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 100 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.i.31Creaking my shoes on the plain masonry,Creeking my shooes on the plaine Masonry,
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.ii.22But the plain single vow that is vowed true.But the plaine single vow, that is vow'd true:
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.315If it appear not plain and prove untrue,If it appeare not plaine, and proue vntrue,
As You Like ItAYL II.vii.52The why is plain as way to parish church.The why is plaine, as way to Parish Church:
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.ii.74Marry, sir, by a rule as plain asMarry sir, by a rule as plaine as 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.ii.75the plain bald pate of Father Time himself.the plaine bald pate of Father time himselfe. 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.ii.93hairy men plain dealers, without wit.hairy men plain dealers without wit. 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.iii.22No? Why, 'tis a plain case: heNo? why 'tis a plaine case: he 
CoriolanusCor III.i.61.1I'th' plain way of his merit.I'th' plaine Way of his Merit.
HamletHam I.iii.132I would not, in plain terms, from this time forthI would not, in plaine tearmes, from this time forth,
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.250plain tale shall put you down. Then did we two set onplaine Tale shall put you downe. Then did we two, set on
Henry IV Part 22H4 induction.17And of so easy and so plain a stopAnd of so easie, and so plaine a stop,
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.v.221Then plain and right must my possession be,Then plaine and right must my possession be;
Henry VH5 III.ii.50put into mine; for it is plain pocketing up of wrongs. Iput into mine; for it is plaine pocketting vp of Wrongs. I
Henry VH5 IV.vi.8Larding the plain; and by his bloody side,Larding the plaine: and by his bloody side,
Henry VH5 IV.viii.108But in plain shock and even play of battle,But in plaine shock, and euen play of Battaile,
Henry VH5 V.ii.124couldst, thou wouldst find me such a plain king thatcould'st, thou would'st finde me such a plaine King, that
Henry VH5 V.ii.148there, let thine eye be thy cook. I speak to thee plainthere? let thine Eye be thy Cooke. I speake to thee plaine
Henry VH5 V.ii.152liv'st, dear Kate, take a fellow of plain and uncoinedliu'st, deare Kate, take a fellow of plaine and vncoyned
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.i.202Which is so plain that Exeter doth wishWhich is so plaine, that Exeter doth wish,
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.i.51No more but plain and bluntly ‘ To the King?’No more but plaine and bluntly? (To the King.)
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.ii.96Yet I do find it so; for, to be plain,Yet I doe finde it so: for to be plaine,
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.ii.53What plain proceedings is more plain than this?What plaine proceedings is more plain then this?
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.ii.69To tell thee plain, I aim to lie with thee.To tell thee plaine, I ayme to lye with thee.
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.ii.70To tell you plain, I had rather lie in prison.To tell you plaine, I had rather lye in Prison.
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.iii.19Be plain, Queen Margaret, and tell thy grief;Be plaine, Queene Margaret, and tell thy griefe,
Henry VIIIH8 IV.i.37.2510. Certain Ladies or Countesses, with plain circlets10 Certaine Ladies or Countesses, with plaine Circlets
Henry VIIIH8 V.iii.71That's the plain truth. Your painted gloss discovers,That's the plaine truth; your painted glosse discouers
Julius CaesarJC III.ii.219But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man,But (as you know me all) a plaine blunt man
Julius CaesarJC IV.ii.22There are no tricks in plain and simple faith;There are no trickes, in plaine and simple Faith:
King Edward IIIE3 I.ii.146Whose habit rude and manners blunt and plainWhose habit rude, and manners blunt and playne,
King Edward IIIE3 III.i.108And bring he ne'er so plain a pedigree,And bring he nere so playne a pedegree,
King Edward IIIE3 III.iii.166Now on this plain of Crécy spread yourselves – Now on this plaine of Cressie spred your selues,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.iv.66What tidings, messenger? Be plain and brief.What tidings messenger, be playne and briefe.
King JohnKJ II.i.295Up higher to the plain, where we'll set forthVp higher to the plaine, where we'l set forth
King JohnKJ II.i.462He speaks plain cannon – fire and smoke and bounce;He speakes plaine Cannon fire, and smoake, and bounce,
King JohnKJ IV.ii.22Of plain old form is much disfigured;Of plaine old forme, is much disfigured,
King LearKL I.iv.33tale in telling it, and deliver a plain message bluntly.tale in telling it, and deliuer a plaine message bluntly:
King LearKL II.ii.81Goose, if I had you upon Sarum Plain,Goose, if I had you vpon Sarum Plaine,
King LearKL II.ii.90Sir, 'tis my occupation to be plain.Sir, 'tis my occupation to be plaine,
King LearKL II.ii.97An honest mind and plain – he must speak truth!An honest mind and plaine, he must speake truth,
King LearKL II.ii.98And they will take it, so; if not, he's plain.And they will take it so, if not, hee's plaine.
King LearKL II.ii.109you in a plain accent was a plain knave; which, for myyou in a plaine accent, was a plaine Knaue, which for my
King LearKL III.i.39The King hath cause to plain.
King LearKL IV.vi.242'Chill be plain with you.chill be plaine with you.
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.71mail, sir! O, sir, plantain, a plain plantain! No l'envoy,male sir. Or sir, Plantan, a plaine Plantan: no lenuoy,
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.80No, page; it is an epilogue or discourse to make plainNo Page, it is an epilogue or discourse to make plaine,
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.119This will I send, and something else more plain,This will I send, and something else more plaine.
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.270'Twere good yours did; for, sir, to tell you plain,'Twere good yours did: for sir to tell you plaine,
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.346Now to plain dealing. Lay these glosses by.Now to plaine dealing, Lay these glozes by,
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.177That some plain man recount their purposes.That some plaine man recount their purposes.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.281Well, better wits have worn plain statute-caps.Well, better wits haue worne plain statute caps,
