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All's Well That Ends WellAW I.iii.247Means and attendants, and my loving greetingsMeanes and attendants, and my louing greetings
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.ii.11means to come.meanes to come.
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.329There's place and means for every man alive.There's place and meanes for euery man aliue.
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.i.26Though time seem so adverse and means unfit.Though time seeme so aduerse, and meanes vnfit:
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.i.35.1Our means will make us means.Our meanes will make vs meanes.
Antony and CleopatraAC I.ii.19He means in flesh.He meanes in flesh.
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.ii.13.2What means this?What meanes this?
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.iv.27That means to be of note, begins betimes.That meanes to be of note, begins betimes.
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.106Know you what Caesar means to do with me?Know you what Casar meanes to do with me?
As You Like ItAYL I.i.131underhand means laboured to dissuade him from it;vnder-hand meanes laboured to disswade him from it;
As You Like ItAYL I.i.142by some indirect means or other: for, I assure thee – by some indirect meanes or other: for I assure thee,
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.235That could give more but that her hand lacks means.That could giue more, but that her hand lacks meanes.
As You Like ItAYL II.iii.22Hath heard your praises, and this night he meansHath heard your praises, and this night he meanes,
As You Like ItAYL II.iii.25He will have other means to cut you off.He will haue other meanes to cut you off;
As You Like ItAYL II.iii.51The means of weakness and debility;The meanes of weaknesse and debilitie,
As You Like ItAYL II.vii.73Till that the weary very means do ebb?Till that the wearie verie meanes do ebbe.
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.24means, and content is without three good friends; thatmeanes, and content, is without three good frends. That
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.299By no means, sir: Time travels in diversBy no meanes sir; Time trauels in diuers
As You Like ItAYL III.v.41Why, what means this? Why do you look on me?Why what meanes this? why do you looke on me?
As You Like ItAYL III.v.44I think she means to tangle my eyes too!I thinke she meanes to tangle my eies too:
The Comedy of ErrorsCE I.i.76And this it was – for other means was none – And this it was: (for other meanes was none)
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.ii.21What means this jest, I pray you, master, tell me?What meanes this iest, I pray you Master tell me? 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.ii.51He gains by death that hath such means to die.He gaines by death, that hath such meanes to die:
The Comedy of ErrorsCE V.i.103Till I have used the approved means I have,Till I haue vs'd the approoued meanes I haue, 
CoriolanusCor I.i.223I am glad on't. Then we shall ha' means to ventI am glad on't, then we shall ha meanes to vent
CoriolanusCor I.ix.56Like one that means his proper harm – in manacles,(Like one that meanes his proper harme) in Manacles,
CoriolanusCor III.iii.95Envied against the people, seeking meansEnui'd against the people; seeking meanes
CoriolanusCor IV.vii.7Unless by using means I lame the footVnlesse by vsing meanes I lame the foote
CymbelineCym II.iv.3.2What means do you make to him?What meanes do you make to him?
CymbelineCym III.iv.153.2O, for such means,Oh for such meanes,
CymbelineCym III.iv.179And, doubling that, most holy. Your means abroad:And doubling that, most holy. Your meanes abroad:
CymbelineCym III.v.115man: thou shouldst neither want my means for thyman: thou should'st neither want my meanes for thy
CymbelineCym IV.ii.64Means he not us? I partly know him, 'tisMeanes he not vs? I partly know him, 'tis
CymbelineCym IV.ii.403Some falls are means the happier to arise.Some Falles are meanes the happier to arise.
CymbelineCym V.iii.83But end it by some means for Innogen.But end it by some meanes for Imogen.
HamletHam I.iii.61Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.Be thou familiar; but by no meanes vulgar:
HamletHam I.iv.62.2No, by no means.No, by no meanes.
HamletHam II.i.8And how, and who, what means, and where they keep,And how, and who; what meanes; and where they keepe:
HamletHam II.ii.127As they fell out by time, by means, and place,As they fell out by Time, by Meanes, and Place,
HamletHam II.ii.212and suddenly contrive the means of meeting betweenAnd sodainely contriue the meanes of meeting / Betweene
HamletHam II.ii.332means of the late innovation.meanes of the late Innouation?
