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 158 result(s).
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All's Well That Ends WellAW II.i.178In common sense, sense saves another way.In common sence, sence saues another way:
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.v.52Yes, I do know him well, and common speechYes, I do know him well, and common speech
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.i.11But like a common and an outward manBut like a common and an outward man,
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.21common course of all treasons we still see them revealcommon course of all treasons, we still see them reueale
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.188And was a common gamester to the camp.And was a common gamester to the Campe.
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.190He might have bought me at a common price.He might haue bought me at a common price.
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.284I think thee now some common customer.I thinke thee now some common Customer.
Antony and CleopatraAC I.i.60That he approves the common liar, whothat hee approues the common / Lyar, who
Antony and CleopatraAC I.iv.44Comes deared by being lacked. This common body,Comes fear'd, by being lack'd. This common bodie,
Antony and CleopatraAC III.vi.12I'th' common showplace, where they exercise.I'th'common shew place, where they exercise,
As You Like ItAYL I.iii.113Because that I am more than common tall,Because that I am more then common tall,
As You Like ItAYL II.iii.33A thievish living on the common road?A theeuish liuing on the common rode?
As You Like ItAYL III.v.3In bitterness. The common executioner,In bitternesse; the common executioner
As You Like ItAYL V.i.48of this female – which in the common is ‘ woman’ – of this female: which in the common, is woman:
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.ii.29And make a common of my serious hours.And make a Common of my serious howres, 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.i.24Good meat, sir, is common. That every churl affords.Good meat sir is cõmon that euery churle affords. 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.i.25And welcome more common, for that's nothing but words.And welcome more common, for thats nothing but words. 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.i.101And that supposed by the common routAnd that supposed by the common rowt 
CoriolanusCor I.i.102Unto the appetite and affection commonVnto the appetite; and affection common
CoriolanusCor I.i.149Touching the weal o'th' common, you shall findTouching the Weale a'th Common, you shall finde
CoriolanusCor I.vi.43The common file – a plague! Tribunes for them! – The common file, (a plague-Tribunes for them)
CoriolanusCor I.ix.35Before the common distribution atBefore the common distribution, / At
CoriolanusCor I.ix.39And stand upon my common part with thoseAnd stand vpon my common part with those,
CoriolanusCor II.ii.6proud and loves not the common people.prowd, and loues not the common people.
CoriolanusCor II.ii.51Your loving motion toward the common bodyYour louing motion toward the common Body,
CoriolanusCor II.ii.124The common muck of the world. He covets lessThe common Muck of the World: he couets lesse
CoriolanusCor II.iii.92not indeed loved the common people.not indeede loued the Common people.
CoriolanusCor II.iii.94that I have not been common in my love. I will, sir, flatterthat I haue not bin common in my Loue, I will sir flatter
CoriolanusCor III.i.22The tongues o'th' common mouth. I do despise them,The Tongues o'th' Common Mouth. I do despise them:
CoriolanusCor III.i.29Hath he not passed the noble and the common?Hath he not pass'd the Noble, and the Common?
CoriolanusCor III.i.100Be not as common fools; if you are not,Be not as common Fooles; if you are not,
CoriolanusCor III.iii.108Hear me, my masters and my common friends – Heare me my Masters, and my common friends.
CoriolanusCor III.iii.120You common cry of curs, whose breath I hateYou common cry of Curs, whose breath I hate,
CoriolanusCor IV.i.5That common chances common men could bear;That common chances. Common men could beare,
CoriolanusCor IV.i.32Will or exceed the common or be caughtWill or exceed the Common, or be caught
CoriolanusCor V.iii.52.1Than that of common sons.Then that of common Sonnes.
CymbelineCym I.vii.105Slaver with lips as common as the stairsSlauuer with lippes as common as the stayres
CymbelineCym III.iv.93It is no act of common passage, butIt is no acte of common passage, but
CymbelineCym III.viii.2That since the common men are now in actionThat since the common men are now in Action
HamletHam I.ii.72Thou knowest 'tis common. All that lives must die,Thou know'st 'tis common, all that liues must dye,
HamletHam I.ii.74.1Ay, madam, it is common.I Madam, it is common.
HamletHam I.ii.98For what we know must be, and is as commonFor, what we know must be, and is as common
HamletHam I.ii.103To reason most absurd, whose common themeTo Reason most absurd, whose common Theame
HamletHam II.i.116As it is common for the younger sortAs it is common for the yonger sort
HamletHam II.ii.341berattle the common stages – so they call them – thatbe-ratled the common Stages (so they call them) that
HamletHam II.ii.347if they should grow themselves to common players – asif they should grow themselues to common Players (as
HamletHam IV.v.202Laertes, I must commune with your grief,Laertes, I must common with your greefe,
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.i.96Go to, homo is a common name to all men.Goe too: Homo is a common name to all men.
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.i.40I am not in the roll of common men.I am not in the Roll of common men.
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.ii.40So common-hackneyed in the eyes of men,So common hackney'd in the eyes of men,
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.ii.68Grew a companion to the common streets,Grew a Companion to the common Streetes,
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.ii.88But is aweary of thy common sight,But is awearie of thy common sight,
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.217nation, if they have a good thing, to make it too common.
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.iii.97So, so, thou common dog, didst thou disgorgeSo, so, (thou common Dogge) did'st thou disgorge
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.ii.161I warrant you, as common as the way betweenI warrant you, as common as the way betweene
Henry IV Part 22H4 III.i.17A watch-case, or a common 'larum-bell?A Watch-case, or a common Larum-Bell?
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.ii.33The time misordered doth, in common sense,The Time (mis-order'd) doth in common sence
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.v.222Which I with more than with a common painWhich I, with more, then with a Common paine,
Henry VH5 I.ii.272To barbarous licence; as 'tis ever commonTo barbarous license: As 'tis euer common,
Henry VH5 IV.i.38Or art thou base, common, and popular?or art thou base, common, and popular?
Henry VH5 IV.vii.72To sort our nobles from our common men.To sort our Nobles from our common men.
Henry VH5 IV.viii.51appeared to me but as a common man – witness theappear'd to me but as a common man; witnesse the
Henry VH5 IV.viii.78Full fifteen hundred, besides common men.Full fifteene hundred, besides common men.
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.i.31And ill beseeming any common man,And ill beseeming any common man;
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.i.75Your grief, the common grief of all the land.Your greefe, the common greefe of all the Land.
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.i.156What though the common people favour him,What though the common people fauour him,
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.i.204And common profit of his country!And common profit of his Countrey.
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ii.64All the realm shall be in common, and in Cheapside shallAll the Realme shall be in Common, and in Cheapside shall
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.vii.16And henceforward all things shall be in common.And hence-forward all things shall be in Common.
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.i.9Were by the swords of common soldiers slain.Were by the Swords of common Souldiers slaine.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.i.125Or more than common fear of Clifford's rigour,Or more then common feare of Cliffords Rigour,
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.v.94Woe above woe! Grief more than common grief!Wo aboue wo: greefe, more thẽ common greefe
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.vi.8The common people swarm like summer flies;
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.i.88Such is the lightness of you common men.Such is the lightnesse of you, common men.
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.ii.2The common people by numbers swarm to us.The common people by numbers swarme to vs.
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.v.87Now march we hence; discharge the common sortNow march we hence, discharge the common sort
Henry VIIIH8 II.i.55.5common people, etc.common people, &c.
