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Antony and CleopatraAC II.vii.100But I had rather fast from all, four days,but I had rather fast from all, foure dayes,
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.xii.28Like a right gypsy hath at fast and looseLike a right Gypsie, hath at fast and loose
As You Like ItAYL III.v.68be so, as fast as she answers thee with frowning looks,be so, as fast / As she answeres thee with frowning lookes,
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.123Why, now, as fast as she can marry us.Why now, as fast as she can marrie vs.
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.194Or rather, bottomless, that as fast as you pourOr rather bottomlesse, that as fast as you poure
The Comedy of ErrorsCE I.ii.50You have no stomach, having broke your fast.You haue no stomacke, hauing broke your fast:
The Comedy of ErrorsCE I.ii.51But we that know what 'tis to fast and prayBut we that know what 'tis to fast and pray,
The Comedy of ErrorsCE I.ii.89She that doth fast till you come home to dinner,She that doth fast till you come home to dinner:
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.ii.72Where runnest thou so fast?where run'st thou so fast?
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.ii.30.2By running fast. By running fast.
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.iv.144Run all out as fast as may be, frightedExeunt omnes, as fast as may be, frighted.
The Comedy of ErrorsCE V.i.40Let us come in, that we may bind him fastLet vs come in, that we may binde him fast, 
CoriolanusCor I.iv.41If you'll stand fast, we'll beat them to their wives,If you'l stand fast, wee'l beate them to their Wiues,
CoriolanusCor II.i.94eyes so fast?Eyes so fast?
CoriolanusCor II.iii.183Fast foe to th' plebeii, your voices mightFast Foe to th'Plebeij, your Voyces might
CoriolanusCor III.i.230.3Stand fast!Stand fast,
CoriolanusCor IV.iv.12O world, thy slippery turns! Friends now fast sworn,Oh World, thy slippery turnes! Friends now fast sworn,
CymbelineCym I.i.45As we do air, fast as 'twas ministered,As we do ayre, fast as 'twas ministred,
CymbelineCym I.vii.138And will continue fast to your affection,And will continue fast to your Affection,
CymbelineCym IV.ii.347I fast, and prayed for their intelligence – thus:(I fast, and pray'd for their Intelligence) thus:
HamletHam I.v.11And for the day confined to fast in fires,And for the day confin'd to fast in Fiers,
HamletHam I.v.162Well said, old mole! Canst work i'th' earth so fast?Well said old Mole, can'st worke i'th' ground so fast?
HamletHam II.ii.147Fell into a sadness, then into a fast,Fell into a Sadnesse, then into a Fast,
HamletHam IV.vii.164So fast they follow. Your sister's drowned, Laertes.So fast they'l follow: your Sister's drown'd Laertes.
HamletHam V.i.271Woo't weep? Woo't fight? Woo't fast? Woo't tear thyself?Woo't weepe? Woo't fight? Woo't teare thy selfe?
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.ii.70Farewell, and stand fast!Farewell, and stand fast.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.143could run as fast as thou canst. You are straight enoughcould run as fast as thou canst. You are straight enough
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.513Falstaff! Fast asleep behind the arras, and snortingFalstaffe? fast asleepe behinde the Arras, and snorting
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.i.82Do pelt so fast at one another's pateDoe pelt so fast at one anothers Pate,
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.ii.42I think the Duke of Burgundy will fastI thinke the Duke of Burgonie will fast,
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.iv.30And York as fast upon your grace exclaims,And Yorke as fast vpon your Grace exclaimes,
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iii.30Damsel of France, I think I have you fast.Damsell of France, I thinke I haue you fast,
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iv.21We will make fast within a hallowed verge.Wee will make fast within a hallow'd Verge.
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iv.73Thither goes these news, as fast as horse can carry them – Thither goes these Newes, / As fast as Horse can carry them:
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.189And sees fast by a butcher with an axe,And sees fast-by, a Butcher with an Axe,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.367Whither goes Vaux so fast? What news, I prithee?Whether goes Vaux so fast? What newes I prethee?
Henry VI Part 22H6 V.ii.21But that thou art so fast mine enemy.But that thou art so fast mine enemie.
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.i.119Now, brother King, farewell, and sit you fast,Now Brother King farewell, and sit you fast,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.vii.10The gates made fast! Brother, I like not this;The Gates made fast? / Brother, I like not this.
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.i.54This hand, fast wound about thy coal-black hair,This Hand, fast wound about thy coale-black hayre,
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.ii.3Now, Montague, sit fast; I seek for thee,Now Mountague sit fast, I seeke for thee,
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.iv.63To haste thus fast to find us unprovided.To haste thus fast, to finde vs vnprouided.
