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Search phrase: curb

Plays

 12 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
As You Like ItAYL III.iii.73curb, and the falcon her bells, so man hath his desires;curb, and the Falcon her bels, so man hath his desires,
CoriolanusCor III.i.39To curb the will of the nobility.To curbe the will of the Nobilitie:
HamletHam III.iv.156Yea, curb and woo for leave to do him good.Yea courb, and woe, for leaue to do him good.
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.ii.60the rusty curb of old Father Antic the law? Do not thouthe rustie curbe of old Father Anticke the Law? Doe not thou
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.iv.62For when his headstrong riot hath no curb,For when his head-strong Riot hath no Curbe,
King Edward IIIE3 III.iii.150Curtail and curb your sweetest liberty.Curtall and courb your swetest libertie.
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.214And curb this cruel devil of his will.And curbe this cruell diuell of his will.
PericlesPer V.iii.31But curb it, spite of seeing. O, my lord,but curbe it spight of seeing: O my Lord
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.i.195And thus I'll curb her mad and headstrong humour.And thus Ile curbe her mad and headstrong humor:
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.445The laws, your curb and whip, in their rough powerThe Lawes, your curbe and whip, in their rough power
Troilus and CressidaTC II.ii.182To curb those raging appetites that areTo curbe those raging appetites that are
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iv.74When neither curb would crack, girth break, nor differing plungesWhen neither Curb would cracke, girth breake nor diffring plunges

Poems

 3 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
A Lover's ComplaintLC.163 That we must curb it upon others' proof, That wee must curbe it vppon others proofe,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.706 Can curb his heat or rein his rash desire, Can curbe his heat, or reine his rash desire,
Venus and AdonisVen.285 What cares he now for curb or pricking spur? What cares he now, for curbe, or pricking spurre,

Glossary

 6 result(s).
bridlecurb, restrain, keep control of
controlcurb, restrain, hold back
curbcontrolling chain or strap passed under a horse's jaw; check, restraint
curbbow, bend, stoop
curbrestrain, inhibit, hold back
reincontrol, restraint, curb

Thesaurus

 3 result(s).
curbbridle
curbrein
curbcontrol

Words Families

 6 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
CURBBASICcurb n, curb v, curbed adj
CURBNOTuncurbable adj, uncurbed adj
UNCURBEDBASICsee CURB
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