HamletHam II.ii.348it is most like, if their means are not better – theirit is like most if their meanes are not better) their
HamletHam III.i.6But from what cause 'a will by no means speak.But from what cause he will by no meanes speake.
HamletHam III.i.106What means your lordship?What meanes your Lordship?
HamletHam III.ii.145What means this, my lord?What meanes this, my Lord?
HamletHam III.ii.146Marry, this is miching mallecho. It meansMarry this is Miching Malicho, that meanes
HamletHam III.ii.155it means.it meanes.
HamletHam III.iv.182Not this, by no means, that I bid you do:Not this by no meanes that I bid you do:
HamletHam IV.iv.45Sith I have cause, and will, and strength, and means
HamletHam IV.v.47ask you what it means, say you this:aske you what it meanes, say you this:
HamletHam IV.v.140And for my means, I'll husband them so wellAnd for my meanes, Ile husband them so well,
HamletHam IV.v.213His means of death, his obscure funeral – His meanes of death, his obscure buriall;
HamletHam IV.vi.14overlooked this, give these fellows some means to the King.ouerlook'd this, giue these Fellowes some meanes to the King:
HamletHam IV.vii.61As checking at his voyage, and that he meansAs checking at his Voyage, and that he meanes
HamletHam IV.vii.148Weigh what convenience both of time and meansWeigh what conuenience both of time and meanes
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.iii.118Send me your prisoners with the speediest meansSend me your Prisoners with the speediest meanes,
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.iii.163Being the agents, or base second means,Being the Agents, or base second meanes,
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.447I would your grace would take me with you. Whom meansI would your Grace would take me with you: whom meanes
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.iv.37Dismiss his power he means to visit us,Dismisse his power, he meanes to visit vs:
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.i.67Whereby we stand opposed by such meansWhereby we stand opposed by such meanes
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.iv.42Who never promiseth but he means to pay.Who neuer promiseth, but he meanes to pay.
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.141Your means are very slender, andYour Meanes is very slender, and
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.143I would it were otherwise; I would my meansI would it were otherwise: I would my Meanes
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.iii.1Thus have you heard our cause and known our means,Thus haue you heard our causes, & kno our Means:
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.iii.7How in our means we should advance ourselvesHow (in our Meanes) we should aduance our selues
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.ii.118He sure means brevity in breath, short-winded.Sure he meanes breuity in breath: short-winded.
Henry IV Part 22H4 III.i.29With all appliances and means to boot,With all appliances, and meanes to boote,
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.iv.64When means and lavish manners meet together,When Meanes and lauish Manners meete together;
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.v.70That lack of means enforce you not to evils;That lacke of meanes enforce you not to euill:
Henry VH5 I.i.68And therefore we must needs admit the meansAnd therefore we must needes admit the meanes,
Henry VH5 I.ii.125They know your grace hath cause and means and might – They know your Grace hath cause, and means, and might;
Henry VH5 II.iv.8With men of courage and with means defendant;With men of courage, and with meanes defendant:
Henry VH5 III.ii.33the means whereof 'a faces it out, but fights not. Forthe meanes whereof, a faces it out, but fights not: for
Henry VH5 III.ii.35the means whereof 'a breaks words, and keeps wholethe meanes whereof, a breakes Words, and keepes whole
Henry VH5 IV.vii.66How now, what means this, Herald? Know'st thou notHow now, what meanes this Herald? Knowst thou not,
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.ii.63By this means shall we sound what skill she hath.By this meanes shall we sound what skill she hath.
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.iii.29How now, ambitious Humphrey, what means this?How now ambitious Vmpheir, what meanes this?
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.iv.25Or by what means got'st thou to be released?Or by what meanes got's thou to be releas'd?
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iii.27What means he now? Go ask him whither he goes.What meanes he now? Goe aske him, whither he goes?
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iv.1Great lords and gentlemen, what means this silence?Great Lords and Gentlemen, / What meanes this silence?
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.ii.72For Talbot means no goodness by his looks.For Talbot meanes no goodnesse by his Lookes.
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.i.50What means his grace that he hath changed his style?What meanes his Grace, that he hath chaung'd his Stile?
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.vii.55We English warriors wot not what it means.We English Warriours wot not what it meanes.
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.i.8Well, my good lord, and as the only meansWell (my good Lord) and as the only meanes
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.ii.13And means to give you battle presently.And meanes to giue you battell presently.
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iv.147Insulting Charles, hast thou by secret meansInsulting Charles, hast thou by secret meanes
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.i.102Nephew, what means this passionate discourse,Nephew, what meanes this passionate discourse?
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.i.57What means this noise?What meanes this noyse?
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.i.173And so, my Lord Protector, by this meansAnd so my Lord Protector, by this meanes
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.i.52By wicked means to frame our sovereign's fall.By wicked meanes to frame our Soueraignes fall.
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.i.63By means whereof the towns each day revolted.By meanes whereof, the Townes each day reuolted.
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.i.79Who cannot steal a shape that means deceit?Who cannot steale a shape, that meanes deceit?
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.i.106By means whereof his highness hath lost France.By meanes whereof, his Highnesse hath lost France.
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.124By Suffolk and the Cardinal Beaufort's means.By Suffolke, and the Cardinall Beaufords meanes:
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.284Mischance unto my state by Suffolk's means.Mischance vnto my State by Suffolkes meanes.
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ii.4I tell thee, Jack Cade the clothier means to dressI tell thee, Iacke Cade the Cloathier, meanes to dresse
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.i.51Even in the chair of state! Belike he means,Euen in the Chayre of State: belike he meanes,
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.i.73Shall be the war that Henry means to use.Shall be the Warre that Henry meanes to vse.
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.ii.27I think he means to beg a child of her.I thinke he meanes to begge a Child of her.
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.ii.141And so I chide the means that keeps me from it;And so I chide the meanes that keepes me from it,
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.iii.39While we bethink a means to break it off.While we bethinke a meanes to breake it off.
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.v.9I have advertised him by secret meansI haue aduertis'd him by secret meanes,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.vii.14By fair or foul means we must enter in,By faire or foule meanes we must enter in,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.vii.26He'll soon find means to make the body follow.Hee'le soone finde meanes to make the Body follow.
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.vii.52By what safe means the crown may be recovered.By what safe meanes the Crowne may be recouer'd.
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.i.81Father of Warwick, know you what this means?Father of Warwick, know you what this meanes?
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.v.45What! Doth she swoon? Use means for her recovery.What? doth shee swowne? vse meanes for her recouerie.
Henry VIIIH8 I.ii.35And lack of other means, in desperate mannerAnd lack of other meanes, in desperate manner
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.327By what means got I leave to your own conscience – (By what meanes got, I leaue to your owne conscience)
Henry VIIIH8 IV.ii.153And able means, we had not parted thus.And able meanes, we had not parted thus.
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 I.ii.49By means whereof this breast of mine hath buriedBy meanes whereof, this Brest of mine hath buried
Julius CaesarJC I.ii.79What means this shouting? I do fear the peopleWhat meanes this Showting? / I do feare, the People
Julius CaesarJC II.i.75That by no means I may discover themThat by no meanes I may discouer them,
Julius CaesarJC II.i.143.2No, by no means.No, by no meanes.
Julius CaesarJC II.i.158A shrewd contriver; and you know his means,A shrew'd Contriuer. And you know, his meanes
Julius CaesarJC II.i.259He would embrace the means to come by it.He would embrace the meanes to come by it.
Julius CaesarJC IV.i.44Our best friends made, our means stretched;Our best Friends made, our meanes stretcht,
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.71For I can raise no money by vile means;For I can raise no money by vile meanes:
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.198So shall he waste his means, weary his soldiers,So shall he waste his meanes, weary his Souldiers,
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.416Hath he no means to stain my honest blood,Hath he no meanes to stayne my honest blood,
King Edward IIIE3 III.iii.44He means to bid us battle presently.He meanes to byd vs battaile presently,
King JohnKJ I.i.243What means this scorn, thou most untoward knave?What meanes this scorne, thou most vntoward knaue?
King JohnKJ III.i.21What means that hand upon that breast of thine?What meanes that hand vpon that breast of thine?
