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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
Antony and CleopatraAC III.vi.32I have told him Lepidus was grown too cruel,I haue told him Lepidus was growne too cruell,
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.162your years. You have seen cruel proof of this man'syour yeares: you haue seene cruell proofe of this mans
As You Like ItAYL IV.iii.32Why, 'tis a boisterous and a cruel style,Why, tis a boysterous and a cruell stile,
CoriolanusCor I.iii.13find fame. To a cruel war I sent him; from whence hefinde fame: To a cruell Warre I sent him, from whence he
CoriolanusCor I.ix.53More cruel to your good report than gratefulMore cruell to your good report, then gratefull
CymbelineCym I.vii.1A father cruel, and a stepdame false,A Father cruell, and a Stepdame false,
CymbelineCym III.ii.41take me in his dominion – could not be so cruel totake me in his Dominion) could not be so cruell to
CymbelineCym V.v.32Which – being cruel to the world – concludedWhich (being cruell to the world) concluded
CymbelineCym V.v.33Most cruel to herself. What she confessedMost cruell to her selfe. What she confest,
HamletHam III.ii.402Let me be cruel, not unnatural.Let me be cruell, not vnnaturall,
HamletHam III.iv.179I must be cruel only to be kind.I must be cruell, onely to be kinde;
Henry VH5 II.ii.94What shall I say to thee, Lord Scroop, thou cruel,What shall I say to thee Lord Scroope, thou cruell,
Henry VH5 III.vi.25And of buxom valour, hath, by cruel fate,and of buxome valour, hath by cruell Fate,
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.iii.46By wasting ruin of the cruel foe;By wasting Ruine of the cruell Foe,
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iv.5Must I behold thy timeless cruel death?Must I behold thy timelesse cruell death:
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.iii.17And not with such a cruel threatening look!And not with such a cruell threatning Looke.
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.iv.166As now I reap at thy too cruel hand!As now I reape at thy too cruell hand.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.ii.112Upon that Clifford, that cruel child-killer.Vpon that Clifford, that cruell Child-killer.
Henry VIIIH8 II.i.165I think you have hit the mark; but is't not cruelI thinke / You haue hit the marke; but is't not cruell,
Henry VIIIH8 V.iii.100Out of the gripes of cruel men, and give itOut of the gripes of cruell men, and giue it
Henry VIIIH8 V.iii.129Thou hast a cruel nature and a bloody.Thou hast a cruell Nature and a bloody.
Julius CaesarJC I.i.36O you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome,O you hard hearts, you cruell men of Rome,
Julius CaesarJC III.i.165Though now we must appear bloody and cruel,Though now we must appeare bloody and cruell,
Julius CaesarJC III.i.294The cruel issue of these bloody men;The cruell issue of these bloody men,
King Edward IIIE3 III.iv.67O cruel father! Farewell Edward, then.O cruell Father, farewell Edward then.
King JohnKJ IV.iii.126To this most cruel act, do but despair;To this most cruell Act: do but dispaire,
King JohnKJ V.iv.59For I do see the cruel pangs of deathFor I do see the cruell pangs of death
King LearKL II.iv.7Ha, ha! He wears cruel garters. Horses are tied byHah, ha, he weares Cruell Garters Horses are tide by
King LearKL III.vii.55Because I would not see thy cruel nailsBecause I would not see thy cruell Nailes
King LearKL III.vii.69Give me some help! – O, cruel! O, you gods!Giue me some helpe.----O cruell! O you Gods.
MacbethMac II.iii.85.2Too cruel, anywhere.Too cruell, any where.
MacbethMac III.i.31Their cruel parricide, filling their hearersTheir cruell Parricide, filling their hearers
MacbethMac IV.ii.18But cruel are the times when we are traitorsBut cruell are the times, when we are Traitors
MacbethMac V.vi.107Producing forth the cruel ministersProducing forth the cruell Ministers
Measure for MeasureMM II.iv.109Were not you then as cruel as the sentenceWere not you then as cruell as the Sentence,
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.255Shame to him whose cruel strikingShame to him, whose cruell striking,
Measure for MeasureMM IV.iii.68There died this morning of a cruel feverThere died this morning of a cruell Feauor,
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.205This is that face, thou cruel Angelo,This is that face, thou cruell Angelo
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.316my creditors grow cruel, my estate is very low, my bondmy Creditors grow cruell, my estate is very low, my bond
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.214And curb this cruel devil of his will.And curbe this cruell diuell of his will.
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.ii.12and most cruel death of Pyramus and Thisbe.and most cruell death of Pyramus and Thisbie.
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.ii.156And you sat smiling at his cruel prey.And yet sat smiling at his cruell prey.
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND V.i.80Extremely stretched, and conned with cruel pain,Extreamely stretcht, and cond with cruell paine,
OthelloOth V.ii.21But they are cruel tears: this sorrow's heavenly –But they are cruell Teares: This sorrow's heauenly,
OthelloOth V.ii.88I, that am cruel, am yet merciful:I that am cruell, am yet mercifull,
OthelloOth V.ii.247Moor, she was chaste; she loved thee, cruel Moor,Moore, she was chaste: She lou'd thee, cruell Moore,
PericlesPer V.i.172Till cruel Cleon with his wicked wife,Till cruel Cleon with his wicked wife,
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.21I have fought with the men, I will be cruel with theI haue fought with the men, I will bee ciuill with the
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.v.48And cruel death hath catched it from my sight.And cruell death hath catcht it from my sight.
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.v.57By cruel, cruel thee quite overthrown.By cruell, cruell thee, quite ouerthrowne:
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.i.182Ah, Tranio, what a cruel father's he!Ah Tranio, what a cruell Fathers he:
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.61Religious canons, civil laws are cruel;Religious Cannons, ciuill Lawes are cruell,
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.133O cruel, irreligious piety.O cruell irreligious piety.
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.455The cruel father and his traitorous sonsThe cruell Father, and his trayt'rous sonnes,
Troilus and CressidaTC prologue.5Of cruel war. Sixty-and-nine that woreOf cruell Warre: Sixty and nine that wore
Troilus and CressidaTC I.i.3That find such cruel battle here within?That finde such cruell battell here within?
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.184Labouring for destiny, make cruel wayLabouring for destiny, make cruell way
Twelfth NightTN I.i.23And my desires, like fell and cruel hounds,And my desires like fell and cruell hounds,
Twelfth NightTN II.iv.53I am slain by a fair cruel maid.I am slaine by a faire cruell maide:
Twelfth NightTN V.i.109.1Still so cruel?Still so cruell?
Twelfth NightTN V.i.125Him will I tear out of that cruel eyeHim will I teare out of that cruell eye,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.40The wrath of cruel Creon; who enduredThe wrath of cruell Creon; who endured
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.iv.41.2That were too cruel.That were too cruell.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.242That were a cruel wisdom; do men pruneThat were a cruell wisedome, doe men proyne
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK epilogue.3I am cruel fearful. Pray yet stay awhile,I am cruell fearefull: pray yet stay a while,
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.116But this most cruel usage of your queen – But this most cruell vsage of your Queene
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.437I will devise a death as cruel for theeI will deuise a death, as cruell for thee