Henry VIIIH8 II.i.1.1Whither away so fast?Whether away so fast?
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.116Springs out into fast gait; then stops again,Springs out into fast gate, then stops againe,
Henry VIIIH8 V.ii.3To make great haste. All fast? What means this? Ho!To make great hast. All fast? What meanes this? Hoa?
Julius CaesarJC II.i.229Boy! Lucius! Fast asleep? It is no matter.Boy: Lucius: Fast asleepe? It is no matter,
Julius CaesarJC III.i.87Stand fast together, lest some friend of Caesar'sStand fast together, least some Friend of Casars
Julius CaesarJC III.i.201Weeping as fast as they stream forth thy blood,Weeping as fast as they streame forth thy blood,
Julius CaesarJC V.i.22Stand fast, Titinius; we must out and talk.Stand fast Titinius, we must out and talke.
King Edward IIIE3 II.ii.175Which now lies fast asleep within my heart.Which now lies fast a sleepe within my hart,
King Edward IIIE3 III.i.161Purple the sea, whose channel filled as fastPurple the Sea whose channel fild as fast,
King Edward IIIE3 V.i.143Or as a bear fast chained unto a stake,Or as a beare fast chaind vnto a stake,
King JohnKJ I.i.235Upon Good Friday and ne'er broke his fast.Vpon good Friday, and nere broke his fast:
King JohnKJ II.i.447To our fast-closed gates. For at this match,To our fast closed gates: for at this match,
King JohnKJ III.i.208O Lewis, stand fast! The devil tempts thee hereO Lewis, stand fast, the deuill tempts thee heere
King JohnKJ III.i.242Play fast and loose with faith? So jest with heaven,Play fast and loose with faith? so iest with heauen,
King JohnKJ IV.i.5Fast to the chair. Be heedful. Hence, and watch!Fast to the chaire: be heedfull: hence, and watch.
King JohnKJ IV.ii.269I conjure thee but slowly – run more fast!I coniure thee but slowly: run more fast.
King LearKL I.i.38In three our kingdom: and 'tis our fast intentIn three our Kingdome: and 'tis our fast intent,
King LearKL III.vii.29Bind fast his corky arms.Binde fast his corky armes.
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.24I am resolved. 'Tis but a three years' fast.I am resolu'd, 'tis but a three yeeres fast:
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.48Not to see ladies, study, fast, not sleep.Not to see Ladies, study, fast, not sleepe.
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.62When I to feast expressly am forbid;When I to fast expressely am forbid.
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.287Sir, I will pronounce your sentence: you shall fast aSir I will pronounce your sentence: You shall fast a
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.ii.123no penance, but 'a must fast three days a week. Forno penance, but hee must fast three daies a weeke: for
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.ii.140Villain, thou shalt fast for thy offences ere thouVillaine, thou shalt fast for thy offences ere thou
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.ii.149Let me not be pent up, sir. I will fast, beingLet mee not bee pent vp sir, I will fast being
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.ii.151No, sir, that were fast and loose. Thou shalt toNo sir, that were fast and loose: thou shalt to
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.101To sell a bargain well is as cunning as fast and loose.To sell a bargaine well is as cunning as fast and loose:
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.184.2Soft! Whither away so fast?Soft, Whither a-way so fast?
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.290To fast, to study, and to see no woman –To fast, to study, and to see no woman:
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.292Say, can you fast? Your stomachs are too young,Say, Can you fast? your stomacks are too young:
MacbethMac IV.iii.3Hold fast the mortal sword; and like good menHold fast the mortall Sword: and like good men,
MacbethMac V.i.8to bed; yet all this while in a most fast sleep.to bed; yet all this while in a most fast sleepe.
MacbethMac V.i.20upon my life, fast asleep. Observe her; stand close.vp-on my life fast asleepe: obserue her, stand close.
Measure for MeasureMM I.ii.125As surfeit is the father of much fast,As surfet is the father of much fast,
Measure for MeasureMM I.ii.146You know the lady. She is fast my wifeYou know the Lady, she is fast my wife,
Measure for MeasureMM I.iv.61With profits of the mind, study, and fast.With profits of the minde: Studie, and fast
Measure for MeasureMM IV.ii.63As fast locked up in sleep as guiltless labourAs fast lock'd vp in sleepe, as guiltlesse labour,
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.208Was fast belocked in thine. This is the bodyWas fast belockt in thine: This is the body
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.iii.93I cannot tell, I make it breed as fast.I cannot tell, I make it breede as fast,
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.v.52Fast bind, fast find,fast binde, fast finde,
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.vi.49I will make fast the doors, and gild myselfI will make fast the doores and guild my selfe
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.25Who comes so fast in silence of the night?Who comes so fast in silence of the night?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.i.62do fast enough of themselves, and to call ‘ horum.’ Fiedoe fast enough of themselues, and to call horum; fie
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.i.129How chance the roses there do fade so fast?How chance the Roses there do fade so fast?
