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Search phrase: craven

Plays

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HamletHam IV.iv.40Bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple
Henry VH5 IV.vii.130He is a craven and a villain else, an't pleaseHee is a Crauen and a Villaine else, and't please
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iv.87Or durst not for his craven heart say thus.Or durst not for his crauen heart say thus.
King Edward IIIE3 IV.v.25Awake thy craven powers, and tell onAwake thycrauen powers, and tell on
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.225No cock of mine, you crow too like a craven.No Cocke of mine, you crow too like a crauen

Glossary

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cravencowardly, spineless, weak-hearted
cravencoward
cravenmake cowardly, make timorous
craven[cock-fighting] cock that shows no fighting spirit
recreantcowardly, faint-hearted, craven

Thesaurus

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cravenrecreant

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