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Search phrase: disposition

Plays

 45 result(s). alternate result(s)
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All's Well That Ends WellAW III.vi.41in your disposition.in your disposition.
Antony and CleopatraAC I.v.53O well-divided disposition! Note him,Oh well diuided disposition: Note him,
Antony and CleopatraAC II.vii.7disposition, he cries out ‘ No more;’ reconciles themdisposition, hee cries out, no more; reconciles them
As You Like ItAYL I.i.117that your younger brother, Orlando, hath a dispositionthat your yonger brother Orlando hath a disposition
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.229My father's rough and envious dispositionMy Fathers rough and enuious disposition
As You Like ItAYL II.iv.77My master is of churlish disposition,My master is of churlish disposition,
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 IV.i.103disposition; and ask me what you will, I will grant it.disposition: and aske me what you will, I will grant it.
As You Like ItAYL IV.iii.118The royal disposition of that beastThe royall disposition of that beast
CoriolanusCor I.vi.74Wave thus to express his disposition,Waue thus to expresse his disposition,
CoriolanusCor II.ii.13the true knowledge he has in their disposition, and out ofthe true knowledge he ha's in their disposition, and out of
CoriolanusCor III.ii.111Away, my disposition, and possess meAway my disposition, and possesse me
HamletHam I.ii.169A truant disposition, good my lord.A truant disposition, good my Lord.
HamletHam I.iv.55So horridly to shake our dispositionSo horridly to shake our disposition,
HamletHam I.v.172To put an antic disposition on – To put an Anticke disposition on:)
HamletHam II.ii.298disposition that this goodly frame the earth seems todisposition; that this goodly frame the Earth, seemes to
HamletHam III.i.12But with much forcing of his disposition.But with much forcing of his disposition.
Henry VIIIH8 II.iv.87Of disposition gentle and of wisdomOf disposition gentle, and of wisedome,
King LearKL I.i.303If our father carry authority with such disposition as heif our Father carry authority with such disposition as he
King LearKL I.ii.127man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of aman, to lay his Goatish disposition on the charge of a
King LearKL I.iv.289But let his disposition have that scopeBut let his disposition haue that scope
King LearKL II.ii.151Whose disposition all the world well knowsWhose disposition all the world well knowes
King LearKL III.v.5brother's evil disposition made him seek his death; butBrothers euill disposition made him seeke his death: but
King LearKL IV.ii.31Blows in your face. I fear your disposition:Blowes in your face.
MacbethMac III.iv.112Even to the disposition that I oweEuen to the disposition that I owe,
Measure for MeasureMM I.ii.117I do it not in evil disposition,I do it not in euill disposition,
Measure for MeasureMM III.i.165her virtue to practise his judgement with the dispositionher vertue, to practise his iudgement with the disposition
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.220day's news. I pray you, sir, of what disposition was thedaies newes. I pray you Sir, of what disposition was the
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.56have sworn his disposition would have gone to thehaue sworne his disposition would haue gone to the
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.v.100inconstancy of man's disposition is able to bear.inconstancy of mans disposition is able to beare.
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.5He is of a very melancholy disposition.He is of a very melancholy disposition.
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.190base, though bitter, disposition of Beatrice that puts thebase (though bitter) disposition of Beatrice, that putt's the
OthelloOth I.iii.234I crave fit disposition for my wife,I craue fit disposition for my Wife,
OthelloOth II.iii.311apt, so blessed a disposition, that she holds it a vice in herapt, so blessed a disposition, she holds it a vice in her
OthelloOth III.iii.199I know our country disposition well:I know our Country disposition well:
Richard IIR2 II.ii.4And entertain a cheerful disposition.And entertaine a cheerefull disposition.
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.63The King, of his own royal disposition,The King on his owne Royall disposition,
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iii.66How stands your dispositions to be married?How stands your disposition to be Married?
Romeo and JulietRJ III.iii.115I thought thy disposition better tempered.I thought thy disposition better temper'd.
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.i.49The bitter disposition of the timeThe bitter disposition of the time
Twelfth NightTN I.v.87and of free disposition, is to take those things for bird-boltsand of free disposition, is to take those things for Bird-bolts,
Twelfth NightTN II.v.194her, which will now be so unsuitable to her dispositionher, which will now be so vnsuteable to her disposition,
Twelfth NightTN III.i.132Grace and good disposition attend your ladyship.Grace and good disposition attend your Ladyship:
The Winter's TaleWT III.iii.27Since fate, against thy better disposition,Since Fate (against thy better disposition)
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.135.1Does change my disposition.Do's change my disposition:

Poems

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The Rape of LucreceLuc.d4 honourable disposition, not the worth of my untutored Honourable disposition, not the worth of my vntu-
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1695 At this request, with noble disposition At this request, with noble disposition,

Glossary

 41 result(s).
affectiondisposition, character, state of mind
bentdisposition, constitution, temperament
blooddisposition, temper, mood
cheermood, disposition
complexionnatural trait, disposition, temperament, nature
conditiondisposition, temper, mood, character
constellation[the stars were thought to influence people and events] disposition, character, temperament
constitutiondisposition, temperament, mood
couragespirit, disposition, nature
debonairgracious, courtly, of gentle disposition
disposedisposition, manner, bearing
disposedof a particular disposition, with a turn of mind
dispositioncomposure, state of mind, temperament
dispositionaffectation, show of temperament
dispositioninclination, mood, frame of mind
dispositionnatural temperament, normal state of mind
dispositionarrangement, care, management
dispositioncontrol, direction, management
dispositionaptitude, gift, capacity
entertainmenttreatment, attitude, disposition
expositionmalapropism for ‘disposition’ [= inclination]
featherkind, type, disposition
framenature, frame of mind, disposition
habitudecharacter, disposition, temperament
humourmood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humouredexpressing a particular disposition; lying, treacherous
inclinationcharacter, temperament, disposition
itching palmavaricious disposition, desire for personal gain
kindnature, reality, character, disposition
metamorphosetransform, alter one's disposition, change one's shape
mettlespirit, temperament, disposition
mindcharacter, disposition, spirit
naturepersonality, innate disposition, character
orderarrangement, disposition, direction
qualitynature, disposition, character
raceinherited nature, natural disposition
societydisposition, manners, social graces
spiritdisposition, temperament, frame of mind
strainquality, character, disposition
temperframe of mind, temperament, disposition
temperedin such a mood, of this disposition

Thesaurus

 37 result(s).
alter dispositionmetamorphose
avaricious dispositionitching palm
dispositionconstellation
dispositionbent
dispositionblood
dispositionaffection
dispositioncheer
dispositioninclination
dispositioncourage
dispositionmind
dispositioncomplexion
dispositionorder
dispositionconstitution
dispositionhumour
dispositioncondition
dispositionhabitude
dispositionentertainment
dispositiontemper
dispositionmettle
dispositiondispose
dispositionstrain
dispositionquality
dispositionspirit
dispositionsociety
dispositionfeather
dispositionkind
dispositionframe
disposition, altermetamorphose
disposition, avariciousitching palm
disposition, expressing a particularhumoured
disposition, innatenature
disposition, naturalrace
disposition, of a particulardisposed
disposition, of gentledebonair
disposition, of thistempered
innate dispositionnature
natural dispositionrace

Themes and Topics

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Humours...ysiology a person's physical and mental disposition was thought to be governed by a combinat...
...y (n ) humour typical disposition seen in character example ...
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)...hies / to his confine humour (n ) mood disposition frame of mind temperament [as determin...
... i iii 235 [othello to duke] i crave fit disposition for my wife / due reference of place an...

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