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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.8While she was in her dull and sleeping hour,While she was in her dull and sleeping hower,
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.i.215Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull.Our slow designes, when we our selues are dull.
Antony and CleopatraAC III.iii.16I think so, Charmian. Dull of tongue, and dwarfish.I thinke so Charmian: dull of tongue, & dwarfish
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.xv.61In this dull world, which in thy absence isIn this dull world, which in thy absence is
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.55Of dull Octavia. Shall they hoist me upOf dull Octauia. Shall they hoyst me vp,
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.50but Nature's, who perceiveth our natural wits too dullbut Natures, who perceiueth our naturall wits too dull
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.29comes of a very dull kindred.comes of a very dull kindred.
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.111Peace, you dull fool, I found them on a tree.Peace you dull foole, I found them on a tree.
CoriolanusCor I.ix.6And, gladly quaked, hear more; where the dull tribunes,And gladly quak'd, heare more: where the dull Tribunes,
CoriolanusCor V.iii.40.2 Like a dull actor nowLike a dull Actor now,
CymbelineCym I.vi.37Will stupefy and dull the sense awhile;Will stupifie and dull the Sense a-while,
CymbelineCym II.ii.31O sleep, thou ape of death, lie dull upon her,O sleepe, thou Ape of death, lye dull vpon her,
CymbelineCym II.iv.41.1Too dull for your good wearing?Too dull for your good wearing?
HamletHam I.iii.64But do not dull thy palm with entertainmentBut doe not dull thy palme, with entertainment
HamletHam II.ii.564A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peakA dull and muddy-metled Rascall, peake
HamletHam III.ii.236My spirits grow dull, and fain I would beguileMy spirits grow dull, and faine I would beguile
HamletHam IV.iv.33And spur my dull revenge! What is a man,
HamletHam IV.vii.31That we are made of stuff so flat and dullThat we are made of stuffe, so flat, and dull,
HamletHam V.i.57your dull ass will not mend his pace with beating. Andyour dull Asse will not mend his pace with beating; and
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.ii.79Fits a dull fighter and a keen guest.fits a dull fighter, and a keene Guest.
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.iii.23Their courage with hard labour tame and dull,Their courage with hard labour tame and dull,
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.i.71So dull, so dead in look, so woe-begone,So dull, so dead in looke, so woe-be-gone,
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.i.118Turned on themselves, like dull and heavy lead;Turn'd on themselues, like dull and heauy Lead:
Henry IV Part 22H4 III.i.15O thou dull god, why liest thou with the vileO thou dull God, why lyest thou with the vilde,
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.ii.22And our dull workings. O, who shall believeAnd our dull workings. O, who shall beleeue,
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.iii.97and dull and crudy vapours which environ it, makes itand dull, and cruddie Vapours, which enuiron it: makes it
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.v.2Unless some dull and favourable handVnlesse some dull and fauourable hand
Henry VH5 II.iv.16For peace itself should not so dull a kingdom,For Peace it selfe should not so dull a Kingdome,
Henry VH5 III.v.16Is not their climate foggy, raw, and dull,Is not their Clymate foggy, raw, and dull?
Henry VH5 III.vii.20Perseus: he is pure air and fire; and the dull elements ofPerseus: hee is pure Ayre and Fire; and the dull Elements
Henry VH5 IV.chorus.11Piercing the night's dull ear; and from the tentsPiercing the Nights dull Eare: and from the Tents,
Henry VH5 IV.ii.47And in their pale dull mouths the gimmaled bitAnd in their pale dull mouthes the Iymold Bitt
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.v.15Able to ravish any dull conceit;Able to rauish any dull conceit.
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.433And sleep in dull cold marble, where no mentionAnd sleepe in dull cold Marble, where no mention
Julius CaesarJC I.iii.57You are dull, Casca, and those sparks of lifeYou are dull, Caska: / And those sparkes of Life,
King Edward IIIE3 I.ii.108And for my dull knees bow my feeling heartAnd for my dul knees bow my feeling heart,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.vi.23Myself, whose spirit is steel to their dull lead,My selfe whose spirit is steele to their dull lead,
King JohnKJ III.iv.109Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man,Vexing the dull eare of a drowsie man;
King LearKL I.ii.13Than doth within a dull, stale, tired bedThen doth within a dull stale tyred bed
King LearKL V.iii.280.1This is a dull sight. Are you not Kent?This is a dull sight, are you not Kent?
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.179.1Enter Dull with a letter,Enter a Constable with Costard with a Letter.
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.258Anthony Dull, a man of good repute, carriage, bearing,Anthony Dull, a man of good repute, carriage, bearing,
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.260Me, an't shall please you. I am Anthony Dull.Me, an't shall please you? I am Anthony Dull.
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.ii.121.1Enter Dull, Costard,Enter Clowne, Constable,
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.ii.139Exeunt Dull and JaquenettaExeunt.
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.57metal heavy, dull, and slow?mettall heauie, dull, and slow?
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.ii.1.1Enter Holofernes, Nathaniel, and DullEnter Dull, Holofernes, the Pedant and Nathaniel.
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.ii.36Dictynna, goodman Dull. Dictynna, goodmanDictisima goodman Dull, dictisima goodman
