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Search phrase: merit


 48 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.i.223To show her merit that did miss her love?To shew her merit, that did misse her loue?
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.i.148Inspired merit so by breath is barred.Inspired Merit so by breath is bard,
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.vi.55It is to be recovered. But that the merit ofIt is to be recouered, but that the merit of
Antony and CleopatraAC II.vii.55If for the sake of merit thou wilt hear me,If for the sake of Merit thou wilt heare mee,
As You Like ItAYL V.iv.185You to a love that your true faith doth merit;you to a loue, that your true faith doth merit:
CoriolanusCor I.i.274.1In aught he merit not.In ought he merit not.
CoriolanusCor II.iii.163His marks of merit, wounds received for's country.His Marks of Merit, Wounds receiu'd for's Countrey.
CoriolanusCor III.i.61.1I'th' plain way of his merit.I'th' plaine Way of his Merit.
CoriolanusCor IV.vii.48So hated, and so banished. But he has a meritSo hated, and so banish'd: but he ha's a Merit
CymbelineCym I.v.81merit for the gift. The other is not a thing for sale,merite for the guift. The other is not a thing for sale,
CymbelineCym I.vi.74To load thy merit richly. Call my women:To loade thy merit richly. Call my women.
HamletHam II.ii.530they deserve, the more merit is in your bounty. Takethey deserue, the more merit is in your bountie. Take
HamletHam III.i.74That patient merit of th' unworthy takes,That patient merit of the vnworthy takes,
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.ii.107match! O, if men were to be saved by merit, whatWatch. O, if men were to be saued by merit, what
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.370men of merit are sought after; the undeserver may sleep,men of Merit are sought after: the vndeseruer may sleepe,
Henry VH5 II.ii.34Sooner than quittance of desert and meritSooner then quittance of desert and merit,
Henry VI Part 22H6 V.i.81May Iden live to merit such a bounty,May Iden liue to merit such a bountie,
Henry VIIIH8 I.i.64The force of his own merit makes his way – The force of his owne merit makes his way
King JohnKJ II.i.520That I can find should merit any hate.That I can finde, should merit any hate.
King JohnKJ III.i.165And by the merit of vile gold, dross, dust,And by the merit of vilde gold, drosse, dust,
King LearKL I.i.53Where nature doth with merit challenge. Gonerill,Where Nature doth with merit challenge. Gonerill,
King LearKL III.v.6a provoking merit set a-work by a reprovable badness ina prouoking merit set a-worke by a reprouable badnesse in
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.i.21See, see, my beauty will be saved by merit!See, see, my beautie will be sau'd by merit.
Measure for MeasureMM III.i.233What a merit were it in death to take this poorWhat a merit were it in death to take this poore
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.ix.39Without the stamp of merit? Let none presumeWithout the stampe of merrit, let none presume
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.ix.43Were purchased by the merit of the wearer!Were purchast by the merrit of the wearer;
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.v.72And if on earth he do not merit it,And if on earth he doe not meane it, it
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.v.47then judge of my merit.then iudge of my merit.
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.i.139Or else it stood upon the choice of friends – Or else it stood vpon the choise of merit.
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND V.i.92Takes it in might, not merit.Takes it in might, not merit.
Much Ado About NothingMA III.i.19To praise him more than ever man did merit.To praise him more then euer man did merit,
Much Ado About NothingMA III.i.70Which simpleness and merit purchaseth.Which simplenesse and merit purchaseth.
OthelloOth II.i.143woman indeed? One that in the authority of her meritwoman indeed? One, that in the authorithy of her merit,
OthelloOth II.iii.262imposition; oft got without merit and lost withoutimposition; oft got without merit, aud lost without
OthelloOth III.iv.113Nor purposed merit in futurity,Nor purpos'd merit in futurity,
PericlesPer II.iii.12'Tis more by fortune, lady, than by merit.Tis more by Fortune (Lady) then my Merit.
Richard IIR2 I.iii.156A dearer merit, not so deep a maimA deerer merit, not so deepe a maime,
Richard IIR2 V.vi.18Right noble is thy merit, well I wot.Right Noble is thy merit, well I wot.
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.222To merit bliss by making me despair.To merit blisse by making me dispaire:
Romeo and JulietRJ I.ii.31And like her most whose merit most shall be;And like her most, whose merit most shall be:
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.349Makes merit her election, and doth boil,Makes Merit her election, and doth boyle
Troilus and CressidaTC II.ii.61Without some image of th' affected merit.Without some image of th'affected merit.
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.190Nor, by my will, assubjugate his meritNor by my will assubiugate his merit,
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.90bare till merit crown it; no perfection in reversion shallbare till merit crowne it: no perfection in reuersion shall
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.83Prizes of accident as oft as meritPrizes of accident, as oft as merit:
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.iv.84So mainly as my merit: I cannot sing,So mainely as my merit: I cannot sing,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.iv.145Plead a new state in thy unrivalled merit,Plead a new state in thy vn-riual'd merit,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.i.128Is true love's merit, and bless me with a signIs true loves merit, and blesse me with a signe


 6 result(s).
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The Passionate PilgrimPP.18.15 Where thy desert may merit praise, Where thy desart may merit praise,
SonnetsSonn.26.2 Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit, Thy merrit hath my dutie strongly knit;
SonnetsSonn.72.2 What merit lived in me, that you should love What merit liu'd in me that you should loue
SonnetsSonn.88.2 And place my merit in the eye of scorn, And place my merrit in the eie of skorne,
SonnetsSonn.108.4 That may express my love, or thy dear merit? That may expresse my loue, or thy deare merit?
SonnetsSonn.149.9 What merit do I in myself respect, What merrit do I in my selfe respect,


 18 result(s).
desartlessunderserving, lacking in merit [malapropism for ‘deserving’]
desert, desartworth, merit, deserving
deservingworthiness, desert, merit
gracefavour, add merit to, do honour to
meedmerit, worth, excellence
meritdeserving person, righteous individual
meritreward, just desert
meritgood works [yielding reward from God]
meritdesert, deserving, inner worth
meritmeritorious service
praisepraiseworthiness, merit, virtue
purchasedeserve, earn, merit
rateworth, value, merit
requiredeserve, merit, justify
unmeritableunworthy, undeserving, lacking in merit
valuationappreciation of merit, estimation of worth
well-foundof proven merit, of established reputation, commendable
windeserve, earn, merit


 14 result(s).
appreciation of meritvaluation
meritdesert, desart
merit to, addgrace
merit, appreciation ofvaluation
merit, lacking inunmeritable
merit, of provenwell-found

Words Families

 7 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
MERITBASICmerit n, merit v, meritorious adj
MERITNOTdemerit n, unmeritable adj, unmeriting adj