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Search phrase: compass

Plays

 35 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.i.87And draw within the compass of suspectAnd draw within the compasse of suspect 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.i.112She is too big, I hope, for me to compass.She is too bigge I hope for me to compasse,
CoriolanusCor II.iii.23points o'th' compass.points a'th Compasse.
HamletHam III.ii.375the top of my compass. And there is much music, excellentthe top of my Compasse: and there is much Musicke, excellent
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.iii.19good compass: and now I live out of all order, out of allgood compasse: and now I liue out of all order, out of
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.iii.20compass.compasse.
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.iii.22needs be out of all compass, out of all reasonableneedes bee out of of all compasse; out all reasonable
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.iii.23compass, Sir John.compasse, Sir Iohn.
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.iv.27Alençon, Reignier compass him about,Alanson, Reignard, compasse him about,
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iv.48To compass wonders but by help of devils.To compasse Wonders, but by helpe of diuels.
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.ii.46Above the reach or compass of thy thought?Aboue the reach or compasse of thy thought?
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.iii.48My mind exceeds the compass of her wheel.My minde exceedes the compasse of her Wheele.
Henry VIIIH8 I.i.36Beyond thought's compass, that former fabulous story,Beyond thoughts Compasse, that former fabulous Storie
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.340Fall into th' compass of a praemunireFall into 'th'compasse of a Premunire;
Julius CaesarJC V.iii.25My life is run his compass. (to Pindarus) Sirrah, what news?My life is run his compasse. Sirra, what newes?
King Edward IIIE3 IV.i.37That, if thou canst not compass my desire,That if thou canst not compasse my desire,
King Edward IIIE3 V.i.140Within the compass of the horizon,Within the compasse of the horison,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.iii.188he could not compass.he could not compasse.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.v.66Like to the Garter's compass, in a ring.Like to the Garters-Compasse, in a ring
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND IV.i.96We the globe can compass soon,We the Globe can compasse soone,
OthelloOth III.iv.21To do this is within the compass of man's wit, andTo do this, is within the compasse of mans Wit, and
OthelloOth IV.ii.218compass?compasse?
PericlesPer I.i.25To compass such a boundless happiness!To compasse such a bondlesse happinesse.
Richard IIR2 II.i.101Whose compass is no bigger than thy head,Whose compasse is no bigger then thy head,
Richard IIR2 III.iv.40Why should we, in the compass of a pale,Why should we, in the compasse of a Pale,
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.283Nor thou within the compass of my curse.Nor thou within the compasse of my curse.
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.i.47It strains me past the compass of my wits.It streames me past the compasse of my wits:
The TempestTem V.i.180Of a glad father compass thee about!Of a glad father, compasse thee about:
Titus AndronicusTit V.i.126Few come within the compass of my curse – Few come within few compasse of my curse,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.276Than ever Greek did compass in his arms;Then euer Greeke did compasse in his armes,
Twelfth NightTN I.ii.45.2That were hard to compass,That were hard to compasse,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.iv.212If not, to compass her I'll use my skill.If not, to compasse her Ile vse my skill.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.vii.51What compass will you wear your farthingale?’What compasse will you weare your Farthingale?
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.ii.89.2That I may compass yours.That I may compasse yours.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.i.142.2Where's your compass?Wher's your Compasse?

Poems

 2 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Rape of LucreceLuc.346 That his foul thoughts might compass his fair fair, That his foule thoughts might cõpasse his fair faire,
SonnetsSonn.116.10 Within his bending sickle's compass come; Within his bending sickles compasse come,

Glossary

 20 result(s).
card[compass-card, on which the 32 points of the compass are marked] model, accurate guide
circlecompass, confines, bounds
circuitenclosed space, ambit, compass
compasscirclet, encircling band
compassrange, reach, limit, scope
compassaccomplish, fulfil, achieve, bring about
compasssurround, trap, ring in
compassmoderation, bounds, due limits
compassembrace, enfold
compasscircle, circumference, bound
compassbend into a circle, make to curve round
compassgo around, orbit, make a circuit of
compasssurround, be in the middle of
compassgo round with, travel about with; or: obtain, lay hold of
compassregularity, proportion, measure
compassrevolution, circuit of time
compasswin, obtain, attain
compasscircumference, round measurement
quarterdirection, bearing, point [of the compass]
sideframe, compass, limit

Thesaurus

 5 result(s).
compasscircuit
compasscard
compasscircle
compassside
point [of the compass]quarter

Words Families

 8 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
COMPASSBASICcompass n, compass v, compassed adj, compassing n
COMPASSSTATEencompass v, encompassed adj, encompassment n
ENCOMPASSBASICsee COMPASS
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