or use Advanced Search
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')

Search results

Search phrase: canker

Plays

 15 result(s). alternate result(s)
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
HamletHam I.iii.39The canker galls the infants of the springThe Canker Galls, the Infants of the Spring
HamletHam V.ii.69To let this canker of our nature comeTo let this Canker of our nature come
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.iii.174And plant this thorn, this canker Bolingbroke?And plant this Thorne, this Canker Bullingbrooke?
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iv.68Hath not thy rose a canker, Somerset?Hath not thy Rose a Canker, Somerset?
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iv.71Whiles thy consuming canker eats his falsehood.Whiles thy consuming Canker eates his falsehood.
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.ii.18Banish the canker of ambitious thoughts!Banish the Canker of ambitious thoughts:
King Edward IIIE3 I.ii.27Nor rusting canker have the time to eatNor rust in canker, haue the time to eate,
King JohnKJ V.ii.14And heal the inveterate canker of one woundAnd heale the inueterate Canker of one wound,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.282O me, you juggler, you canker-blossom,O me, you iugler, you canker blossome,
Much Ado About NothingMA I.iii.25I had rather be a canker in a hedge than a roseI had rather be a canker in a hedge, then a rose
Romeo and JulietRJ II.iii.26Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.Full soone the Canker death eates vp that Plant.
The TempestTem I.ii.416With grief, that's beauty's canker, thou mightst call himWith greefe (that's beauties canker) yu might'st call him
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.50A beast, as thou art. The canker gnaw thy heartA Beast as thou art. The Canker gnaw thy hart
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.43The eating canker dwells, so eating loveThe eating Canker dwels; so eating Loue
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.46Is eaten by the canker ere it blow,Is eaten by the Canker ere it blow,

Poems

 6 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
SonnetsSonn.35.4 And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud. And loathsome canker liues in sweetest bud.
SonnetsSonn.54.5 The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye The Canker bloomes haue full as deepe a die,
SonnetsSonn.70.7 For canker vice the sweetest buds doth love, For Canker vice the sweetest buds doth loue,
SonnetsSonn.95.2 Which, like a canker in the fragrant rose, Which like a canker in the fragrant Rose,
SonnetsSonn.99.13 A vengeful canker eat him up to death. A vengfull canker eate him vp to death.
Venus and AdonisVen.656 This canker that eats up Love's tender spring, This canker that eates vp loues tender spring,

Glossary

 5 result(s).
cankergrub that destroys plant buds and leaves, cankerworm, parasite
cankercancer, ulcer, blight, corruption
cankerdecay, become corrupt, grow malignant
cankerwild-rose, dog-rose [that grows wildly]
canker-bitworm-eaten, eaten away by canker grubs

Thesaurus

 2 result(s).
canker grubs, eaten away bycanker-bit
eaten away by canker grubscanker-bit

Themes and Topics

 0 result(s).

Words Families

 7 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
CANKERBASICcanker n, canker-bit, cankered adj, cankering adj
CANKEREMOTIONcanker-sorrow n
CANKERPLANTcanker-bloom n, canker-blossom n

Snippets

 0 result(s).
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2022 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL