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Search phrase: comparative

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CymbelineCym II.iii.128Comparative for your virtues to be styledComparatiue for your Vertues, to be stil'd
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.ii.80indeed the most comparative rascalliest sweet youngindeed the most comparatiue rascallest sweet yong
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.ii.67Of every beardless vain comparative,Of euery Beardlesse vaine Comparatiue;

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comparativegood at making comparisons; insulting, abusive
comparativecomparison-maker, insult-dealer; or: rival
comparativeas a means of comparison

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Comparison... the periphrastic form modern comparative shakespearian...
... shakespearian comparative example more honest hones...
...an inflectional ending modern comparative shakespearian...
... shakespearian comparative example greater more grea...
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