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All's Well That Ends WellAW III.ii.70Such is his noble purpose; and, believe't,Such is his noble purpose, and beleeu't
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.v.69.1In the unlawful purpose?In the vnlawfull purpose.
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.vii.29The bottom of your purpose.the bottome of your purpose.
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.i.19our purposechoughs' language, gabble enough andour purpose: Choughs language, gabble enough, and
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.i.35impossibility, and knowing I had no such purpose? Iimpossibility, and knowing I had no such purpose? I
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.241Come, come, to th' purpose. Did he love thisCome, come, to'th' purpose: Did hee loue this
Antony and CleopatraAC I.ii.178Have notice what we purpose. I shall breakHaue notice what we purpose. I shall breake
Antony and CleopatraAC I.iii.14I am sorry to give breathing to my purposeI am sorry to giue breathing to my purpose.
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.150To this good purpose, that so fairly shows,(To this good purpose, that so fairely shewes)
Antony and CleopatraAC II.vi.51That called me timelier than my purpose hither;That cal'd me timelier then my purpose hither:
Antony and CleopatraAC II.vi.116I think the policy of that purpose made more inI thinke the policy of that purpose, made more in
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.iii.13.1And full of purpose.and full of purpose.
Antony and CleopatraAC V.i.62We purpose her no shame. Give her what comfortsWe purpose her no shame: giue her what comforts
As You Like ItAYL I.i.130notice of my brother's purpose herein, and have bynotice of my Brothers purpose heerein, and haue by
As You Like ItAYL IV.ii.6forester, for this purpose?Forrester for this purpose?
As You Like ItAYL V.ii.51purpose, that I know you are a gentleman of good conceit.purpose) that I know you are a Gentleman of good conceit:
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.i.98And told thee to what purpose, and what end.And told thee to what purpose, and what end.
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.iii.91On purpose shut the doors against his way.On purpose shut the doores against his way: 
CoriolanusCor I.i.89But, since it serves my purpose, I will ventureBut since it serues my purpose, I will venture
CoriolanusCor I.vi.50Retire to win our purpose.retyre to win our purpose.
CoriolanusCor II.i.81When you speak best unto the purpose, it is not worthwhen you speake best vnto the purpose. It is not woorth
CoriolanusCor II.i.232Than have him hold that purpose and to put itthen haue him hold that purpose, and to put it
CoriolanusCor II.ii.150Our purpose to them; and to our noble ConsulOur purpose to them, and to our Noble Consull
CoriolanusCor III.i.148To unstable slightness. Purpose so barred, it followsTo vnstable Slightnesse. Purpose so barr'd, it followes,
CoriolanusCor III.i.149Nothing is done to purpose. Therefore, beseech you – Nothing is done to purpose. Therefore beseech you,
CoriolanusCor III.ii.89.1As words to little purpose.As words to little purpose.
CoriolanusCor IV.v.122We have a power on foot, and I had purposeWe haue a Power on foote: and I had purpose
CoriolanusCor V.iii.119I purpose not to wait on fortune tillI purpose not to waite on Fortune, till
CymbelineCym I.v.39purpose as then each bore, upon importance of sopurpose, as then each bore, vpon importance of so
CymbelineCym I.v.136graver purpose I hope.grauer purpose I hope.
CymbelineCym I.vii.202I crossed the seas on purpose and on promiseI crost the Seas on purpose, and on promise
CymbelineCym II.iii.55Albeit he comes on angry purpose now;Albeit he comes on angry purpose now;
CymbelineCym III.iv.29she hath my letter for the purpose: where,She hath my Letter for the purpose; where,
CymbelineCym III.iv.109Purpose return. Why hast thou gone so far,Purpose returne. Why hast thou gone so farre
CymbelineCym III.iv.121My purpose would prove well: it cannot beMy purpose would proue well: it cannot be,
CymbelineCym IV.i.23to a sore purpose! Fortune, put them into my hand!to a sore purpose: Fortune put them into my hand:
CymbelineCym IV.ii.345What have you dreamed of late of this war's purpose?What haue you dream'd of late of this warres purpose.