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.452By heaven you did! And, to confirm it plain,By heauen you did; and to confirme it plaine,
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.561My scutcheon plain declares that I am Alisander.My Scutcheon plaine declares that I am Alisander.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.595Judas Maccabaeus clipped is plain Judas.Iudas Machabeus clipt, is plaine Iudas.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.748Honest plain words best pierce the ear of grief;Honest plain words, best pierce the ears of griefe
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.238to you. In plain dealing, Pompey, I shall have youto you: in plaine dealing Pompey, I shall haue you
Measure for MeasureMM II.iv.82To be received plain, I'll speak more gross:To be receiued plaine, Ile speake more grosse:
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.ii.59or as you would say in plain terms, gone to heaven.or as you would say in plaine tearmes, gone to heauen.
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.i.11without any slips of prolixity or crossing the plain highwaywithout any slips of prolixity, or crossing the plaine high-way
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.v.3you I fear you. I was always plain with you, and so nowyou, I feare you, I was alwaies plaine with you, and so now
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.v.53thee understand a plain man in his plain meaning: gothee vnderstand a plaine man in his plaine meaning: goe
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.82But with all brief and plain conveniencyBut with all briefe and plaine conueniencie
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.166You were to blame – I must be plain with you –You were too blame, I must be plaine with you,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.iii.55A plain kerchief, Sir John. My browsA plaine Kerchiefe, Sir Iohn: My browes
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND V.i.127But wonder on, till truth make all things plain.But wonder on, till truth make all things plaine.
Much Ado About NothingMA II.iii.18He was wont to speak plain and to the purpose, like anhe was wont to speake plaine, & to the purpose (like an
Much Ado About NothingMA III.iv.73meaning; I meant plain holy-thistle. You may think perchancemeaning, I meant plaine holy thissell, you may thinke perchance
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.i.1Come, Friar Francis, be brief; only to the plainCome Frier Francis, be briefe, onely to the plaine
OthelloOth II.i.303Knavery's plain face is never seen till used.Knaueries plaine face, is neuer seene, till vs'd.
PericlesPer Chorus.III.14What's dumb in show, I'll plain with speech.What's dumbe in shew, I'le plaine with speach.
Richard IIR2 II.i.128My brother Gloucester, plain well-meaning soul – My brother Gloucester, plaine well meaning soule
Richard IIR2 III.iii.50Upon the grassy carpet of this plain.Vpon the Grassie Carpet of this Plaine:
Richard IIIR3 I.i.118Simple plain Clarence, I do love thee soSimple plaine Clarence, I do loue thee so,
Richard IIIR3 I.ii.236But the plain devil and dissembling looks?But the plaine Diuell, and dissembling lookes?
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.51Cannot a plain man live and think no harm,Cannot a plaine man liue, and thinke no harme,
Richard IIIR3 IV.ii.18Shall I be plain? I wish the bastards dead,Shall I be plaine? I wish the Bastards dead,
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.360Plain and not honest is too harsh a style.Plaine and not honest, is too harsh a style.
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.292I will lead forth my soldiers to the plain,I will leade forth my Soldiers to the plaine,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.iii.51Be plain, good son, and homely in thy drift.Be plaine good Son, rest homely in thy drift,
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.ii.40these words plain, ‘ Sirrah, knock me here, rap me here,these words plaine? Sirra, Knocke me heere: rappe me heere:
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.170Say that she rail, why then I'll tell her plainSay that she raile, why then Ile tell her plaine,
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.185You lie, in faith, for you are called plain Kate,You lye infaith, for you are call'd plaine Kate,
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.262Thus in plain terms – your father hath consentedThus in plaine termes: your father hath consented
The TempestTem III.i.82And prompt me, plain and holy innocence.And prompt me plaine and holy innocence.
The TempestTem V.i.266Is a plain fish, and no doubt marketable.Is a plaine Fish, and no doubt marketable.
Timon of AthensTim I.i.214Not so well as plain dealing, which will notNot so well as plain-dealing, which wil not
Titus AndronicusTit II.ii.24Makes way and run like swallows o'er the plain.Makes way, and runnes likes Swallowes ore the plaine
Titus AndronicusTit II.iii.301Let them not speak a word, the guilt is plain;Let them not speake a word, the guilt is plaine,
Titus AndronicusTit IV.i.68This sandy plot is plain; guide, if thou canst,This sandie plot is plaine, guide if thou canst
Titus AndronicusTit IV.i.74Heaven guide thy pen to print thy sorrows plain,Heauen guide thy pen to print thy sorrowes plaine,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.80Hollow upon this plain, so many hollow factions.Hollow vpon this Plaine, so many hollow Factions.
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.iv.28Ay, ay, ay, ay, 'tis too plain a case.I, I, I, I, 'tis too plaine a case.
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.iv.107Is ‘ plain and true;’ there's all the reach of it.Is plaine and true, ther's all the reach of it.
Twelfth NightTN II.iv.43Mark it, Cesario; it is old and plain.Marke it Cesario, it is old and plaine;
Twelfth NightTN III.ii.9As plain as I see you now.As plaine as I see you now.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.iv.82And, that my love may appear plain and free,And that my loue may appeare plaine and free,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.176As 'twere, my daughter's eyes; and, to be plain,As 'twere my daughters eyes: and to be plaine,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.716We are but plain fellows, sir.We are but plaine fellowes, Sir.
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.790plain men, what you have to the King. Being somethingplaine men) what you haue to the King: being something


