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Search phrase: getting

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 11 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.ii.41men, though it be the getting of children. Here theymen, though it be the getting of children. Heere they
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.183Paris, from whence he was whipped for getting theParis, from whence he was whipt for getting the
Antony and CleopatraAC III.xiii.107Forborne the getting of a lawful race,Forborne the getting of a lawfull Race,
As You Like ItAYL III.iii.51his own getting. Horns? Even so. Poor men alone? No,his owne getting; hornes, euen so poore men alone: No,
Henry VIIIH8 IV.ii.55And though he were unsatisfied in gettingAnd though he were vnsatisfied in getting,
Measure for MeasureMM I.ii.72getting Madam Julietta with child.getting Madam Iulietta with childe.
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.111would have hanged a man for the getting a hundredwould haue hang'd a man for the getting a hundred
Measure for MeasureMM IV.iii.166I was once before him for getting a wench withI was once before him for getting a Wench with
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.v.34commonwealth than you can the getting up of theCommonwealth, than you can the getting vp of the
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.297I would rather have one of your father's getting.I would rather haue one of your fathers getting:
The Winter's TaleWT III.iii.60rest: for there is nothing in the between but gettingrest: for there is nothing (in the betweene) but getting

Glossary

 4 result(s).
circumventioncraft, outwitting, getting the better of [someone]
gettingcovetousness, acquiring things
gettingbegetting, procreation, breeding
overtoppinggetting above oneself, becoming too ambitious

Thesaurus

 2 result(s).
above oneself, gettingovertopping
better of, getting thecircumvention

Themes and Topics

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