King JohnKJ III.iii.22And with advantage means to pay thy love;And with aduantage meanes to pay thy loue:
King JohnKJ III.iv.119No, no. When Fortune means to men most goodNo, no: when Fortune meanes to men most good,
King JohnKJ IV.ii.219How oft the sight of means to do ill deedsHow oft the sight of meanes to do ill deeds,
King JohnKJ V.iv.15He means to recompense the pains you takeHe meanes to recompence the paines you take,
King LearKL I.ii.102as I shall find means, and acquaint you withal.as I shall find meanes, and acquaint you withall.
King LearKL II.i.41Fled this way, sir, when by no means he could – Fled this way Sir, when by no meanes he could.
King LearKL II.i.42.2‘ By no means ’ what?By no meanes, what?
King LearKL II.i.83Loyal and natural boy, I'll work the means(Loyall and naturall Boy) Ile worke the meanes
King LearKL II.iv.182.2What means your grace?What meanes your Grace?
King LearKL II.iv.294My lord, entreat him by no means to stay.My Lord, entreate him by no meanes to stay.
King LearKL III.vii.30What means your graces? Good my friends, considerWhat meanes your Graces? / Good my Friends consider
King LearKL IV.i.20Our means secure us, and our mere defectsOur meanes secure vs, and our meere defects
King LearKL IV.iii.40What we are come about, and by no means
King LearKL IV.iv.11There is means, madam.There is meanes Madam:
King LearKL IV.iv.20.1That wants the means to lead it.That wants the meanes to leade it.
King LearKL V.iii.35.1Or thrive by other means.Or thriue by other meanes.
King LearKL V.iii.221.1What means this bloody knife?What meanes this bloody Knife?
Love's Labour's LostLLL II.i.85He rather means to lodge you in the field,He rather meanes to lodge you in the field,
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.i.35The poor deer's blood, that my heart means no ill.The poore Deeres blood, that my heart meanes no ill.
MacbethMac II.iv.29Thine own life's means! – Then 'tis most likeThine owne liues meanes: Then 'tis most like,
MacbethMac III.iv.134By the worst means the worst. For mine own goodBy the worst meanes, the worst, for mine owne good,
MacbethMac IV.iii.146.1What's the disease he means?What's the Disease he meanes?
MacbethMac IV.iii.163.1The means that makes us strangers!The meanes that makes vs Strangers.
MacbethMac V.i.72Remove from her the means of all annoyanceRemoue from her the meanes of all annoyance,
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.79By the woman's means?By the womans meanes?
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.80Ay, sir, by Mistress Overdone's means; but asI sir, by Mistris Ouer-dons meanes: but as
Measure for MeasureMM II.ii.24Let her have needful, but not lavish, means.Let her haue needfull, but not lauish meanes,
Measure for MeasureMM II.iv.48As to put metal in restrained meansAs to put mettle in restrained meanes
Measure for MeasureMM III.i.15Are nursed by baseness. Thou'rt by no means valiant,Are nurst by basenesse: Thou'rt by no meanes valiant,
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.19That is thy means to live. Do thou but thinkThat is thy meanes to liue. Do thou but thinke
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.i.125Than my faint means would grant continuance.Then my faint meanes would grant continuance:
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.i.138My purse, my person, my extremest meansMy purse, my person, my extreamest meanes
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.i.173O my Antonio, had I but the meansO my Anthonio, had I but the meanes
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.iii.17sufficient. Yet his means are in supposition. He hathsufficient, yet his meanes are in supposition: he hath
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.i.19His wife who wins me by that means I told you,His wife, who wins me by that meanes I told you,
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.i.57same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter andsame meanes, warmed and cooled by the same Winter and
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.263To feed my means. Here is a letter, lady;To feede my meanes. Heere is a Letter Ladie,
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.9And that no lawful means can carry meAnd that no lawful meanes can carrie me
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.81Make no more offers, use no farther means,Make no more offers, vse no farther meanes,
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.374When you do take the means whereby I live.When you doe take the meanes whereby I liue.
