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 112 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.i.190But if I help, what do you promise me?But if I helpe, what doe you promise me.
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.173And tell her she is thine: to whom I promiseAnd tell her she is thine: to whom I promise
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.vi.26at his examination. If he do not for the promise of hisat his examination, if he do not for the promise of his
Antony and CleopatraAC III.xii.27From Antony win Cleopatra. Promise,From Anthony winne Cleopatra, promise
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.204.1Your pleasure and my promise.Your pleasure, and my promise.
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.130Or I, I promise thee.Or I, I promise thee.
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.232But justly as you have exceeded all promise,But iustly as you haue exceeded all promise,
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.38promise.promise.
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.39Break an hour's promise in love? He that willBreake an houres promise in loue? hee that will
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.176if you break one jot of your promise, or come one minuteif you breake one iot of your promise, or come one minute
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.181beware my censure, and keep your promise.beware my censure, and keep your promise.
As You Like ItAYL IV.iii.100He left a promise to return againHe left a promise to returne againe
As You Like ItAYL IV.iii.155His broken promise, and to give this napkin,His broken promise, and to giue this napkin
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.i.49Your breach of promise to the Porpentine.Your breach of promise to the Porpentine,
CoriolanusCor I.i.236.1It is your former promise.It is your former promise.
CoriolanusCor II.iii.192Either his gracious promise, which you might,Eyther his gracious Promise, which you might
CoriolanusCor III.iii.67.2Nay, temperately! Your promise.Nay temperately: your promise.
CoriolanusCor III.iii.86Is this the promise that you made your mother?Is this the promise that you made your mother.
CymbelineCym I.vii.202I crossed the seas on purpose and on promiseI crost the Seas on purpose, and on promise
CymbelineCym IV.ii.339That promise noble service: and they comeThat promise Noble Seruice: and they come
CymbelineCym IV.iii.38Nor hear I from my mistress, who did promiseNor heare I from my Mistris, who did promise
CymbelineCym V.iv.137As good as promise.As good, as promise.
HamletHam I.iii.119Even in their promise, as it is a-making,Euen in their promise, as it is a making;
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.ii.153This in the name of God I promise here,This, in the Name of Heauen, I promise here:
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.iii.53Knows at what time to promise, when to pay.Knowes at what time to promise, when to pay.
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.iii.28Eating the air and promise of supply,Eating the ayre, on promise of Supply,
Henry IV Part 22H4 epilogue.9play, to pray your patience for it, and to promise you aPlay, to pray your Patience for it, and to promise you a
Henry IV Part 22H4 epilogue.15debtors do, promise you infinitely. And so I kneel downDebtors do) promise you infinitely. and so kneele downe
Henry VH5 II.iv.136Between the promise of his greener daysBetweene the promise of his greener dayes,
Henry VH5 V.ii.211promise. Do but now promise, Kate, you will endeavourpromise: doe but now promise Kate, you will endeauour
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.i.174My Lord of York, I promise you, the KingMy Lord of Yorke, I promise you the King
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.i.133With promise of high pay and great rewards;With promise of high pay, and great Rewards:
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.iii.52And, if we thrive, promise them such rewardsAnd if we thriue, promise them such rewards
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.i.51With promise of his sister, and what else,With promise of his Sister, and what else,
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.4The offer of this time, I cannot promiseThe offer of this time, I cannot promise,
Julius CaesarJC II.i.56To speak and strike? O Rome, I make thee promise,To speake, and strike? O Rome, I make thee promise,
Julius CaesarJC II.i.140Of any promise that hath passed from him.Of any promise that hath past from him.
Julius CaesarJC IV.ii.24Make gallant show and promise of their mettle;Make gallant shew, and promise of their Mettle:
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.305That fair performance cannot follow promise?That faire performance cannot follow promise,
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.372To keep in presence of his majesty,To keepe in promise of his maiestie.
King Edward IIIE3 IV.iii.36And not to break a promise with his foe?And not to breake a promise with his foe?
King Edward IIIE3 IV.iii.80Since he doth promise we shall drive him henceSince he doth promise we shall driue him hence,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.v.81What canst thou promise that I cannot break? What canst thou promise that I cannot breake?
King Edward IIIE3 V.i.14We claim the promise that your highness made:We claime the promise that your highnes made,
King Edward IIIE3 V.i.19My promise? Well, I do confess as much;My promise, wel I do confesse as much;
King JohnKJ IV.i.96Is this your promise? Go to, hold your tongue.Is this your promise? Go too, hold your toong.
King LearKL I.ii.142I promise you, the effects he writes of succeedI promise you, the effects he writes of, succeede
MacbethMac III.iv.43Lays blame upon his promise. Please't your highnessLayes blame vpon his promise. Pleas't your Highnesse
MacbethMac V.vi.60That keep the word of promise to our earThat keepe the word of promise to our eare,
Measure for MeasureMM I.ii.75promise-keeping.promise keeping.
Measure for MeasureMM III.i.264give him promise of satisfaction. I will presently togiue him promise of satisfaction: I will presently to
Measure for MeasureMM IV.i.33There have I made my promise,There haue I made my promise,
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.iii.20If thou keep promise, I shall end this strife,If thou keepe promise I shall end this strife,
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.vii.6The second, silver, which this promise carries,The second siluer, which this promise carries,
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.34Promise me life and I'll confess the truth.Promise me life, and ile confesse the truth.
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.105Which rather threaten'st than dost promise aught,Which rather threatnest then dost promise ought,
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.205With oaths of love, at last, if promise last,With oathes of loue, at last, if promise last,
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.206I got a promise of this fair one hereI got a promise of this faire one heere
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.v.2are to be laid upon the children. Therefore, I promiseare to be laid vpon the children, therefore I promise
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.203Have you received no promise of satisfactionHaue you receiu'd no promise of satisfaction
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.i.112By gar, with all my heart. He promise to bring meBy gar, with all my heart: he promise to bring me
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.ii.65Not by my consent, I promise you. The gentlemanNot by my consent I promise you. The Gentleman
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.v.39promise.promise.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.vi.34Made promise to the doctor. Now thus it rests:Made promise to the Doctor: Now, thus it rests,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.i.179Keep promise, love. Look – here comes Helena.Keepe promise loue: looke here comes Helena.
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.i.26I fear it, I promise you.I feare it, I promise you.
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.i.189promise you, your kindred hath made my eyes waterpromise you, your kindred hath made my eyes water
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND V.i.170I fear my Thisbe's promise is forgot.I feare my Thisbies promise is forgot.
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.14the promise of his age, doing, in the figure of athe promise of his age, doing in the figure of a
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.ii.43look, I promise thee.looke I promise thee.
OthelloOth III.iv.48I cannot speak of this. Come now, your promise.I cannot speake of this: / Come, now your promise.
OthelloOth III.iv.49What promise, chuck?What promise, Chucke?
OthelloOth IV.i.130flattery, not out of my promise.flattery, not out of my promise.
Richard IIR2 V.iii.50Remember, as thou readest, thy promise passed.Remember as thou read'st, thy promise past:
Richard IIIR3 II.iii.2I promise you, I scarcely know myself.Cit. I promise you, I scarsely know my selfe:
Richard IIIR3 III.i.197I'll claim that promise at your grace's hand.Ile clayme that promise at your Graces hand.
Richard IIIR3 IV.ii.87My lord, I claim the gift, my due by promise,My Lord, I clayme the gift, my due by promise,
Richard IIIR3 IV.ii.101My lord, your promise for the earldom!
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.194And promise them success and victory!And promise them Successe and Victory:
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.233I promise you my heart is very jocundI promise you my Heart is very iocond,
Romeo and JulietRJ III.iv.6I promise you, but for your company,I promise you, but for your company,
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.ii.61And yet I'll promise thee she shall be rich,And yet Ile promise thee she shall be rich,
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.ii.259And will not promise her to any manAnd will not promise her to any man,
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.143For fear, I promise you, if I look pale.For feare I promise you, if I looke pale.
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.278Call you me daughter? Now I promise youCall you me daughter? now I promise you
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.378By your firm promise. Gremio is out-vied.By your firme promise, Gremio is out-vied.
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.i.52I must believe my master, else, I promise you,I must beleeue my master, else I promise you,
The TempestTem I.ii.249Without or grudge or grumblings. Thou did promiseWithout or grudge, or grumblings; thou did promise
The TempestTem IV.i.41Some vanity of mine art. It is my promise,Some vanity of mine Art: it is my promise,
The TempestTem V.i.315And promise you calm seas, auspicious gales,And promise you calme Seas, auspicious gales,
Timon of AthensTim I.i.152My hand to thee; mine honour on my promise.My hand to thee, / Mine Honour on my promise.
Timon of AthensTim I.ii.110I promise you, my lord, you moved me much.I promise you my Lord you mou'd me much.
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.73Promise me friendship, but perform none.Promise me Friendship, but performe none.
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.74If thou wilt promise, the gods plague thee, forIf thou wilt not promise, the Gods plague thee, for
Timon of AthensTim V.i.19will promise him an excellent piece.will promise him / An excellent Peece.
Timon of AthensTim V.i.26out of use. To promise is most courtly and fashionable.out of vse. / To Promise, is most Courtly and fashionable;
Timon of AthensTim V.i.118It is our part and promise to th' AtheniansIt is our part and promise to th'Athenians
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.472My word and promise to the EmperorMy word and promise to the Emperour,
Titus AndronicusTit II.iii.196And mine, I promise you. Were it not for shame,And mine I promise you, were it not for shame,
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.15Out of those many registered in promise,Out of those many registred in promise,
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.144Cries ‘ This is he ’ – could promise to himselfCries, This is he; could'st promise to himselfe,
Troilus and CressidaTC V.i.87spend his mouth, and promise, like Brabbler thespend his mouth & promise, like Brabler the
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.124break promise with him and make a fool of him.breake promise with him, and make a foole of him.
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.258Nothing of that wonderful promise, to read himNothing of that wonderfull promise to read him
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.353And to his image, which methought did promiseAnd to his image, which me thought did promise
Twelfth NightTN V.i.101Cesario, you do not keep promise with me.Cesario, you do not keepe promise with me.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.iv.84I claim the promise for her heavenly picture.I claime the promise for her heauenly Picture:
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.ii.93.1The promise of his wrath.The promise of his wrath.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.13is past. But have you a full promise of her? WhenIs past; But have you a full promise of her? When
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.i.100.2Pray hold your promise;Pray hold your promise;
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.v.44That gave her promise faithfully she wouldThat gave her promise faithfully, she would
The Winter's TaleWT I.i.35of the greatest promise that ever came into my note.of the greatest Promise, that euer came into my Note.

