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 130 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.i.76Farewell, pretty lady. You must hold the credit ofFarewell prettie Lady, you must hold the credit of
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.i.91Must die for love. 'Twas pretty, though a plague,Must die for loue. 'Twas prettie, though a plague
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.i.171Of pretty, fond, adoptious christendomsOf pretty fond adoptious christendomes
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.200I did think thee for two ordinaries to be a prettyI did thinke thee for two ordinaries: to bee a prettie
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.207Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling cupids,Stood pretty Dimpled Boyes, like smiling Cupids,
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.243Hast thou the pretty worm of Nilus there,Hast thou the pretty worme of Nylus there,
As You Like ItAYL II.iv.45kissing of her batler and the cow's dugs that her prettykissing of her batler, and the Cowes dugs that her prettie
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.263You are full of pretty answers: have you not beenYou are ful of prety answers: haue you not bin
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.323Where dwell you, pretty youth?Where dwel you prettie youth?
As You Like ItAYL III.v.11'Tis pretty, sure, and very probable,'Tis pretty sure, and very probable,
As You Like ItAYL III.v.113It is a pretty youth – not very prettyIt is a pretty youth, not very prettie,
As You Like ItAYL III.v.120There was a pretty redness in his lip,There was a pretty rednesse in his lip,
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.1I prithee, pretty youth, let me be better acquaintedI prethee, pretty youth, let me better acquainted
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.175mend me, and by all pretty oaths that are not dangerous,mend mee, and by all pretty oathes that are not dangerous,
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.190O coz, coz, coz, my pretty little coz, that thouO coz, coz, coz: my pretty little coz, that thou
As You Like ItAYL V.i.28Ay, sir, I have a pretty wit.I sir, I haue a prettie wit.
As You Like ItAYL V.iii.18In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,In the spring time, the onely pretty rang time.
As You Like ItAYL V.iii.23These pretty country folks would lie,These prettie Country folks would lie.
As You Like ItAYL V.iii.24In spring time, the only pretty ring time,In spring time, &c.
As You Like ItAYL V.iii.30In spring time, the only pretty ring time,In spring time, &c.
As You Like ItAYL V.iii.36In spring time, the only pretty ring time,In spring time, &c.
The Comedy of ErrorsCE I.i.73And piteous plainings of the pretty babes,And pitteous playnings of the prettie babes
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.i.110Pretty and witty; wild, and yet, too, gentle.Prettie and wittie; wilde, and yet too gentle; 
CoriolanusCor I.i.88A pretty tale. It may be you have heard it,A pretty Tale, it may be you haue heard it,
CoriolanusCor I.iii.59very pretty boy. O' my troth, I looked upon him o' Wednesdayvery pretty boy. A my troth, I look'd vpon him a Wensday
CymbelineCym I.iv.26Most pretty things to say: ere I could tell himMost pretty things to say: Ere I could tell him
CymbelineCym II.iii.24With every thing that pretty is, my lady sweet arise:With euery thing that pretty is, my Lady sweet arise:
CymbelineCym II.iv.102Her pretty action did outsell her gift,Her pretty Action, did out-sell her guift,
CymbelineCym III.iv.149Pretty, and full of view; yea, haply, nearPretty, and full of view: yea, happily, neere
CymbelineCym III.iv.159Woman it pretty self – into a waggish courage,Woman it pretty selfe) into a waggish courage,
HamletHam IV.v.41How do you, pretty lady?How do ye, pretty Lady?
HamletHam IV.v.56Pretty Ophelia!Pretty Ophelia.
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.i.194I understand thy looks, that pretty WelshI vnderstand thy Lookes: that pretty Welsh
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.208Yea, I thank your pretty sweet wit for it. ButYes, I thanke your pretty sweet wit for it: but
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.i.143thy walls, a pretty slight drollery, or the story of thethy walles a pretty slight Drollery, or the Storie of the
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.i.24pretty little tiny kickshaws, tell William cook.pretty little tine Kickshawes, tell William Cooke.
Henry VH5 I.ii.177And pretty traps to catch the petty thieves.And pretty traps to catch the petty theeues.
Henry VH5 IV.vi.28The pretty and sweet manner of it forcedThe prettie and sweet manner of it forc'd
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iv.55A pretty plot, well chosen to build upon!A pretty Plot, well chosen to build vpon.
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.94The pretty vaulting sea refused to drown me,The pretty vaulting Sea refus'd to drowne me,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.vi.70This pretty lad will prove our country's bliss.This prettie Lad will proue our Countries blisse.
King JohnKJ III.iv.89Must I behold my pretty Arthur more.Must I behold my pretty Arthur more.
King JohnKJ III.iv.95Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words,Puts on his pretty lookes, repeats his words,
