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Search phrase: serpent


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All's Well That Ends WellAW I.iii.136Methought you saw a serpent. What's in ‘ mother ’Me thought you saw a serpent, what's in mother,
Antony and CleopatraAC I.v.25Or murmuring ‘ Where's my serpent of old Nile?’Or murmuring, where's my Serpent of old Nyle,
Antony and CleopatraAC II.vii.26Your serpent of Egypt is bred now of your mudYour Serpent of Egypt, is bred now of your mud
Antony and CleopatraAC II.vii.48'Tis a strange serpent.'Tis a strange Serpent.
CoriolanusCor I.viii.3Not Afric owns a serpent I abhorNot Affricke ownes a Serpent I abhorre
HamletHam I.v.36A serpent stung me. So the whole ear of DenmarkA Serpent stung me: so the whole eare of Denmarke,
HamletHam I.v.39The serpent that did sting thy father's lifeThe Serpent that did sting thy Fathers life,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.ii.259Were there a serpent seen, with forked tongue,Were there a Serpent seene, with forked Tongue,
King JohnKJ III.i.258France, thou mayst hold a serpent by the tongue,France, thou maist hold a serpent by the tongue,
King JohnKJ III.iii.61He is a very serpent in my way,He is a very serpent in my way,
King LearKL V.iii.85This gilded serpent. For your claim, fair sister,This guilded Serpent: for your claime faire Sisters,
MacbethMac I.v.64But be the serpent under't. He that's comingBut be the Serpent vnder't. He that's comming,
MacbethMac III.iv.28There the grown serpent lies. The worm that's fledThere the growne Serpent lyes, the worme that's fled
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.69What, wouldst thou have a serpent sting thee twice?What wouldst thou haue a Serpent sting thee twice?
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.ii.152To pluck this crawling serpent from my breast!To plucke this crawling serpent from my brest.
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.ii.155Methought a serpent ate my heart away,Me-thought a serpent eate my heart away,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.73Than thine, thou serpent, never adder stung.Then thine (thou serpent) neuer Adder stung.
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.261Or I will shake thee from me like a serpent.Or I will shake thee from me like a serpent.
Much Ado About NothingMA V.i.90As I dare take a serpent by the tongue.As I d are take a serpent by the tongue.
Richard IIR2 III.iv.75What Eve, what serpent hath suggested theeWhat Eue? what Serpent hath suggested thee,
Richard IIR2 V.iii.57A serpent that will sting thee to the heart.A Serpent, that will sting thee to the heart.
Romeo and JulietRJ III.ii.73O serpent heart, hid with a flowering face!O Serpent heart, hid with a flowring face.
Troilus and CressidaTC V.i.86leers than I will a serpent when he hisses. He willleeres, then I will a Serpent when he hisses: he will


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The Rape of LucreceLuc.362 Who sees the lurking serpent steps aside; Who sees the lurking serpent steppes aside;
Venus and AdonisVen.17 Here come and sit, where never serpent hisses, Here come and sit, where neuer serpent hisses,


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basiliskmythical serpent which killed with its look
cockatricemurderous serpent, basilisk
wormserpent, snake


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look, serpent which killed with itsbasilisk
murderous serpentcockatrice
serpent, murderousbasilisk
serpent, murderouscockatrice

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
SERPENTBASICserpent n, serpent adj, serpentine adj, serpent-like adj


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