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Search phrase: contraction

Plays

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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
HamletHam III.iv.47As from the body of contraction plucksAs from the body of Contraction pluckes

Glossary

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contractionmarriage contract, betrothal
convulsioncramp, spasm, contraction

Thesaurus

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contractionconvulsion

Themes and Topics

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Elision...below ’tis for example is the regular contraction of it is (by contrast with present-day i...
Who and who...the use of a contracted form whoe’er a contraction also seen in whosoe’er grammatical usag...
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