King JohnKJ IV.i.129And, pretty child, sleep doubtless and secureAnd, pretty childe, sleepe doubtlesse, and secure,
King LearKL I.iv.96How now, my pretty knave! How dost thou?How now my pretty knaue, how dost thou?
King LearKL I.iv.187Thou wast a pretty fellow when thou hadst no needThou wast a pretty fellow when thou hadst no need
King LearKL I.v.34seven stars are no more than seven is a pretty reason.seuen Starres are no mo then seuen, is a pretty reason.
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.ii.18Pretty and apt.Pretty and apt.
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.ii.19How mean you, sir? I pretty and my saying apt, orHow meane you sir, I pretty, and my saying apt? or
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.ii.20I apt and my saying pretty?I apt, and my saying prettie?
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.ii.21Thou pretty, because little.Thou pretty because little.
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.ii.22Little pretty, because little. Wherefore apt?Little pretty, because little: wherefore apt?
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.ii.92Sweet invocation of a child – most pretty andSweet inuocation of a childe, most pretty and
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.56The meaning, pretty ingenious? Is not lead aThy meaning prettie ingenious, is not Lead a
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.ii.57The preyful Princess pierced and pricked a pretty pleasing pricket;The prayfull Princesse pearst and prickt a prettie pleasing Pricket,
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.ii.88enough for a swine. 'Tis pretty; it is well.enough for a Swine: 'tis prettie, it is well.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.97Their herald is a pretty knavish pageTheir Herald is a pretty knauish Page:
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.286Madam, and pretty mistresses, give ear:Madam, and prettie mistresses giue eare,
MacbethMac IV.ii.25To what they were before. – My pretty cousin,To what they were before. My pretty Cosine,
MacbethMac IV.iii.216All my pretty ones? Did you say all? All my pretty ones? / Did you say All?
MacbethMac IV.iii.217O hell-kite! All? What, all my pretty chickensOh Hell-Kite! All? / What, All my pretty Chickens,
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.225There is pretty orders beginning, I can tell you.There is pretty orders beginning I can tell you:
Measure for MeasureMM IV.iii.150O pretty Isabella, I am pale at mine heart to seeOh prettie Isabella, I am pale at mine heart, to see
Measure for MeasureMM IV.iii.163pretty tales of the Duke.pretty tales of the Duke.
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.vi.37The pretty follies that themselves commit;The pretty follies that themselues commit,
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.21Did pretty Jessica, like a little shrew,Did pretty Iessica (like a little shrow)
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.43which is pretty virginity.which is pretty virginity.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.iv.133What news? How does pretty Mistress Anne?What newes? how do's pretty Mistris Anne?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.iv.134In truth, sir, and she is pretty, andIn truth Sir, and shee is pretty, and
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.ii.16Where had you this pretty weathercock?Where had you this pretty weather-cocke?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.iv.56My will? 'Od's heartlings, that's a pretty jestMy will? Odd's-hart-lings, that's a prettie iest
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.i.130Which she with pretty and with swimming gaitWhich she with pretty and with swimming gate,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.ii.82Pretty soul, she durst not liePretty soule, she durst not lye
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND IV.i.54Stood now within the pretty flowerets' eyesStood now within the pretty flouriets eyes,
Much Ado About NothingMA II.iii.137a pretty jest your daughter told us of.a pretty iest your daughter told vs of.
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.i.96Without offence to utter them. Thus, pretty lady,Without offence to vtter them: thus pretty Lady
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.ii.79householder; and, which is more, as pretty a piece ofhoushoulder, and which is more, as pretty a peece of
Much Ado About NothingMA V.i.192What a pretty thing man is when he goes inWhat a prettie thing man is, when he goes in
PericlesPer II.i.35A pretty moral!A prettie morall.
PericlesPer II.ii.44A pretty moral,A pretty morrall
PericlesPer IV.ii.24Three or four thousand chequins were as prettyThree or foure thousande Checkins were as prettie
PericlesPer IV.ii.30if in our youths we could pick up some prettyif in our youthes we could picke vp some prettie
PericlesPer IV.ii.64Why lament you, pretty one?Why lament you prettie one?
PericlesPer IV.ii.65That I am pretty.That I am prettie.
PericlesPer IV.vi.62Now, pretty one, how long have you beenNow prittie one, how long haue you beene
PericlesPer IV.vi.84more serious wooing. But I protest to thee, pretty one,more serious wooing, but I protest to thee prettie one,
PericlesPer V.ii.7What minstrelsy, and pretty dinWhat minstrelsie, and prettie din,
