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 116 result(s).
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All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.118And she is dead; which nothing but to closeAnd she is dead, which nothing but to close
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.iv.34Follow me close; I'll bring you to't. Adieu.Follow me close, Ile bring you too't: Adieu.
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.ix.6.2Stand close, and list him.Stand close, and list him.
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.315A lass unparalleled. Downy windows, close;A Lasse vnparalell'd. Downie Windowes cloze,
CymbelineCym I.vii.139.1Still close as sure.Still close, as sure.
CymbelineCym III.v.46She prayed me to excuse her keeping close,She pray'd me to excuse her keeping close,
CymbelineCym III.v.86I will not ask again. Close villain,I will not aske againe. Close Villaine,
CymbelineCym V.iii.14Close by the battle, ditched, and walled with turf – Close by the battell, ditch'd, & wall'd with turph,
HamletHam II.i.118This must be known, which, being kept close, might moveThis must be knowne, wc being kept close might moue
HamletHam IV.v.75Follow her close. Give her good watch, I pray you.Follow her close, / Giue her good watch I pray you:
HamletHam IV.vii.128Will you do this: keep close within your chamber?Will you doe this, keepe close within your Chamber,
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.i.13And furious close of civil butchery,And furious cloze of ciuill Butchery,
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.ii.3Stand close!Stand close.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.ii.31down, lay thine ear close to the ground and list if thoudowne, lay thine eare close to the ground, and list if thou
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.ii.74Here, hard by, stand close.Heere hard by: Stand close.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.ii.95Stand close, I hear them coming.Stand close, I heare them comming.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.213close, came in, foot and hand, and, with a thought,close, came in foot and hand; and with a thought,
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.527keep close, we'll read it at more advantage. There let himkeepe close, wee'le reade it at more aduantage: there let him
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.55Wait close; I will not see him.Wait close, I will not see him.
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.i.18If I can close with him, I care not for his thrustIf I can close with him, I care not for his thrust.
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.322gentlewoman to close with us. Is she of the wicked? IsGentle-woman, to close with vs? Is shee of the Wicked? Is
Henry VH5 I.ii.182Congreeing in a full and natural close,Congreeing in a full and natural close,
Henry VH5 I.ii.211As many lines close in the dial's centre;As many Lynes close in the Dials center:
Henry VH5 II.iii.58Let housewifery appear. Keep close, I thee command.Let Huswiferie appeare: keepe close, I thee command.
Henry VH5 III.i.2Or close the wall up with our English dead!Or close the Wall vp with our English dead:
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.iv.9How the English, in the suburbs close intrenched,How the English, in the Suburbs close entrencht,
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.iii.48When death doth close his tender-dying eyes,When Death doth close his tender-dying Eyes.
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iii.1My masters, let's stand close. MyMy Masters, let's stand close, my
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iv.49Away with them, let them be clapped up close,Away with them, let them be clapt vp close,
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.ii.3In this close walk, to satisfy myselfIn this close Walke, to satisfie my selfe,
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.iv.73This is close dealing. Well, I will be there.This is close dealing. Well, I will be there.
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.395And cry out for thee to close up mine eyes,And cry out for thee to close vp mine eyes:
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.iii.32Close up his eyes, and draw the curtain close;Close vp his eyes, and draw the Curtaine close,
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.i.24I vow by heaven these eyes shall never close.I vow by Heauen, these eyes shall neuer close.
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.iii.11That makes him close his eyes? I'll open them.that makes him close his eyes? / Ile open them.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.ii.118Defy them then, or else hold close thy lips.Defie them then, or els hold close thy lips.
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.v.17Stand you thus close to steal the Bishop's deer?Stand you thus close to steale the Bishops Deere?
Henry VIIIH8 II.i.55.1Let's stand close, and behold him.Let's stand close and behold him.
Henry VIIIH8 IV.i.36The trumpets sound. Stand close, the Queen is coming.The Trumpets sound: Stand close, / The Queene is comming.
Henry VIIIH8 V.ii.33Let 'em alone, and draw the curtain close;Let 'em alone, and draw the Curtaine close:
Henry VIIIH8 V.ii.34They partly close the curtain, but remain watching;
Henry VIIIH8 V.iv.30puppy. Keep the door close, sirrah.Puppy, / Keepe the dore close Sirha.
Henry VIIIH8 V.iv.87Stand close up, or I'll make your head ache.Stand close vp, or Ile make your head ake.
Julius CaesarJC I.iii.131Stand close awhile, for here comes one in haste.Stand close a while, for heere comes one in haste.
Julius CaesarJC III.i.202It would become me better than to closeIt would become me better, then to close
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.162Now sit we close about this taper here,Now sit we close about this Taper heere,
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.306O, that a man might hold the heart's close bookO that a man might hold the hartes close booke,
King Edward IIIE3 III.iv.33He's close encompassed with a world of odds!Hees close incompast with a world of odds.
King JohnKJ II.i.533It likes us well. Young princes, close your hands.It likes vs well young Princes: close your hands
King JohnKJ IV.ii.72Lives in his eye; that close aspect of hisLiues in his eye: that close aspect of his,
King LearKL III.ii.57Hast practised on man's life. Close pent-up guilts,Ha's practis'd on mans life. Close pent-vp guilts,
King LearKL IV.iv.15.1Will close the eye of anguish.Will close the eye of Anguish.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.90I thought to close mine eyes some half an hour,I thought to close mine eyes some halfe an houre:
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.574pole-axe sitting on a close-stool, will be given to Ajax.Pollax sitting on a close stoole, will be giuen to Aiax.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.810The sudden hand of death close up mine eye!The sodaine hand of death close vp mine eie.
MacbethMac III.ii.14She'll close and be herself, whilst our poor maliceShee'le close, and be her selfe, whilest our poore Mallice
MacbethMac III.v.7The close contriver of all harms,The close contriuer of all harmes,