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The Rape of LucreceLuc.1247 Their smoothness, like a goodly champain plain, Their smoothnesse; like a goodly champaine plaine,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1532 Such signs of truth in his plain face she spied Such signes of truth in his plaine face shee spied,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1786 Yet sometime ‘ Tarquin ’ was pronounced plain, Yet sometime TARQVIN was pronounced plaine,
SonnetsSonn.82.12 In true plain words, by thy true-telling friend. In true plaine words, by thy true telling friend.
Venus and AdonisVen.236 Sweet bottom-grass and high delightful plain, Sweet bottome grasse, and high delightfull plaine,
Venus and AdonisVen.359 And all this dumb play had his acts made plain And all this dumbe play had his acts made plain,
Venus and AdonisVen.407 O, learn to love; the lesson is but plain, O learne to loue, the lesson is but plaine,


 29 result(s).
appearbe plain, become apparent
broadplain, candid, frank
broadplain, evident, obvious
button[unclear meaning] very plain, easy to see
championflat and open, like a plain
declareexplain, clarify, make plain
downrightplain, ordinary, straightforward
evenplain truth, straightforward explanation
flatlow-lying land, plain, swampy ground
flatdownright, plain, basic
grossplain, striking, evident, obvious
homelyplain, simple, ordinary
ill-favouredlywith plain features, unattractively
kerseycoarsely woven plain woollen cloth
kerseyplain, simple, ordinary
levelplain, obvious, manifest
manifestedplain, apparent, unmistakeable
plainopen country
plainsimple, homely, unaffected
plainhonest, open, free from deceit
plaincomplain, lament, bewail
plainhonestly, frankly, openly
plainmake plain, explain, give utterance to
plain[bowls] level, flat, even, smooth
plainsongplain truth, bottom line
Sarum[pron: 'sairuhm'] old name for Salisbury, Wiltshire; Salisbury Plain is a possible site for Camelot
Simois[pron: 'simohees] river flowing from Mt Ida to the plain of Troy, W Turkey
simpleunmixed, without addition, plain
standstand out, be plain


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coarsely woven plain woollen clothkersey
plain [land]flat
plain features, with ill-favouredly
plain trutheven
plain, beappear
plain, bestand
plain, like achampion
plain, makedeclare
plain, makeplain
plain, verybutton
truth, plainplainsong
truth, plaineven

Themes and Topics

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Archaisms...] it is an epilogue or discourse to make plain / some obscure precedence that hath tofo...
Britain [outside London]...lisbury wiltshire s england salisbury plain is a possible site for camelot ...
World [outside Britain], places and peoples...1437 river flowing from mt ida to the plain of troy w turkey south sea ...
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)... syracuse] thou didst conclude hairy men plain dealers without wit 1h6 i ii 73 [pucel...

Words Families

 7 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
PLAINBASICplain adj, plain n, plaining n, plainly adv, plainness n
PLAINGOODplain-dealing adj
PLAINMUSICplainsong n