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.379For night's swift dragons cut the clouds full fast,For night-swift Dragons cut the Clouds full fast,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.416I followed fast, but faster he did fly,I followed fast, but faster he did flye; shifting places.
OthelloOth I.ii.11Are you fast married? For be assured of this,Are you fast married? Be assur'd of this,
OthelloOth I.iii.357Wilt thou be fast to my hopes, if I depend onWilt thou be fast to my hopes, if I depend on
OthelloOth V.ii.346Drop tears as fast as the Arabian treesDrops teares as fast as the Arabian Trees
PericlesPer Chorus.IV.6Whom our fast-growing scene must findWhom our fast growing scene must finde
Richard IIR2 II.i.36He tires betimes that spurs too fast betimes.He tyres betimes, that spurs too fast betimes;
Richard IIR2 II.i.75Within me grief hath kept a tedious fast;Within me greefe hath kept a tedious fast,
Richard IIR2 II.i.80Is my strict fast – I mean my children's looks;Is my strict fast, I meane my Childrens lookes,
Richard IIR2 III.iv.34Cut off the heads of too fast-growing spraysCut off the heads of too fast growing sprayes,
Richard IIR2 V.ii.116I doubt not but to ride as fast as York;I doubt not but to ride as fast as Yorke:
Richard IIIR3 II.iii.1Good morrow, neighbour. Whither away so fast?Cit. Good morrow Neighbour, whether away so fast?
Richard IIIR3 II.iv.14And since, methinks, I would not grow so fast,And since, me thinkes I would not grow so fast,
Richard IIIR3 II.iv.27Marry, they say my uncle grew so fastMarry (they say) my Vnkle grew so fast,
Richard IIIR3 III.i.103You said that idle weeds are fast in growth.You said, that idle Weeds are fast in growth:
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.118Forbear to sleep the nights, and fast the days;Forbeare to sleepe the night, and fast the day:
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.162Was that my father that went hence so fast?Was that my Father that went hence so fast?
Romeo and JulietRJ II.iii.90Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.Wisely and slow, they stumble that run fast.
Romeo and JulietRJ II.vi.16Enter Juliet somewhat fast. She embraces RomeoEnter Iuliet.
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.v.1Mistress! What, mistress! Juliet! Fast, I warrant her, she.Mistris, what Mistris? Iuliet? Fast I warrant her she.
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.i.108and fast it fairly out. Our cake's dough on both sides.and fast it fairely out. Our cakes dough on both sides.
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.302She vied so fast, protesting oath on oath,Shee vi'd so fast, protesting oath on oath,
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.i.159And better 'twere that both of us did fast,And better 'twere that both of vs did fast,
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.i.163And for this night we'll fast for company.And for this night we'l fast for companie.
The Taming of the ShrewTS V.i.101Exeunt Biondello, Tranio and Pedant, as fast as may beExit Biondello, Tranio and Pedant as fast as may be.
The TempestTem I.i.30is perfect gallows. Stand fast, good Fate, to hisis perfect Gallowes: stand fast good Fate to his
The TempestTem I.ii.281As fast as millwheels strike. Then was this island – As fast as Mill-wheeles strike: Then was this Island
The TempestTem II.i.219.1And yet so fast asleep.And yet so fast asleepe.
Timon of AthensTim II.ii.176Feast-won, fast-lost. One cloud of winter showers,Feast won, fast lost; one cloud of Winter showres,
Timon of AthensTim IV.i.8Do't in your parents' eyes. Bankrupts, hold fast;Doo't in your Parents eyes. Bankrupts, hold fast
Titus AndronicusTit II.iii.194Where I espied the panther fast asleep.Where I espied the Panther fast asleepe.
Titus AndronicusTit II.iv.11Who is this? My niece, that flies away so fast?Who is this, my Neece that flies away so fast?
Titus AndronicusTit V.ii.164Is he sure bound? Look that you bind them fast.Is he sure bound, looke that you binde them fast.