MacbethMac V.i.20upon my life, fast asleep. Observe her; stand close.vp-on my life fast asleepe: obserue her, stand close.
Measure for MeasureMM I.iv.67And follows close the rigour of the statuteAnd followes close the rigor of the Statute
Measure for MeasureMM IV.iii.117In your close patience.in your close patience.
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.339Hark how the villain would close now, after hisHarke how the villaine would close now, after his
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.vi.47For the close night doth play the runaway,For the close night doth play the run-away,
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.65Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it.Doth grosly close in it, we cannot heare it:
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.iii.14it in the muddy ditch close by the Thames side.it in the muddie ditch, close by the Thames side.
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.7Near to her close and consecrated bower,Neere to her close and consecrated bower,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.41Stand close. This is the same Athenian.Stand close, this is the same Athenian.
Much Ado About NothingMA III.i.25Close by the ground, to hear our conference.Close by the ground, to heare our conference.
Much Ado About NothingMA III.iii.101Stand thee close then under this penthouse,Stand thee close then vnder this penthouse,
Much Ado About NothingMA III.iii.105stand close.stand close.
OthelloOth II.iii.231For this was brief – I found them close together(For this was briefe) I found them close together
OthelloOth III.iii.122They're close dilations, working from the heart,They're close dilations, working from the heart,
OthelloOth III.iii.208To seel her father's eyes up close as oak –To seele her Fathers eyes vp, close as Oake,
OthelloOth V.ii.331It shall be his. You shall close prisoner rest,It shall be his. You shall close Prisoner rest,
PericlesPer III.ii.55.2How close 'tis caulked and bitumed!How close tis caulkt & bottomed,
Richard IIR2 II.i.12The setting sun, and music at the close,The setting Sun, and Musicke in the close
Richard IIIR3 I.i.158As for another secret close intentAs for another secret close intent,
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.224No sleep close up that deadly eye of thine,No sleepe close vp that deadly Eye of thine,
Richard IIIR3 IV.ii.35Would tempt unto a close exploit of death?Will tempt vnto a close exploit of Death?
Richard IIIR3 IV.ii.51I will take order for her keeping close.I will take order for her keeping close.
Richard IIIR3 IV.iii.36The son of Clarence have I pent up close,The Sonne of Clarence haue I pent vp close,
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.107And yours, close fighting ere I did approach.And yours close fighting ere I did approach,
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.149But to himself so secret and so close,But to himselfe so secret and so close,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.ii.192Hence will I to my ghostly Friar's close cell,Hence will I to my ghostly Fries close Cell,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.vi.6Do thou but close our hands with holy words,Do thou but close our hands with holy words.
Romeo and JulietRJ III.i.36Follow me close, for I will speak to them.Follow me close, for I will speake to them.
Romeo and JulietRJ III.ii.5Spread thy close curtain, love-performing night,Spred thy close Curtaine Loue-performing night,
Romeo and JulietRJ V.iii.4Holding thy ear close to the hollow ground.Holding thy eare close to the hollow ground,
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.1.125Which in a napkin being close conveyed,Which in a Napkin (being close conuei'd)
The Taming of the ShrewTS V.ii.9My banquet is to close our stomachs upMy Banket is to close our stomakes vp
The TempestTem I.ii.216.2Close by, my master.Close by, my Master.
Timon of AthensTim II.ii.144To hold your hand more close. I did endureTo hold your hand more close: I did indure
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.143Let your close fire predominate his smoke,Let your close fire predominate his smoke,
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.389That sold'rest close impossibilities,That souldrest close Impossibilities,
Timon of AthensTim V.i.203I have a tree, which grows here in my close,I haue a Tree which growes heere in my Close,
Titus AndronicusTit IV.ii.117The close enacts and counsels of thy heart.The close enacts and counsels of the hart:
Titus AndronicusTit V.ii.163Stop close their mouths, let them not speak a word.Stop close their mouthes, let them not speake a word,
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.47daylight! An 'twere dark, you'd close sooner. (Today light? and 'twere darke you'ld close sooner:
Troilus and CressidaTC V.viii.8To close the day up, Hector's life is done.To close the day vp, Hectors life is done.
Twelfth NightTN I.ii.50Doth oft close in pollution, yet of theeDoth oft close in pollution: yet of thee
Twelfth NightTN II.v.19letter will make a contemplative idiot of him. Close, inLetter wil make a contemplatiue Ideot of him. Close in
Twelfth NightTN V.i.156Attested by the holy close of lips,Attested by the holy close of lippes,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.235That to close prison he commanded her,That to close prison he commanded her,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.314Close at the heels of her virtues.Close at the heeles of her vertues.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.iv.118Let me be blest to make this happy close;Let me be blest to make this happy close:
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.147Without your noble hand to close mine eyes,Without your noble hand to close mine eies,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.v.6Fast by a brook, and there he shall keep close,Fast by a Brooke, and there he shall keepe close,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.v.13Close in the thicket. The Duke appears; I meet him,close in the Thicket; the Duke appeares, I meete him
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.57.2I'll buckle't close.Ile buckl't close.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.i.129There must be four; yet I keep close for all this,There must be fowre; yet I keepe close for all this,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.i.130Close as a cockle; and all these must be boys – Close as a Cockle; and all these must be Boyes,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.i.122Yea, him I do not love that tells close officesYea him I doe not love, that tells close offices
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iv.96I'll close thine eyes, prince; blessed souls be with thee!Ile close thine eyes Prince; blessed soules be with thee,
The Winter's TaleWT III.iii.120with't, keep it close. Home, home, the next way! We arewith't, keepe it close: home, home, the next way. We are
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.453To lie close by his honest bones; but nowTo lye close by his honest bones; but now
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.487The close earth wombs or the profound sea hidesThe close earth wombes, or the profound seas, hides
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.795He seems to be of great authority. Close withHe seemes to be of great authoritie: close with


