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Search phrase: prey

Plays

 40 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.50the tenderness of her nature became as a prey to herthe tendernesse of her Nature, became as a prey to her
Antony and CleopatraAC III.xiii.167.1Have buried them for prey!Haue buried them for prey.
As You Like ItAYL IV.iii.119To prey on nothing that doth seem as dead.To prey on nothing, that doth seeme as dead:
The Comedy of ErrorsCE I.i.116And would have reft the fishers of their preyAnd would haue reft the Fishers of their prey,
CymbelineCym III.iii.40We are beastly: subtle as the fox for prey,We are beastly; subtle as the Fox for prey,
HamletHam I.v.57And prey on garbage.& prey on Garbage.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.i.81commonwealth, or rather not pray to her, but prey onCommon-wealth; or rather, not to pray to her, but prey on
Henry VH5 I.ii.169For once the eagle England being in prey,For once the Eagle (England) being in prey,
Henry VH5 IV.iv.74might have a good prey of us, if he knew of it, for theremight haue a good pray of vs, if he knew of it, for there
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.ii.28Do rush upon us as their hungry prey.Doe rush vpon vs as their hungry prey.
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.i.193And give her as a prey to law and shameAnd giue her as a Prey to Law and Shame,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.iv.51The rascal people, thirsting after prey,The Rascall people, thirsting after prey,
Henry VI Part 22H6 V.ii.11And made a prey for carrion kites and crowsAnd made a prey for Carrion Kytes and Crowes
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.i.185Be thou a prey unto the house of York,Be thou a prey vnto the House of Yorke,
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.iii.14And so he walks, insulting o'er his prey,And so he walkes, insulting o're his Prey,
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.iii.39That to my foes this body must be prey,That to my Foes this body must be prey,
Julius CaesarJC V.i.86As we were sickly prey; their shadows seemAs we were sickely prey; their shadowes seeme
King Edward IIIE3 IV.ii.33The lion scorns to touch the yielding prey,The Lion scornes to touch the yeelding pray,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.v.45And prey upon the carrion that they kill.and praie vpon the carrion that they kill,
King LearKL III.iv.90 stealth, wolf in greediness, dog in madness, lion in prey.stealth, Wolfe in greedinesse, Dog in madnes, Lyon in prey.
King LearKL IV.ii.49Humanity must perforce prey on itself
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.i.90'Gainst thee, thou lamb, that standest as his prey.Gainst thee thou Lambe, that standest as his pray:
Measure for MeasureMM I.iii.23That goes not out to prey. Now, as fond fathers,That goes not out to prey: Now, as fond Fathers,
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.2Setting it up to fear the birds of prey,Setting it vp to feare the Birds of prey,
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.i.30Yea, mock the lion when he roars for prey,Yea, mocke the Lion when he rores for pray
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.ii.156And you sat smiling at his cruel prey.And yet sat smiling at his cruell prey.
OthelloOth III.iii.260To prey at fortune. Haply, for I am blackTo prey at Fortune. Haply, for I am blacke,
Richard IIIR3 I.i.133While kites and buzzards prey at liberty.Whiles Kites and Buzards play at liberty.
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.70That wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch.That Wrens make prey, where Eagles dare not pearch.
Richard IIIR3 III.v.83Without control, listed to make his prey.Without controll, lusted to make a prey.
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.106And left thee but a very prey to time,And left thee but a very prey to time,
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.386Thy broken faith hath made the prey for worms.Thy broken Faith hath made the prey for Wormes.
Titus AndronicusTit III.i.55Tigers must prey, and Rome affords no preyTigers must pray, and Rome affords no prey
Titus AndronicusTit IV.ii.95Shall seize this prey out of his father's hands.Shall ceaze this prey out of his fathers hands:
Titus AndronicusTit V.iii.197But throw her forth to beasts and birds to prey.But throw her foorth to Beasts and Birds of prey:
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.123Must make perforce an universal prey,Must make perforce an vniuersall prey,
Twelfth NightTN III.i.125If one should be a prey, how much the betterIf one should be a prey, how much the better
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.iv.18Like to a pair of lions, smeared with prey,Like to a paire of Lions, smeard with prey,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.ii.13They have made prey of him? He has no weapons;They have made prey of him? he has no weapons,
The Winter's TaleWT III.iii.12.1Of prey that keep upon't.Of prey, that keepe vpon't.

Poems

 10 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Rape of LucreceLuc.342 That for his prey to pray he doth begin, That for his pray to pray he doth begin,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.421 As the grim lion fawneth o'er his prey, As the grim Lion fawneth ore his pray,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.677 The wolf hath seized his prey, the poor lamb cries, The wolfe hath ceazd his pray, the poor lamb cries,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.697 The prey wherein by nature they delight, The praie wherein by nature they delight:
SonnetsSonn.48.8 Art left the prey of every vulgar thief. Art left the prey of euery vulgar theefe.
SonnetsSonn.74.10 The prey of worms, my body being dead, The pray of wormes, my body being dead,
Venus and AdonisVen.58 Till either gorge be stuffed or prey be gone; Till either gorge be stuft, or pray be gone:
Venus and AdonisVen.63 She feedeth on the steam as on a prey, She feedeth on the steame, as on a pray,
Venus and AdonisVen.547 Now quick desire hath caught the yielding prey, Now quicke desire hath caught the yeelding pray,
Venus and AdonisVen.1097 If he had spoke, the wolf would leave his prey If he had spoke, the wolfe would leaue his praie,

Glossary

 18 result(s).
aerie, aery, eyriebrood [of a bird of prey], nestful
birdobject of prey, quarry
chaseprey, game, victim, quarry
counter[a term from hunting] taking an opposite path to the prey
draw[hunting] follow prey by the scent
eyriebrood [of a bird of prey], nestful
kitebird of prey; thieving bird [of ill omen; also, strong term of abuse]
pitchheight [to which a bird of prey soars before swooping]
point[falconry] rising in the air, position [to attack prey]
preypreying, violence, devouring
preyin pursuit of prey
preybooty, spoil, plunder
preyfuldesirous of prey, preying
pridehighest point reached by a bird of prey before swooping down
Pyramus lover of Thisbe; kept apart by their parents, they talked through a crack in their dividing wall; arriving at a rendezvous, Pyramus found Thisbe’s cloak stained with blood from a lion’s prey; thinking she had been killed by a lion
ravinedstuffed with prey, glutted
strike[hunting, of a prey] thrust, stab, pierce
tirefeed greedily, prey ravenously

Thesaurus

 19 result(s).
bird of preykite
bird of prey, height soared by apitch
desirous of preypreyful
follow prey by the scentdraw
height [to which a bird of prey soars before swooping]pitch
highest point reached by a bird of prey before swooping downpride
opposite path to the prey, taking an counter
point, highest [reached by a bird of prey before swooping down]pride
position [to attack prey]point
preychase
prey ravenouslytire
prey, desirous ofpreyful
prey, in pursuit ofprey
prey, object ofbird
prey, stuffed with ravined
pursuit of prey, inprey
ravenously preytire
scent, follow prey by thedraw
stuffed with preyravined

Themes and Topics

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Classical mythology...k stained with blood from a lion&rsquo s prey thinking she had been killed by a lion ...

Words Families

 3 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
PREYBASICprey n, prey v, preyful adj
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