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Search phrase: poise

Plays

 8 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.i.199And poise the cause in Justice' equal scales,And poyse the Cause in Iustice equall Scales,
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.v.13So is the equal poise of this fell war.So is the equall poise of this fell Warre.
Measure for MeasureMM II.iv.68Were equal poise of sin and charity.Were equall poize of sinne, and charitie.
OthelloOth I.iii.324of reason to poise another of sensuality, the blood andof Reason, to poize another of Sensualitie, the blood, and
OthelloOth III.iii.82It shall be full of poise and difficult weight,It shall be full of poize, and difficult waight,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.207For the great swing and rudeness of his poise,For the great swing and rudenesse of his poize,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.86That equally canst poise sternness with pity,That equally canst poize sternenes with pitty,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iv.81Backward the jade comes o'er, and his full poiseBackeward the Iade comes ore, and his full poyze

Glossary

 9 result(s).
addressprepare, make ready, poise to act
peisepoise, balance, keep in equilibrium
poisebalance, weigh, make even
poiseweight, heaviness, load
poiseweight, importance, gravity
poisebalance of weight, equipoise
poiseforceful impact, heavy blow
poise[Q variant] weight, importance, gravity
weighbalance [as in scales], poise, match

Thesaurus

 3 result(s).
poiseweigh
poisepeise
poise to actaddress

Words Families

 4 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
POISEBASICpoise n, poise v
POISEBALANCEcounterpoise n, counterpoise v
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