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Plays

 27 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.177Smile upon this contract, whose ceremonySmile vpon this Contract: whose Ceremonie
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.305between the contract of her marriage and the day it isbetween the contract of her marriage, and the day it is
CymbelineCym II.iii.112The contract you pretend with that base wretch,The Contract you pretend with that base Wretch,
CymbelineCym II.iii.114With scraps o'th' court, it is no contract, none;With scraps o'th'Court: It is no Contract, none;
HamletHam V.i.63To contract – O – the time for – a – my behove,To contract O the time for a my behoue,
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.i.144How joyful am I made by this contract!How ioyfull am I made by this Contract.
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.i.46In argument and proof of which contract,In argument and proofe of which contract,
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iv.156To cavil in the course of this contract.To cauill in the course of this Contract:
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.v.28How shall we then dispense with that contractHow shall we then dispense with that contract,
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.i.52(Gloucester lets the contract fall)
Measure for MeasureMM I.ii.144Thus stands it with me: upon a true contractThus stands it with me: vpon a true contract
Measure for MeasureMM III.i.217which time of the contract and limit of the solemnity,which time of the contract, and limit of the solemnitie,
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.207This is the hand which, with a vowed contract,This is the hand, which with a vowd contract
OthelloOth III.iii.112And didst contract and purse thy brow together,And didd'st contract, and purse thy brow together,
Richard IIIR3 III.vii.5I did, with his contract with Lady LucyI did, with his Contract with Lady Lucy,
Richard IIIR3 III.vii.6And his contract by deputy in France;And his Contract by Deputie in France,
Richard IIIR3 III.vii.178For first he was contract to Lady Lucy – For first was he contract to Lady Lucie,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.ii.117I have no joy of this contract tonight.I haue no ioy of this contract to night,
The TempestTem II.i.154And use of service, none. Contract, succession,And vse of seruice, none: Contract, Succession,
The TempestTem IV.i.19To make this contract grow; but barren hate,To make this contract grow; but barraine hate,
The TempestTem IV.i.84A contract of true love to celebrate,A contract of true Loue, to celebrate,
The TempestTem IV.i.133A contract of true love. Be not too late.A Contract of true Loue: be not too late.
Timon of AthensTim I.i.252Aches contract and starve your supple joints!Aches contract, and sterue your supple ioynts:
Twelfth NightTN V.i.154A contract of eternal bond of love,A Contract of eternall bond of loue,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.387.1Contract us 'fore these witnesses.Contract vs fore these Witnesses.
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.414.1Mark our contract.Marke our Contract.
The Winter's TaleWT V.i.203.1Our contract celebrated.Our Contract celebrated.

Glossary

 21 result(s).
affiancemarriage contract, solemn promise to each other
bonddeed, contract, pledge
briefsummary; contract
compactagreement, contract, covenant
conditioncontract, covenant, agreement
contractbetroth, engage
contractdraw together, cause to shrink
contractshorten, reduce, lessen
contractshrink, shrivel, cripple
contractingmarriage contract, betrothal
contractionmarriage contract, betrothal
covenantcontract, legal agreement, compact
datedue date, agreed day [for the end of a contract]
espouseunite (in marriage), contract
gagepledge, contract, stake
hand-fastmarriage contract, betrothal
indenturecontract, agreement
matchbargain, contract, agreement
mortgagepledge, contract, bind
sealing dayday for confirming a contract, wedding-day
specialtysealed contract, special agreement

Thesaurus

 23 result(s).
contractindenture
contractespouse
contractcompact
contractcondition
contractbond
contractcovenant
contractgage
contractmatch
contractmortgage
contractbrief
contract, day for confirming asealing day
contract, marriagecontracting
contract, marriagehand-fast
contract, marriagecontraction
contract, marriageaffiance
contract, sealedspecialty
date, due [for the end of a contract]date
day, agreed [for the end of a contract]date
marriage contractaffiance
marriage contractcontracting
marriage contractcontraction
marriage contracthand-fast
sealed contractspecialty

Themes and Topics

 1 result(s).
Past tenses

Words Families

 9 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
CONTRACTBASICcontract n, contract v, contracted adj, contracting n, contraction n
CONTRACTTYPEpre-contract n, sub-contract v
PRE-CONTRACTBASICsee CONTRACT
SUB-CONTRACTBASICsee CONTRACT
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