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.290As you respect the common good, the stateAs you respect the common good, the State
Henry VIIIH8 V.iii.175The common voice, I see, is verifiedThe common voyce I see is verified
Julius CaesarJC I.ii.72Were I a common laughter, or did useWere I a common Laughter, or did vse
Julius CaesarJC I.ii.262common herd was glad he refused the crown, hecommon Heard was glad he refus'd the Crowne, he
Julius CaesarJC I.iii.15A common slave – you know him well by sight – A common slaue, you know him well by sight,
Julius CaesarJC II.i.21More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof,More then his Reason. But 'tis a common proofe,
Julius CaesarJC II.i.179Which so appearing to the common eyes,Which so appearing to the common eyes,
Julius CaesarJC II.iv.35Of senators, of praetors, common suitors,Of Senators, of Praetors, common Sutors,
Julius CaesarJC III.i.80Some to the common pulpits, and cry out,Some to the common Pulpits, and cry out
Julius CaesarJC III.ii.251And to your heirs for ever: common pleasures,And to your heyres for euer: common pleasures
Julius CaesarJC V.v.72And common good to all, made one of them.And common good to all, made one of them.
King Edward IIIE3 III.iv.111Common soldiers; and of our men, a thousand.Common souldiers, and of our men a thousand.
King Edward IIIE3 IV.iv.116Then render back this commonplace of prayerThen render backe this common place of prayer,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.iv.134To die is all as common as to live:To die is all as common as to liue,
King JohnKJ III.i.8Is but the vain breath of a common man.Is but the vaine breath of a common man:
King JohnKJ III.iv.155No common wind, no customed event,No common winde, no customed euent,
King JohnKJ IV.ii.187Young Arthur's death is common in their mouths,Yong Arthurs death is common in their mouths,
King LearKL II.ii.142For pilferings and most common trespasses
King LearKL II.ii.158Good King, that must approve the common saw,Good King, that must approue the common saw,
King LearKL V.iii.50To pluck the common bosom on his sideTo plucke the common bosome on his side,
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.57Things hid and barred, you mean, from common sense?Things hid & bard (you meane) frõ cõmon sense.
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.64When mistresses from common sense are hid;When Mistresses from common sense are hid.
Love's Labour's LostLLL II.i.209My lips are no common, though several they be.My lips are no Common, though seuerall they be.
MacbethMac III.i.68Given to the common enemy of man,Giuen to the common Enemie of Man,
MacbethMac III.i.124Masking the business from the common eyeMasking the Businesse from the common Eye,
Measure for MeasureMM I.i.11For common justice, y'are as pregnant inFor Common Iustice, y'are as pregnant in
Measure for MeasureMM I.iii.15For so I have strewed it in the common ear,(For so I haue strewd it in the common eare)
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.43in common houses, I know no law. Bring them away.in common houses, I know no law: bring them away.
Measure for MeasureMM II.iii.5Here in the prison. Do me the common rightHere in the prison: doe me the common right
Measure for MeasureMM IV.ii.8Claudio and Barnardine. Here is in our prison a commonClaudio and Barnardine: heere is in our prison a common
Measure for MeasureMM IV.ii.173know the course is common. If anything fall to youknow the course is common. If any thing fall to you
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.ix.32Because I will not jump with common spiritsBecause I will not iumpe with common spirits,
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.103Nor none of thee, thou pale and common drudgeNor none of thee thou pale and common drudge
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.iv.53Unto the traject, to the common ferryVnto the Tranect, to the common Ferrie
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.v.31are no good member of the commonwealth, for in convertingare no good member of the common wealth, for in conuerting
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.v.110the knave constable had set me i'th' stocks, i'th' commonthe knaue Constable had set me ith' Stocks, ith' common
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.i.145I am a spirit of no common rate.I am a spirit of no common rate:
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND IV.i.81Than common sleep of all these five the sense.Then common sleepe; of all these, fine the sense.
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.i.63To link my dear friend to a common stale.To linke my deare friend to a common stale.
OthelloOth I.i.126But with a knave of common hire, a gondolier,But with a knaue of common hire, a Gundelier,
OthelloOth III.iii.64And yet his trespass in our common reason – And yet his Trespasse, in our common reason
OthelloOth III.iii.299A thing for me? It is a common thing.You haue a thing for me? / It is a common thing---
PericlesPer III.iii.21Should therein make me vile, the common body,should therein make me vile, / The common body
PericlesPer IV.vi.126common hangman shall execute it. Come your ways.comon hag-man shal execute it, come your way,
PericlesPer IV.vi.174Or common shores of filth;or common-shores of filthe,
PericlesPer IV.vi.175Serve by indenture to the common hangman.serue by indenture, to the common hang-man,
Richard IIR2 I.iii.157As to be cast forth in the common airAs to be cast forth in the common ayre
Richard IIR2 I.iv.24Observed his courtship to the common people,Obseru'd his Courtship to the common people:
Richard IIR2 III.iii.156Some way of common trade where subjects' feetSome way of common Trade, where Subiects feet
Richard IIR2 IV.i.155Fetch hither Richard, that in common viewFetch hither Richard, that in common view
Richard IIIR3 II.ii.91In common worldly things 'tis called ungratefulIn common worldly things, 'tis call'd vngratefull,
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.102To old Free-town, our common judgement-place.To old Free-towne, our common iudgement place:
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iv.18And soar with them above a common bound.And soare with them aboue a common bound.
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.i.35And practise rhetoric in your common talk,And practise Rhetoricke in your common talke,
The TempestTem II.i.4Is common. Every day, some sailor's wife,Is common, euery day, some Saylors wife,
The TempestTem II.i.162All things in common nature should produceAll things in common Nature should produce
The TempestTem V.i.207Beyond a common joy, and set it downBeyond a common ioy, and set it downe
Timon of AthensTim I.i.92'Tis common.Tis common:
Timon of AthensTim I.i.178No, my good lord; he speaks the common tongueNo my good Lord, he speakes ye common toong
Timon of AthensTim I.ii.208With more than common thanks I will receive it.With more then common thankes / I will receyue it.
Timon of AthensTim III.ii.5my lord, and which I hear from common rumours: nowmy Lord, and which I heare from common rumours, now
Timon of AthensTim III.v.95To sue and be denied such common grace.To sue and be deny'de such common Grace.
Timon of AthensTim III.vi.80Senators of Athens, together with the common leg of people – Senators of Athens, together with the common legge of People,
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.43Thou common whore of mankind, that puts oddsThou common whore of Mankinde, that puttes oddes
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.178Should yet be hungry! Common mother, thou,Should yet be hungry: Common Mother, thou
Timon of AthensTim V.i.190One that rejoices in the common wrack,One that reioyces in the common wracke,
Timon of AthensTim V.i.191.1As common bruit doth put it.As common bruite doth put it.
Timon of AthensTim V.iv.22.1The common stroke of war.The common stroke of warre.
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.21A special party, have by common voiceA speciall Party, haue by Common voyce
Titus AndronicusTit IV.iv.73'Tis he the common people love so much;'Tis he the common people loue so much,
Titus AndronicusTit V.iii.139The common voice do cry it shall be so.The common voyce do cry it shall be so.
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.240Common soldiers pass across the stageEnter common Souldiers.
Troilus and CressidaTC II.ii.28Of common ounces? Will you with counters sumOf common Ounces? Wil you with Counters summe
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.27common curse of mankind, folly and ignorance, becommon curse of mankinde, follie and ignorance be
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.225And that old common arbitrator, Time,And that old common Arbitrator, Time,
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.131him a common recreation, do not think I have withim a common recreation, do not thinke I haue witte
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.iv.62Thou common friend that's without faith or love – Thou cõmon friend, that's without faith or loue,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.ii.10The common stream, 'twould bring us to an eddyThe common Streame, twold bring us to an Edy
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.128That liberty and common conversation,That liberty and common Conversation
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.225More than the common blocks. Not noted, is't,More then the common Blocks. Not noted, is't,
The Winter's TaleWT III.i.3.1The common praise it bears.The common prayse it beares.


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The Rape of LucreceLuc.571 By holy human law and common troth, By holie humaine law, and common troth,
SonnetsSonn.69.14 The soil is this, that thou dost common grow. The solye is this, that thou doest common grow.
