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Plays

 99 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.i.88A short alarum withinA short Alarum within.
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.131Who hath for four or five removes come shortWho hath for foure or fiue remoues come short,
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.176Your reputation comes too short for my daughter;Your reputation comes too short for my daughter,
Antony and CleopatraAC I.i.58He comes too short of that great propertyHe comes too short of that great Property
Antony and CleopatraAC II.v.8And when good will is showed, though't come too short,And when good will is shewed, / Though't come to short
As You Like ItAYL III.v.138I will be bitter with him and passing short.I will be bitter with him, and passing short;
The Comedy of ErrorsCE V.i.310In seven short years that here my only sonIn seuen short yeares, that heere my onely sonne 
CoriolanusCor I.vii.4For a short holding. If we lose the field,For a short holding, if we loose the Field,
CoriolanusCor V.iv.9Is't possible that so short a time can alter theIs't possible, that so short a time can alter the
CymbelineCym I.vii.200Yes, I beseech: or I shall short my wordYes I beseech: or I shall short my word
CymbelineCym III.iv.187Well, madam, we must take a short farewell,Well Madam, we must take a short farewell,
CymbelineCym V.v.256The present power of life, but in short timeThe present powre of life, but in short time,
HamletHam II.ii.146And he, repelled, a short tale to make,And he repulsed. A short Tale to make,
HamletHam II.ii.467Striking too short at Greeks. His antique sword,Striking too short at Greekes. His anticke Sword,
HamletHam IV.i.18Should have kept short, restrained, and out of hauntShould haue kept short, restrain'd, and out of haunt,
HamletHam IV.vii.89.1Come short of what he did.Come short of what he did.
HamletHam V.ii.73It will be short. The interim is mine;It will be short, / The interim's mine,
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.iii.295Uncle, adieu. O, let the hours be short,Vncle, adieu: O let the houres be short,
Henry IV Part 11H4 IV.iii.90In short time after he deposed the King,In short time after, hee depos'd the King.
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.i.46To this we swore our aid. But in short spaceTo this, we sware our aide: But in short space,
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.ii.48And that no man might draw short breath todayAnd that no man might draw short breath to day,
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.ii.81O gentlemen, the time of life is short!O Gentlemen, the time of life is short;
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.29satin for my short cloak and my slops?Satten for my short Cloake, and Slops?
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.185short, your chin double, your wit single, and every partshort? your wit single? and euery part
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iii.33For women are shrews, both short and tall.For women are Shrewes, both short, and tall:
Henry VH5 II.iv.72Take up the English short, and let them knowTake vp the English short, and let them know
Henry VH5 IV.v.6A short alarumA short Alarum.
Henry VH5 IV.v.23Let life be short, else shame will be too long.Let life be short, else shame will be too long.
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.v.15.1A short alarum. Then she enters the town withA short Alarum: then enter the Towne with
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.v.27A short alarumA short Alarum.
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.ii.12What, is't too short? I'll lengthen it with mine;What, is't too short? Ile lengthen it with mine,
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.i.81Hangs on the cutting short that fraudful man.Hangs on the cutting short that fraudfull man.
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.iv.12Rather than bloody war shall cut them short,Rather then bloody Warre shall cut them short,
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.iv.22.1A short alarum withinA short Alarum within.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.i.119Short tale to make, we at Saint Albans met,Short Tale to make, we at S. Albons met,
Henry VIIIH8 prologue.13Richly in two short hours. Only theyRichly in two short houres. Onely they
Henry VIIIH8 I.iii.31Short blistered breeches, and those types of travel,Short blistred Breeches, and those types of Trauell;
Henry VIIIH8 II.iv.1.2with short silver wands; next them two Scribes, inwith short siluer wands; next them two Scribes in
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.170Have ever come too short of my desires,Haue euer come too short of my Desires,
Henry VIIIH8 IV.i.30And, to be short, for not appearance, andAnd to be short, for not Appearance, and
Henry VIIIH8 V.iii.52We will be short with you. 'Tis his highness' pleasureWe will be short with you. 'Tis his Highnesse pleasure
King LearKL I.i.72Only she comes too short, that I professOnely she comes too short, that I professe
King LearKL II.i.87If it be true, all vengeance comes too shortIf it be true, all vengeance comes too short
King LearKL IV.vii.2To match thy goodness? My life will be too shortTo match thy goodnesse? / My life will be too short,
King LearKL IV.vii.40In short and musty straw? Alack, alack!In short, and musty straw? Alacke, alacke,
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.178And so to study three years is but short.And so to studie, three yeeres is but short.
