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Search phrase: playing

Plays

 21 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
Antony and CleopatraAC II.v.11My music playing far off, I will betrayMy Musicke playing farre off. I will betray
Antony and CleopatraAC III.xiii.94'Tis better playing with a lion's whelp'Tis better playing with a Lions whelpe,
HamletHam III.ii.20o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end,ouer-done, is frõ the purpose of Playing, whose end
HamletHam III.ii.98If 'a steal aught the whilst this play is playing,If he steale ought the whil'st this Play is Playing,
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.ii.202If all the year were playing holidays,If all the yeare were playing holidaies,
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.iii.87.2meets him, playing upon his truncheon like a fifemeets him, playing on his Trunchion like a Fife.
Henry VH5 I.ii.172Playing the mouse in absence of the cat,Playing the Mouse in absence of the Cat,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.iii.28.4The drum playing and trumpet sounding, enterThe Drumme playing, and Trumpet sounding. Enter
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.102Playing in the wanton air.Playing in the wanton ayre:
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.264shin th' other day with playing at sword and dagger withshin th'other day, with playing at Sword and Dagger with
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.i.10'Tis a playing day, I see. How now, Sir Hugh, no school'tis a playing day I see: how now Sir Hugh, no Schoole
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.i.67Playing on pipes of corn, and versing lovePlaying on pipes of Corne, and versing loue
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND IV.ii.21playing Pyramus, I'll be hanged. He would have deservedplaying Piramus, Ile be hang'd. He would haue deserued
Romeo and JulietRJ II.v.24By playing it to me with so sour a face.By playing it to me, with so sower a face.
The TempestTem I.i.375.1Enter Ferdinand; and Ariel, invisible, playing andEnter Ferdinand & Ariel, inuisible playing &
The TempestTem II.i.188.1Enter Ariel, playing solemn musicEnter Ariell playing solemne Musicke.
The TempestTem V.i.172.2playing at chessplaying at Chesse.
Timon of AthensTim I.ii.1.1Hautboys playing loud music. A great banquet servedHoboyes Playing lowd Musicke. A great Banquet seru'd
Timon of AthensTim I.ii.129.3playingplaying.
Twelfth NightTN III.i.1.1Enter at different entrances Viola, and Feste playingEnter Viola and Clowne.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.iii.31Playing one business in his hand, anotherPlaying ore busines in his hand, another

Poems

 3 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
A Lover's ComplaintLC.241 Playing the place which did no form receive, Playing the Place which did no forme receiue,
A Lover's ComplaintLC.242 Playing patient sports in unconstrained gyves, Playing patient sports in vnconstraind giues,
The Passionate PilgrimPP.16.4 Playing in the wanton air. Playing in the wanton ayre,

Glossary

 12 result(s).
falsingdeceptive, playing false
fasttype of cheating game [in which people bet on whether the end of a coiled rope is fastened or not]; not playing fairly
inhibitionformal prohibition, official ban [from playing in the city]
minstrelsynoisy playing and singing, musical rowdiness
morris, nine men'sarea marked out in squares for playing nine men's morris [a type of open-air game using nine ‘men’ on each side]
officedplaying a role, having a function
pipmark on a playing card [as used in the game of ‘one-and-thirty’]
playplaying, performance
playing dayschool holiday, day off
soundingplaying, making music
touchfingering, handling, skill in playing
virginalmove the fingers up and down [as if playing a virginal]

Thesaurus

 9 result(s).
card, mark on a playingpip
false, playingfalsing
mark on a playing cardpip
noisy playing and singingminstrelsy
playingsounding
playingplay
playing and singing, noisyminstrelsy
playing, skill intouch
role, playing aofficed

Themes and Topics

 1 result(s).
Non-classical legend, romance, and folklore...6 in the shape of corin sat all day / playing on pipes of corn and versing love / to ...
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