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Search phrase: catching

Plays

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Antony and CleopatraAC I.ii.141nothing. Cleopatra, catching but the least noise of this,nothing. Cleopatra catching but the least noyse of this,
CoriolanusCor III.i.308Lest his infection, being of catching nature,Least his infection being of catching nature,
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.i.30'Tis catching hither, even to our camp.'Tis catching hither, euen to our Campe.
Henry VIIIH8 I.iii.37.1Are grown so catching.Are growne so catching.
Julius CaesarJC III.i.283Passion, I see, is catching, for mine eyes,Passion I see is catching from mine eyes,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.i.186Sickness is catching. O, were favour so,Sicknesse is catching: O were fauor so,
Much Ado About NothingMA III.iv.58A maid, and stuffed! There's goodly catchingA maid and stuft! there's goodly catching
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.ii.136Yet here they shall not lie for catching cold.Yet here they shall not lye, for catching cold.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.ii.45Affect another's gait, which is not catchingAffect anothers gate, which is not catching

Poems

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A Lover's ComplaintLC.126 Catching all passions in his craft of will. Catching al passions in his craft of will.
Venus and AdonisVen.321 Jealous of catching, swiftly doth forsake him, Iealous of catching, swiftly doth forsake him,

Glossary

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bat-fowlingcatching birds roosting at night, by hitting them with a club
catchingcontagious, infectious
surprisetaking by surprise, catching unawares

Thesaurus

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catching birds roosting at nightbat-fowling

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