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Search phrase: delay

Plays

 38 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.394But notwithstanding, haste, make no delay;But notwithstanding haste, make no delay:
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND V.i.200Tide life, tide death, I come without delay.Tide life, tide death, I come without delay.
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iv.42Whose want and whose delay is strewed with sweets,Whose want, and whose delay, is strew'd with sweets
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.18Now, God delay our rebellion! As we areNow God delay our rebellion as we are
Antony and CleopatraAC II.i.3That what they do delay they not deny.that what they do delay, they not deny.
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.190and hose in my disposition? One inch of delay more is aand hose in my disposition? One inch of delay more, is a
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.204delay me not the knowledge of his chin.delay me not the knowledge of his chin.
CoriolanusCor I.vi.60And that you not delay the present, but,And that you not delay the present (but
HamletHam III.i.72The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,The pangs of dispriz'd Loue, the Lawes delay,
HamletHam IV.iii.57Delay it not. I'll have him hence tonight.Delay it not, Ile haue him hence to night.
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.ii.180Advantage feeds him fat while men delay.Aduantage feedes him fat, while men delay.
Henry VH5 II.iv.142Come here himself to question our delay,Come here himselfe to question our delay;
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.iii.46'Long all of Somerset and his delay.Long all of Somerset, and his delay.
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.i.168This weighty business will not brook delay;This weighty businesse will not brooke delay,
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.ii.18Right gracious lord, I cannot brook delay;Right gracious Lord, I cannot brooke delay:
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.iii.246Therefore delay not, give thy hand to Warwick;Therefore delay not, giue thy hand to Warwicke,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.viii.60The sun shines hot; and, if we use delay,The Sunne shines hot, and if we vse delay,
Henry VIIIH8 I.ii.59Without delay; and the pretence for thisWithout delay; and the pretence for this
Henry VIIIH8 II.iv.67And that without delay their argumentsAnd that (without delay) their Arguments
Julius CaesarJC III.i.9Delay not, Caesar. Read it instantly.Delay not Casar, read it instantly.
King Edward IIIE3 I.i.169In great affairs 'tis naught to use delay.In great affaires tis nought to vse delay.
King LearKL I.ii.93without any further delay than this very evening.without any further delay, then this very Euening.
King LearKL V.iii.142What safe and nicely I might well delayWhat safe, and nicely I might well delay,
OthelloOth II.iii.377Dull not device by coldness and delay.Dull not Deuice, by coldnesse, and delay.
Richard IIR2 V.i.101We make woe wanton with this fond delay.We make Woe wanton with this fond delay:
Richard IIIR3 IV.i.51Be not ta'en tardy by unwise delay.Be not ta'ne tardie by vnwise delay.
Richard IIIR3 IV.iii.52Is leaden servitor to dull delay;Is leaden seruitor to dull delay.
Richard IIIR3 IV.iii.53Delay leads impotent and snail-paced beggary.Delay leds impotent and Snaile-pac'd Beggery:
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.17Let's lack no discipline, make no delay,Let's lacke no Discipline, make no delay,
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iv.44.2I mean, sir, in delayI meane sir I delay,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.v.33The excuse that thou dost make in this delayThe excuse that thou dost make in this delay,
Romeo and JulietRJ III.v.200Delay this marriage for a month, a week.Delay this marriage, for a month, a weeke,
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.iii.40the hoy Delay. Here are the angels that you sent for tothe Hoy Delay: Here are the angels that you sent for to 
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.89his suit, and lead him on with a fine-baited delay till hehis Suit, and lead him on with a fine baited delay, till hee
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.166Let us be widows to our woes; delayLet us be Widdowes to our woes, delay
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.10To outdure danger. To delay it longerTo out dure danger: To delay it longer
Twelfth NightTN I.v.99Who of my people hold him in delay?Who of my people hold him in delay:
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.48In delay there lies no plenty – In delay there lies no plentie,

Poems

 1 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Rape of LucreceLuc.325 The doors, the wind, the glove, that did delay him The dores, the wind, the gloue that did delay him,

Glossary

 34 result(s).
abodedelay, procrastination
breathingdelay, interval, pause
calmbecalm, come to a halt, delay
dallydelay, linger, loiter
day(plural) time, delay, period of action
deferwaste, put off, delay
delayset of delaying tactics, procrastination
delayquench, subdue, allay
endurancedistressing delay, hardship
forslowbe slow, delay, put off
immediatelydirectly, instantly, without delay
incessantlyinstantly, immediately, without delay
indurancedistressing delay, hardship
intermissioninterval of time, delay, interruption
lengthlength of time, duration left in life, delay
lingerdelay, put off, keep waiting
loutmock, ridicule; or: delay, hold up
pausehesitation, delay
pausedelay, take time to consider
prolongpostpone, put off, delay
proroguepostpone, delay, defer
protractdelay, defer, put off, defer
respiteinterval, pause, delay
standwaste time, delay, wait
staydelay, defer, postpone
staystay away, delay, be absent
staysetback, obstacle, delay
staylinger, tarry, delay
suddenlyimmediately, at once, without delay
tardydelay, retard, hold back
tarriancedelay, procrastination, lingering
tarryingwaiting, delaying, lingering
temporizerdelayer, procrastinator, someone who plays for time
yarequick, without delay, right now

Thesaurus

 33 result(s).
delaypause
delayprorogue
delayforslow
delaypause
delaylength
delaydefer
delaylinger
delayday
delayrespite
delaydally
delaystay
delaytarriance
delaystay
delaytardy
delaystand
delaylout
delayintermission
delaystay
delaycalm
delaystay
delaybreathing
delayprolong
delayabode
delayprotract
delay, distressingindurance
delay, withoutsuddenly
delay, withoutyare
delay, withoutincessantly
delay, withoutimmediately
delayertemporizer
delayingtarrying
delaying tactics, set ofdelay
distressing delayindurance

Words Families

 3 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
DELAYBASICdelay n, delay v, delaying adj
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