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.282Ay, but the clerk that never means to do it,I, but the Clark that neuer meanes to doe it,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.176though I had never so good means as desire to makethough I had neuer so good means as desire, to make
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.197mind or in my meansmeed, I am sure, I have receivedminde, or in my meanes, meede I am sure I haue receiued
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.ii.203Yes, by all means, if it be but to scrapeYes, by all meanes: if it be but to scrape
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.vi.35Her father means she shall be all in white,Her Father meanes she shall be all in white;
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.vi.46Which means she to deceive, father or mother?Which meanes she to deceiue? Father, or Mother.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.ii.12well. Heaven prosper our sport! No man means evil butwel: Heauen prosper our sport. No man means euill but
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.i.120Which by no means we may extenuate(Which by no meanes we may extenuate)
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND V.i.315And thus she means, videlicet:And thus she meanes, videlicit.
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.33My cousin means Signor Benedick of Padua.My cousin meanes Signior Benedick of Padua
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.323O, by no means; she mocks all her wooers outO, by no meanes, she mocks all her wooers out
Much Ado About NothingMA III.ii.79Means your lordship to beMeanes your Lordship to be
Much Ado About NothingMA III.iv.52What means the fool, trow?What meanes the foole trow?
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.i.193Nor fortune made such havoc of my means,Nor Fortune made such hauocke of my meanes,
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.i.197Ability in means and choice of friendsAbility in meanes, and choise of friends,
OthelloOth I.iii.150Took once a pliant hour, and found good meansTooke once a pliant houre, and found good meanes
OthelloOth II.i.268have a shorter journey to your desires by the means Ihaue a shorter iourney to your desires, by the meanes I
OthelloOth III.iii.247You shall by that perceive him and his means;You shall by that perceiue him, and his meanes:
OthelloOth III.iii.474To furnish me with some swift means of deathTo furnish me with some swift meanes of death
OthelloOth III.iv.107That by your virtuous means I may againThat by your vertuous meanes, I may againe
OthelloOth IV.ii.111Do it with gentle means and easy tasks:Do it with gentle meanes, and easie taskes.
OthelloOth IV.ii.186out of my means. The jewels you have had from me toout of my meanes. The Iewels you haue had from me to
PericlesPer I.iv.75Who makes the fairest show means most deceit.Who makes the fairest showe, meanes most deceipt.
PericlesPer II.v.6Which yet from her by no means can I get.Which from her, by no meanes can I get.
PericlesPer II.v.8Faith, by no means. She hath so strictlyFayth, by no meanes, she hath so strictly
PericlesPer V.iii.15What means the nun? She dies! Help, gentlemen!What meanes the mum? shee die's, helpe Gentlemen.
Richard IIR2 I.iv.40Ere further leisure yield them further meansEre further leysure, yeeld them further meanes
Richard IIR2 II.i.39Consuming means, soon preys upon itself.Consuming meanes soone preyes vpon it selfe.
Richard IIR2 III.ii.29The means that heavens yield must be embraced
Richard IIR2 III.ii.32The proffered means of succour and redress.
Richard IIR2 III.ii.33He means, my lord, that we are too remiss,He meanes, my Lord, that we are too remisse,
Richard IIR2 V.iii.24What means our cousin, that he stares and looks so wildly?What meanes our Cosin, that hee stares / And lookes so wildely?
Richard IIR2 V.v.105How now! What means death in this rude assault?How now? what meanes Death in this rude assalt?
Richard IIIR3 I.i.42Brother, good day. What means this armed guardBrother, good day: What meanes this armed guard
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.77Our brother is imprisoned by your means,Our Brother is imprison'd by your meanes,
Richard IIIR3 I.iv.144cities for a dangerous thing, and every man that meansCitties for a dangerous thing, and euery man that means
Richard IIIR3 II.ii.38What means this scene of rude impatience?What meanes this Scene of rude impatience?
Richard IIIR3 IV.ii.37Whose humble means match not his haughty spirit.Whose humble meanes match not his haughtie spirit:
Richard IIIR3 IV.ii.75Let me have open means to come to them,Let me haue open meanes to come to them,
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.40Sweet Blunt, make some good means to speak with himSweet Blunt, make some good meanes to speak with him
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.249One that made means to come by what he hath,One that made meanes to come by what he hath,
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.250And slaughtered those that were the means to help him;And slaughter'd those that were the meanes to help him:
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.332For want of means, poor rats, had hanged themselves.For want of meanes (poore Rats) had hang'd themselues.