Poems

 4 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1349 Promise more speed, but do it leisurely. Promise more speed, but do it leysurelie.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1696 Each present lord began to promise aid, Each present Lord began to promise aide,
SonnetsSonn.34.1 Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day, WHy didst thou promise such a beautious day,
Venus and AdonisVen.85 Upon this promise did he raise his chin, Vpon this promise did he raise his chin,

Glossary

 22 result(s).
affiancemarriage contract, solemn promise to each other
affiancebetroth, engage, promise solemnly
bodepromise, predict, forecast
breakbreak one's promise, not keep one's word
earnestguarantee, promise [small sum of money paid to secure a bargain]
faithpromise, assurance, pledge
keepkeep [one's] promise, prove reliable
likelihoodfuture, promise, potential
looklook likely, promise, tend
oathpromise, undertaking
plightpledge, promise, marriage vow
plightmake a solemn promise [to do no harm]
promiseassure, declare [to], tell plainly
promiseadd to, reinforce, augment
promisehave an engagement elsewhere
promisegive one grounds for, lead one to expect
proofturn out well, fulfil one's promise
putmake a show, come forward, promise
sealpledge, promise, token, sign
swearpromise, vow, pledge
truetrue to one's promise, faithful to one's undertaking
warrantassure, promise, guarantee, confirm

Thesaurus

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break one's promisebreak
fulfil one's promiseproof
keep promisekeep
promisebode
promiseput
promiseoath
promisefaith
promiseplight
promiselikelihood
promiseseal
promiseswear
promisewarrant
promiselook
promise [money]earnest
promise solemnlyaffiance
promise, break abreak
promise, fulfil one'sproof
promise, make a solemnplight
promise, true to one'strue
solemn promise, make aplight
solemnly, promiseaffiance
true to one's promisetrue

Themes and Topics

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Classical mythology... not neoptolemus so mirable could promise to himself / a thought of added honour t...
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)...nt (v ) 2--4 (n ) warrant (v ) assure promise guarantee confirm aw iii v 65 [widow ...
Abbreviations... tem v i 316 [prospero to alonso] [i'll] promise you sail so expeditious that shall ...

Words Families

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
PROMISEBASICpromise n, promise v, promised adj, promising adj
PROMISEPEOPLEbreak-promise n, promise-breaker n
PROMISESTATEpromise-breach n, promise-crammed adj, promise-keeping n
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