Richard IIR2 III.iii.165And make some pretty match with shedding tears,And make some prettie Match, with shedding Teares?
Richard IIIR3 I.i.93We say that Shore's wife hath a pretty foot,We say, that Shores Wife hath a pretty Foot,
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.177Steeped in the faultless blood of pretty Rutland – Steep'd in the faultlesse blood of prettie Rutland:
Richard IIIR3 II.ii.8My pretty cousins, you mistake me both.My pretty Cosins, you mistake me both,
Richard IIIR3 II.iv.31I pray thee, pretty York, who told thee this?I prythee pretty Yorke, who told thee this?
Richard IIIR3 IV.i.100Rough cradle for such little pretty ones!Rough Cradle for such little prettie ones,
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.28'tis known I am a pretty piece of flesh.'tis knowne I am a pretty peece of flesh.
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iii.11Thou knowest my daughter's of a pretty age.Thou knowest my daughter's of a prety age.
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iii.32Of my dug and felt it bitter, pretty fool,of my Dugge, and felt it bitter, pretty foole,
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iii.45The pretty wretch left crying and said ‘ Ay.’the pretty wretch lefte crying, & said I:
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iii.49And, pretty fool, it stinted and said ‘ Ay.’and pretty foole it stinted, and said I.
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.v.132Pretty! What say you, Hugh Rebeck?Pratest, what say you Hugh Rebicke?
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.v.135Pretty too! What say you, James Soundpost?Pratest to, what say you Iames Sound-Post?
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.i.78A pretty peat! It is bestA pretty peate, it is best
Timon of AthensTim I.i.36It is a pretty mocking of the life.It is a pretty mocking of the life:
Timon of AthensTim III.i.15And what hast thou there under thy cloak, prettyand what hast thou there vnder thy Cloake, pretty
Titus AndronicusTit II.i.62This petty brabble will undo us all.This pretty brabble will vndoo vs all:
Titus AndronicusTit II.iv.42And he hath cut those pretty fingers offAnd he hath cut those pretty fingers off,
Titus AndronicusTit III.i.84Is torn from forth that pretty hollow cage,Is torne from forth that pretty hollow cage,
Titus AndronicusTit III.ii.64That with his pretty buzzing melodyThat with his pretty buzing melody,
Titus AndronicusTit V.iii.164And bid thee bear his pretty tales in mind,Meete, and agreeing with thine Infancie:
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.156his pretty answer.his pretty answere.
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.64pretty abruption? What too curious dreg espies mypretty abruption: what too curious dreg espies my
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.133Pretty, i'faith.Pretty yfaith.
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.207your pretty encounters, press it to death: away! – your prettie encounters, presse it to death: away.
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.4To bed, to bed. Sleep kill those pretty eyes,To bed, to bed: sleepe kill those pritty eyes,
Troilus and CressidaTC V.ii.80O all you gods! – O pretty, pretty pledge!O all you gods! O prettie, prettie pledge;
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.40Trip no further, pretty sweeting;Trip no further prettie sweeting.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.i.110A pretty period! Well, I guess the sequel;A pretty period: well: I ghesse the sequell;
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.ii.56Why, my pretty youth?Why, my pretty youth?
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.iii.72But was her pattern; her affectionspretty,But was her patterne, her affections (pretty
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.183This is a pretty colour; will't not doThis is a pretty colour, wilt not doe
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.ii.68Wrestling and running. (Aside) 'Tis a pretty fellow.Wrastling, and Running; Tis a pretty Fellow.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.iii.39A pretty brown wench 'tis. There was a timeA pretty broune wench t'is-There was a time
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.i.69.2Pretty soul!Pretty soule.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.ii.67.2Pretty soul,Pretty soule
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.62.1You were pretty lordings then?You were pretty Lordings then?
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.101The pretty dimples of his chin and cheek; his smiles;The pretty dimples of his Chin, and Cheeke; his Smiles:
The Winter's TaleWT III.iii.47Which may, if fortune please, both breed thee, pretty,Which may if Fortune please, both breed thee (pretty)
The Winter's TaleWT III.iii.68What have we here? Mercy on's, a barne! A very prettywhat haue we heere? Mercy on's, a Barne? A very pretty
The Winter's TaleWT III.iii.69barne! A boy or a child, I wonder? A pretty one, a verybarne; A boy, or a Childe I wonder? (A pretty one, a verie
The Winter's TaleWT III.iii.70pretty one. Sure, some scape. Though I am not bookish,prettie one) sure some Scape; Though I am not bookish,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.284This is a merry ballad, but a very pretty one.This is a merry ballad, but a very pretty one.

