate her.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.ii.189Trust me, he beat him most pitifully.Trust me he beate him most pittifully.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.ii.191beat him most unpitifully, methought.beate him most vnpittifully, me thought.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.i.19beat me grievously, in the shape of a woman; for in thebeate me greeuously, in the shape of a woman: (for in the
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.i.204The more you beat me I will fawn on you.The more you beat me, I will fawne on you.
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.127and angers them, and then they laugh at him and beatand angers them, and then they laugh at him, and beat
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.183the boy that stole your meat, and you'll beat the post.the boy that stole your meate, and you'l beat the post.
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.i.159In angel whiteness beat away those blushes;In Angel whitenesse beare away those blushes,
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.i.309Beat –Beat?
OthelloOth II.iii.142A knave teach me my duty? I'll beat the knave intoA Knaue teach me my dutie? Ile beate the Knaue into
OthelloOth II.iii.144Beat me?Beate me?
OthelloOth II.iii.267malice – even so as one would beat his offenceless dog tomalice) euen so as one would beate his offencelesse dogge, ro
OthelloOth V.ii.350Beat a Venetian and traduced the state,Beate a Venetian, and traduc'd the State,
PericlesPer I.iv.68To beat us down, the which are down already,To beat vs downe, the which are downe alreadie,
Richard IIR2 II.ii.143That's as York thrives to beat back Bolingbroke.That's as Yorke thriues to beate back Bullinbroke
Richard IIR2 III.iii.140Swellest thou, proud heart? I'll give thee scope to beat,Swell'st thou prowd heart? Ile giue thee scope to beat,
Richard IIR2 III.iii.141Since foes have scope to beat both thee and me.Since Foes haue scope to beat both thee and me.
Richard IIR2 V.iii.9And beat our watch, and rob our passengers,And rob our Watch, and beate our passengers,
Richard IIIR3 I.ii.96But that thy brothers beat aside the point.But that thy Brothers beate aside the point.
Richard IIIR3 II.ii.3Why do you weep so oft, and beat your breast,Why do weepe so oft? And beate your Brest?
Richard IIIR3 IV.i.34That my pent heart may have some scope to beat,That my pent heart may haue some scope to beat,
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.436Unarmed, and unresolved to beat them back.Vnarm'd, and vnresolu'd to beat them backe.
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.479Where is thy power then to beat him back?Where is thy Power then, to beat him back?
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.530Yet to beat down these rebels here at home.Yet to beat downe these Rebels here at home.
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.72Clubs, bills, and partisans! Strike! Beat themClubs, Bils, and Partisons, strike, beat them
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iv.28Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down.Pricke loue for pricking, and you beat loue downe,
Romeo and JulietRJ III.i.84Draw, Benvolio. Beat down their weapons.Draw Benuolio, beat downe their weapons:
Romeo and JulietRJ III.v.21Nor that is not the lark whose notes do beatNor that is not Larke whose noates do beate
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.i.68with the horse upon her, how he beat me because herwith the horse vpon her, how he beat me because her
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.i.182That bate and beat and will not be obedient.That baite, and beate, and will not be obedient:
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.iii.132in the skirts of it and beat me to death with a bottom ofin the skirts of it, and beate me to death with a bottome of
The Taming of the ShrewTS V.i.14What's he that knocks as he would beat down theWhat's he that knockes as he would beat downe the
The Taming of the ShrewTS V.i.56Sir, what are you that offer to beat my servant?Sir, what are you that offer to beate my seruant?
The TempestTem II.i.116I saw him beat the surges under him,I saw him beate the surges vnder him,
The TempestTem II.ii.153my heart to beat him – my heart to beate him.
The TempestTem III.ii.85Beat him enough. After a little time,Beate him enough: after a little time
The TempestTem III.ii.86I'll beat him too.Ile beate him too.
The TempestTem III.ii.112Give me thy hand. I am sorry I beat thee;Giue me thy hand, I am sorry I beate thee:
The TempestTem IV.i.173For breathing in their faces, beat the groundFor breathing in their faces: beate the ground
The TempestTem IV.i.175Towards their project. Then I beat my tabor,Towards their proiect: then I beate my Tabor,
The TempestTem V.i.103Or ere your pulse twice beat.Or ere your pulse twice beate.
Timon of AthensTim III.vi.112has beat it out of my hat. Did you see my jewel?has beate it out of my hat. / Did you see my Iewell?
Timon of AthensTim IV.i.15With it beat out his brains. Piety and fear,With it, beate out his Braines, Piety, and Feare,
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.97I prithee beat thy drum and get thee gone.I prythee beate thy Drum, and get thee gone.
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.366I'll beat thee – but I should infect my hands.Ile beate thee; / But I should infect my hands.
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.380Lie where the light foam of the sea may beatLye where the light Fome of the Sea may beate
Titus AndronicusTit IV.iv.71As flowers with frost, or grass beat down with storms.As flowers with frost, or grasse beat downe with stormes:
Titus AndronicusTit V.iii.132And on the ragged stones beat forth our souls,And on the ragged stones beat forth our braines,
Troilus and CressidaTC II.i.15beat thee into handsomeness!beate thee into handsomnesse.
Troilus and CressidaTC II.i.47thou use to beat me, I will begin at thy heel, and tellthou vse to beat me, I wil begin at thy heele, and tel
Troilus and CressidaTC II.i.66Therefore I beat thee.Therefore I beate thee.
Troilus and CressidaTC II.i.69his brain more than he has beat my bones. I will buyhis Braine more then he has beate my bones: I will buy
Troilus and CressidaTC II.i.76Ajax threatens to beat him; Achilles intervenes
Troilus and CressidaTC II.ii.202Whose present courage may beat down our foes,Whose present courage may beate downe our foes,
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.5beat him whilst he railed at me. 'Sfoot, I'll learn tobeate him, whil'st he rail'd at me: Sfoote, Ile learne to
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.213But our great Ajax bravely beat down him.’But our great Aiax brauely beate downe him.
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.43beat down the door? How now! What's the matter?beate downe the doore? How now, what's the matter?
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.275Beat loud the taborins, let the trumpets blow,Beate lowd the Taborins, let the Trumpets blow,
Troilus and CressidaTC V.v.7Hath beat down Menon; bastard MargarelonHath beate downe Menon: bastard Margarelon
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.135O, if I thought that, I'd beat him like a dog.O, if I thought that, Ide beate him like a dogge.
Twelfth NightTN II.v.32'Slight, I could so beat the rogue!Slight I could so beate the Rogue.
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.381'Slid! I'll after him again and beat him.Slid Ile after him againe, and beate him.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.ii.36That women ought to beat me. On my kneesThat women ought to beate me. On my knees
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iii.124Two emulous Philomels beat the ear o'th' nightTwo emulous Philomels, beate the eare o'th night
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.33.1He's beat from his best ward.He's beat from his best ward.
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.91Of boundless tongue, who late hath beat her husband,Of boundlesse tongue, who late hath beat her Husband,

