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Search phrase: dern

Plays

 2 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
King LearKL III.vii.62If wolves had at thy gate howled that dern timeIf Wolues had at thy Gate howl'd that sterne time,
PericlesPer Chorus.III.15By many a dern and painful perchBy many a dearne and painefull pearch

Glossary

 29 result(s).
Antiates[pron: an'tiyateez] people from Antium (modern Anzio), S Italy
CandyCandia (modern Heraklion), port in Crete
cutornamental gap in a dress to show the colour underneath
Dalmatianspeople from ancient Dalmatia, bordering the Adriatic Sea, modern SW Croatia
derndread, dark, sombre
derndreary, dark, wild
desert, desartdesolate place, wilderness
fairymalignant spirit [as well as its modern sense]
fieldwasteland, wilderness
finehandsome [as modern use]
finepowdery [as modern use]
ground[music] constant bass rhythm underneath a descant, foundation
Hyrcan, Hyrcania[pron: 'herkan, her'kaynia] ancient region of Asia Minor, in modern Iran
IllyriaE seaboard of the Adriatic and its hinterland (Dalmatia); in modern Croatia
learnteach, instruct [not a regional dialect usage as in modern English]
meltingmoving, affecting, causing tenderness
modernordinary, trite, commonplace, everyday
Pannonianspeople from ancient Pannonia (in and around modern Hungary)
peevishobstinate, perverse, self-willed [contrast modern sense of ‘irritable, morose’]
Pentapolis[pron: pen'tapolis] city region on N African coast, modern Libya
remorsepity, compassion, tenderness
savagerywilderness, wildness of growth
Tripolis[pron: 'tripolis] Tripoli; seaport capital in N Africa (modern Libya)
Tunisformer N African state [in modern Tunisia]
undergarnishedadorned underneath
underminedig underneath; also: overthrow
untemperingunsoftening, without fostering tenderness
wildwilderness, waste land
wildernesswildness of character, licentiousness

Thesaurus

 11 result(s).
adorned underneathundergarnished
dig underneathundermine
tendernessremorse
tenderness, causingmelting
tenderness, without fostering untempering
underneath, adornedundergarnished
underneath, digundermine
wildernessfield
wildernesssavagery
wildernessdesert, desart
wildernesswild

Words Families

 1 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
DERNBASICdern adj
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