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Search phrase: press

Plays

 31 result(s). alternate result(s)
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
As You Like ItAYL V.iv.54press in here, sir, amongst the rest of the country copulatives,presse in heere sir, amongst the rest of the Country copulatiues
CoriolanusCor II.i.206Do press among the popular throngs and puffDoe presse among the popular Throngs, and puffe
CymbelineCym II.ii.13Did softly press the rushes, ere he wakenedDid softly presse the Rushes, ere he waken'd
CymbelineCym II.iv.72The press of boats, or pride. A piece of workThe presse of Boates, or Pride. A peece of Worke
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.ii.12soused gurnet. I have misused the King's press damnably.sowc't-Gurnet: I haue mis-vs'd the Kings Presse damnably.
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.ii.14soldiers three hundred and odd pounds. I press meSouldiers, three hundred and odde Pounds. I presse me
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.i.19No humble suitors press to speak for right,No humble suters prease to speake for right:
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.333Press not a falling man too far! 'Tis virtue.Presse not a falling man too farre: 'tis Vertue:
Henry VIIIH8 IV.i.78In the old time of war, would shake the press,In the old time of Warre, would shake the prease
Henry VIIIH8 V.iv.83Go break among the press, and find a way outGo breake among the preasse, and finde away out
Julius CaesarJC I.ii.15Who is it in the press that calls on me?Who is it in the presse, that calles on me?
Julius CaesarJC II.ii.88Reviving blood, and that great men shall pressReuiuing blood, and that great men shall presse
Julius CaesarJC II.iv.15What Caesar doth, what suitors press to him.What Casar doth, what Sutors presse to him.
Julius CaesarJC III.i.29He is addressed. Press near and second him.He is addrest: presse neere, and second him.
Julius CaesarJC III.ii.168Nay, press not so upon me; stand far off.Nay presse not so vpon me, stand farre off.
King JohnKJ V.vii.19Which, in their throng and press to that last hold,Which in their throng, and presse to that last hold,
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.29Enow to press a royal merchant downEnow to presse a royall Merchant downe;
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.422You press me far, and therefore I will yield.You presse mee farre, and therefore I will yeeld,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.73puts into the press, when he would put us two. I hadputs into the presse, when he would put vs two: I had
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.152I make bold to press with so little preparation uponI make bold, to presse, with so little preparation vpon
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.ii.57press, coffer, chest, trunk, well, vault, but he hath anPresse, Coffer, Chest, Trunke, Well, Vault, but he hath an
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.184Why should he stay whom love doth press to go? Why should hee stay whom Loue doth presse (to go?
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.185What love could press Lysander from my side?What loue could presse Lysander from my side?
Much Ado About NothingMA III.i.76Out of myself, press me to death with wit!Out of my selfe, presse me to death with wit,
Romeo and JulietRJ III.ii.60And thou and Romeo press one heavy bier!And thou and Romeo presse on heauie beere.
Romeo and JulietRJ V.iii.215To press before thy father to a grave?To presse before thy Father to a graue?
Titus AndronicusTit IV.iii.90forbid I should be so bold to press to heaven in myforbid I should be so bold, to presse to heauen in my
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.207your pretty encounters, press it to death: away! – your prettie encounters, presse it to death: away.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.20A pack of sorrows which would press you down,A pack of sorrowes, which would presse you downe
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.73Whereto he'll infuse power, and press you forthWhereto heel infuse powre, and presse you forth
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.19.2Press me not, beseech you, so.Presse me not ('beseech you) so:

Poems

 4 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Passionate PilgrimPP.18.22 Press never thou to choose a new: Prease neuer thou to chuse a new:
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1301 Much like a press of people at a door Much like a presse of people at a dore,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1408 About him were a press of gaping faces About him were a presse of gaping faces,
SonnetsSonn.140.1 Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press BE wise as thou art cruell, do not presse

Glossary

 28 result(s).
forceurge, press, enforce
gogo forward, press ahead
importuneurge, press
makeadvance to the front, move forward, press on
nippress, enforce, compel
pinchtake, squeeze, press
plykeep on at, press, urge
pressurge, compel, spur
pressimpress [as a stamp on a coin], imprint, mark
presspush forward, thrust, come / go boldly
presslevy, raise, conscript
presscommission to raise men
pressoverburden, weigh down, oppress
pressclothes-press, cupboard, wardrobe
pressoppress, burden, weigh down
presscrowd, throng
pushstrike, press hard, thrust
putforce, press, thrust
ridepress, harass, pursue
stamppress, impress, coin
strainconstrain, force, press
strainurge, press, encourage
treadpress down on, thrust against
urgepress, insist on, state emphatically
urgesolicit, force, press forward
viceforce, constrain, press hard
wringrub, bruise, press
wringwrack, rack, press down

Thesaurus

 21 result(s).
ahead, pressgo
forward, pressurge
hard, presspush
pressurge
pressimportune
pressnip
pressstamp
presswring
pressput
pressply
presspinch
pressstrain
pressride
pressstrain
pressforce
press downwring
press down ontread
press forwardurge
press hardvice
press hardpush
press onmake

Themes and Topics

 1 result(s).
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)...y lines 1h4 iv ii 17 [falstaff alone] i press such a commodity of warm slaves as h...

Words Families

 17 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
IMPRESS [enlist]BASICsee PRESS
OVERPRESSEDBASICsee PRESS
PRESSBASICpress n, press v, prest adj, pressed adj, pressing n, pressure n
PRESSCONSCRIPTIONimpress n, impress v, impressed adj
PRESSIMAGEimpress n, impress v
PRESSINTENSITYo'erpressed adj
PRESSPEOPLEbed-presser n
PRESSNOTunpressed adj
UNPRESSEDBASICsee PRESS

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