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All's Well That Ends WellAW I.iii.106stranger sense. Her matter was, she loved your son.stranger sence, her matter was, shee loued your Sonne;
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.iii.145To say I am thy mother? What's the matter,To say I am thy mother? what's the matter,
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.266What's the matter, sweetheart?What's the matter sweet-heart?
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.v.44man is his clothes. Trust him not in matter of heavyman is his cloathes: Trust him not in matter of heauie
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.ii.34What is the matter?What is the matter.
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.i.4no matter; for we must not seem to understandno matter: for we must not seeme to vnderstand
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.102No matter. His heels have deserved it in usurpingNo matter, his heeles haue deseru'd it, in vsurping
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.v.74son there is no fitter matter. How does your ladyshipsonne, there is no fitter matter. How do's your Ladyship
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.121My forepast proofs, howe'er the matter fall,My fore-past proofes, how ere the matter fall
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.124.1We'll sift this matter further.Wee'l sift this matter further.
Antony and CleopatraAC I.ii.69prayer, though thou deny me a matter of more weight;Prayer, though thou denie me a matter of more waight:
Antony and CleopatraAC I.iii.18.2What's the matter?What's the matter?
Antony and CleopatraAC II.i.31.2I could have given less matterI could haue giuen lesse matter
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.10Serves for the matter that is then born in't.serues for the matter that is then borne in't.
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.25.1Nor curstness grow to th' matter.Nor curstnesse grow to'th'matter.
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.57As matter whole you have to make it with,As matter whole you haue to make it with,
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.116I do not much dislike the matter, butI do not much dislike the matter, but
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.187much more monstrous matter of feast, which worthilymuch more monstrous matter of Feast, which worthily
Antony and CleopatraAC II.v.54Pour out the pack of matter to mine ear,Powre out the packe of matter to mine eare,
Antony and CleopatraAC II.v.110I faint. O Iras, Charmian! 'Tis no matter.I faint, oh Iras, Charmian: 'tis no matter.
Antony and CleopatraAC II.vii.56.2I think th'art mad. The matter?I thinke th'art mad: the matter?
Antony and CleopatraAC III.iii.45But 'tis no matter; thou shalt bring him to mebut 'tis no matter, thou shalt bring him to me
Antony and CleopatraAC III.xi.40In the brave squares of war. Yet now – no matter.In the braue squares of Warre: yet now: no matter.
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.73No matter, sir, what I have heard or known.No matter sir, what I haue heard or knowne:
As You Like ItAYL I.i.116with a matter. I am given, sir, secretly to understandwith a matter: I am giuen sir secretly to vnderstand,
As You Like ItAYL II.i.68For then he's full of matter.For then he's full of matter.
As You Like ItAYL II.iii.16.1Why, what's the matter?Why, what's the matter?
As You Like ItAYL II.iii.30No matter whither, so you come not here.No matter whether, so you come not here.
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.163That's no matter: the feet might bear the verses.That's no matter: the feet might beare ye verses.
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.178O Lord, Lord, it is a hard matter for friends toO Lord, Lord, it is a hard matter for friends to
As You Like ItAYL III.iii.96 'Tis no matter; ne'er a fantastical'Tis no matter; Ne're a fantastical
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.67were gravelled for lack of matter, you might take occasionwere grauel'd, for lacke of matter, you might take occasion
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.69spit, and for lovers lacking – God warn us! – matter, thespit, and for louers, lacking (God warne vs) matter, the
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.73begins new matter.begins new matter.
As You Like ItAYL IV.ii.8Sing it. 'Tis no matter how it be in tune, so itSing it: 'tis no matter how it bee in tune, so it
As You Like ItAYL IV.iii.28She has a housewife's hand – but that's no matter.She has a huswiues hand, but that's no matter:
As You Like ItAYL V.iii.40no great matter in the ditty, yet the note was veryno great matter in the dittie, yet ye note was very
As You Like ItAYL V.iv.18I have promised to make all this matter even.I haue promis'd to make all this matter euen :
As You Like ItAYL V.iv.182There is much matter to be heard and learned.There is much matter to be heard, and learn'd:
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.i.101I will debate this matter at more leisure,I will debate this matter at more leisure
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.ii.41Why, man, what is the matter? Why man, what is the matter?
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.ii.42I do not know the matter, he is 'rested on the case.I doe not know the matter, hee is rested on the case.
CoriolanusCor I.i.54With bats and clubs? The matter? Speak, I pray you.with Bats and Clubs? The matter / Speake I pray you.
CoriolanusCor I.i.162Thanks. What's the matter, you dissentious rogues,Thanks. What's the matter you dissentious rogues
CoriolanusCor I.i.182Him vile that was your garland. What's the matterHim vilde, that was your Garland. What's the matter,
CoriolanusCor I.i.221.2Here. What's the matter?Heere: what's the matter?
CoriolanusCor II.i.27Why, 'tis no great matter, for a very littleWhy 'tis no great matter: for a very little
CoriolanusCor II.i.54say your worships have delivered the matter well, whensay, your Worshippes haue deliuer'd the matter well, when
CoriolanusCor II.i.68day of audience. When you are hearing a matter betweenday of Audience. When you are hearing a matter betweene
CoriolanusCor II.i.251.2What's the matter?What's the matter?