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.ii.37Dull.Dull.
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.ii.161concludes it. (To Dull) Sir, I do invite you too; you shallconcludes it. Sir I do inuite you too, you shall
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.i.1Enter Holofernes, Nathaniel, and DullEnter the Pedant, Curate and Dull.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.i.142Via, goodman Dull! Thou hast spoken noVia good-man Dull, thou hast spoken no
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.i.149Most dull, honest Dull! To our sport,Most Dull, honest Dull, to our sport
MacbethMac I.iii.149Give me your favour. My dull brain was wroughtGiue me your fauour: / My dull Braine was wrought
Measure for MeasureMM IV.iv.19And dull to all proceedings. A deflowered maid,And dull to all proceedings. A deflowred maid,
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.123Why, he is the Prince's jester, a very dull fool;Why he is the Princes ieaster, a very dull foole,
Much Ado About NothingMA II.iii.69Of dumps so dull and heavy;Of dumps so dull and heauy,
OthelloOth I.i.124At this odd-even and dull watch o'the night,At this odde Euen and dull watch o'th'night
OthelloOth II.i.221made dull with the act of sport, there should be, againmade dull with the Act of Sport, there should be a game
OthelloOth II.iii.377Dull not device by coldness and delay.Dull not Deuice, by coldnesse, and delay.
OthelloOth V.ii.223O thou dull Moor, that handkerchief thou speak'st ofOh thou dull Moore, / That Handkerchiefe thou speak'st of
PericlesPer I.ii.2The sad companion, dull-eyed melancholy,The sad companion dull eyde melancholie,
PericlesPer V.i.162That e'er dull sleep did mock sad fools withal.That ere duld sleepe did mocke sad fooles withall,
Richard IIR2 I.iii.168And dull unfeeling barren ignoranceAnd dull, vnfeeling, barren ignorance,
Richard IIR2 III.ii.196So may you by my dull and heavy eyeSo may you by my dull and heauie Eye:
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.195Why then, give way, dull clouds, to my quick curses!Why then giue way dull Clouds to my quick Curses.
Richard IIIR3 II.ii.92With dull unwillingness to repay a debtWith dull vnwillingnesse to repay a debt,
Richard IIIR3 IV.ii.17Cousin, thou wast not wont to be so dull.Cousin, thou wast not wont to be so dull.
Richard IIIR3 IV.iii.52Is leaden servitor to dull delay;Is leaden seruitor to dull delay.
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.124My words are dull. O, quicken them with thine!My words are dull, O quicken them with thine.
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.227No doubt the murderous knife was dull and bluntNo doubt the murd'rous Knife was dull and blunt,
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.445When thou com'st thither – (To Catesby) Dull unmindful villain,When thou com'st thither: Dull vnmindfull Villaine,
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iv.21I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe.I cannot bound a pitch aboue dull woe,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.i.2Turn back, dull earth, and find thy centre out.Turne backe dull earth, and find thy Center out.
The Comedy of ErrorsCE I.ii.20When I am dull with care and melancholy,When I am dull with care and melancholly,
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.i.91Are my discourses dull? barren my wit?Are my discourses dull? Barren my wit, 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE V.i.79But moody and dull melancholy,But moodie and dull melancholly, 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE V.i.317My dull deaf ears a little use to hear.My dull deafe eares a little vse to heare: 
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.vii.8This third, dull lead, with warning all as blunt,This third, dull lead, with warning all as blunt,
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.162She is not bred so dull but she can learn;Shee is not bred so dull but she can learne;
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.iii.14I'll not be made a soft and dull-eyed fool,Ile not be made a soft and dull ey'd foole,
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.86The motions of his spirit are dull as night,The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
The TempestTem I.ii.285Dull thing, I say so! He, that CalibanDull thing, I say so: he, that Caliban
The TempestTem V.i.298.1And worship this dull fool!And worship this dull foole?
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.vi.41By some sly trick blunt Thurio's dull proceeding.By some slie tricke, blunt Thurio's dull proceeding.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.ii.51Upon the dull earth dwelling.Vpon the dull earth dwelling.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.ii.26Is but his foil; to him, a mere dull shadow.Is but his foyle, to him, a meere dull shadow,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK prologue.31A little dull time from us, we perceiveA little dull time from us, we perceave
The Winter's TaleWT V.i.64Her eye, and tell me for what dull part in'tHer eye, and tell me for what dull part in't
Timon of AthensTim II.ii.224Is fashioned for the journey, dull and heavy.Is fashion'd for the iourney, dull and heauy.
Titus AndronicusTit II.i.128The woods are ruthless, dreadful, deaf, and dull.The Woods are ruthlesse, dreadfull, deafe, and dull:
Titus AndronicusTit II.iii.195My sight is very dull, whate'er it bodes.My sight is very dull what ere it bodes.
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.262Who in this dull and long-continued truceWho in this dull and long-continew'd Truce
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.381If the dull brainless Ajax come safe off,If the dull brainlesse Aiax come safe off,
Troilus and CressidaTC II.ii.210The dull and factious nobles of the GreeksThe dull and factious nobles of the Greekes,