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.259We must with all our main of power stand fast,We must with all our maine of power stand fast:
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.149As fast as they are made, forgot as soonas fast as they are made, / Forgot as soone
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.iii.3Comes fast upon. Good my brother Troilus,Comes fast vpon: good my brother Troylus,
Troilus and CressidaTC V.ii.190Stand fast, and wear a castle on thy head!Stand fast, and weare a Castle on thy head.
Troilus and CressidaTC V.iii.59Lay hold upon him, Priam, hold him fast;Lay hold vpon him Priam, hold him fast:
Twelfth NightTN I.v.282Do give thee fivefold blazon. Not too fast! soft, softDo giue thee fiue-fold blazon: not too fast: soft, soft,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.i.22young wench that had buried her grandam; to fast, likeyong wench that had buried her Grandam: to fast, like
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.iv.139Now can I break my fast, dine, sup, and sleep,Now can I breake my fast, dine, sup, and sleepe,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.25Haply when they have judged me fast asleep,Haply when they haue iudg'd me fast asleepe,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.51Sir Valentine, whither away so fast?Sir Valentine, whether away so fast?
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.i.1Fellows, stand fast; I see a passenger.Fellowes, stand fast: I see a passenger.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.ii.132By my halidom, I was fast asleep.By my hallidome, I was fast asleepe.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.v.6Fast by a brook, and there he shall keep close,Fast by a Brooke, and there he shall keepe close,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.498A vessel rides fast by, but not preparedA Vessell rides fast by, but not prepar'd


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The Rape of LucreceLuc.360 The dove sleeps fast that this night-owl will catch; The doue sleeps fast that this night-Owle will catch.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.891 Thy private feasting to a public fast, Thy priuate feasting to a publicke fast,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1334 Charging the sour-faced groom to hie as fast Charging the sowr-fac'd groome, to high as fast
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1670 Back to the strait that forced him on so fast, Backe to the strait that forst him on so fast:
SonnetsSonn.11.1 As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'st, AS fast as thou shalt wane so fast thou grow'st,
SonnetsSonn.12.12 And die as fast as they see others grow; And die as fast as they see others grow,
SonnetsSonn.114.8 As fast as objects to his beams assemble? As fast as obiects to his beames assemble:
SonnetsSonn.134.8 Under that bond that him as fast doth bind. Vnder that bond that him as fast doth binde.
Venus and AdonisVen.55 Even as an empty eagle, sharp by fast, Euen as an emptie Eagle sharpe by fast,
Venus and AdonisVen.527 The mellow plum doth fall, the green sticks fast, The mellow plum doth fall, the greene sticks fast,
Venus and AdonisVen.575 Were beauty under twenty locks kept fast, Were beautie vnder twentie locks kept fast,


 32 result(s).
bind inmake fast, secure, surround
fastdo penance
fastclose, very near [to]
faststarve, stay empty, go without [food]
fastfirm, fixed, definite
fastconstant, firm, steadfast
fasttype of cheating game [in which people bet on whether the end of a coiled rope is fastened or not]; not playing fairly
fastbound, assured, promised
fastlocked up, firmly bolted
fasttightly, firmly, securely
fastfast asleep
fastpass a period of abstinence
fastfasting, hunger
fastconstantly, firmly, steadfastly
fixedpainted, made fast, finished off
flirt-gillfast girl, loose woman
growtake liberties with, trouble; also: grow up [too fast]
handfastheld fast, in custody, under arrest
hookattach, secure, make fast [as with a hook]
hotfast, hasty
makemake fast, shut, close
posthasten, speed, ride fast
posterfast traveller, speedy rover
post-horsefast horse
soft[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
softgently, not so fast
starklystiffly, rigidly, set fast
sticking placeplace on a device at which something is held fast [such as a stringed instrument or crossbow]
tangletrap, snare, enmesh, hold fast
thickquickly, rapidly, fast
thickquick, rapid, fast
thought-executingacting as fast as thought; or: thought-destroying


 23 result(s).
acting as fast as thoughtthought-executing
asleep, fastfast
fast horsepost-horse
fast travellerposter
fast, heldhandfast
fast, holdtangle
fast, hold something on a devicesticking place
fast, makemake
fast, makehook
fast, makebind in
fast, not sosoft
fast, not sosoft
fast, ridepost
fast, setstarkly
girl, fastflirt-gill
hold fasttangle
horse, fastpost-horse
place on a device at which something is held faststicking place
ride fastpost
set faststarkly
traveller, fastposter

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 3 result(s).
Attention signals
Hither, thither, and whither...re dynamic force as in ‘whither away so fast ’ (r3 ii iii 1) hither and hith...
Past tenses