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Search phrase: coward

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All's Well That Ends WellAW I.i.100Think him a great way fool, solely a coward,Thinke him a great way foole, solie a coward,
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.vi.9my kinsman, he's a most notable coward, an infinite andmy kinsman, hee's a most notable Coward, an infinite and
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.280evil. He excels his brother for a coward, yet his brothereuill. He excels his Brother for a coward, yet his Brother
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.311Rossillion? An I were not a very coward I'd compel it ofRossillion, and I were not a verie Coward, I'de compell it of
Antony and CleopatraAC I.ii.97When it concerns the fool or coward. On.When it concernes the Foole or Coward: On.
As You Like ItAYL III.v.13Who shut their coward gates on atomies,Who shut their coward gates on atomyes,
CoriolanusCor II.ii.102And by his rare example made the cowardAnd by his rare example made the Coward
CymbelineCym III.iv.74.1But now thou seem'st a coward.But now thou seem'st a Coward.
CymbelineCym IV.iv.37But that of coward hares, hot goats, and venison!But that of Coward Hares, hot Goats, and Venison?
CymbelineCym V.iii.35Part shame, part spirit renewed, that some, turned cowardPart shame, part spirit renew'd, that some turn'd coward
HamletHam II.ii.568A damned defeat was made. Am I a coward?A damn'd defeate was made. Am I a Coward?
HamletHam IV.iv.43And ever three parts coward – I do not know
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.ii.64What, a coward, Sir John Paunch?What, a Coward Sir Iohn Paunch?
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.ii.66but yet no coward, Hal.but yet no Coward, Hal.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.46valiant as to play the coward with thy indenture, andvaliant, as to play the coward with thy Indenture, &
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.122a coward is worse than a cup of sack with lime in it. Aa Coward is worse then a Cup of Sack with lime. A
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.123villainous coward! Go thy ways, old Jack, die when thouvillanous Coward, go thy wayes old Iacke, die when thou
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.137Are not you a coward? Answer me to that – Are you not a Coward? Answer me to that,
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.139Zounds, ye fat paunch, an ye call me coward byYe fat paunch, and yee call mee Coward,
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.141I call thee coward? I'll see thee damned ere II call thee Coward? Ile see thee damn'd ere I
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.142call thee coward, but I would give a thousand pound Icall the Coward: but I would giue a thousand pound I
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.238sanguine coward, this bed-presser, this horse-back-breaker,sanguine Coward, this Bed-presser, this Hors-back-breaker,
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.266Instinct is a great matter; I was now a coward onInstinct is a great matter. I was a Coward on
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.479And thou a natural coward withoutAnd thou a naturall Coward, without
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.i.15.1Shaked like a coward.Shak'd like a Coward.
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iii.92Puff i'thy teeth, most recreant coward base!puffe in thy teeth, most recreant Coward base.
Henry VH5 II.iv.69Turn head, and stop pursuit, for coward dogsTurne head, and stop pursuit: for coward Dogs
Henry VH5 III.ii.38his prayers, lest 'a should be thought a coward; but hishis Prayers, lest a should be thought a Coward: but his
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.i.131If Sir John Falstaff had not played the coward.If Sir Iohn Falstaffe had not play'd the Coward.
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.i.16Coward of France! How much he wrongs his fame,Coward of France, how much he wrongs his fame,
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iv.31Let him that is no coward nor no flatterer,Let him that is no Coward, nor no Flatterer,
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.iii.27By forfeiting a traitor and a coward.By forfeyting a Traitor, and a Coward:
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.vi.47The coward horse that bears me fall and die!The Coward Horse that beares me, fall and dye:
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.220I would, false murderous coward, on thy kneeI would, false murd'rous Coward, on thy Knee
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.307Fie, coward woman and soft-hearted wretch!Fye Coward woman, and soft harted wretch,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.i.43And I proclaimed a coward through the world.And I proclaim'd a Coward through the world.
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.vii.77O monstrous coward! What, to come behind folks?O monstrous Coward! What, to come behinde Folkes?
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.ii.114Ay, like a dastard and a treacherous coward,I like a Dastard, and a treacherous Coward,
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.iv.40Should, if a coward heard her speak these words,Should, if a Coward heard her speake these words,
Julius CaesarJC I.ii.122His coward lips did from their colour fly,His Coward lippes did from their colour flye,
Julius CaesarJC III.i.193Either a coward, or a flatterer.Either a Coward, or a Flatterer.
Julius CaesarJC V.iii.4I slew the coward, and did take it from him.I slew the Coward, and did take it from him.
Julius CaesarJC V.iii.34O, coward that I am, to live so long,O Coward that I am, to liue so long,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.iv.83My mercy on his coward burgonet.My mercie on his coward burgonet.
King Edward IIIE3 IV.v.23Coward, what flight? Thou liest, there needs no flight.Coward what flight? thou liest there needs no flight.
King JohnKJ II.i.158Than e'er the coward hand of France can win.Then ere the coward hand of France can win;
King JohnKJ III.i.115That bloody spoil. Thou slave, thou wretch, thou coward!That bloudy spoyle: thou slaue thou wretch, yu coward,
King LearKL II.i.61Bringing the murderous coward to the stake;Bringing the murderous Coward to the stake:
King LearKL II.ii.19composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pander, andcomposition of a Knaue, Begger, Coward, Pandar, and
King LearKL II.iv.42He raised the house with loud and coward cries.He rais'd the house, with loud and coward cries,
MacbethMac I.vii.43And live a coward in thine own esteem,And liue a Coward in thine owne Esteeme?
MacbethMac V.vi.62Then yield thee, coward;Then yeeld thee Coward,
Measure for MeasureMM III.i.140O faithless coward! O dishonest wretch!Oh faithlesse Coward, oh dishonest wretch,
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.332fool, and a coward, as you then reported him to be?foole, and a coward, as you then reported him to be?
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.497(To Lucio) You, sirrah, that knew me for a fool, a coward,You sirha, that knew me for a foole, a Coward,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.iii.28By gar, he is de coward Jack priest of de vorld. HeBy gar, he is de Coward-Iack-Priest of de vorld: he
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.i.76By gar, you are de coward, de Jack dog, John ape.By-gar, you are de Coward: de Iack dog: Iohn Ape.
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.405Thou runaway, thou coward – art thou fled?Thou runaway, thou coward, art thou fled?
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.407Thou coward, art thou bragging to the stars,Thou coward, art thou bragging to the stars,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.421Ho, ho, ho, coward! Why comest thou not?Ho, ho, ho; coward, why com'st thou not?
Much Ado About NothingMA V.ii.54shortly hear from him, or I will subscribe him a coward.shortly heare from him, or I will subscribe him a coward,
PericlesPer IV.iii.25.1And of how coward a spirit.and of how coward a spirit.
Richard IIR2 I.i.61Call him a slanderous coward, and a villain;Call him a slanderous Coward, and a Villaine:
Richard IIR2 I.i.69Pale, trembling coward, there I throw my gage,Pale trembling Coward, there I throw my gage,
Richard IIR2 I.i.102And consequently, like a traitor coward,And consequently, like a Traitor Coward,
Richard IIR2 III.ii.84Awake, thou coward majesty; thou sleepest.Awake thou sluggard Maiestie, thou sleepest:
Richard IIR2 IV.i.41Thou darest not, coward, live to see that day.Thou dar'st not (Coward) liue to see the day.
Richard IIIR3 I.iv.137man a coward. A man cannot steal, but it accuseth him;man a Coward: A man cannot steale, but it accuseth him:
Richard IIIR3 I.iv.282So do not I. Go, coward as thou art.So do not I: go Coward as thou art.
Richard IIIR3 III.ii.87Pray God, I say, I prove a needless coward!Pray God (I say) I proue a needlesse Coward.
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.180O coward conscience, how dost thou afflict me!O coward Conscience! how dost thou afflict me?
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.71Have at thee, coward!Haue at thee Coward.
The TempestTem III.ii.26thou, was there ever man a coward that hath drunk sothou, was there euer man a Coward, that hath drunk so
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.30Base noble, old young, coward valiant.Base, Noble; Old, young; Coward, valiant.
Timon of AthensTim V.iv.1Sound to this coward and lascivious townSound to this Coward, and lasciuious Towne,
Titus AndronicusTit II.i.58Foul-spoken coward, that thund'rest with thy tongueFoule spoken Coward, / That thundrest with thy tongue,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.23In fortune's love: for then the bold and coward,In Fortunes loue: for then, the Bold and Coward,
Troilus and CressidaTC V.v.43.1Troilus! Thou coward Troilus!Troylus, thou coward Troylus.
Troilus and CressidaTC V.vi.1Troilus, thou coward Troilus, show thy head!Troylus, thou coward Troylus, shew thy head.
Troilus and CressidaTC V.vii.23The devil take thee, coward!The diuell take thee coward.
Troilus and CressidaTC V.x.26I'll through and through you! – And, thou great-sized coward,Ile through, and through you; & thou great siz'd coward:
Twelfth NightTN I.iii.28the gift of a coward to allay the gust he hath in quarrelling,the gift of a Coward, to allay the gust he hath in quarrelling,
Twelfth NightTN I.iii.37in Illyria. He's a coward and a coistrel that will notin Illyria: he's a Coward and a Coystrill that will not
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.377coward than a hare. His dishonesty appears in leavingcoward then a Hare, his dishonesty appeares, in leauing
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.380A coward, a most devout coward, religious in it!A Coward, a most deuout Coward, religious in it.
Twelfth NightTN V.i.178took him for a coward, but he's the very deviltooke him for a Coward, but hee's the verie diuell,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.309And if he lose her then, he's a cold coward.And if he lose her then, he's a cold Coward;
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.104If I fall, curse me, and say I was a coward,If I fall, curse me, and say I was a coward,
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.243If thou inclin'st that way, thou art a coward,If thou inclin'st that way, thou art a Coward,

