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Search phrase: control

Plays

 12 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
King JohnKJ I.i.17The proud control of fierce and bloody war,The proud controle offierce and bloudy warre,
King JohnKJ V.ii.80To be a secondary at control,To be a secondary at controll,
King LearKL II.iv.241We could control them. If you will come to me,We could comptroll them; if you will come to me,
King LearKL III.vii.27.1May blame but not control.May blame, but not comptroll.
OthelloOth V.ii.263Who can control his fate? –'Tis not so now.Who can controll his Fate? 'Tis not so now.
Richard IIIR3 III.v.83Without control, listed to make his prey.Without controll, lusted to make a prey.
The TempestTem I.ii.373It would control my dam's god Setebos,It would controll my Dams god Setebos,
The TempestTem I.ii.440And his more braver daughter could control thee,And his more brauer daughter, could controll thee
The TempestTem V.i.270That could control the moon, make flows and ebbs,That could controle the Moone; make flowes, and ebs,
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.202But not a sceptre to control the world.But not a Scepter to controule the world,
Titus AndronicusTit III.i.258Ah, now no more will I control thy griefs:Ah now no more will I controule my griefes,
Twelfth NightTN II.v.66my familiar smile with an austere regard of control . . .my familiar smile with an austere regard of controll.

Poems

 5 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Rape of LucreceLuc.500 But nothing can affection's course control, But nothing can affections course controull,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1781 Who, mad that sorrow should his use control, Who mad that sorrow should his vse controll,
SonnetsSonn.58.2 I should in thought control your times of pleasure, I should in thought controule your times of pleasure,
SonnetsSonn.107.3 Can yet the lease of my true love control, Can yet the lease of my true loue controule,
SonnetsSonn.125.14 When most impeached stands least in thy control. When most impeacht, stands least in thy controule.

Glossary

 48 result(s).
awecontrol, restrain, master
bearcontrol, manage, take charge of
behovemoderate the need for, keep under control
bridlecurb, restrain, keep control of
checktake the reins of, control, manage
checkrestraint, control, counsel of moderation
commandforce, control, drive
commandmentcontrol, authority, sovereignty [over]
conjurecontrol, constrain [by invoking divine powers]
containrestrain, keep under control
controlchallenge, take to task
controlcurb, restrain, hold back
controlcompulsion, constraint, mastery
controlcalm down, gently rebuke
controloverwhelm, overpower
controlmentcontrol, restraint, check
directivesubject to direction, under the control [of]
disposedisposal, control, discretion
disposecontrol, direct, govern
disposingdisposal, management, control
dispositioncontrol, direction, management
Fatestrio of goddesses who control human destiny: Atropos (‘the inflexible’) cuts the thread of life allotted and spun by Lachesis (‘the distributor’) and Clotho (‘the spinner’)
forbearcontrol oneself, have patience [for]
governrestrain, control, hold in check
governmentcontrol, charge, management
keeprestrain, control, discipline
managemanagement, handling, control [especially of a horse, as a result of training]
ordinantprovidential, directing, in control
overmasterovercome, control, master completely
pacetrain to move, control the course of
plucktake hold, get in control
possessedmad, crazy, under demonic control
powercontrol, influence, sway
precinctsector, area of control
predominateprevail over, control, dominate
refrainrestrain, hold back, keep under control
reincontrol, restraint, curb
ridecontrol, dominate, tyrannize
ridemanage, conduct, control
rulecontrol, direct, guide
schoolcontrol, correct, teach wisdom to
seasonmoderate, temper, control
sovereigntycontrol [of yourself], powers
sternguiding position, centre of control
subduecontrol, overcome
swaycontrol, rule, direct, govern
timebe restrained, keep control
uncontrollednot subject to control, never dominated

Thesaurus

 46 result(s).
centre of controlstern
controlcontrolment
controlawe
controldisposition
controlcommandment
controlbear
controlsway
controldispose
controldispose
controlcheck
controlrein
controlcommand
controlsubdue
controlcheck
controlforbear
controlpredominate
controlgovernment
controlovermaster
controldisposing
controlpower
controlrule
controlschool
controlseason
controlride
controlgovern
controlride
controlkeep
control [by invoking divine powers]conjure
control [especially of a horse]manage
control [of oneself]sovereignty
control the course ofpace
control, area ofprecinct
control, centre ofstern
control, get inpluck
control, inordinant
control, keeptime
control, keepbridle
control, keep underbehove
control, keep undercontain
control, keep underrefrain
control, not subject touncontrolled
control, underdirective
demonic control, underpossessed
keep under controlbehove
keep under controlcontain
keep under controlrefrain

Themes and Topics

 1 result(s).
Classical mythology...ead and thrum a trio of goddesses who control human destiny atropos (&lsquo the infle...

Words Families

 8 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
CONTROLBASICcontrol n, control v, controlling adj, controlling n, controlment n
CONTROLPEOPLEcontroller n
CONTROLNOT uncontrolled adj
UNCONTROLLEDBASICsee CONTROL
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