CymbelineCym V.i.22Hear patiently my purpose. I'll disrobe meHeare patiently my purpose. Ile disrobe me
CymbelineCym V.v.178.2Nay, nay, to th' purpose.Nay, nay, to'th'purpose.
CymbelineCym V.v.253Of no esteem. I, dreading that her purposeOf no esteeme. I dreading, that her purpose
CymbelineCym V.v.284With unchaste purpose, and with oath to violateWith vnchaste purpose, and with oath to violate
CymbelineCym V.v.411The purpose I then followed. That I was he,The purpose I then follow'd. That I was he,
HamletHam I.ii.30Of this his nephew's purpose – to suppressOf this his Nephewes purpose, to suppresse
HamletHam II.ii.278Why, anything but to th' purpose. You wereWhy any thing. But to the purpose; you were
HamletHam II.ii.451Black as his purpose, did the night resembleBlacke as his purpose, did the night resemble
HamletHam III.i.27And drive his purpose into these delights.and driue his purpose on / To these delights.
HamletHam III.ii.20o'erdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end,ouer-done, is frõ the purpose of Playing, whose end
HamletHam III.ii.198Purpose is but the slave to memory,Purpose is but the slaue to Memorie,
HamletHam III.ii.205The passion ending, doth the purpose lose.The passion ending, doth the purpose lose.
HamletHam III.iv.112Is but to whet thy almost blunted purpose.Is but to whet thy almost blunted purpose.
HamletHam IV.vii.139And for that purpose I'll anoint my sword.And for that purpose Ile annoint my Sword:
HamletHam IV.vii.161Our purpose may hold there. – But stay, what noise?Our purpose may hold there;
HamletHam V.i.38question to thee. If thou answerest me not to the purpose,question to thee; if thou answerest me not to the purpose,
HamletHam V.ii.173hold his purpose, I will win for him an I can, If not, Ihold his purpose; I will win for him if I can: if not, Ile
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.i.28But this our purpose now is twelve month old,But this our purpose is a tweluemonth old,
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.i.101Our holy purpose to Jerusalem.Our holy purpose to Ierusalem.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.i.93our purchase, as I am a true man.our purpose, / As I am a true man.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iii.8The purpose you undertake is dangerous,The purpose you vndertake is dangerous.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iii.12The purpose you undertake is dangerous, the friends youThe purpose you vndertake is dangerous, the Friends you
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.iii.111Bring him our purposes – and so, farewell.Bring him our purpose: and so farewell.
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.i.43That you did nothing purpose 'gainst the state,That you did nothing of purpose 'gainst the State,
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.ii.171the purpose must weigh with the folly. Followthe purpose must weigh with the folly. Follow
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.303back, and spoke it on purpose to try my patience.back, and spoke it on purpose, to trie my patience.
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.i.138But this is mere digression from my purpose.But this is meere digression from my purpose.
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.v.209I cut them off, and had a purpose nowI cut them off: and had a purpose now
Henry IV Part 22H4 epilogue.7purpose, and so to the venture. Be it known to you, as itPurpose, and so to the Venture. Be it knowne to you (as it
Henry VH5 I.ii.213End in one purpose, and be all well borne And in one purpose, and be all well borne
Henry VH5 II.ii.106As two yoke-devils sworn to either's purpose,As two yoake diuels sworne to eythers purpose,
Henry VH5 III.ii.15My purpose should not fail with me,my purpose should not fayle with me;
Henry VH5 III.vii.65any such proverb so little kin to the purpose.any such Prouerbe, so little kin to the purpose.
Henry VH5 IV.i.153his servant; for they purpose not their death when theyhis Seruant; for they purpose not their death, when they
Henry VH5 IV.i.154purpose their services. Besides, there is no king, bepurpose their seruices. Besides, there is no King, be
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.i.133With purpose to relieve and follow them,With purpose to relieue and follow them,
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.i.7Purpose to answer what thou canst object.Purpose to answer what thou canst obiect.
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.i.36Your purpose is both good and reasonable,Your purpose is both good and reasonable:
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iv.22Of purpose to obscure my noble birth.Of purpose, to obscure my Noble birth.
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.i.256Because his purpose is not executed.Because his purpose is not executed.
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.282Yet did I purpose as they do entreat;Yet did I purpose as they doe entreat:
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.ii.133A cold premeditation for my purpose!A cold premeditation for my purpose.
Henry VIIIH8 I.ii.209.1Does an irresolute purpose.Do's an irresolute purpose.
Henry VIIIH8 II.iii.62Does purpose honour to you no less flowingDoe's purpose honour to you no lesse flowing,
Henry VIIIH8 V.ii.13This is of purpose laid by some that hate me – This is of purpose laid by some that hate me,
Julius CaesarJC I.iii.35Clean from the purpose of the things themselves.Cleane from the purpose of the things themselues.
Julius CaesarJC II.i.178Our purpose necessary, and not envious;Our purpose Necessary, and not Enuious.
Julius CaesarJC III.i.17I fear our purpose is discovered.I feare our purpose is discouered.
Julius CaesarJC III.i.146Falls shrewdly to the purpose.Falles shrewdly to the purpose.
King Edward IIIE3 I.i.61And for that purpose here I summon theeAnd for that purpose here I somon thee,
King JohnKJ II.i.580From all direction, purpose, course, intentFrom all direction, purpose, course, intent.
King JohnKJ IV.i.123Yet am I sworn, and I did purpose, boy,Yet am I sworne, and I did purpose, Boy,
King JohnKJ IV.ii.77Between his purpose and his conscience,Betweene his purpose and his conscience,
King JohnKJ IV.iii.63The practice, and the purpose, of the King – The practice, and the purpose of the king:
King JohnKJ V.i.76They saw we had a purpose of defence.They saw we had a purpose of defence.
King JohnKJ V.vii.86With purpose presently to leave this war.With purpose presently to leaue this warre.
King LearKL I.i.36Meantime we shall express our darker purpose.Meane time we shal expresse our darker purpose.
King LearKL I.i.225To speak and purpose not, since what I well intendTo speake and purpose not, since what I will intend,
King LearKL I.ii.84proceed against him, mistaking his purpose, it wouldproceed against him, mistaking his purpose, it would
King LearKL I.iv.69curiosity than as a very pretence and purpose ofcuriositie, then as a very pretence and purpose of
King LearKL I.iv.273Suspend thy purpose if thou didst intendSuspend thy purpose, if thou did'st intend
King LearKL II.i.49To his unnatural purpose, in fell motionTo his vnnaturall purpose, in fell motion
King LearKL II.i.110Be feared of doing harm. Make your own purposeBe fear'd of doing harme, make your owne purpose,
King LearKL II.iv.3The night before there was no purpose in themThe night before,there was no purpose in them
King LearKL II.iv.176.2Good sir, to the purpose.Good Sir, to'th'purpose.
King LearKL IV.ii.93And quit the house on purpose that their punishmentAnd quit the house on purpose, that their punishment
King LearKL V.i.1Know of the Duke if his last purpose holdKnow of the Duke if his last purpose hold,
Love's Labour's LostLLL II.i.109Vouchsafe to read the purpose of my coming,Vouchsafe to read the purpose of my comming,
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.i.29That more for praise than purpose meant to kill.That more for praise, then purpose meant to kill.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.i.130purpose.purpose.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.122Their purpose is to parley, court, and dance,Their purpose is to parlee, to court, and dance,
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.343We came to visit you, and purpose nowWe came to visit you, and purpose now
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.736All causes to the purpose of his speed,All causes to the purpose of his speed:
MacbethMac I.v.44Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace betweenShake my fell purpose, nor keepe peace betweene
MacbethMac I.vi.21We coursed him at the heels and had a purposeWe courst him at the heeles, and had a purpose
MacbethMac II.ii.52.2Infirm of purpose!Infirme of purpose:
MacbethMac IV.i.144The flighty purpose never is o'ertookThe flighty purpose neuer is o're-tooke
MacbethMac IV.i.153This deed I'll do before this purpose cool.This deed Ile do, before this purpose coole,
Measure for MeasureMM I.ii.77something near to the speech we had to such a purpose.somthing neere to the speech we had to such a purpose.
Measure for MeasureMM I.iii.4To give me secret harbour hath a purposeTo giue me secret harbour, hath a purpose
Measure for MeasureMM I.iii.54If power change purpose, what our seemers be.If power change purpose: what our Seemers be.
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.13Could have attained th' effect of your own purpose,Could haue attaind th' effect of your owne purpose,
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.111Come, you are a tedious fool. To the purpose.Come: you are a tedious foole: to the purpose:
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.142good purpose. Doth your honour mark his face?good purpose: doth your honor marke his face?
Measure for MeasureMM II.iv.148My words express my purpose.My words expresse my purpose.
Measure for MeasureMM II.iv.150And most pernicious purpose. Seeming, seeming!And most pernitious purpose: Seeming, seeming.
Measure for MeasureMM III.i.164purpose to corrupt her; only he hath made an assay ofpurpose to corrupt her; onely he hath made an assay of
Measure for MeasureMM IV.v.2The provost knows our purpose and our plot.The Prouost knowes our purpose and our plot,
Measure for MeasureMM IV.vi.4.1He says, to veil full purpose.He saies, to vaile full purpose.
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.102His purpose surfeiting, he sends a warrantHis purpose surfetting, he sends a warrant
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.310Joint by joint, but we will know his purpose.Ioynt by ioynt, but we will know his purpose:
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.393That brained my purpose; but peace be with him.That brain'd my purpose: but peace be with him,
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.i.91With purpose to be dressed in an opinionWith purpose to be drest in an opinion
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.iii.95The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.The diuell can cite Scripture for his purpose,
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.ii.190That purpose merriment. But fare you well;That purpose merriment: but far you well,
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.227My purpose was not to have seen you here,My purpose was not to haue seene you heere,
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.35I have possessed your grace of what I purpose,I haue possest your grace of what I purpose,
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.244For the intent and purpose of the lawFor the intent and purpose of the Law
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.206Have you importuned her to such a purpose?Haue you importun'd her to such a purpose?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.212To what purpose have you unfolded this to me?To what purpose haue you vnfolded this to me?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.217here is the heart of my purpose: you are a gentleman ofhere is the heart of my purpose: you are a gentleman of
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.iv.75He'll tell me all his purpose. Sure, he'll come.Hee'l tell me all his purpose: sure hee'l come.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.vi.3Yet hear me speak. Assist me in my purpose,Yet heare me speake: assist me in my purpose,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.vi.21The purpose why is here – in which disguise,The purpose why, is here: in which disguise
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.v.196your purpose, turned my daughter into green; andyour purpose: turn'd my daughter into white, and
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND IV.i.160Of this their purpose hither to this wood,Of this their purpose hither, to this wood,
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.237and people sin upon purpose, because they wouldand people sinne vpon purpose, because they would
Much Ado About NothingMA II.iii.18He was wont to speak plain and to the purpose, like anhe was wont to speake plaine, & to the purpose (like an
Much Ado About NothingMA II.iii.37As hushed on purpose to grace harmony!As husht on purpose to grace harmonie.
Much Ado About NothingMA III.i.12To listen our propose. This is thy office;To listen our purpose, this is thy office,
Much Ado About NothingMA V.iv.103about him. In brief, since I do purpose to marry, I willabout him: in briefe, since I do purpose to marry, I will
Much Ado About NothingMA V.iv.104think nothing to any purpose that the world can saythinke nothing to any purpose that the world can say
OthelloOth I.iii.385The better shall my purpose work on him.The better shall my purpose worke on him:
OthelloOth II.iii.227Outran my purpose and I returned the ratherOut-ran my purpose: and I return'd then rather
OthelloOth III.iii.313If it be not for some purpose of import,If it be not for some purpose of import,
OthelloOth IV.ii.213reason to believe now than ever – I mean purpose,reason to beleeue now then euer (I meane purpose,
OthelloOth V.ii.318That there he dropped it for a special purposeThat there he dropt it for a speciall purpose,
PericlesPer II.ii.53And on set purpose let his armour rustAnd on set purpose let his Armour rust
PericlesPer III.iv.12Madam, if this you purpose as ye speak,Madam, if this you purpose as ye speake,
PericlesPer IV.i.8.1A soldier to thy purpose.a souldier to thy purpose.
PericlesPer IV.ii.142Diana, aid my purpose!Diana ayde my purpose.
PericlesPer IV.vi.197make them acquainted with your purpose, and I doubtmake them acquainted with your purpose, and I doubt
PericlesPer V.i.251My purpose was for Tarsus, there to strikeMy purpose was for Tharsus, there to strike,
Richard IIR2 I.iii.188Nor never by advised purpose meetNor euer by aduised purpose meete,
Richard IIR2 I.iii.253O, to what purpose dost thou hoard thy words,Oh to what purpose dost thou hord thy words,
Richard IIR2 V.ii.34That had not God for some strong purpose steeledThat had not God (for some strong purpose) steel'd
Richard IIR2 V.ii.55If God prevent not, I purpose so.If God preuent not, I purpose so.
Richard IIIR3 III.i.171How doth he stand affected to our purpose,How he doth stand affected to our purpose,
Richard IIIR3 III.iv.15But, for his purpose in the coronation,But for his purpose in the Coronation,
Richard IIIR3 III.v.57The manner and the purpose of his treason,The manner and the purpose of his Treasons:
Richard IIIR3 III.vii.18Indeed, left nothing fitting for your purposeIndeed, left nothing fitting for your purpose,
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.275He smiled and said, ‘ The better for our purpose.’He smil'd and said, the better for our purpose.
Romeo and JulietRJ II.ii.130Wouldst thou withdraw it? For what purpose, love?Would'st thou withdraw it, / For what purpose Loue?
Romeo and JulietRJ II.ii.144Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow,Thy purpose marriage, send me word to morrow,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.iv.43the purpose. Signor Romeo, bon jour. There's a Frenchthe purpose. Signior Romeo, Bon iour, there's a French
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.2.38On purpose trimmed up for Semiramis.On purpose trim'd vp for Semiramis.
The TempestTem I.ii.129Fated to th' purpose, did Antonio openFated to th' purpose, did Anthonio open
The TempestTem I.ii.131The ministers for th' purpose hurried thenceThe ministers for th' purpose hurried thence
The TempestTem II.i.228If you but knew how you the purpose cherishIf you but knew how you the purpose cherish
The TempestTem III.iii.13Do not, for one repulse, forgo the purposeDoe not for one repulse forgoe the purpose
The TempestTem V.i.29The sole drift of my purpose doth extendThe sole drift of my purpose doth extend
Timon of AthensTim III.i.26him of purpose to have him spend less. And yet hehim of purpose, to haue him spend lesse, and yet he
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.391To every purpose! O thou touch of hearts!To euerie purpose: O thou touch of hearts,
Titus AndronicusTit II.iii.84This valley fits the purpose passing well.This valley fits the purpose passing well.
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.128That by a pace goes backward in a purposeThat by a pace goes backward in a purpose
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.264And to this purpose speak: ‘ Kings, princes, lords,And to this purpose speake: Kings, Princes, Lords,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.323Relates in purpose only to Achilles.Relates in purpose onely to Achilles.
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.324True. The purpose is perspicuous even as substanceThe purpose is perspicuous euen as substance,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.330Ay, with celerity, find Hector's purposeI, with celerity, finde Hectors purpose
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.135'Twas not my purpose thus to beg a kiss.'Twas not my purpose thus to beg a kisse:
Troilus and CressidaTC III.iii.50We'll execute your purpose, and put onWeele execute your purpose, and put on
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.i.37His purpose meets you: it was to bring this GreekHis purpose meets you; it was to bring this Greek
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.iii.5.1And haste her to the purpose.And hast her to the purpose.
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.66To him that victory commands? Or do you purposeTo him that victory commands? or doe you purpose,
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.262Till accident or purpose bring you to't.Till accident, or purpose bring you too't.
Troilus and CressidaTC V.i.35From my great purpose in tomorrow's battle.From my great purpose in to morrowes battell:
Troilus and CressidaTC V.iii.23It is the purpose that makes strong the vow;It is the purpose that makes strong the vowe;
Troilus and CressidaTC V.iii.24But vows to every purpose must not hold.But vowes to euery purpose must not hold:
Twelfth NightTN I.iii.19What's that to the purpose?What's that to th'purpose?
Twelfth NightTN II.iii.160My purpose is indeed a horse of that colour.My purpose is indeed a horse of that colour.
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.67with the letter. She sends him on purpose, that I maywith the Letter, she sends him on purpose, that I may
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.250nothing of my purpose.nothing of my purpose.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.vi.42Love, lend me wings to make my purpose swift,Loue lend me wings, to make my purpose swift
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.152'Tis so; and here's the ladder for the purpose.'Tis so: and heere's the Ladder for the purpose.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.i.53But to the purpose – for we cite our faultsBut to the purpose: for we cite our faults,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.v.18I purpose is my way too; sure he cannotI purpose is my way too: Sure he cannot
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.ii.30But that's all one, 'tis nothing to our purpose.But that's all one, tis nothing to our purpose,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.ii.76Some blind priest for the purpose, that will ventureSome blind Priest for the purpose, that will venture
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK epilogue.14For to that honest purpose it was meant ye,(For to that honest purpose it was ment ye)
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.89.1To better purpose.To better purpose.
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.100But once before I spoke to th' purpose? When?But once before I spoke to th' purpose? when?
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.106Why, lo you now, I have spoke to th' purpose twice:Why lo-you now; I haue spoke to th' purpose twice:
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.150Past and to come, that you do change this purpose,Past, and to come) that you doe change this purpose,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.39Which then will speak: that you must change this purposeWhich then will speake, that you must change this purpose,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.152As little skill to fear as I have purposeAs little skill to feare, as I haue purpose
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.466You do not purpose to him – and as hardlyYou do not purpose to him:) and as hardly
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.469.2I not purpose it.I not purpose it:
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.539This follows, if you will not change your purposeThis followes, if you will not change your purpose

Poems

 9 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Rape of LucreceLuc.113 Far from the purpose of his coming thither Far from the purpose of his comming thither,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.220 Post hither, this vile purpose to prevent? Post hither, this vile purpose to preuent?
The Rape of LucreceLuc.514 For in thy bed I purpose to destroy thee; For in thy bed I purpose to destroie thee.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1047 Yet for the selfsame purpose seek a knife; Yet for the selfe same purpose seeke a knife;
SonnetsSonn.20.12 By adding one thing to my purpose nothing. By adding one thing to my purpose nothing.
SonnetsSonn.21.14 I will not praise that purpose not to sell. I will not prayse that purpose not to sell.
SonnetsSonn.112.13 You are so strongly in my purpose bred You are so strongly in my purpose bred,
SonnetsSonn.126.7 She keeps thee to this purpose, that her skill She keepes thee to this purpose, that her skill.
SonnetsSonn.129.8 On purpose laid to make the taker mad. On purpose layd to make the taker mad.

Glossary

 54 result(s).
appointdetermine, resolve, purpose
appointmentpurpose, design, intention
beintend, purpose, be determined
businessmission, errand, purpose
concernancyimport, relevance, purpose
counselplan, purpose, design
counselresolution, intention, purpose
courageintention, purpose, inclination
designundertaking, purpose, enterprise
devotionpurpose, object, intent
effectpurpose, end, intended deed
effectuallyto the purpose, fittingly; or: earnestly
employmentuse, purpose, end
enactpurpose, resolve, resolution
endpurpose, aim, design
endprovide an end for, give purpose to
eyas[young hawk taken from the nest for the purpose of training] one whose training is complete
gocarry on to no purpose, waste [one's] time
intendmentintent, intention, purpose
intentintention, purpose, aim
intentionintensity, forceful purpose, powerful direction
levy[unclear meaning] level, purpose, intend
meanintend, purpose, mean to act
meaningdesign, intention, purpose
mindintention, purpose, intent
mindpurpose, intend, hold an opinion
nearto the point, to the purpose
nonce, for thefor that purpose, for the occasion
parish topwhipping-top kept for parishioners' use [of unclear purpose]
periodend, purpose, goal
pithessence, central point, main purpose
pointaim, purpose, culmination
pretenceplan, design, intention, purpose
procreantfor the purpose of procreation
purposedecide, resolve, determine
purposepoint at issue, matter in hand
purposeintention, aim, plan
purposeintend, plan
purposeeffectively, to any effect
purposeintend to do, resolve to act
purposeoutcome, result, end
resolutiondetermination, courage, firmness of purpose
resolveconstancy, firmness of purpose, steadfastness
scopegoal, prospect, purpose, aim
studyaim, object, purpose
supposeexpectation, hope; purpose, intention
tantaso great is the integrity of our purpose towards you, most noble Queen
tenormeaning, purpose, intention
thoughtintention, purpose, design
turnneed, requirement, purpose [especially in the phrase ‘serve one's turn’ = meet one's need]
vainin vain, to no purpose
washlabour in vain, work to no purpose
whistlecarry on to no purpose, waste [one's] time
willintent, purpose, design

Thesaurus

 51 result(s).
carry on to no purposewhistle
firmness of purposeresolution
firmness of purposeresolve
forceful purposeintention
main purposepith
procreation, for the purpose ofprocreant
purposebe
purposecounsel
purposeappointment
purposeintendment
purposeappoint
purposecourage
purposebusiness
purposedevotion
purposethought
purposedesign
purposeconcernancy
purposemean
purposecounsel
purposemind
purposeintent
purposescope
purposeemployment
purposeperiod
purposetenor
purposewill
purposeeffect
purposesuppose
purposepretence
purposeend
purposeenact
purposemeaning
purposeturn
purposemind
purposepoint
purposestudy
purposelevy
purposepropose
purpose, firmness ofresolve
purpose, firmness ofresolution
purpose, for thatnonce, for the
purpose, forcefulintention
purpose, giveend
purpose, mainpith
purpose, nowhistle
purpose, to novain
purpose, to theeffectually
purpose, to thenear
purpose, work to nowash
whipping-top kept for parishioners' use [of unclear purpose]parish top
work to no purposewash

Themes and Topics

 6 result(s).
Discourse markers... but that's all one ’tis nothing to our purpose that makes no difference sai...
Elision...er > o’er mac iv i 144 the flighty purpose never is o’ertook taken > ta’en...
Here, there, and where...front the visage of offence for what purpose to what end whereto kl v ii...
...08 [of the court] whereunto i never / purpose return to which +upon ...
Hither, thither, and whither...d you have me to what result for what purpose somewhither tit iv i 11 somewhith...
Latin... i 40) so great is the integrity of our purpose towards you most noble queen tantaene...
... mentis (n f ) h8 iii i 40 mens purpose plan meus (det ) h8 iii ii 314  ...
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)...(adv ) 2 (adj ) intent (n ) intention purpose aim aw i iii 213 [countess to helena] ...
...hie thee presently presently (adv ) 2 purpose (n ) intention aim plan kl i iv 235 [...
...i 52 [lady macbeth to macbeth] infirm of purpose mm v i 310 [escalus to disguised duke]...
...alus to disguised duke] we will know his purpose ...
... purpose (n ) 2--3 (v ) quoth (v ) said aw i i...

Words Families

 7 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
PURPOSEBASICpurpose n, purpose v, purposed adj, purposely adv
PURPOSEPEOPLEpurpose-changer n
PURPOSENOTunpurposed adj
UNPURPOSEDBASICsee PURPOSE
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