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.145Have you importuned him by any means?Haue you importun'd him by any meanes?
Romeo and JulietRJ II.chorus.11And she as much in love, her means much lessAnd she as much in Loue, her meanes much lesse,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.chorus.13But passion lends them power, time means, to meet,But passion lends them Power, time, meanes to meete,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.i.42To seek him here that means not to be found.to seeke him here / That meanes not to be found.
Romeo and JulietRJ II.iv.177Some means to come to shrift this afternoon,some meanes to come to shrift this afternoone,
Romeo and JulietRJ III.v.103Find thou the means, and I'll find such a man.Find thou the meanes, and Ile find such a man.
Romeo and JulietRJ V.i.35Let's see for means. O mischief, thou art swiftLets see for meanes: O mischiefe thou art swift,
Romeo and JulietRJ V.iii.293That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.That Heauen finds meanes to kill your ioyes with Loue;
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.1.73Belike some noble gentleman that means,Belike some Noble Gentleman that meanes
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.1.86I think 'twas Soto that your honour means.I thinke 'twas Soto that your honor meanes.
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.i.110can by any means light on a fit man to teach her thatcan by any meanes light on a fit man to teach her that
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.ii.11Who wooed in haste and means to wed at leisure.Who woo'd in haste, and meanes to wed at leysure:
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.ii.17Yet never means to wed where he hath wooed.Yet neuer meanes to wed where he hath woo'd:
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.ii.22Upon my life, Petruchio means but well,Vpon my life Petruchio meanes but well,
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.iii.104Why, true, he means to make a puppet of thee.Why true, he meanes to make a puppet of thee.
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.iii.105She says your worship means to make a puppet of her.She saies your Worship meanes to make a puppet of her.
The Taming of the ShrewTS V.i.34Lay hands on the villain. I believe a' means toLay hands on the villaine, I beleeue a meanes to
The TempestTem II.i.53True, save means to live.True, saue meanes to liue.
The TempestTem IV.i.89The means that dusky Dis my daughter got,The meanes, that duskie Dis, my daughter got,
The TempestTem V.i.146To make the dear loss, have I means much weakerTo make the deere losse, haue I meanes much weaker
Timon of AthensTim I.i.100His means most short, his creditors most strait.His meanes most short, his Creditors most straite:
Timon of AthensTim I.ii.7.2O, by no means,O by no meanes,
Timon of AthensTim I.ii.112What means that trump?What meanes that Trumpe?
Timon of AthensTim II.ii.132.1As I had leave of means.As I had leaue of meanes.
Timon of AthensTim II.ii.172What heart, head, sword, force, means, but is Lord Timon's?What heart, head, sword, force, meanes, but is L. Timons:
Timon of AthensTim II.ii.174Ah, when the means are gone that buy this praise,Ah, when the meanes are gone, that buy this praise,
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.314means?meanes?
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.315Who, without those means thou talkest of, didstWho without those meanes thou talk'st of, didst
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.318I understand thee: thou hadst some means toI vnderstand thee: thou had'st some meanes to
Timon of AthensTim V.i.225And strain what other means is left unto usAnd straine what other meanes is left vnto vs
Timon of AthensTim V.iv.20By humble message and by promised means.By humble Message, and by promist meanes:
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.212That noble-minded Titus means to thee.That Noble minded Titus meanes to thee.
Titus AndronicusTit II.iii.157I know not what it means; away with her!I know not what it meanes, away with her.
Titus AndronicusTit IV.i.8What means my niece Lavinia by these signs?What meanes my Neece Lauinia by these signes?
Titus AndronicusTit IV.i.30How now, Lavinia? Marcus, what means this?How now Lauinia, Marcus what meanes this?
Titus AndronicusTit IV.i.38I think she means that there were more than oneI thinke she meanes that ther was more then one
Titus AndronicusTit IV.iv.55Have by my means been butchered wrongfully.Haue by my meanes beene butcher'd wrongfully?
Titus AndronicusTit V.ii.183You know your mother means to feast with me,You know your Mother meanes to feast with me,
Titus AndronicusTit V.iii.10I fear the Emperor means no good to us.If ere the Emperour meanes no good to vs.
