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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.206good for nothing but taking up, and that thou'rt scarcegood for nothing but taking vp, and that th'ourt scarce
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.v.83Something, and scarce so much; nothing indeed.Something, and scarse so much: nothing indeed,
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.i.57Three great oaths would scarce make that beThree great oathes would scarse make that be
Antony and CleopatraAC III.I.29Grants scarce distinction. Thou wilt write to Antony?graunts scarce distinction: thou wilt write to Anthony.
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.36'Tis true, for those that she makes fair she scarce'Tis true, for those that she makes faire, she scarce
As You Like ItAYL II.vii.171I scarce can speak to thank you for myself.I scarce can speake to thanke you for my selfe.
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.33you are; or I will scarce think you have swam in ayou are; or I will scarce thinke you haue swam in a
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.i.49Beshrew his hand, I scarce could understand it.Beshrew his hand, I scarce could vnderstand it. 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.i.54could scarce understand them.could scarce vnderstand them. 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.i.23A table full of welcome makes scarce one dainty dish.A table full of welcome, makes scarce one dainty dish. 
CoriolanusCor V.ii.99For such things as you, I can scarce think there's any,for such things as you. I can scarse thinke ther's any,
CymbelineCym II.iii.89.1And scarce can spare them.And scarse can spare them.
CymbelineCym III.v.151She can scarce be there yet.She can scarse be there yet.
CymbelineCym III.vi.12When rich ones scarce tell true. To lapse in fulnessWhen Rich-ones scarse tell true. To lapse in Fulnesse
CymbelineCym IV.ii.109.2Being scarce made up,Being scarse made vp,
CymbelineCym IV.iv.36Did see man die, scarce ever looked on blood,Did see man dye, scarse euer look'd on blood,
CymbelineCym V.ii.10Is that we scarce are men and you are gods.Is, that we scarse are men, and you are Goddes.
HamletHam II.ii.343scarce come thither.scarse come thither.
HamletHam V.i.163we have many pocky corses nowadays that will scarcewe haue many pocky Coarses now adaies, that will scarce
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.148O villain! Thy lips are scarce wiped sinceO Villaine, thy Lippes are scarce wip'd, since
Henry VH5 IV.ii.18Scarce blood enough in all their sickly veinsScarce blood enough in all their sickly Veines,
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.i.112Having full scarce six thousand in his troop,Hauing full scarce six thousand in his troupe,
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.iii.40And Humphrey Duke of Gloucester scarce himself,And Humfrey, Duke of Gloster, scarce himselfe,
Henry VI Part 22H6 V.i.23Scarce can I speak, my choler is so great.Scarse can I speake, my Choller is so great.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.i.80Scarce serves to quench my furnace-burning heart;Scarse serues to quench my Furnace-burning hart:
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.ii.110Break off the parley; for scarce I can refrainBreake off the parley, for scarse I can refraine
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.139You were now running o'er. You have scarce timeYou were now running o're: you haue scarse time
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.292Who, if he live, will scarce be gentlemen – (Whom if he liue, will scarse be Gentlemen)
King Edward IIIE3 II.ii.206This night will scarce suffice me to discoverThis night will scarce suffice me to discouer,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.iii.61What else, my son? He's scarce eight thousand strong,What else my son, hees scarse eight thousand strong
King LearKL II.ii.49I am scarce in breath, my lord.I am scarce in breath my Lord.
King LearKL II.iv.131I can scarce speak to thee – thou'lt not believeI can scarce speake to thee, thou'lt not beleeue
King LearKL II.iv.297.1There's scarce a bush.There's scarce a Bush.
King LearKL III.iv.9The lesser is scarce felt. Thou'dst shun a bear;The lesser is scarce felt. Thou'dst shun a Beare,
King LearKL IV.i.35Was then scarce friends with him. I have heard more since.Was then scarse Friends with him. / I haue heard more since:
King LearKL IV.vi.14Show scarce so gross as beetles. Halfway downShew scarse so grosse as Beetles. Halfe way downe
King LearKL IV.vii.51He's scarce awake. Let him alone awhile.He's scarse awake, / Let him alone a while.
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.229She, an attending star, scarce seen a light.Shee (an attending Starre) scarce seene a light.
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.302Scarce show a harvest of their heavy toil;Scarce shew a haruest of their heauy toyle.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.610The face of an old Roman coin, scarceThe face of an old Roman coine, scarce
MacbethMac IV.iii.171Is there scarce asked for who, and good men's livesIs there scarse ask'd for who, and good mens liues
Measure for MeasureMM I.iii.51Stands at a guard with envy, scarce confessesStands at a guard with Enuie: scarce confesses
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.216There is scarce truth enough alive to makeThere is scarse truth enough aliue to make
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.i.5Where Phoebus' fire scarce thaws the icicles,Where Phoebus fire scarce thawes the ysicles,
