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Search phrase: ply

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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
As You Like ItAYL III.v.76Will you go, sister? – Shepherd, ply her hard. – Will you goe Sister? Shepheard ply her hard:
HamletHam II.i.73.1And let him ply his music.And let him plye his Musicke.
OthelloOth IV.i.106Ply Desdemona well and you are sure on't.Ply Desdemona well, and you are sure on't:
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.i.193Keep house and ply his book, welcome his friends,Keepe house, and ply his booke, welcome his friends,
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.25Go ply thy needle, meddle not with her.Go ply thy Needle, meddle not with her.
Titus AndronicusTit V.ii.80See, here he comes, and I must ply my theme.See heere he comes, and I must play my theame.

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Glossary

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plygo one's own way
plykeep on at, press, urge
plystudy, work at, apply oneself to

Thesaurus

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music, ply hismusic
ply his musicmusic

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Words Families

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
PLYBASICply v

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