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The Rape of LucreceLuc.367 The curtains being close, about he walks, The curtaines being close, about he walkes,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.761 Some purer chest, to close so pure a mind. Some purer chest, to close so pure a minde.
Venus and AdonisVen.1127 She lifts the coffer-lids that close his eyes, She lifts the coffer-lids that close his eyes,


 77 result(s).
againstin front of, close to
a-hold[nautical] close to the wind [to hold steady]
bosomintimate, confidential, close
bosomedintimate, close
Bristowcity-port in SW England, close to the mouth of the R Severn
brotherfellow-councillor, close adviser
bucklegrapple, engage, fight at close quarters
bynear by, close at hand
Carthagecapital of the Carthaginian state, 1st millennium BC; close to the later site of Tunis
closeenclosed, confined, incarcerated
closesecret, concealed, hidden
closeclosely, staying near
closeagree, come to terms, compromise
closetightly, in a close-fitting way
closeclosely, in a hemmed-in way
closeengagement, encounter, confrontation
closesafely, secretly, out of sight
closeclosing cadence, end of a musical theme
closeprivate, secluded, sequestered
closeenclose, include, contain
closejoin, unite, combine [again]
closesecretive, tight-lipped, uncommunicative
closesecurely, in strict confinement
closesecret, covert, underhanded
closeclose together
closeembrace, cuddle, hug
closeunion, uniting
closeget to grips, come to close quarters
closefinally satisfy, put the finishing touches to
closeclosed, shut
closetightly, close-fistedly, stintingly
closeenclosure, yard
closejoin, clasp
closurebringing to an end, conclusion, close
clutchclench, close
concludeend, finish, close
familiarclose to a family, domestic
familiarunduly intimate, too close
familiarclose friend, intimate associate
fastclose, very near [to]
fatstuffy, fusty, close
fetchsurround, close in upon, capture
footclose behind, closely
forseal[unclear usage] seal up close, forestall, prevent
gossipbe a close companion, talk together
half-sword, atat the length of a small-sized sword, at close quarters
hardclose, near
harvest-homeclose of the harvesting season
heelclose behind, in close pursuit
hookstay close behind
hugbed down, curl up, lie close
immediateclose in succession, proximate, direct
includeconclude, settle, bring to a close
instantimminent, impending, close at hand
inwardintimate friend, close acquaintance
inwardnessattachment, intimacy, close friendship
kindnature, close natural relationship
layattack at close quarters, lay alongside
makemake fast, shut, close
narrowlycarefully, with close attention
nearclose to the throne [in order of succession], near relation
nearnessintimacy, close relationship
neighbourbe close, be well acquainted [with]
neighbourhoodfriendly relations, close alliance
nighnear, close
propinquityclose kinship, blood relationship
seal[unclear usage] seal up close, forestall, prevent
seel[falconry: sewing up a bird's eyelids, as part of taming] sew up, close up, blind
setclose, shut
shut upprevent, bar, close off
stallkeep close, place, stow away
standstay close, be near at hand
stopstop up, close (up), shut
stopstaunch, close up, prevent from bleeding
stople[Q variant] stop up, close up, plug
stricttight, close, pressing
wink[of the eyes] close, shut