Poems

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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Passionate PilgrimPP.17.16 O cruel speeding, fraughted with gall. O cruell speeding, fraughted with gall.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1460 And bitter words to ban her cruel foes; And bitter words to ban her cruell Foes.
SonnetsSonn.1.8 Thyself thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel. Thy selfe thy foe, to thy sweet selfe too cruell:
SonnetsSonn.60.14 Praising thy worth, despite his cruel hand. Praising thy worth, dispight his cruell hand.
SonnetsSonn.63.10 Against confounding age's cruel knife, Against confounding Ages cruell knife,
SonnetsSonn.129.4 Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust, Sauage, extreame, rude, cruell, not to trust,
SonnetsSonn.131.2 As those whose beauties proudly make them cruel; As those whose beauties proudly make them cruell;
SonnetsSonn.133.5 Me from myself thy cruel eye hath taken, Me from my selfe thy cruell eye hath taken,
SonnetsSonn.140.1 Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press BE wise as thou art cruell, do not presse
SonnetsSonn.149.1 Canst thou, O cruel, say I love thee not, CAnst thou O cruell, say I loue thee not,
Venus and AdonisVen.624 And whom he strikes his cruel tushes slay. And whom he strikes, his crooked tushes slay.

Glossary

 19 result(s).
cruelterribly, extremely, exceedingly
cruel[unclear meaning] form of cruelty, cruel creature
despitefulcruel, spiteful, malicious
doggedfierce, cruel, ferocious
dog-heartedcruel, callous, malevolent
fellcruel, fierce, savage
furiouscruel, malevolent
hardunpleasant, harsh, cruel
holy-cruelcruel by being holy
roughviolent, harsh, cruel
sterncruel, malevolent, harsh
strictharsh, cruel, unrelenting
tyrannouscruel, pitiless, oppressive
tyrantpitiless ruffian, cruel villain
tyrantcruel, violent, rapacious
ungentleharsh, violent, cruel
unkindhostile, cruel, harsh
wantonmerciless, cruel, pitiless
wildsavage, fierce, cruel

Thesaurus

 21 result(s).
creature, cruelcruel
crueltyrant
crueltyrannous
cruelungentle
cruelwild
crueldog-hearted
cruelunkind
cruelstern
cruelwanton
crueldespiteful
cruelstrict
cruelfurious
crueldogged
cruelrough
cruelhard
cruelfell
cruel by being holyholy-cruel
cruel creaturecruel
cruel villaintyrant
holy, cruel by beingholy-cruel
villain, crueltyrant

Themes and Topics

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Classical mythology...se sovereigns fell before / the wrath of cruel creon king of thebes who gave orders ...

Words Families

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
CRUELBASICcruel adj, cruel n, cruelly adv, cruelty n
CRUELPART OF BODYcruel-hearted adj
CRUELTYPEholy-cruel adj
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