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.259What Troy means fairly shall be spoke aloud.What Troy meanes fairely, shall be spoke alowd.
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.288That means not, hath not, or is not in love.That meanes not, hath not, or is not in loue:
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.289If then one is, or hath, or means to be,If then one is, or hath, or meanes to be,
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.i.25The thing he means to kill more excellently.The thing he meanes to kill, more excellently.
Twelfth NightTN I.iii.1What a plague means my niece to take the deathWhat a plague meanes my Neece to take the death
Twelfth NightTN II.ii.17I left no ring with her; what means this lady?I left no Ring with her: what meanes this Lady?
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.119means for this uncivil rule. She shall know of it, by thismeanes for this vnciuill rule; she shall know of it by this
Twelfth NightTN III.ii.56Never trust me then – and by all means stir onNeuer trust me then: and by all meanes stirre on
Twelfth NightTN III.ii.67means to be saved by believing rightly, can ever believemeanes to be saued by beleeuing rightly, can euer beleeue
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.ii.16How now, what means this passion at his name?How now? what meanes this passion at his name?
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.i.115What means your ladyship? Do you not like it?What meanes your Ladiship? Doe you not like it?
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.iv.78And here he means to spend his time awhile.And heere he meanes to spend his time a while,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.iv.180The ladder made of cords, and all the meansThe Ladder made of Cords, and all the means
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.iv.138To make such means for her as thou hast done,To make such meanes for her, as thou hast done,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.ii.51By any means, our thing of learning says so;By any meanes our thing of learning sees so:
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.ii.56And, sweet companions, let's rehearse by any meansand / Sweete Companions lets rehearse by any meanes,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.v.134Ay, ay, by any means, dear dominie.I, I by any meanes, deere Domine.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.58.1By any means.By any meanes.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.i.20And by whose means he escaped, which was your daughter's,and by whose meanes he escapt, which was your Daughters,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.ii.65Quickly, by any means; I long to see 'em. – quickly, / By any meanes, I long to see 'em.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iv.71Than any jot obeys; seeks all foul meansThen any jot obaies; seekes all foule meanes
The Winter's TaleWT I.i.6means to pay Bohemia the visitation which he justlymeanes to pay Bohemia the Visitation, which hee iustly
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.146.2What means Sicilia?What meanes Sicilia?
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iii.42most of them means and bases – but one Puritanmost of them Meanes and Bases; but one Puritan
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.599the buyer; by which means I saw whose purse was bestthe buyer: by which meanes, I saw whose Purse was best
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.615Nay, but my letters, by this means being thereNay, but my Letters by this meanes being there
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.828means to do the Prince my master good; which whomeans to doe the Prince my Master good; which, who
The Winter's TaleWT V.ii.165Ay, by any means prove a tall fellow. If I do notI, by any meanes proue a tall Fellow: if I do not

Poems

 7 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1140 These means as frets upon an instrument These meanes as frets vpon an instrument,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1365 Pausing for means to mourn some newer way. Pawsing for means to mourne some newer way.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1561 That he finds means to burn his Troy with water.’ That he finds means to burne his Troy with water.
SonnetsSonn.16.4 With means more blessed than my barren rhyme? With meanes more blessed then my barren rime?
SonnetsSonn.111.4 Than public means which public manners breeds. Then publick meanes which publick manners breeds.
SonnetsSonn.148.6 What means the world to say it is not so? What meanes the world to say it is not so?
Venus and AdonisVen.1194 Means to immure herself and not be seen. Meanes to immure her selfe, and not beseen.

Glossary

 53 result(s).