Poems

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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
SonnetsSonn.44.1 If the dull substance of my flesh were thought, IF the dull substance of my flesh were thought,
SonnetsSonn.51.2 Of my dull bearer, when from thee I speed: Of my dull bearer, when from thee I speed,
SonnetsSonn.51.11 Shall neigh, no dull flesh in his fiery race, Shall naigh noe dull flesh in his fiery race,
SonnetsSonn.97.13 Or if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer, Or if they sing, tis with so dull a cheere,
SonnetsSonn.102.14 Because I would not dull you with my song. Because I would not dull you with my songe.
SonnetsSonn.107.12 While he insults o'er dull and speechless tribes. While he insults ore dull and speachlesse tribes.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.450 From forth dull sleep by dreadful fancy waking, From forth dull sleepe by dreadfull fancie waking,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1019 Debate where leisure serves with dull debaters; Debate where leysure serues with dull debators:
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1336 Speed more than speed but dull and slow she deems: Speed more then speed, but dul & slow she deems,
Venus and AdonisVen.33 Who blushed and pouted in a dull disdain, Who blusht, and powted in a dull disdaine,
Venus and AdonisVen.212 Well-painted idol, image dull and dead, Well painted idoll, image dull, and dead,
Venus and AdonisVen.340 Looks on the dull earth with disturbed mind, Lookes on the dull earth with disturbed minde:

Glossary

 46 result(s).
barrenunresponsive, dull, apathetic
barrenstupid, empty-headed, dull
barren-spiriteddull-minded, lacking the spirit to respond
bluntstupid, obtuse, dull-witted
dimdull, pale-coloured, lacking lustre
dotantdotard, dullard, one whose mind is impaired by age
dullmake undiscerning, make insensitive
dullblunt, reduce the activity of
dullobtuse, stupid
dullgloomy, melancholic, sullen
dullheavily, deeply
dullinsensitive, incapable of sensation
dullstupefy, satisfy to the point of slothfulness
dulldead, lifeless, sluggish, inactive
dull[unclear meaning] sleep-inducing, soothing, producing drowsiness
dullbored, uninterested, inattentive
dulldim, not sharp, lacking keenness
dullbore, make weary, be tedious to
dullmake dreary, take the edge off
dullarddimwit, dunce, ignoramus
dull-eyedlacking insight, easily deceived
dullness, dulnesssleepiness, drowsiness, tiredness
dullness, dulnesslethargy, sluggishness, inactivity
fatgross, heavy, dull
fat-wittedthick-witted, slow, dull
flatfeeble, dull, deficient
foilsetting, background which sets something off to advantage [as dull metal sets off a gem]
grossdull, obtuse, ignorant
ignorantdull, unwitting, simple-minded
illustrouslack-lustre, dull, dim
iron-witteddull-witted, obtuse, dense
knotty-patedblock-headed, dull-witted
leadenheavy, dull, spiritless
lethargyaffect with lethargy, dull, subdue
muddydull-witted, muddle-headed
muddy-mettledsluggish, dull-spirited
mulledstupefied, dull, numb
orange-tawnydull yellowish brown
rebatesubdue, moderate, make dull
roughinadequate, dull, lacking grace
sullendull, drab, sombre
tardydull, slow-witted, reluctant
thickdull, dim, poor
thick-eyedheavy-eyed, dull-sighted
thickskinbrutishly built, dullard, blockhead
woodenspiritless, dull, stupid

Thesaurus

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dullsullen
dullfat
dullillustrous
dullflat
dulltardy
dullthick
dullignorant
dullfat-witted
dullleaden
dullbarren
dulllethargy
dullbarren
dullgross
dulldim
dullwooden
dullrough
dullmulled
dull, makerebate
dullarddotant
dullardthickskin
dull-mindedbarren-spirited
dull-sightedthick-eyed
dull-spiritedmuddy-mettled
dull-wittedknotty-pated
dull-wittedmuddy
dull-wittedblunt
dull-wittediron-witted
slow [dull]fat-witted

Themes and Topics

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Address forms...i.36rj i.v.77ham v.i.14 holofernes to dull [schoolmaster to constable] capulet t...
Humours...d others (2h4 ii.iii.30) phlegm dull , indifferent, indolent, apathetic, idle...

Words Families

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
BRAINSTATEdull-brained adj
DULLBASICdull adj, dull v, dulling n, dullness n, dully adv
DULLPART OF BODYdull-brained adj, dull-eyed adj
DULLPEOPLEdullard n
EYEINTENSITYdull-eyed adj
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