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Search phrase: cleft

Plays

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HamletHam III.iv.157O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain.Oh Hamlet, / Thou hast cleft my heart in twaine.
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.x.11my brain-pan had been cleft with a brown bill; andmy braine-pan had bene cleft with a brown Bill; and
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.i.12I cleft his beaver with a downright blow.I cleft his Beauer with a down-right blow:
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.232have made Hercules have turned spit, yea, and have clefthaue made Hercules haue turnd spit, yea, and haue cleft
Romeo and JulietRJ II.iv.15ear with a love song; the very pin of his heart cleft witheare with a Loue song, the very pinne of his heart, cleft with
Twelfth NightTN V.i.220An apple cleft in two is not more twinAn apple cleft in two, is not more twin
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.iv.104How oft hast thou with perjury cleft the root!How oft hast thou with periury cleft the roote?
The Winter's TaleWT III.ii.194Thoughts high for one so tender – cleft the heart(Thoughts high for one so tender) cleft the heart

Poems

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A Lover's ComplaintLC.293 Or cleft effect, cold modesty, hot wrath: Or cleft effect, cold modesty hot wrath:

Glossary

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clovensplit, cleft apart
forkedcleft, twin-peaked
unwedgeableunsplittable, incapable of being cleft

Thesaurus

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cleftforked
cleft apartcloven
cleft, incapable of beingunwedgeable

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