Poems

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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Rape of LucreceLuc.489 But as reproof and reason beat it dead, But as reproofe and reason beat it dead,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.590 Beat at thy rocky and wreck-threatening heart, Beat at thy rockie, and wracke-threatning heart,

Glossary

 32 result(s).
bate[falconry] beat the wings, flutter
beatdrive, force, impel
beat[falconry] beat the wings, flap wildly
beathammer away, ponder furiously
beatstrike
beatbe obsessed by, be preoccupied with
blesswound, hurt, beat; also: consecrate
breakcrack, split, beat
buffetbeat, strike, cuff
buffetbeat back, contend with
canvasstoss about [as if in a canvas sheet], beat, thrash
chidecontend with, beat against
clapper-clawbeat up, thrash, scratch
disciplinethrash, trounce, beat
discomfitdefeat, overthrow, beat
dry-beatcudgel, thrash, beat soundly
firkbeat, trounce, whip
knockstrike, beat, hit
lam-damn[unclear meaning] beat the hell out of, thrash without pity
land-damn[unclear meaning] beat the hell out of, thrash without pity
layinflict blows, beat soundly
lodgebeat down, flatten, make level
paybeat, make suffer
scourbeat, punish, scourge
smokedisinfect, sanitize; beat, thrash
souseswoop down on, beat away
strikebeat, sound, strike up
swingbeat, thrash, wallop
swingebeat, thrash, flog
ticklebeat, flog, rain blows on
truncheoncudgel, beat with a truncheon
yerkthrust, strike, beat

Thesaurus

 32 result(s).
beattickle
beatbreak
beatcanvass
beatdiscomfit
beatbuffet
beatdiscipline
beatscour
beatknock
beatstrike
beatswinge
beatyerk
beatpay
beatswing
beatfirk
beatbless
beatsmoke
beat againstchide
beat awaysouse
beat backbuffet
beat downlodge
beat soundlydry-beat
beat soundlylay
beat the hell out oflam-damn
beat the wings [in falconry]bate
beat the wings [in falconry]beat
beat upclapper-claw
beat with a truncheontruncheon
soundly, beatdry-beat
stick, beat with abastinado
truncheon, beat with atruncheon
wings, beat [in falconry]bate
wings, beat [in falconry]beat

Themes and Topics

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a- as a particle...a useful way of adding an extra metrical beat to a line as in r3 iv iv 86 [queen marg...
Past tenses
Welsh

Words Families

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
BEATBASICbeat v, beating adj, beating n
BEATACTIONdry-beat v, dry-beaten adj, storm-beaten adj, weather-beaten adj
BEATNOISEdrumbeat n, drumbeat n
BEATNOTne'er-yet-beaten adj
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