Poems

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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Passionate PilgrimPP.14.21 The night so packed, I post unto my pretty; The night so packt, I post vnto my pretty,
The Passionate PilgrimPP.19.19 These pretty pleasures might me move These pretty pleasures might me moue,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1233 A pretty while these pretty creatures stand, A prettie while these prettie creatures stand,
SonnetsSonn.41.1 Those petty wrongs that liberty commits, THose pretty wrongs that liberty commits,
SonnetsSonn.132.4 Looking with pretty ruth upon my pain. Looking with pretty ruth vpon my paine.
SonnetsSonn.139.10 Her pretty looks have been mine enemies, Her prettie lookes haue beene mine enemies,
Venus and AdonisVen.74 For to a pretty ear she tunes her tale: For to a prettie eare she tunes her tale.
Venus and AdonisVen.242 That in each cheek appears a pretty dimple; That in ech cheeke appeares a prettie dimple;

Glossary

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bubbleempty thing, pretty sham, deceptive show
daintydelicately pretty, of tender beauty
good-facedsmooth-faced, pretty
prettyfair, considerable, ample
pretty[of men] fine, good-looking
prettynice, proper, apt
prettyclever, ingenious, artful
prettygood, excellent, fine
prettychildish, trifling, naive
quaintpretty, attractive, lovely

Thesaurus

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prettyquaint
prettygood-faced
pretty, delicatelydainty
sham, prettybubble

Themes and Topics

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Cousin...chess of york to clarence’s children my pretty cousins the children are her grandchild...
Greetings... how ham iv v 41 how do you pretty lady how ayl i ii 144 ho...
Politeness... ham iv v 42 [claudius] how do you pretty lady [ophelia] well god dild you [i e...

Words Families

 4 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
PRETTYBASICprettily adv, prettiness n, pretty adj
PRETTYCOLOURpretty-coloured adj
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