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Search phrase: contend

Plays

 16 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.i.61Contend for empire in thee, and thy goodnessContend for Empire in thee, and thy goodnesse
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.84Be nothing of our strife; if we contend,Be nothing of our strife: if we contend
Antony and CleopatraAC III.xiii.192I'll make death love me, for I will contendIle make death loue me: for I will contend
CoriolanusCor IV.v.116Contend against thy valour. Know thou first,Contend against thy Valour. Know thou first,
HamletHam IV.i.7Mad as the sea and wind when both contendMad as the Seas, and winde, when both contend
Henry VH5 I.ii.24For never two such kingdoms did contendFor neuer two such Kingdomes did contend,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.384And with the southern clouds contend in tears,And with the Southerne clouds, contend in teares?
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.v.2When dying clouds contend with growing light,When dying clouds contend, with growing light,
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.v.102If you contend, a thousand lives must wither.If you contend, a thousand liues must wither.
MacbethMac I.iii.91His wonders and his praises do contendHis Wonders and his Prayses doe contend,
MacbethMac I.vi.16Were poor and single business to contendWere poore, and single Businesse, to contend
MacbethMac II.ii.7That death and nature do contend about themThat Death and Nature doe contend about them,
PericlesPer I.ii.17'Gainst whom I am too little to contend,Gainst whom I am too little to contend,
PericlesPer II.iii.24Contend not, sir, for we are gentlemenContend not sir, for we are Gentlemen,
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.206As they contend with thee in courtesy.As they contend with thee in courtesie.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.ii.129Now kiss, embrace, contend, do what you will.Now kisse, embrace, contend, doe what you will.

Poems

 2 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
SonnetsSonn.60.4 In sequent toil all forwards do contend. In sequent toile all forwards do contend.
Venus and AdonisVen.820 Whose ridges with the meeting clouds contend; Whose ridges with the meeting cloudes contend:

Glossary

 10 result(s).
brawlquarrel, squabble, contend
buffetbeat back, contend with
chidecontend with, beat against
contendfight, engage in combat, struggle
contendargue, object, protest
contendcompete, vie, rival
contendmake great efforts, strive vigorously
debatefight, contend, strive
strivecompete, contend, vie
tugcontend, vie, strive in opposition

Thesaurus

 6 result(s).
contendtug
contendstrive
contenddebate
contendchide
contendbuffet
contendbrawl

Words Families

 3 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
CONTENDBASICcontend v, contending adj
CONTENDSPEECHskill-contending adj
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