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 107 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.ii.28My heart prays for him, though my tongue do curse. My heart praies for him, though my tongue doe curse.
CoriolanusCor I.i.76When you curse them as enemies.When you curse them, as Enemies.
CoriolanusCor I.i.174And curse that justice did it. Who deserves greatnessAnd curse that Iustice did it. Who deserues Greatnes,
CoriolanusCor II.i.178A curse begnaw at very root on's heartA Curse begin at very root on's heart,
CoriolanusCor III.i.9On safeguard he came to me, and did curseOn safegard he came to me, and did curse
CymbelineCym II.iv.184Detest them, curse them: yet 'tis greater skillDetest them, curse them: yet 'tis greater Skill
HamletHam III.iii.37It hath the primal eldest curse upon't,It hath the primall eldest curse vpon't,
Henry VH5 I.ii.289That shall have cause to curse the Dauphin's scorn.That shal haue cause to curse the Dolphins scorne.
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.i.23What? Shall we curse the planets of mishapWhat? shall we curse the Planets of Mishap,
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.ii.47And make thee curse the harvest of that corn.And make thee curse the Haruest of that Corne.
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.iii.44But curse the cause I cannot aid the man.But curse the cause I cannot ayde the man.
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iii.43I prithee give me leave to curse awhile.I prethee giue me leaue to curse awhile.
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iii.44Curse, miscreant, when thou comest to the stake.Curse Miscreant, when thou comst to the stake
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iv.86Then lead me hence; with whom I leave my curse:Then lead me hence: with whom I leaue my curse.
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.155To free us from His Father's wrathful curse,To free vs from his Fathers wrathfull curse,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.308Hast thou not spirit to curse thine enemy?Hast thou not spirit to curse thine enemy.
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.309A plague upon them! Wherefore should I curse them?A plague vpon them: wherefore should I cursse them?
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.319Ay, every joint should seem to curse and ban;I, euery ioynt should seeme to curse and ban,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.321Should I not curse them. Poison be their drink!Should I not curse them. Poyson be their drinke.
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.335Well could I curse away a winter's night,Well could I curse away a Winters night,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.vii.68And seeing ignorance is the curse of God,And seeing Ignorance is the curse of God,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.viii.30make shift for one, and so God's curse light upon youmake shift for one, and so Gods Cursse light vppon you
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ix.49For yet may England curse my wretched reign.For yet may England curse my wretched raigne.
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.x.75Die, damned wretch, the curse of her that bare thee;Die damned Wretch, the curse of her that bare thee:
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.iv.164There, take the crown, and with the crown my curse;There, take the Crowne, and with the Crowne, my Curse,
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.ii.116But ere sun set I'll make thee curse the deed.But ere Sunset, Ile make thee curse the deed.
Henry VIIIH8 III.i.124.1Make me a curse like this!Make me a Curse, like this.
Julius CaesarJC I.ii.9.1Shake off their sterile curse.Shake off their sterrile curse.
Julius CaesarJC III.i.262A curse shall light upon the limbs of men;A Curse shall light vpon the limbes of men;
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.456Which then convert to a most heavy curseWhich then conuert to a most heauie curse,
King JohnKJ III.i.97To curse the fair proceedings of this day.To curse the faire proceedings of this day:
King JohnKJ III.i.164Dreading the curse that money may buy out,Dreading the curse that money may buy out,
King JohnKJ III.i.180That I have room with Rome to curse awhile!That I haue roome with Rome to curse a while,
King JohnKJ III.i.183There is no tongue hath power to curse him right.There is no tongue hath power to curse him right.
King JohnKJ III.i.184There's law and warrant, lady, for my curse.There's Law and Warrant (Lady) for my curse.
King JohnKJ III.i.190How can the law forbid my tongue to curse?How can the Law forbid my tongue to curse?
King JohnKJ III.i.191Philip of France, on peril of a curse,Philip of France, on perill of a curse,
King JohnKJ III.i.205Is purchase of a heavy curse from Rome,Is purchase of a heauy curse from Rome,
King JohnKJ III.i.207.2That's the curse of Rome.Thats the curse of Rome.
King JohnKJ III.i.256Or let the church, our mother, breathe her curse,Or let the Church our mother breathe her curse,
King JohnKJ III.i.257A mother's curse, on her revolting son.A mothers curse, on her reuolting sonne:
King JohnKJ III.i.319I will denounce a curse upon his head.I will denounce a curse vpon his head.
King JohnKJ IV.ii.208It is the curse of kings to be attendedIt is the curse of Kings, to be attended
King LearKL I.i.204Dowered with our curse and strangered with our oath,Dow'rd with our curse, and stranger'd with our oath,
King LearKL I.iv.297Th' untented woundings of a father's curseTh'vntented woundings of a Fathers curse
King LearKL II.iv.165No, Regan, thou shalt never have my curse.No Regan, thou shalt neuer haue my curse:
King LearKL IV.vi.206Who redeems nature from the general curseWho redeemes Nature from the generall curse
MacbethMac IV.i.104And an eternal curse fall on you! Let me know.And an eternall Curse fall on you: Let me know.
MacbethMac V.vi.68And to be baited with the rabble's curse.And to be baited with the Rabbles curse.
Measure for MeasureMM III.i.31Do curse the gout, serpigo, and the rheumDo curse the Gowt, Sapego, and the Rheume
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.i.77cost me two thousand ducats in Frankfurt! The cursecost me two thousand ducats in Franckford, the curse
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.46For thou, I fear, hast given me cause to curse.For thou (I feare) hast giuen me cause to curse,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND V.i.179The wall, methinks, being sensible, should curseThe wall me-thinkes being sensible, should curse
OthelloOth I.i.35Why, there's no remedy. 'Tis the curse of service:Why, there's no remedie. / 'Tis the cursse of Seruice;
OthelloOth III.iii.265Must be to loathe her. O, curse of marriage!Must be to loath her. Oh Curse of Marriage!
OthelloOth IV.ii.15Let heaven requite it with the serpent's curse!Let Heauen requit it with the Serpents curse,
OthelloOth V.ii.207Yea, curse his better angel from his side,Yea, curse his better Angell from his side,
PericlesPer I.iv.104The curse of heaven and men succeed their evils!The Curse of heauen and men succeed their euils:
PericlesPer IV.vi.112A curse upon him, die he like a thief,a curse vpon him, die he like a theefe
Richard IIR2 III.ii.138With heads and not with hands. Those whom you curseWith Heads, and not with Hands: those whom you curse
Richard IIR2 III.iv.103I would my skill were subject to thy curse.I would my skill were subiect to thy curse:
Richard IIIR3 I.ii.80By circumstance to accuse thy cursed self.By circumstance, to curse thy cursed Selfe.
Richard IIIR3 I.ii.132Curse not thyself, fair creature – thou art both.Curse not thy selfe faire Creature, / Thou art both.
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.173The curse my noble father laid on theeThe Curse my Noble Father layd on thee,
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.190Did York's dread curse prevail so much with heavenDid Yorkes dread Curse preuaile so much with Heauen,
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.237O, let me make the period to my curse!Oh let me make the Period to my Curse.
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.239Thus have you breathed your curse against yourself.Thus haue you breath'd your Curse against your self.
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.245To help thee curse that poisonous bunch-backed toad.To helpe thee curse this poysonous Bunch-backt Toade.
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.246False-boding woman, end thy frantic curse,False boding Woman, end thy frantick Curse,
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.283Nor thou within the compass of my curse.Nor thou within the compasse of my curse.
Richard IIIR3 III.iii.14Now Margaret's curse is fallen upon our heads,Now Margarets Curse is falne vpon our Heads,
Richard IIIR3 III.iv.92O Margaret, Margaret, now thy heavy curseOh Margaret, Margaret, now thy heauie Curse
Richard IIIR3 IV.i.45And make me die the thrall of Margaret's curse,And make me dye the thrall of Margarets Curse,
Richard IIIR3 IV.i.77Lo, ere I can repeat this curse again,Loe, ere I can repeat this Curse againe,
Richard IIIR3 IV.i.80And proved the subject of mine own soul's curse,And prou'd the subiect of mine owne Soules Curse,
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.80That I should wish for thee to help me curseThat I should wish for thee to helpe me curse
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.117And teach me how to curse mine enemies!And teach me how to curse mine enemies.
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.123Revolving this will teach thee how to curse.Reuoluing this, will teach thee how to Curse.
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.188Therefore take with thee my most grievous curse,Therefore take with thee my most greeuous Curse,
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.197Though far more cause, yet much less spirit to curseThough far more cause, yet much lesse spirit to curse
Richard IIIR3 V.i.25Thus Margaret's curse falls heavy on my neck:Thus Margarets curse falles heauy on my necke:
Romeo and JulietRJ III.v.167And that we have a curse in having her.And that we haue a curse in hauing her:
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.75I doubt it not, sir, but you will curse your wooing.I doubt it not sir. But you will curse / Your wooing
The TempestTem I.ii.364Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid youIs, I know how to curse: the red-plague rid you
The TempestTem II.ii.4And yet I needs must curse. But they'll nor pinch,And yet I needes must curse. But they'll nor pinch,
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.132Dost thou or dost thou not, heaven's curse upon thee!Dost thou or dost thou not, Heauens curse vpon thee.
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.272If thou wilt curse, thy father, that poor rag,If thou wilt curse; thy Father (that poore ragge)
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.362A plague on thee! Thou art too bad to curse.A plague on thee, / Thou art too bad to curse.
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.530Hate all, curse all, show charity to none,Hate all, curse all, shew Charity to none,
Timon of AthensTim V.iv.73Pass by and curse thy fill, but pass, and stay not here thy gait.Passe by, and curse thy fill, but passe and stay not here thy gate.
Titus AndronicusTit V.i.125Even now I curse the day – and yet I thinkEuen now I curse the day, and yet I thinke
Titus AndronicusTit V.i.126Few come within the compass of my curseFew come within few compasse of my curse,
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.19methinks, is the curse dependent on those that war for me thinkes is the curse dependant on those that warre for
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.27common curse of mankind, folly and ignorance, becommon curse of mankinde, follie and ignorance be
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.15.1You will catch cold, and curse me.You will catch cold, and curse me.
Troilus and CressidaTC V.i.23what mean'st thou to curse thus?what mean'st thou to curse thus?
Troilus and CressidaTC V.i.24Do I curse thee?Do I curse thee?
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.146Do curse the grace that with such grace hath blessed them,Doe curse the grace, that with such grace hath blest them,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.148I curse myself, for they are sent by me,I curse my selfe, for they are sent by me,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.iv.43O, 'tis the curse in love, and still approved,Oh 'tis the curse in Loue, and still approu'd
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.92And in their songs curse ever-blinded fortune, And in their Songs, curse ever-blinded fortune
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.108Which is the curse of honour – lastly,(which is the curse of honour) lastly,
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 Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.247If your vow stand, shall curse me and my beauty,If your vow stand, shall curse me and my Beauty,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.ii.6Shall never curse my cruelty. Good heaven,Shall never curse my cruelty: Good heaven,
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.87For, as the case now stands, it is a curse(For as the case now stands, it is a Curse
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.156Than curse it then. But be it: let it live.Then curse it then. But be it: let it liue.

