if you are searching for a compound word, note that it might appear in any of three ways, reflecting varied editorial practice: spaced ('house keeper'), solid ('housekeeper'), or hyphenated ('house-keeper')
or use Advanced Search

Search results

Search phrase: contrary

Plays

 48 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.223a smack o'th' contrary. If ever thou beest bound in thya smacke a'th contrarie. If euer thou bee'st bound in thy
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.v.8We have lost our labour; they are gone a contrary way.we haue lost our labour, / They are gone a contrarie way:
HamletHam III.ii.221Our wills and fates do so contrary runOur Willes and Fates do so contrary run,
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.v.4And wouldst thou turn our offers contrary?And would'st thou turne our offers contrary?
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.339for suffering flesh to be eaten in thy house, contrary tofor suffering flesh to bee eaten in thy house, contrary to
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.i.81And, banding themselves in contrary parts,And banding themselues in contrary parts,
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.v.64Whereas the contrary bringeth blissWhereas the contrarie bringeth blisse,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.i.58Did he not, contrary to form of law,Did he not, contrary to forme of Law,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.vii.33to be used; and, contrary to the King his crown andto be vs'd, and contrary to the King, his Crowne, and
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.ii.20I'll prove the contrary, if you'll hear me speak.Ile proue the contrary, if you'le heare mee speake.
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.iv.131The contrary doth make thee wondered at.The contrary, doth make thee wondred at.
Henry VIIIH8 II.i.15The King's attorney, on the contrary,The Kings Atturney on the contrary,
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.26In the divorce his contrary proceedingsIn the Diuorce, his contrarie proceedings
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.182Does pay the act of it, as, i'th' contrary,Does pay the Act of it, as i'th'contrary
Henry VIIIH8 V.i.147The best persuasions to the contraryThe best perswasions to the contrary
King JohnKJ III.i.10I have a king's oath to the contrary.I haue a Kings oath to the contrarie.
King JohnKJ IV.ii.198Had falsely thrust upon contrary feet,Had falsely thrust vpon contrary feete,
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.250Sorted and consorted, contrary to thy establishedsorted and consorted contrary to thy established
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.ii.33He speaks the mere contrarycrosses loveHe speakes the meere contrary, crosses loue
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.135Woo contrary, deceived by these removes.Woo contrary, deceiu'd by these remoues.
Measure for MeasureMM IV.ii.97Professed the contrary.Profest the contrarie.
Measure for MeasureMM IV.ii.118contrary, let Claudio be executed by four of the clock, and,contrary, let Claudio be executed by foure of the clocke, and
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.ii.90deep glass of Rhenish wine on the contrary casket, for ifdeepe glasse of Reinish-wine on the contrary Casket, for if
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.iii.14contrary?contrary.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.35show to the contrary.shew to the contrary.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.38you to the contrary. O Mistress Page, give me someyou to the contrary: O Mistris Page, giue mee some
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.192and, I think, hath appointed them contrary places; for,and (I thinke) hath appointed them contrary places: for
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.183the contrary, if Hero would be my wife.the contrarie, if Hero would be my wife.
Much Ado About NothingMA V.ii.77to the contrary, to be the trumpet of his own virtues, asto the contrarie, to be the trumpet of his owne vertues, as
OthelloOth IV.ii.174What in the contrary?What in the contrarie?
PericlesPer Chorus.II.15But tidings to the contraryBut tidinges to the contrarie,
PericlesPer II.v.80May be, nor can I think the contrary,May be (nor can I thinke the contrary) Aside.
Richard IIR2 V.v.101Who lately came from the King, commands the contrary.Who lately came from th' King, commands the contrary.
Richard IIIR3 IV.i.17The King hath strictly charged the contrary.The King hath strictly charg'd the contrary.
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.217No, to their lives ill friends were contrary.No, to their liues, ill friends were contrary.
Romeo and JulietRJ I.v.85You must contrary me! Marry, 'tis time – You must contrary me, marry 'tis time.
Romeo and JulietRJ III.ii.64What storm is this that blows so contrary?What storme is this that blowes so contrarie?
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.v.90And all things change them to the contrary.And all things change them to the contrarie.
The TempestTem I.ii.95A falsehood in its contrary, as greatA falsehood in it's contrarie, as great
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.145Be quite contrary; and thatchBe quite contrary, And Thatch
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.306despised for the contrary. There's a medlar for thee.despis'd for the contrary. There's a medler for thee,
Twelfth NightTN V.i.13Just the contrary: the better for thy friends.Iust the contrary: the better for thy friends.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.iv.16What instance of the contrary?What instance of the contrary?
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.iv.80'Tis pity love should be so contrary;'Tis pitty Loue, should be so contrary:
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.372Wafting his eyes to th' contrary, and fallingWafting his eyes to th' contrary, and falling
The Winter's TaleWT II.ii.8To the contrary I have express commandment.To the contrary I haue expresse commandment.
The Winter's TaleWT III.ii.18open, thou, Hermione, contrary to the faith and allegianceopen, thou (Hermione) contrary to theFaith and Allegeance
The Winter's TaleWT V.i.45My lord should to the heavens be contrary,My Lord should to the Heauens be contrary,

Poems

 2 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Rape of LucreceLuc.a3 cruelly murdered, and, contrary to the Roman laws and customs,cruelly murdred, and contrarie to the Romaine lawes and cus-
SonnetsSonn.62.11 Mine own self-love quite contrary I read; Mine owne selfe loue quite contrary I read

Glossary

 25 result(s).
againstcontrary to
awkwardunfavourable, contrary, adverse
contrariousconflicting, contrary, contradictory
contraryin opposite directions, contrarily
contraryopposite, opposing, rival
contrarylie, fabrication, false assertion
contrarydifferent, at a distance apart
contraryopposite direction, other way
contrarycontradict, gainsay, oppose
contraryin a very different direction
contraryopposite condition, opposing state
contraryopposite side, position as adversary
contrarywrong, incorrect, erroneous
countermandcontrary command, revoking order
crookedmalignant, perverse, contrary, devious
fromcontrary to
frowardadverse, unfavourable, contrary
gainsaycontradict, say the contrary, forbid
hairagainst the grain, contrary to inclination
incorrectbehaving in a contrary way, uncorrected
naywardcontrary, denial, disbelief
preposterouscontrary to the natural order, monstrous, perverted
retrogradecontrary, opposed, repugnant
retrograde[astrology] moving in a contrary direction
waywardhostile, contrary, antagonistic

Thesaurus

 19 result(s).
behaving in a contrary wayincorrect
command, contrarycountermand
contrarywayward
contraryawkward
contraryretrograde
contrarynayward
contrarycrooked
contraryfroward
contrarycontrarious
contrary behaviourincorrect
contrary commandcountermand
contrary direction, moving in a [in astrology]retrograde
contrary to inclinationhair
contrary to the natural orderpreposterous
contrary, say thegainsay
inclination, contrary tohair
moving in a contrary direction [in astrology]retrograde
natural order, contrary to thepreposterous
say the contrarygainsay

Themes and Topics

 2 result(s).
Cosmos... a heavenly body moving in an apparently contrary direction to the order of the zodiacal s...
What and what...v ii 117 whatsoever you may hear to the contrary whatever whatsoever whatsoe’er (c...

Words Families

 5 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
CONTRARYBASICcontrariety n, contrarious adj, contrariously adv, contrary adj, contrary n
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2020 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL