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Search phrase: beshrew

Plays

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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.i.49Beshrew his hand, I scarce could understand it.Beshrew his hand, I scarce could vnderstand it. 
HamletHam II.i.113And meant to wrack thee. But beshrew my jealousy.And meant to wracke thee: but beshrew my iealousie:
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iii.45.2Beshrew your heart,Beshrew your heart,
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iii.55anything and wilt not call, beshrew thy heart. (to theany thing, and wilt not call, beshrew thy heart.
Henry VH5 V.ii.222poor and untempering effect of my visage. Now beshrewpoore and vntempering effect of my Visage. Now beshrew
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.i.184Beshrew the winners, for they played me false!Beshrew the winners, for they play'd me false,
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.iv.150Beshrew me, but his passions moves me soBeshrew me, but his passions moues me so,
Henry VIIIH8 II.iii.24.2Beshrew me, I would,Beshrew me, I would,
King JohnKJ V.iv.49We do believe thee; and beshrew my soulWe do beleeue thee, and beshrew my soule,
King JohnKJ V.v.14Ah, foul, shrewd news! Beshrew thy very heart!Ah fowle, shrew'd newes. Beshrew thy very hart:
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.46A pox of that jest, and I beshrew all shrews.A Pox of that iest, and I beshrew all Shrowes:
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.vi.52Beshrew me but I love her heartily!Beshrew me but I loue her heartily.
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.14That I had been forsworn. Beshrew your eyes!That I had beene forsworne: Beshrow your eyes,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.ii.60Now much beshrew my manners and my prideNow much beshrew my manners and my pride,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND V.i.282Beshrew my heart, but I pity the man.Beshrew my heart, but I pittie the man.
Much Ado About NothingMA V.i.55.2Marry, beshrew my hand,Marry beshrew my hand,
OthelloOth III.iv.146As fit the bridal. Beshrew me much, Emilia,As fits the Bridall. Beshrew me much, Amilia,
OthelloOth IV.ii.127.2Beshrew him for't!Beshrew him for't:
OthelloOth IV.iii.77Beshrew me, if I would do such a wrong forBeshrew me, if I would do such a wrong / For
Richard IIR2 III.ii.204Beshrew thee, cousin, which didst lead me forthBeshrew thee Cousin, which didst lead me forth
Romeo and JulietRJ II.v.51Beshrew your heart for sending me aboutBeshrew your heart for sending me about
Romeo and JulietRJ III.v.222As Paris hath. Beshrew my very heart,As Paris hath, beshrow my very heart,
Romeo and JulietRJ III.v.228And from my soul too. Else beshrew them both.And from my soule too, / Or else beshrew them both.
Romeo and JulietRJ V.ii.25She will beshrew me much that RomeoShee will beshrew me much that Romeo
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.12Beshrew the witch! With venomous wights she staysBeshrew the witch! with venemous wights she stayes,
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.29Come, come, beshrew your heart; you'll ne'er be good,Come, come, beshrew your heart: youle nere be good,
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.79Beshrew me, the knight's in admirable fooling.Beshrew me, the knights in admirable fooling.
Twelfth NightTN IV.i.57Do not deny. Beshrew his soul for me!Do not denie, beshrew his soule for mee,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.124Beshrew me, but you have a quick wit.Beshrew me, but you haue a quicke wit.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.iv.73Beshrew me, sir, but if he make this good,Beshrew me sir, but if he make this good
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.212Beshrew mine eyes for't! Now I feel my shackles.Beshrew mine eyes for't, now I feele my Shackles.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.iv.63Sister, beshrew my heart, you have a servantSister, beshrew my heart, you have a Servant,
The Winter's TaleWT II.ii.30These dangerous, unsafe lunes i'th' King, beshrew them!These dangerous, vnsafe Lunes i'th' King, beshrew them:

Poems

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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
SonnetsSonn.133.1 Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan BEshrew that heart that makes my heart to groane

Glossary

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beshrew, 'shrewcurse, devil take, evil befall
beshrew, 'shrewblame, censure, take to task, wish mischief on

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Themes and Topics

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Swearing... permit varied amounts of force such as beshrew (‘curse’ ‘devil take’) which is mild w...
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)...us and the play] belike he likes it not beshrew &rsquo shrew (v ) curse devil take ev...
...h6 iii i 184 [gloucester to his enemies] beshrew the winners mnd ii ii 60 [hermia to lys...
... mnd ii ii 60 [hermia to lysander] much beshrew my manners and my pride / if hermia mean...
...ied oth iv iii 77 [desdemona to emilia] beshrew me if i would do such a wrong ...
...me if i would do such a wrong beshrew (v ) 2 bethink (v ) past form bethought...

Words Families

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
BESHREWBASICsee SHREW

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