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Search phrase: poverty

Plays

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As You Like ItAYL I.iii.63To think my poverty is treacherous.To thinke my pouertie is treacherous.
As You Like ItAYL III.v.100And I in such a poverty of grace,And I in such a pouerty of grace,
As You Like ItAYL V.ii.6poverty of her, the small acquaintance, my suddenpouertie of her, the small acquaintance, my sodaine
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.ii.68Faith, for their poverty I know not where theyFaith, for their pouertie, I know not where they
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.129imprisonment to me in respect of poverty; but how Iimprisonment to me, in respect of Pouertie: but how I
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.iii.75With hollow poverty and emptiness.With hollow Pouerty, and Emptinesse.
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.i.104She hath been in good case, and the truth is, povertyShe hath bin in good case, & the truth is, pouerty
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iii.79And in her heart she scorns our poverty.And in her heart she scornes our Pouertie:
Henry VIIIH8 IV.ii.149But poverty could never draw 'em from me – (But pouerty could neuer draw 'em from me)
King Edward IIIE3 II.ii.80Which cannot cloak itself on poverty. – Which cannot cloke it selfe on pouertie.
King LearKL III.iv.26In, boy, go first. – You houseless povertyIn Boy, go first. You houselesse pouertie,
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.269O poverty in wit, kingly-poor flout!O pouertie in wit, Kingly poore flout.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.380I am a fool, and full of poverty.I am a foole, and full of pouertie.
Measure for MeasureMM I.ii.83poverty, I am custom-shrunk.pouerty, I am Custom-shrunke.
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.268An age of poverty, from which lingering penanceAn age of pouerty. From which lingring penance
OthelloOth IV.ii.49Steeped me in poverty to the very lips,Steep'd me in pouertie to the very lippes.
PericlesPer I.iv.30All poverty was scorned, and pride so great,All pouertie was scor'nde, and pride so great,
Richard IIIR3 III.vii.158Yet so much is my poverty of spirit,Yet so much is my pouertie of spirit,
Romeo and JulietRJ V.i.75My poverty but not my will consents.My pouerty, but not my will consents.
Romeo and JulietRJ V.i.76I pay thy poverty and not thy will.I pray thy pouerty, and not thy will.
The TempestTem II.i.153Letters should not be known. Riches, poverty,Letters should not be knowne: Riches, pouerty,
Timon of AthensTim IV.ii.14With his disease of all-shunned poverty,With his disease, of all shunn'd pouerty,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.628from thee. Yet for the outside of thy poverty we mustfrom thee: yet for the out-side of thy pouertie, we must

Poems

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SonnetsSonn.40.10 Although thou steal thee all my poverty: Although thou steale thee all my pouerty:
SonnetsSonn.103.1 Alack, what poverty my Muse brings forth, ALack what pouerty my Muse brings forth,

Glossary

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miserycomplete poverty, destitution, beggary
rackexhaust by imposing excessive charges, reduce to poverty

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poverty, completemisery
poverty, reduce torack
reduce to povertyrack

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Words Families

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
POVERTYBASICpoverty n

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