 78 result(s).
acquaintance, closeinward
adviser, closebrother
alliance, closeneighbourhood
attack at close quarterslay
attention, with closenarrowly
behind, closeheel
behind, closefoot
behind, stay closehook
bring to a closeinclude
close [action]stop
close [action]conclude
close [action]set
close [action]clutch
close [action]make
close [action]closure
close [action]nigh
close [adjective]bosomed
close [adjective]strict
close [adjective]bosom
close [adjective]hard
close [adjective]fat
close [adjective]fast
close [the eyes]wink
close acquaintanceinward
close adviserbrother
close allianceneighbourhood
close at handby
close at handinstant
close behindfoot
close behindheel
close behind, stayhook
close companiongossip
close friendfamiliar
close in successionimmediate
close in uponfetch
close natural relationshipkind
close of the harvesting seasonharvest-home
close offshut up
close pursuit, inheel
close quarters, athalf-sword, at
close quarters, come toclose
close quarters, fight atbuckle
close relationshipnearness
close to a familyfamiliar
close to the throne [in succession]near
close to the wind [nautical]a-hold
close togetherclose
close upstop
close upstople
close up [in falconry]seel
close, beneighbour
close, bring to ainclude
close, keepstall
close, liehug
close, seal upforseal
close, seal upseal
close, staystand
close, too familiar
companion, be a closegossip
family, close to afamiliar
fight at close quartersbuckle
friend, closefamiliar
friendship, closeinwardness
harvesting season, close of theharvest-home
kinship, closepropinquity
lie closehug
natural relationship, closekind
pursuit, in closeheel
quarters, attack at closelay
relationship, closenearness
relationship, close naturalkind
seal up closeseal
seal up closeforseal
stay closestand
stay close behindhook
succession, close inimmediate
throne, close to the [in succession]near
wind, close to the [nautical]a-hold

Themes and Topics

 6 result(s).
Farewells...farewell or to bring a conversation to a close either gently or abruptly most are no ...
Functional shift...t iv iv 487 all the sun sees or / the close earth wombs   clothing ...
Here, there, and where...quenetta] that&rsquo s hereby nearby close by hereby r3 i iv 94 [of ...
Hither, thither, and whither...d thitherward are locational there is a close link between whither and thither as se...
Britain [outside London]...h6 iii i 328 city-port in sw england close to the mouth of the r severn br...
Abbreviations... pauses] in a man that's just / they're close denotements / that passion cannot ru...

Words Families

 18 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
CLOSEBASICclose n, close v, closing n, closing up n, closure n
CLOSEACTIONdisclose v, enclose v, enclosed adj
CLOSEOBJECTclose-stool n
CLOSEPLACEclose adj, close adv, closely adv, closeness n
CLOSESTATEclose-tongued adj, fast-closed adj, still-closing adj