abatementmeans remaining, reduced amount [of money]
abilitymeans, resources, funds
abridgementpastime, short entertainment, means of shortening the time
Alecto[pron: a'lektoh] one of the Furies, whose name means never-ceasing
allaymeans of lessening, source of abatement
appliancecompliance, subservience; or: means, expedient
benefitagency, help, means
bleedlose blood, as a means of healing
bulwarkshelter, safeguard, means of escape
by any meanscertainly, indeed
coinagemeans of making money
comparativeas a means of comparison
competencymeans of life, sufficiency
competencysufficiency without excess, modest means
convoymeans of transport, method of conveyance
defencearms, armour, means of defence
encompassmenttalking around [a subject], roundabout means
engineplot, device, means, instrument
extortedill-gotten, gained by evil means
gracemeans of salvation, divine favour
handagency, means, aid
havingfortune, estate, means
indirectionroundabout means, indirect approach
indirectiondevious means, malpractice
inspirationsupernatural power, inspired means
instrumentagent, means, method
kindlyby all means, in any case
knittie, fasten [by means of a knot]
lifemeans of life, way of survival
livingpossessions, means of support, livelihood
mattermeans, capacity, wherewithal
meanmeans of access, passage
meanmeans, way, method
meanmeans, agent, cause
measurecourse of action, means
nakedstripped of all belongings, without means
organagent, instrument, means
parableindirect means, oblique utterance, similitude
philosopher's two stonestwo hypothetical means of (i) giving eternal youth and (ii) turning base metals into gold
presentavailable means, current resources
propertymeans to an end, commercial asset
recourseopportunity of going, means of access
redemptionransom, means of release [from debt]
retentionmeans of retaining, way of keeping in mind
scoremethod of notching a piece of wood as a means of debt-keeping; when split in two between lender and debtor, the scores on the two pieces of wood would tally
sea-wingmeans of flight by sea
servingmeans, agency, assistance
stateestate, property, wealth, means
stopmeans of closing a finger-hole in a wind instrument
storeavailable money, resources, means
therewithwith that, along with that, by means of that
trenchdivert by means of a trench
worthmeans, resources, wherewithal

Thesaurus

 67 result(s).
access, means ofmean
access, means ofrecourse
available meanspresent
comparison, means ofcomparative
debt-keeping, means ofscore
devious meansindirection
divert by means of a trenchtrench
end, means to anproperty
escape, means ofbulwark
evil means, gained byextorted
flight by sea, means ofsea-wing
gained by evil meansextorted
healing, means ofbleed
indirect meansparable
inspired meansinspiration
instrument, means of closing a finger-holestop
lessening, means ofallay
life, means ofcompetency
life, means oflife
meansability
meansbenefit
meansmatter
meansmeasure
meanshand
meansstore
meansengine
meansworth
meansmean
meansinstrument
meansstate
meansorgan
meansserving
meansmean
meanshaving
meansappliance
means of accessrecourse
means of accessmean
means of comparisoncomparative
means of escapebulwark
means of lesseningallay
means of lifelife
means of lifecompetency
means of making moneycoinage
means of retainingretention
means of transportconvoy
means remainingabatement
means to an endproperty
means, availablepresent
means, by allkindly
means, by anymean
means, modestcompetency
means, roundaboutencompassment
means, roundaboutindirection
means, withoutnaked
modest meanscompetency
money, means of makingcoinage
release, means of [from debt]redemption
remaining meansabatement
retaining, means ofretention
roundabout meansindirection
roundabout meansencompassment
salvation, means ofgrace
sea, means of flight bysea-wing
support, means ofliving
time, means of shortening theabridgement
transport, means ofconvoy
trench, divert by means of atrench

Themes and Topics

 10 result(s).
Discourse markers...ore sailing by the star [beatrice] what means the fool trow i wonder can one sup...
Elision... establish 1h6 v i 10 the only means / to stablish quietness on every sid...
Here, there, and where...s gone whereof this praise is made by means of which through which +on ...
...isfied with that along with that by means of that wherewith 1h6 i i 10...
Humours... describes dr caius as 'phlegmatic' (she means 'choleric') see also blood (n ) 1--5 c...
Past tenses...oid this term because the form is by no means restricted to the expression of past tim...
Responses... iv 62 but do not go with it no by no means nay ham i ii 76 why seems it so p...
Withal and withal...ll … convey the business as i shall find means and acquaint you withal therewith wit...
Classical mythology...s snake one of the furies whose name means &lsquo never-ceasing&rsquo alt...
Latin... minime (adv ) lll iii i 58   by no means minimo (adj ) ts i i 159 minimus ...
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)...39 ] we english warriors wot not what it means r3 ii iii 18 [third citizen to others] ...

Words Families

 1 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
MEANSBASICmeans n
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