Poems

 6 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Rape of LucreceLuc.209 Shall curse my bones, and hold it for no sin Shall curse my bones, and hold it for no sinne,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.970 To make him curse this cursed crimeful night. To make him curse this cursed crimefull night:
The Rape of LucreceLuc.996 Teach me to curse him that thou taught'st this ill; Teach me to curse him that thou taught'st this ill:
SonnetsSonn.29.4 And look upon myself and curse my fate, And looke vpon my selfe and curse my fate.
SonnetsSonn.84.13 You to your beauteous blessings add a curse, You to your beautious blessings adde a curse,
Venus and AdonisVen.945 The Destinies will curse thee for this stroke; The destinies will curse thee for this stroke,

Glossary

 4 result(s).
bancurse, malediction
bancurse, damn, revile
beshrew, 'shrewcurse, devil take, evil befall
execrationcurse, imprecation, denunciation

Thesaurus

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curseban
curseban
curseexecration
cursebeshrew, 'shrew

Themes and Topics

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Functional shift...anger* kl i i 204 dowered with our curse and strangered with our oath   ...
...dower* kl i i 204 dowered with our curse   fever* ac iii xiii 138 ...
...grave r2 iii ii 140 those whom you curse lie full low graved in the hollow g...
How and how
Swearing
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)...likes it not beshrew &rsquo shrew (v ) curse devil take evil befall cym ii iii 141...

Words Families

 6 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
CURSEBASICcurse n, curse v, cursed adj, cursing adj
CURSENOTuncurse v
UNCURSEBASICsee CURSE
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