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Search phrase: petty

Plays

 34 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
Antony and CleopatraAC I.v.45To mend the petty present, I will pieceTo mend the petty present, I will peece
Antony and CleopatraAC II.i.34For such a petty war. His soldiershipFor such a petty Warre: His Souldiership
Antony and CleopatraAC II.i.49The petty difference, we yet not know.The petty difference, we yet not know:
Antony and CleopatraAC III.xii.8I was of late as petty to his endsI was of late as petty to his ends,
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.140Not petty things admitted. Where's Seleucus?Not petty things admitted. Where's Seleucus?
CoriolanusCor I.i.116With other muniments and petty helpsWith other Muniments and petty helpes
CoriolanusCor II.iii.177But was a petty servant to the state,But was a pettie seruant to the State,
CymbelineCym I.ii.42Such parting were too petty. Look here, love;Such parting were too petty. Looke heere (Loue)
CymbelineCym V.iv.93No more, you petty spirits of region low,No more you petty Spirits of Region low
HamletHam I.iv.82And makes each petty artere in this bodyAnd makes each petty Artire in this body,
HamletHam III.iii.21Each small annexment, petty consequence,Each small annexment, pettie consequence
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.iii.108then the vital commoners, and inland petty spirits,then the Vitall Commoners, and in-land pettie Spirits,
Henry VH5 I.ii.177And pretty traps to catch the petty thieves.And pretty traps to catch the petty theeues.
Henry VH5 III.chorus.31Some petty and unprofitable dukedoms.Some petty and vnprofitable Dukedomes.
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.i.91Except some petty towns of no import.Except some petty Townes, of no import.
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.i.64Tut, these are petty faults to faults unknown,Tut, these are petty faults to faults vnknowne,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.i.22Be counterpoised with such a petty sum!Be counter-poys'd with such a pettie summe.
Henry VI Part 22H6 V.ii.44Particularities and petty soundsParticularities, and pettie sounds
Julius CaesarJC I.ii.135Like a Colossus, and we petty menLike a Colossus, and we petty men
King Edward IIIE3 I.i.82'Tis not a petty dukedom that I claim,Tis not a petty Dukedome that I claime,
King Edward IIIE3 III.iii.70Let it be seen, 'mongst other petty thefts,Let it be seene mongest other pettie thefts,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.vi.21And every petty disadvantage promptsand euerie pettie disaduantage promptes
MacbethMac V.v.20Creeps in this petty pace from day to dayCreepes in this petty pace from day to day,
Measure for MeasureMM II.ii.112For every pelting, petty officerFor euery pelting petty Officer
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.i.12Do overpeer the petty traffickersDo ouer-peere the pettie Traffiquers
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.307To pay the petty debt twenty times over.To pay the petty debt twenty times ouer.
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.i.91Have every pelting river made so proudHath euerie petty Riuer made so proud,
OthelloOth IV.iii.73nor caps, nor any petty exhibition. But for all the wholenor Caps, nor any petty exhibition. But for all the whole
PericlesPer IV.iii.22The petty wrens of Tarsus will fly hencethe pettie wrens of Tharsus will flie hence,
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.332The petty rebel, dull-brained Buckingham,The petty Rebell, dull-brain'd Buckingham,
Titus AndronicusTit II.i.62This petty brabble will undo us all.This pretty brabble will vndoo vs all:
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.i.52And I for such like petty crimes as these.And I, for such like petty crimes as these.
The Winter's TaleWT II.i.71The shrug, the ‘ hum ’ or ‘ ha,’ these petty brandsThe Shrug, the Hum, or Ha, (these Petty-brands
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.4Is as a meeting of the petty gods,Is as a meeting of the petty Gods,

Poems

 5 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Rape of LucreceLuc.649 The petty streams that pay a daily debt The petty streames that paie a dailie det
The Rape of LucreceLuc.656 If all these petty ills shall change thy good, If all these pettie ils shall change thy good,
SonnetsSonn.41.1 Those petty wrongs that liberty commits, THose pretty wrongs that liberty commits,
SonnetsSonn.90.10 When other petty griefs have done their spite, When other pettie griefes haue done their spight,
Venus and AdonisVen.394 He held such petty bondage in disdain, He held such pettie bondage in disdaine:

Glossary

 8 result(s).
easyslight, petty, insignificant
officeofficiously withhold, use petty authority to block
peltingpaltry, petty, worthless, insignificant
pettysmall, weak, inadequate, insignificant
pettyminor, subordinate, inferior
puisnyinferior, insignificant, petty
sixpennypetty, paltry, puny
tamepetty, decoy [attracting people into a card game]

Thesaurus

 6 result(s).
block using petty authorityoffice
pettytame
pettypuisny
pettyeasy
pettypelting
pettysixpenny

Words Families

 3 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
PETTYBASICpettish adj, pettiness n, petty adj
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