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Search phrase: contracted

Plays

 9 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.51Extended or contracted all proportionsExtended or contracted all proportions
HamletHam I.ii.4To be contracted in one brow of woe,To be contracted in one brow of woe:
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.ii.16me out contracted bachelors, such as had been askedme out contracted Batchelers, such as had beene ask'd
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.i.40Here are the articles of contracted peaceHeere are the Articles of contracted peace,
King LearKL V.iii.226I was contracted to them both. All threeI was contracted to them both, all three
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.372Say, wast thou e'er contracted to this woman?Say: was't thou ere contracted to this woman?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.v.215The truth is, she and I, long since contracted,The truth is, she and I (long since contracted)
Twelfth NightTN V.i.258You would have been contracted to a maid.You would haue bin contracted to a Maid,
The Winter's TaleWT V.iii.5With your crowned brother and these your contracted(With your Crown'd Brother, and these your contracted

Poems

 2 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
SonnetsSonn.1.5 But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes, But thou contracted to thine owne bright eyes,
SonnetsSonn.56.10 Which parts the shore, where two contracted new Which parts the shore, where two contracted new,

Glossary

 12 result(s).
acontracted form of ‘have’
acontracted form of ‘he’
boundindentured, contracted
combinatebetrothed, contracted, promised
fine[legal] fee, contracted amount
hacontracted form of ‘have’
journeymanemployed craftsman, contracted artisan
obligedcontracted, bound by marriage
scontracted form of ‘us’
scontracted form of ‘his’
scontracted form of ‘this’
scontracted form of ‘shall’

Thesaurus

 7 result(s).
amount, contractedfine
artisan, contractedjourneyman
contractedcombinate
contractedbound
contractedobliged
contracted amountfine
contracted artisanjourneyman

Themes and Topics

 3 result(s).
Elision... the verbs be have and do are commonly contracted with a preceding pronoun in colloquial s...
...eech as in modern english often the contracted forms are the same as those used today (...
Past tenses
Who and who...ever itself differs only in the use of a contracted form whoe’er a contraction also seen i...
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