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Search phrase: curious

Plays

 14 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.ii.20Frank nature, rather curious than in haste,Franke Nature rather curious then in hast
Antony and CleopatraAC III.ii.35Though you be therein curious, the least causeThough you be therein curious, the lest cause
CymbelineCym I.vii.191And I am something curious, being strange,And I am something curious, being strange
CymbelineCym V.v.362In a most curious mantle, wrought by th' handIn a most curious Mantle, wrought by th'hand
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.v.53His body couched in a curious bed,His bodie couched in a curious bed,
King LearKL I.iv.32I can keep honest counsel, ride, run, mar a curiousI can keepe honest counsaile, ride, run, marre a curious
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.240east from the west corner of thy curious-knotted garden.East from the West corner of thy curious knotted garden;
PericlesPer I.i.17Nothing but curious pleasures, as from thenceNothing but curious pleasures, as from thence,
PericlesPer I.iv.43Thought naught too curious are ready nowThought nought too curious, are readie now
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iv.31What curious eye doth quote deformities?What curious eye doth quote deformities:
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.iv.36For curious I cannot be with you,For curious I cannot be with you
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.64pretty abruption? What too curious dreg espies mypretty abruption: what too curious dreg espies my
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.ii.86Hung by a curious baldrick, when he frownsHung by a curious Bauldricke; when he frownes
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.511I am so fraught with curious business thatI am so fraught with curious businesse, that

Poems

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A Lover's ComplaintLC.49 Enswathed and sealed to curious secrecy. Enswath'd and seald to curious secrecy.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1300 This is too curious-good, this blunt and ill. This is too curious good, this blunt and ill,
SonnetsSonn.38.13 If my slight Muse do please these curious days, If my slight Muse doe please these curious daies,
Venus and AdonisVen.734 To cross the curious workmanship of Nature, To crosse the curious workmanship of nature,

Glossary

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curiousfinely made, skilfully wrought, elaborate
curiousanxious, concerned, apprehensive
curiousworrisome, disquieting, causing anxiety
curiousparticular, difficult to satisfy, hard to please
curiousexquisite, excellent, fine
curiouscareful, fastidious, attentive
curioushidden, subtle, minute
marvelwonder, be curious
wonderwonder at, be curious about, guess at

Thesaurus

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curious, bemarvel
curious, bewonder

Themes and Topics

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Verb forms...in stage directions but there are some curious mixtures (‘enter douglas he fighteth wi...

Words Families

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
CURIOUSBASICcuriosity n, curious adj, curiously adv
CURIOUSAPPEARANCEcurious-good adj, curious-knotted adj
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