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.ii.120are scarce cater-cousins.are scarce catercosins.
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.i.41a prodigal, who dare scarce show his head on the Rialto,a prodigall, who dare scarce shew his head on the Ryalto,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.iii.180will scarce obey this medicine.will scarse obey this medicine.
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.182I would scarce trust myself, though I had swornI would scarce trust my selfe, though I had sworne
OthelloOth III.iii.324Which at the first are scarce found to distaste,Which at the first are scarse found to distaste:
OthelloOth V.ii.200I scarce did know you, uncle; there lies your niece,I scarse did know you Vnkle, there lies your Neece,
PericlesPer I.iv.49Have scarce strength left to give them burial.Haue scarce strength left to giue them buryall.
PericlesPer II.i.22when, well-a-day, we could scarce help ourselves.When (welladay) we could scarce helpe our selues.
Richard IIR2 II.i.7Where words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain,Where words are scarse, they are seldome spent in vaine,
Richard IIIR3 I.i.21Into this breathing world, scarce half made up,Into this breathing World, scarse halfe made vp,
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.60Cannot be quiet scarce a breathing whileCannot be quiet scarse a breathing while,
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.81That scarce, some two days since, were worth a noble.That scarse some two dayes since were worth a Noble.
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.255Your fire-new stamp of honour is scarce current.Your fire-new stampe of Honor is scarce currant.
Richard IIIR3 IV.i.67When scarce the blood was well washed from his handsWhen scarce the blood was well washt from his hands,
Romeo and JulietRJ III.v.164My fingers itch. Wife, we scarce thought us blestMy fingers itch, wife: we scarce thought vs blest,
The TempestTem V.i.155That they devour their reason, and scarce thinkThat they deuoure their reason, and scarce thinke
Timon of AthensTim I.ii.179 (aside) I scarce know how.I scarse know how.
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.5Scarce is dividanttouch them with several fortunes,Scarse is diuidant; touch them with seuerall fortunes,
Troilus and CressidaTC II.iii.15abundant scarce it will not in circumvention deliver aabundant scarse, it will not in circumuention deliuer a
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.ii.59My lord, I scarce have leisure to salute you,My Lord, I scarce haue leisure to salute you,
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.265Can scarce entreat you to be odd with him.Can scarse intreat you to be odde with him.
Twelfth NightTN I.v.156think his mother's milk were scarce out of him.thinke his mothers milke were scarse out of him.
Twelfth NightTN III.iii.29That, were I ta'en here, it would scarce be answered.That were I tane heere, it would scarse be answer'd.
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.275scarce hold him yonder.scarse hold him yonder.
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.290bethought him of his quarrel, and he finds that now scarcebethought him of his quarrell, and hee findes that now scarse
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.vii.67I fear me he will scarce be pleased withal.I feare me he will scarce be pleas'd with all.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.367long that going will scarce serve the turn.long, that going will scarce serue the turne.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.i.102And fell, scarce to be got away. I left them with her,And fell, scarce to be got away: I left them with her.
The Winter's TaleWT II.i.99You scarce can right me throughly then to sayYou scarce can right me throughly, then, to say
The Winter's TaleWT III.ii.24But what comes from myself, it shall scarce boot meBut what comes from my selfe, it shall scarce boot me
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.288scarce a maid westward but she sings it; 'tis in request, Iscarse a Maide westward but she sings it: 'tis in request, I
The Winter's TaleWT V.iii.51So many summers dry. Scarce any joySo many Summers dry: scarce any Ioy

Poems

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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Passionate PilgrimPP.6.1 Scarce had the sun dried up the dewy morn, SCarse had the Sunne dride vp the deawy morne,
The Passionate PilgrimPP.6.2 And scarce the herd gone to the hedge for shade, And scarse the heard gone to the hedge for shade:
The Passionate PilgrimPP.20.16 Scarce I could from tears refrain; Scarce I could from teares refraine:
The Rape of LucreceLuc.857 And scarce hath eyes his treasure to behold; And scarce hath eyes his treasure to behold,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1360 And yet the duteous vassal scarce is gone. And yet the dutious vassall scarce is gone,

Glossary

 3 result(s).
miscarrybe scarce, fail, become unproductive
scarcescarcely, hardly, barely, only just
scarcewith difficulty, hardly possible

Thesaurus

 1 result(s).
scarce, bemiscarry

Themes and Topics

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Elision...ii iii 29 were i ta’en here it would scarce be answered whoever > whoe’er ...

Words Families

 6 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
SCARCEBASICscarce adv, scarcely adv, scarcity n
SCARCEPART OF BODYscarce-bearded adj
SCARCESTATEscarce-appearing adj, scarce-cold adj
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