Poems

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The Rape of LucreceLuc.75 The coward captive vanquished doth yield The coward captiue vanquished, doth yeeld
The Rape of LucreceLuc.273 The coward fights and will not be dismayed. The coward fights, and will not be dismaide.
SonnetsSonn.74.11 The coward conquest of a wretch's knife, The coward conquest of a wretches knife,
Venus and AdonisVen.569 Affection faints not like a pale-faced coward, Affection faints not like a pale-fac'd coward,
Venus and AdonisVen.1024 Thy coward heart with false bethinking grieves.’ Thy coward heart with false bethinking greeues.
Venus and AdonisVen.1158 Put fear to valour, courage to the coward. Put feare to valour, courage to the coward.

Glossary

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cowardcowardly
cowardmake cowardly, make fearful
cravencoward
dastardcoward, sissy, runaway, traitor
faintlylike a coward, fearfully
poltroonworthless coward, mean-spirited wretch
recreantcoward, faint-hearted individual
runawaydeserter, coward, renegade

Thesaurus

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cowardrunaway
cowardThersites
cowardrecreant
cowardcraven
cowarddastard
coward, like afaintly
coward, worthlesspoltroon
worthless cowardpoltroon

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Words Families

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
COWARDBASICcoward adj, coward n, coward v, cowardice n, coward-like adj, cowardly adj, cowardly adv, cowardship n

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