CoriolanusCor II.iii.36But that's no matter, the greater part carries it. I say, ifBut that's no matter, the greater part carries it, I say. If
CoriolanusCor II.iii.83matter.matter.
CoriolanusCor III.i.28The matter?The matter?
CoriolanusCor III.ii.54Nor by th' matter which your heart prompts you,nor by'th' matter / Which your heart prompts you,
CoriolanusCor III.iii.58What is the matterWhat is the matter,
CoriolanusCor III.iii.76We need not put new matter to his charge.We neede not put new matter to his charge:
CoriolanusCor IV.v.169Nay, it's no matter for that.Nay, it's no matter for that.
CoriolanusCor IV.vi.138And pay you for your voices. 'Tis no matter.And pay you for your voyces. 'Tis no matter,
CoriolanusCor V.ii.57What's the matter?What's the matter?
CymbelineCym I.i.3.2But what's the matter?But what's the matter?
CymbelineCym I.v.12This matter of marrying his king's daughter, whereinThis matter of marrying his Kings Daughter, wherein
CymbelineCym I.v.15matter.matter.
CymbelineCym I.vii.47.1What is the matter, trow?What is the matter trow?
CymbelineCym III.iv.10Vanquish my staider senses. What's the matter?Vanquish my stayder Senses. What's the matter?
CymbelineCym III.vii.14.2What's the matter, sir?What's the matter, Sir?
CymbelineCym IV.ii.192Should answer solemn accidents. The matter?Should answer solemne Accidents. The matter?
CymbelineCym IV.iii.28.1I am amazed with matter.I am amaz'd with matter.
CymbelineCym V.v.169.1Come to the matter.Come to the matter.
CymbelineCym V.v.243.1New matter still.New matter still.
HamletHam I.v.104Unmixed with baser matter. Yes, by heaven!Vnmixt with baser matter; yes, yes, by Heauen:
HamletHam II.i.74.2How now, Ophelia, what's the matter?How now Ophelia, what's the matter?
HamletHam II.ii.95.2More matter, with less art.More matter, with lesse Art.
HamletHam II.ii.194What is the matter, my lord?What is the matter, my Lord?
HamletHam II.ii.196I mean the matter that you read, my lord.I meane the matter you meane, my Lord.
HamletHam II.ii.267No such matter. I will not sort you with the restNo such matter. I will not sort you with the rest
HamletHam II.ii.440there were no sallets in the lines to make the matterthere was no Sallets in the lines, to make the matter
HamletHam II.ii.441savoury, nor no matter in the phrase that might indictsauouty; nor no matter in the phrase, that might indite
HamletHam II.ii.479And like a neutral to his will and matterAnd like a Newtrall to his will and matter,
HamletHam III.i.23To hear and see the matter.To heare, and see the matter.
HamletHam III.i.174This something-settled matter in his heart,This something setled matter in his heart:
HamletHam III.ii.332no more, but to the matter. My mother, you say – no more but to the matter. My Mother you say.
HamletHam III.iv.9Now, mother, what's the matter?Now Mother, what's the matter?
HamletHam III.iv.14.2What's the matter now?Whats the matter now?
HamletHam III.iv.144And I the matter will reword, which madnessAnd I the matter will re-word: which madnesse
HamletHam III.iv.187Make you to ravel all this matter out,Make you to rauell all this matter out,
HamletHam IV.i.1There's matter in these sighs. These profound heavesThere's matters in these sighes. / These profound heaues
HamletHam IV.v.93Wherein necessity, of matter beggared,Where in necessitie of matter Beggard,
HamletHam IV.v.100.1What is the matter?What is the matter?
HamletHam IV.v.175This nothing's more than matter.This nothings more then matter.
HamletHam IV.vi.25much too light for the bore of the matter. These good fellowsmuch too light for the bore of the Matter. These good Fellowes
HamletHam V.i.149his wits there. Or, if 'a do not, 'tis no great matterhis wits there; or if he do not, it's no great matter
HamletHam V.i.286I loved you ever. But it is no matter.I loud' you euer; but it is no matter:
HamletHam V.i.291We'll put the matter to the present push.Wee'l put the matter to the present push:
HamletHam V.ii.103Sir, this is the matterSir, this is the matter.
HamletHam V.ii.156matter it we could carry a cannon by our sides. I wouldmatter: If we could carry Cannon by our sides; I would
HamletHam V.ii.207heart. But it is no matter.heart: but it is no matter.
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.iii.188I'll read you matter deep and dangerous,Ile reade you Matter, deepe and dangerous,
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.136matter?matter?
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.152What's the matter?What's the matter?
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.153What's the matter? There be four of us hereWhat's the matter? here be foure of vs,
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.266Instinct is a great matter; I was now a coward onInstinct is a great matter. I was a Coward on
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.425majestically, both in word and matter, hang me up by themaiestically, both in word and matter, hang me vp by the
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.473What's the matter?what's the matter?
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.iii.103A trifle, some eightpenny matter.A Trifle, some eight-penny matter.