SonnetsSonn.81.7 The earth can yield me but a common grave, The earth can yeeld me but a common graue,
SonnetsSonn.102.12 And sweets grown common lose their dear delight. And sweets growne common loose their deare delight.
SonnetsSonn.137.10 Which my heart knows the wide world's common place? Which my heart knowes the wide worlds common place?
Venus and AdonisVen.293 So did this horse excel a common one So did this Horse excell a common one,


 39 result(s).
Callicecommon spelling of Calais, port in NW France
common[of land] in common possession, for the whole community
commonof ordinary people, of the masses
commonaverage, usual, general, ordinary
commonbelow the rank of gentleman, without rank
commonpublic property, common land, open pasture
commonstate, people, community
commoncommon people, ordinary citizens
commoncheap, vulgar, promiscuous
commoncommonplace, ordinary, average
commoncommon people, ordinary citizens
commonpublic, open, outdoor
commonindiscriminate, general, affecting everyone
commonvernacular, everyday speech
common housebrothel
commonaltycommon people, community
cryrumour, gossip, common report
curtalwith a docked tail; common, household
enjoinedjoined together in a common cause, bound by oath
gendercommon people, general public
generalcommon, of everyone, public
generaljoint, common, communal
journeymancommon workman, hireling
mechaniccommon, vulgar, commonplace
mechanicalcommon, servile, menial
mutualcommon, general, omnipresent
plebeianmember of the common people
popularplebeian, of the common people
popularitypopulace, common people, the masses
rascalyoung or inferior deer in a herd; one of the common herd
reasonpower of reason, judgement, common sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
roadwayhighway, common way
sensecommon sense, natural feeling, reasonableness
sensiblywith common sense, intelligently
simplecommon, ordinary, average, humble
skilljudgement, knowledge, common sense
vulgarcheap, common to all, plebeian
vulgarpublic, general, common
vulgarcommon people, ordinary folk


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common cause, joined in aenjoined
common landcommon
common peoplecommon
common peoplevulgar
common peoplecommonalty
common peoplegender
common peoplepopularity
common people, member of theplebeian
common people, of thepopular
common possession, in [of land]common
common reportcry
common sensesense
common senseskill
common sensereason
common to allvulgar
common wayroadway
hackneyed, commonhackneyed
joined in a common causeenjoined
land, commoncommon
member of the common peopleplebeian
people, commonvulgar
people, commoncommon
people, commonpopularity
people, commoncommonalty
people, commongender
people, of the commonpopular
possession, in common [of land]common
report, commoncry
sense, commonskill
sense, with commonsensibly
together, joined in a common causeenjoined
way, commonroadway
workman, commonjourneyman

Themes and Topics

 11 result(s).
Address forms...roper noun (jane jones mrs smith) or a common noun (darling sir) - or of course a com...
...t there are far more possibilities using common nouns the language of endearment is exp...
Clothing... ‘doublet and hose’ is a very common locution for typical male attire of the ...
Functional shift...   lackey ac i iv 46 this common body / goes to and back lackeying t...
Hence, thence, and whence...s of place time and result (the latter common in modern formal english) and also ente...
...6 henceforward all things shall be in common from now on thence tem i ...
Past tenses...ular formation adds -ed but -en is also common as in i have taken and i was taken and...
Roman history... plebeian cor ii i 90 member of the common people [plural plebeians plebeii] ...
Ships...ng and other parts of a sailing ship are common in shakespearian english and several co...
Swearing...portant to note that some items are very common indeed such as marry sooth and faith ...
What and what...gh (conj ) 2h6 i i 156 what though the common people favour him what happens if what...
World [outside Britain], places and peoples

Words Families

 11 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
COMMONBASICcommon adj, common n, commonly adv
COMMONPEOPLEcommonalty n, commoner n, commons n, commonweal n, commonwealth n
COMMONSTATEcommon-hackneyed adj, common-kissing adj, commonplace n