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.i.129calls not on me? Well, 'tis no matter, honour prickscall's not on me? Well, 'tis no matter, Honor prickes
Henry IV Part 22H4 induction.15And no such matter? Rumour is a pipeAnd no such matter? Rumour, is a Pipe
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.248matter if I do halt; I have the wars for my colour, andmatter, if I do halt, I haue the warres for my colour, and
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.i.42matter?matter?
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.i.59What is the matter? Keep theWhat's the matter? Keepe the
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.i.180What's the matter?What's the matter?
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.ii.74such a matter to get a pottle-pot's maidenhead?such a matter to get a Pottle-pots Maiden-head?
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.365How now, what's the matter?How now? what's the matter?
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.381What's the matter?What's the matter?
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.i.71of their company. I will devise matter enough out ofof their Companie. I will deuise matter enough out of
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.v.13borrowed of you. But 'tis no matter; this poor show dothborrowed of you. But it is no matter, this poore shew doth
Henry VH5 II.iv.42But though we think it so, it is no matter.But though we thinke it so, it is no matter:
Henry VH5 III.ii.121Look you, if you take the matter otherwiseLooke you, if you take the matter otherwise
Henry VH5 IV.i.140well, it will be a black matter for the King that led themwell, it will be a black matter for the King, that led them
Henry VH5 IV.viii.19How now, how now, what's the matter?How now, how now, what's the matter?
Henry VH5 IV.viii.24How now, what's the matter?How now, what's the matter?
Henry VH5 V.i.15'Tis no matter for his swellings nor his turkey-cocks.'Tis no matter for his swellings, nor his Turky-cocks.
Henry VH5 V.ii.330having any occasion to write for matter of grant, shallhauing any occasion to write for matter of Graunt, shall
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.iii.28To bring this matter to the wished end.To bring this matter to the wished end.
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iv.101Approacheth, to confer about some matter.Approacheth, to conferre about some matter.
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iv.149And, now the matter grows to compromise,And now the matter growes to compremize,
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.v.55Marriage is a matter of more worthMarriage is a matter of more worth,
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iii.33pursuivant presently. We'll hear more of your matterPurseuant presently: wee'le heare more of your matter
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iii.157But to the matter that we have in hand:But to the matter that we haue in hand:
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iii.186thought any such matter. God is my witness, I am falselythought any such matter: God is my witnesse, I am falsely
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.i.39Make up no factious numbers for the matter;Make vp no factious numbers for the matter,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.i.263Sleeping or waking, 'tis no matter how,Sleeping, or Waking, 'tis no matter how,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.28Where is our uncle? What's the matter, Suffolk?Where is our Vnckle? what's the matter, Suffolke?
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.iii.258Matter of marriage was the charge he gave me,Matter of Marriage was the charge he gaue me,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.i.124Not I; my thoughts aim at a further matter.Not I: / My thoughts ayme at a further matter:
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.v.47I'll hence to London on a serious matter.Ile hence to London on a serious matter,
Henry VIIIH8 I.i.126Matter against me, and his eye reviledMatter against me, and his eye reuil'd
Henry VIIIH8 I.ii.163To hear from him a matter of some moment;To heare from him a matter of some moment:
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.21Matter against him that for ever marsMatter against him, that for euer marres
Henry VIIIH8 V.i.10Not yet, Sir Thomas Lovell. What's the matter?Not yet Sir Thomas Louell: what's the matter?
Julius CaesarJC I.i.68It is no matter; let no imagesIt is no matter, let no Images
Julius CaesarJC I.ii.188Casca will tell us what the matter is.Caska will tell vs what the matter is.
Julius CaesarJC I.iii.110For the base matter to illuminateFor the base matter, to illuminate
Julius CaesarJC II.i.229Boy! Lucius! Fast asleep? It is no matter.Boy: Lucius: Fast asleepe? It is no matter,
Julius CaesarJC II.i.241And when I asked you what the matter was,And when I ask'd you what the matter was,
Julius CaesarJC III.ii.110If thou consider rightly of the matter,If thou consider rightly of the matter,
Julius CaesarJC III.iii.23That matter is answered directly.That matter is answered directly.
Julius CaesarJC III.iii.33It is no matter, his name's Cinna;It is no matter, his name's Cinna,
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.117.3What's the matter?What's the matter?
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.127How now? What's the matter?How now? What's the matter?
King Edward IIIE3 IV.v.2.1What is the matter?What is the matter?
King Edward IIIE3 IV.vi.56No matter if it be; the count is cast,No matter if it be, the count is cast,
King JohnKJ III.iv.167And pick strong matter of revolt and wrathAnd picke strong matter of reuolt, and wrath
King JohnKJ III.iv.170And, O, what better matter breeds for youAnd O, what better matter breeds for you,
King JohnKJ IV.i.64Even in the matter of mine innocence;Euen in the matter of mine innocence:
King JohnKJ V.ii.85And brought in matter that should feed this fire;And brought in matter that should feed this fire;
King LearKL I.i.55Sir, I love you more than word can wield the matter,Sir, I loue you more then word can weild ye matter,
King LearKL I.ii.64If the matter were good, my lord, I durst swearIf the matter were good my Lord, I durst swear
King LearKL I.iii.24What grows of it, no matter. Advise your fellows so.what growes of it no matter, aduise your fellowes so,
King LearKL I.iv.56My lord, I know not what the matter is,My Lord, I know not what the matter is,
King LearKL I.iv.292.2What's the matter, sir?What's the matter, Sir?
King LearKL II.ii.41How now! What's the matter? Part!How now,what's the matter? Part.
King LearKL II.ii.44Weapons? Arms? What's the matter here?Weapons? Armes? what's the matter here?
King LearKL II.ii.46He dies that strikes again. What is the matter?he dies that strikes againe, what is the matter?
King LearKL III.ii.81When priests are more in word than matter,When Priests are more in word, then matter;
King LearKL III.iii.8between the Dukes; and a worse matter than that. Ibetweene the Dukes, and a worsse matter then that: I
King LearKL III.v.14If the matter of this paper be certain, you haveIf the matter of this Paper be certain, you haue
King LearKL IV.v.8Faith, he is posted hence on serious matter.Faith he is poasted hence on serious matter:
King LearKL IV.vi.8In better phrase and matter than thou didst.In better phrase, and matter then thou did'st.
King LearKL IV.vi.175O matter and impertinency mixed,O matter, and impertinency mixt,
King LearKL IV.vi.244'Chill pick your teeth, zir. Come; no matter vorChill picke your teeth Zir: come, no matter vor
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.189How low soever the matter, I hope in God forHow low soeuer the matter, I hope in God for
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.198The matter is to me, sir, as concerning Jaquenetta.The matter is to me sir, as concerning Iaquenetta.
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.116We will talk no more of this matter.We will talke no more of this matter.
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.117Till there be more matter in the shin.Till there be more matter in the shin.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.207O vain petitioner, beg a greater matter!O vaine peticioner, beg a greater matter,
MacbethMac II.iii.62What's the matter?What's the matter?
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.45the matter?the matter?
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.92Go to, go to; no matter for the dish, sir.Go too: go too: no matter for the dish sir.
Measure for MeasureMM II.ii.6.2Now, what's the matter, provost?Now, what's the matter Prouost?
Measure for MeasureMM II.ii.33.2Well: the matter?Well: the matter?
Measure for MeasureMM III.i.197That shall not be much amiss. Yet, as the matterThat shall not be much amisse: yet, as the matter
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.46tune, matter, and method? Is't not drowned i'th' lastTune, Matter, and Method? Is't not drown'd i'th last
Measure for MeasureMM IV.ii.102article of it, neither in time, matter, or other circumstance.Article of it, / Neither in time, matter, or other circumstance.
Measure for MeasureMM IV.v.3The matter being afoot, keep your instruction,The matter being a foote, keepe your instruction
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.90The phrase is to the matter.The phrase is to the matter.
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.91Mended again. The matter. Proceed.Mended againe: the matter: proceed.
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.253Whom it concerns to hear this matter forth,Whom it concernes to heare this matter forth,
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.ii.132That is the very defect of the matter, sir.That is the verie defect of the matter sir.
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.202And so did mine too, as the matter falls;And so did mine too, as the matter falls:
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.v.4I speak my agitation of the matter. Therefore be o' goodI speake my agitation of the matter: therfore be of good
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.v.65Defy the matter. How cheer'st thou, Jessica?Defie the matter: how cheer'st thou Iessica,
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.50And yet no matter, why should we go in?And yet no matter: why should we goe in?
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.146A quarrel ho, already! What's the matter?A quarrel hoe alreadie, what's the matter?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.2a Star-Chamber matter of it. If he were twenty Sira Star-Chamber matter of it, if hee were twenty Sir
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.116broke your head. What matter have you against me?broke your head: what matter haue you against me?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.117Marry, sir, I have matter in my head againstMarry sir, I haue matter in my head against
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.122Ay, it is no matter.I, it is no matter.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.124Ay, it is no matter.I, it is no matter.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.129three umpires in this matter, as I understand – that is,three Vmpires in this matter, as I vnderstand; that is,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.167matter. I'll ne'er be drunk whilst I live again, but inmatter; Ile nere be drunk whilst I liue againe, but in
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.200description the matter to you, if you be capacity of it.description the matter to you, if you be capacity of it.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.iv.112It is no matter-a ver dat. Do not you tell-a me datIt is no matter 'a ver dat: do not you tell-a-me dat
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.40What's the matter, woman?What's the matter, woman?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.139no matter.no matter.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.iii.88What's the matter? How now?Whats the matter? How now?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.iii.92What's the matter, good Mistress Page?What's the matter, good mistris Page?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.iii.99Why, alas, what's the matter?Why (alas) what's the matter?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.v.68What is the matter, sir?What is the matter Sir?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.vi.14The mirth whereof so larded with my matterThe mirth whereof, so larded with my matter,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.i.9How now, Master Brook! Master Brook, the matter willHow now M. Broome? Master Broome, the matter will
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.iii.9daughter. But 'tis no matter. Better a little chidingdaughter: But 'tis no matter; better a little chiding,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.v.135that it wants matter to prevent so gross o'erreaching asthat it wants matter to preuent so grosse ore-reaching as
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.178such matter; there's her cousin, an she were not possessedsuch matter: there's her cosin, and she were not possest
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.258I have almost matter enough in me for such anI haue almost matter enough in me for such an
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.305to speak all mirth and no matter.to speake all mirth, and no matter.
Much Ado About NothingMA II.ii.42for in the meantime I will so fashion the matter thatfor in the meane time, I will so fashion the matter, that
Much Ado About NothingMA II.iii.212an opinion of another's dotage, and no such matter;an opinion of anothers dotage, and no such matter,
Much Ado About NothingMA III.i.21Is sick in love with Beatrice. Of this matterIs sicke in loue with Beatrice: of this matter,
Much Ado About NothingMA III.i.54All matter else seems weak. She cannot love,All matter else seemes weake: she cannot loue,
Much Ado About NothingMA III.ii.78What's the matter?What's the matter?
Much Ado About NothingMA III.ii.90Why, what's the matter?Why, what's the matter?
Much Ado About NothingMA III.iii.83there be any matter of weight chances, call up me. Keepthere be anie matter of weight chances, call vp me, keepe
Much Ado About NothingMA III.v.10matter – an old man, sir, and his wits are not so blunt as,matter, an old man sir, and his wits are not so blunt, as
Much Ado About NothingMA V.i.81But that's no matter, let him kill one first.But that's no matter, let him kill one first:
Much Ado About NothingMA V.i.100.2Come, 'tis no matter;Come, 'tis no matter,
Much Ado About NothingMA V.i.241our Sexton hath reformed Signor Leonato of the matter.our Sexton hath reformed Signior Leonato of the matter:
Much Ado About NothingMA V.iv.40Good morrow, Benedick. Why, what's the matter,Good morrow Benedicke, why what's the matter?
Much Ado About NothingMA V.iv.82'Tis no such matter. Then you do not love me?'Tis no matter, then you doe not loue me?
OthelloOth I.i.5If ever I did dream of such a matter,If euer I did dream / Of such a matter,
OthelloOth I.i.84What is the matter there?What is the matter there?
OthelloOth I.ii.38.2What is the matter, think you?What is the matter, thinke you?
OthelloOth I.iii.58.2Why? What's the matter?Why? What's the matter?
OthelloOth I.iii.171Good Brabantio, take up this mangled matter at the best:Good Brabantio, take vp this mangled matter at the best:
OthelloOth I.iii.296Of love, of worldly matters and directionOf Loue, of wordly matter, and direction
OthelloOth II.iii.141What's the matter, Lieutenant?What's the matter Lieutenant?
OthelloOth II.iii.158.1What is the matter here?What is the matter heere?
OthelloOth II.iii.170From her propriety. What is the matter, masters?From her propriety. What is the matter, Masters?
OthelloOth II.iii.187In mouths of wisest censure. What's the matterIn mouthes of wisest Censure. What's the matter
OthelloOth II.iii.234More of this matter can I not report:More of this matter cannot I report,
OthelloOth II.iii.241Thy honesty and love doth mince this matter,Thy honestie, and loue doth mince this matter,
OthelloOth II.iii.245.2What is the matter, dear?What is the matter (Deere?)
OthelloOth III.iv.135There's matter in't indeed if he be angry.There's matter in't indeed, if he be angry.
OthelloOth IV.i.49What's the matter?What's the matter?
OthelloOth IV.ii.97Good madam, what's the matter with my lord?Good Madam, / What's the matter with my Lord?
OthelloOth IV.ii.113.2What is the matter, lady?What is the matter Lady?
OthelloOth V.i.50.2What's the matter?What's the matter?
OthelloOth V.i.74What is the matter, ho? Who is't that cried?What is the matter hoa? Who is't that cry'd?
OthelloOth V.i.111'Las, what's the matter? What's the matter, husband?Alas, what is the matter? / What is the matter, Husband?
OthelloOth V.ii.47I will – so. What's the matter?I will so: What's the matter?
OthelloOth V.ii.106Where art thou? (He unlocks door.) What's the matter with thee now?Where art thou? What's the matter with thee now?
OthelloOth V.ii.167What is the matter? How now, General!What is the matter? How now Generall?
OthelloOth V.ii.170What is the matter?What is the matter?
OthelloOth V.ii.257.1What is the matter?What is the matter?
PericlesPer III.ii.108Get linen. Now this matter must be looked to,get linnen: / Now this matter must be lookt to
PericlesPer IV.vi.129How now, what's the matter?How now, whats the matter?
Richard IIR2 II.i.186.1Why, uncle, what's the matter?Why Vncle, / What's the matter?
Richard IIR2 III.ii.144No matter where. Of comfort no man speak.No matter where; of comfort no man speake:
Richard IIR2 V.ii.58.2No matter, then, who see it.No matter then who sees it,
Richard IIR2 V.ii.61It is a matter of small consequenceIt is a matter of small consequence,
Richard IIR2 V.ii.73What is the matter, my lord?What's the matter, my Lord?
Richard IIR2 V.ii.80.1What is the matter?What is the matter?
Richard IIR2 V.ii.81I will not peace. What is the matter, Aumerle?I will not peace. What is the matter Sonne?
Richard IIR2 V.iii.28What is the matter with our cousin now?What is the matter with our Cosin now?
Richard IIR2 V.iii.45What is the matter, uncle? Speak, recover breath,What is the matter (Vnkle) speak, recouer breath,
Richard IIIR3 I.i.51But what's the matter, Clarence, may I know?But what's the matter Clarence, may I know?
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.62Brother of Gloucester, you mistake the matter.Brother of Glouster, you mistake the matter:
Richard IIIR3 I.iv.133'Tis no matter; let it go. There's'Tis no matter, let it goe: There's
Richard IIIR3 III.i.161What think'st thou? Is it not an easy matterWhat think'st thou? is it not an easie matter,
Richard IIIR3 III.vii.66In deep designs, in matter of great moment,In deepe designes, in matter of great moment,
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iii.8This is the matter – Nurse, give leave awhile.This is the matter: Nurse giue leaue awhile,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.vi.30Conceit, more rich in matter than in words,Conceit more rich in matter then in words,
Romeo and JulietRJ III.ii.83Was ever book containing such vile matterWas euer booke containing such vile matter
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.iv.19And never trouble Peter for the matter.And neuer trouble Peter for the matter.
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.v.18.1What is the matter?What is the matter?
Romeo and JulietRJ V.i.32.2No matter. Get thee goneMo matter: Get thee gone,
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.i.248good matter, surely. Comes there any more of it?good matter surely: Comes there any more of it?
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.ii.20How now, what's the matter? My old friendHow now, what's the matter? My olde friend
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.ii.28Nay, 'tis no matter, sir, what he 'leges in Latin. IfNay 'tis no matter sir, what he leges in Latine. If
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.282That thinks with oaths to face the matter out.That thinkes with oathes to face the matter out.
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.ii.115Then go with me to make the matter good.Then go with me, to make the matter good,
The Taming of the ShrewTS V.i.62How now, what's the matter?How now, what's the matter?
The Taming of the ShrewTS V.i.109That faced and braved me in this matter so?That fac'd and braued me in this matter so?
The TempestTem II.i.90What impossible matter will he make easyWhat impossible matter wil he make easy
The TempestTem II.i.234A matter from thee; and a birth, indeed,A matter from thee; and a birth, indeed,
The TempestTem II.i.314.2What's the matter?What's the matter?
The TempestTem II.ii.56What's the matter? Have we devils here? DoWhat's the matter? Haue we diuels here? Doe
The TempestTem III.iii.41.2No matter, sinceNo matter, since
The TempestTem III.iii.51Although my last – no matter, since I feelAlthough my last, no matter, since I feele
Timon of AthensTim III.iv.63No matter what. He's poor,No matter what, hee's poore,
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.147Some that were hanged. No matter.(Some that were hang'd) no matter:
Titus AndronicusTit III.i.33Why, 'tis no matter, man. If they did hear,Why 'tis no matter man, if they did heare
Titus AndronicusTit IV.iii.92tribunal plebs to take up a matter of brawl betwixt myTribunall Plebs, to take vp a matter of brawle, betwixt my
Titus AndronicusTit V.iii.163Many a story hath he told to thee,Many a matter hath he told to thee,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.i.85I'll meddle nor make no more i'th' matter.Ile meddle nor make no more i'th' matter.
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.90No matter.No matter.
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.10Nor, princes, is it matter new to usNor Princes, is it matter new to vs,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.29And what hath mass or matter by itselfAnd what hath masse, or matter by it selfe,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.71That matter needless, of importless burden,That matter needlesse of importlesse burthen
Troilus and CressidaTC II.i.8Then there would come some matter fromThen there would come some matter from
Troilus and CressidaTC II.i.55How now, Thersites, what's the matter, man?How now Thersites? what's the matter man?
Troilus and CressidaTC II.i.57Ay, what's the matter?I, what's the matter.
Troilus and CressidaTC II.i.59So I do; what's the matter?So I do: what's the matter?
Troilus and CressidaTC II.i.110'Tis no matter; I shall speak as much as thou'Tis no matter, I shall speake as much as thou
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.26but it is no matter – thyself upon thyself! Thebut it is no matter, thy selfe vpon thy selfe. The
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.94Then will Ajax lack matter, if he have lost hisThen will Aiax lacke matter, if he haue lost his
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.184And never suffers matter of the worldAnd neuer suffers matter of the world,
Troilus and CressidaTC III.i.85No, no, no such matter, you are wide; come,No, no; no such matter, you are wide, come
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.42Who's there? What's the matter? Will youWho's there? what's the matter? will you
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.43beat down the door? How now! What's the matter?beate downe the doore? How now, what's the matter?
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.58How now! What's the matter?How now, what's the matter?
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.60My matter is so rash. There is at handMy matter is so rash: there is at hand,
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.77How now! What's the matter? Who was here?How now? what's the matter? who was here?
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.80lord? Gone? Tell me, sweet uncle, what's the matter?Lord? gone? tell me sweet Vnckle, what's the matter?
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.83O the gods! What's the matter?O the gods! what's the matter?
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.88beseech you, what's the matter?beseech you what's the matter?
Troilus and CressidaTC V.ii.73It is no matter, now I have't again.It is no matter now I haue't againe.
Troilus and CressidaTC V.ii.91.1It is no matter.It is no matter.
Troilus and CressidaTC V.iii.107Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart;Words, words, meere words, no matter from the heart;
Twelfth NightTN I.v.199Sure, you have some hideous matter to deliver,Sure you haue some hiddeous matter to deliuer,
Twelfth NightTN I.v.203my words are as full of peace as matter.my words are as full of peace, as matter.
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.153niece; on a forgotten matter we can hardly makeNeece, on a forgotten matter wee can hardly make
Twelfth NightTN III.i.5No such matter, sir; I do live by the church. For INo such matter sir, I do liue by the Church: For, I
Twelfth NightTN III.i.53The matter, I hope, is not great, sir, begging but aThe matter I hope is not great sir; begging, but a
Twelfth NightTN III.i.85My matter hath no voice, lady, but to your ownMy matter hath no voice Lady, but to your owne
Twelfth NightTN III.ii.41brief. It is no matter how witty, so it be eloquent andbriefe: it is no matter how wittie, so it bee eloquent, and
Twelfth NightTN III.ii.48matter. About it!matter: about it.
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.10Why, what's the matter? Does he rave?Why what's the matter, does he raue?
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.23Why, how dost thou, man? What is the matterWhy how doest thou man? / What is the matter
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.141More matter for a May morning!More matter for a May morning.
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.155that is not the matter I challenge thee for.that is not the matter I challenge thee for.
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.253Pray you, sir, do you know of this matter?Pray you sir, do you know of this matter?
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.279matter slip, and I'll give him my horse, grey Capilet.matter slip, and Ile giue him my horse, gray Capilet.
Twelfth NightTN IV.i.35first, yet it's no matter for that.first, yet it's no matter for that.
Twelfth NightTN V.i.56Cried fame and honour on him. What's the matter?Cride fame and honor on him: What's the matter?
Twelfth NightTN V.i.172What's the matter?What's the matter?
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.126Come, come, open the matter in brief; whatCome, come, open the matter in briefe; what
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.128Open your purse, that the money and the matterOpen your purse, that the money, and the matter
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.iii.33matter? Why weepest thou, man? Away, ass, you'll losematter? why weep'st thou man? away asse, you'l loose
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.iii.35It is no matter if the tied were lost, for it is theIt is no matter if the tide were lost, for it is the
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.v.19Why, then, how stands the matter with them?Why then, how stands the matter with them?
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.vii.66No matter who's displeased when you are gone.No matter who's displeas'd, when you are gone:
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.58Nay then, no matter; stay with me awhile;Nay then no matter: stay with me a while,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.322It's no matter for that; so she sleep not in herIt's no matter for that; so shee sleepe not in her
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.iii.3There's some great matter she'd employ me in.Ther's some great matter she'ld employ me in.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.iv.87matter? Look up; speak.matter? look vp: speak.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.109.1Is pressed with deeper matter.Is prest with deeper matter.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.ii.89But what's the matter?But whats the matter?
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.187.1Why, what's the matter, man?Why whats the matter Man?
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.ii.3No matter; would it were perpetual night,No matter, would it were perpetuall night,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.iii.4.2That's no matter;That's no matter,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.iii.6what broken piece of matter soe'er she's about, the namewhat / Broken peece of matter so'ere she's about, the name
The Winter's TaleWT I.i.33malice or matter to alter it. You have an unspeakableMalice or Matter, to alter it. You haue an vnspeakable
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.166He's all my exercise, my mirth, my matter;He's all my Exercise, my Mirth, my Matter;
The Winter's TaleWT II.i.168We need no more of your advice. The matter,We neede no more of your aduice: the matter,
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.2To bear the matter thus, mere weakness. IfTo beare the matter thus: meere weaknesse, if
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.98Although the print be little, the whole matterAlthough the Print be little, the whole Matter
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iii.59to a great matter.to a great matter.
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.190love a ballad but even too well, if it be doleful matterloue a ballad but euen too well, if it be dolefull matter
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.199and break a foul gap into the matter, he makes theand breake a fowle gap into the Matter, hee makes the
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.679Aside, aside! Here is more matter for a hot brain. EveryAside, aside, here is more matter for a hot braine: Euery
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.835to't. To him will I present them: there may be matterto't: To him will I present them, there may be matter
The Winter's TaleWT V.ii.60have matter to rehearse, though credit be asleep and nothaue matter to rehearse, though Credit be asleepe, and not
The Winter's TaleWT V.ii.103matter there in hand, for she hath privately, twice ormatter there in hand, for shee hath priuately, twice or

Poems

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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
A Lover's ComplaintLC.302 ‘ In him a plenitude of subtle matter, In him a plenitude of subtle matter,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1826 Thy wretched wife mistook the matter so Thy wretched wife mistooke the matter so,
SonnetsSonn.44.5 No matter then although my foot did stand No matter then although my foote did stand
SonnetsSonn.86.14 Then lacked I matter; that enfeebled mine. Then lackt I matter, that infeebled mine.
SonnetsSonn.87.14 In sleep a king, but waking no such matter. In sleepe a King, but waking no such matter.
Venus and AdonisVen.715 ‘ Where did I leave?’ ‘ No matter where,’ quoth he, Where did I leaue? no matter where (quoth he)
Venus and AdonisVen.1162 As dry combustious matter is to fire. As drie combustious matter is to fire,

Glossary

 60 result(s).
allit makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matter
apprehendperceive the significance, discern, grasp the matter [of]
breakbroach a matter, speak
businessimportant matter, serious concern
careresponsibility, duty, matter of concern
causecourt case, legal action, matter before the court
causematter of concern, apprehension
chaospiece of shapeless matter, amorphous mass
concerningconcern, affair, matter
concludeprove the truth, settle the matter
conditionmatter, affair, concern
consequenceimportance, weighty matter
containingcontents, tenor, matter
contentsubstance, matter, meaning
counselconfidential matter, private communication
courseas a matter of course
crowsettle the quarrel, clear up the matter
despiteno matter what else happens
dregimpurity, corruption, defiling matter
drossimpure matter, tainted substance, rubbish
elementsubstance, raw material, physical matter
employmentmatter, business, affair
firston our first raising the matter
gearbusiness, affair, matter
hereuponupon this point, in relation to this matter
importbe of importance to, concern, matter to
kindmode of action, business, matter
makematter, count, signify
mantlesurface vegetable matter, covering
materialfull of matter, containing substance
mattersubject-matter, content, substance
matterreason, cause, ground
mattersignificance, import, meaning
matteraffair(s), business, real issue
matterpus, discharge, fluid [from a wound]
mattermeans, capacity, wherewithal
matterstuff, soul, substance
matterrelevant, pertinent, apposite
mettlesubstance, matter
moveraise an issue [with], mention a matter [to]
muchserious, of great matter
mysterysecret matter, inexplicable essence
occasionground, reason, cause, matter
offenceoffensive matter, object of annoyance
particularprivate matter, personal business
particularitypersonal matter, individual issue
perforceof necessity, with no choice in the matter
pointtrifle, triviality, minor matter
presentpresent time, immediate moment, matter in hand
purposepoint at issue, matter in hand
questiondiscuss the matter, talk things over
rubbishlitter, debris, waste matter
skillmatter, make a difference, be of importance
strawtrivial matter, trifle
stuffmatter, notion, idea
tenorsubstance, content, matter, drift
thereabout(s)concerning the matter; approximately
theretobesides; to that matter, place, etc.
thereuntoto that place, matter, etc.
toywhim, caprice, trifling matter

Thesaurus

 60 result(s).
broach a matterbreak
clear up the mattercrow
concern, matter ofcare
concern, matter ofcause
concerning the matterthereabout(s)
confidential mattercounsel
defiling matterdreg
discuss the matterquestion
first raising a matterfirst
grasp a matterapprehend
important matterbusiness
impure matterdross
mattercontent
mattertenor
mattermake
matterconcerning
mattercontaining
matteremployment
matteroccasion
matterskill
mattermettle
mattercondition
mattergear
matterstuff
matterkind
matter in handpresent
matter in handpurpose
matter of coursecourse
matter toimport
matter, to thatthereto
matter, broach a break
matter, clear up the crow
matter, full ofmaterial
matter, importantbusiness
matter, it doesn'tall
matter, minorpoint
matter, of greatmuch
matter, personalparticularity
matter, physicalelement
matter, privateparticular
matter, settle the conclude
matter, trivialtoy
matter, trivialstraw
matter, wasterubbish
matter, weightyconsequence
mention a mattermove
minor matterpoint
offensive matteroffence
personal matterparticularity
physical matterelement
private matterparticular
raising a matter, firstfirst
secret mattermystery
settle the matterconclude
shapeless matterchaos
trivial matterstraw
trivial mattertoy
vegetable matter, surfacemantle
waste matterrubbish
weighty matterconsequence

Themes and Topics

 7 result(s).
Here, there, and where...ghter about that part concerning the matter thereabouts aw iv iii 171 ...
...ereafter as they be conforming to the matter +against item locati...
... in what clothes] in what [condition matter etc] +into item loc...
... upon this point in relation to this matter thereupon 2h4 iv ii 68 an...
How and how... (adv ) lll i i 189 how low soever the matter i hope in god for high words to whatev...
Money...03 [of a ring] a trifle some eightpenny matter conventional expression for a trivial a...
What and what...avour him what happens if what does it matter if what though (as elliptical sent...
Welsh... i i 136 i will description the matter mw i i 200 if you be capacit...
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)...ce 2 of necessity with no choice in the matter e3 iii i 182 [mariner to king john oft...
... [claudius to laertes] we' ll put the matter to the present push present (adj ) 2--...
Abbreviations... [ ] contain stylistic and explanatory matter in definitions contain alternativ...
...ns (see below) contain contextual matter before a quotation (see below) co...
...(see below) contain clarificatory matter following a quotation (see below) ...

Words Families

 2 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
MATTERBASICmatter n, matter v
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