Love's Labour's LostLLL II.i.54Such short-lived wits do wither as they grow.Such short liu'd wits do wither as they grow.
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.54The way is but short. Away!The way is but short, away.
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.i.15O short-lived pride! Not fair? Alack for woe!O short liu'd pride. Not faire? alacke for woe.
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.239She passes praise; then praise too short doth blot.She passes prayse, then prayse too short doth blot.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.56The chain were longer and the letter short?The Chaine were longer, and the Letter short.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.733Excuse me so, coming too short of thanksExcuse me so, comming so short of thankes,
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.783.2A time, methinks, too shortA time me thinkes too short,
MacbethMac IV.iii.231Cut short all intermission. Front to frontCut short all intermission: Front to Front,
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.218Came short of composition, but in chiefCame short of Composition: But in chiefe
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.ii.117Indeed, the short and the long is, I serve theIndeede the short and the long is, I serue the
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.124wife. There's the short and the long. My name iswife; There's the short and the long: My name is
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.17about me – I am no gibbet for you. Go – a short knifeabout mee, I am no gibbet for you: goe, a short knife,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.58Marry, this is the short and the longMarry this is the short, and the long
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.v.2Speak, breathe, discuss; brief, short, quick, snap.speake, breathe, discusse: breefe, short, quicke, snap.
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.i.144Swift as a shadow, short as any dream,Swift as a shadow, short as any dreame,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND IV.ii.34part. For the short and the long is, our play is preferred.part: for the short and the long is, our play is preferred:
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.197With who? Now that is your grace's part. Mark how shortWith who? now that is your Graces part: marke how short
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.198his answer is: With Hero, Leonato's short daughter.his answere is, with Hero, Leonatoes short daughter.
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.21cow short horns ’, but to a cow too curst he sends none.Cow short hornes, but to a Cow too curst he sends none.
Much Ado About NothingMA III.v.39Indeed, neighbour, he comes too short of you.Indeed neighbour he comes too short of you.
OthelloOth II.iii.368Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.Pleasure, and Action, make the houres seeme short.
PericlesPer I.ii.8Whose aim seems far too short to hit me here.Whose arme seemes farre too short to hit me here,
PericlesPer IV.iv.1Thus time we waste, and long leagues make short,Thus time we waste, & long leagues make short,
Richard IIR2 I.iv.17And added years to his short banishment,And added yeeres to his short banishment,
Richard IIR2 I.iv.47For our affairs in hand. If that come shortFor our affayres in hand: if that come short
Richard IIR2 II.i.35Small showers last long, but sudden storms are short.Small showres last long, but sodaine stormes are short,
Richard IIR2 II.i.223Be merry; for our time of stay is short.Be merry, for our time of stay is short.
Richard IIR2 II.iii.17Shall make their way seem short as mine hath doneShall make their way seeme short, as mine hath done,
Richard IIR2 V.i.91Twice for one step I'll groan, the way being short,Twice for one step Ile groane, ye Way being short,
Richard IIR2 V.iii.116The word is short, but not so short as sweet.The word is short: but not so short as sweet,
Richard IIIR3 III.i.94 (aside) Short summers lightly have a forward spring.Short Summers lightly haue a forward Spring.
Richard IIIR3 III.iv.95Make a short shrift; he longs to see your head.Make a short Shrift, he longs to see your Head.
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.164Not having that which having makes them short.Not hauing that, which hauing, makes them short
Romeo and JulietRJ II.iv.96short; for I was come to the whole depth of my tale, andshort, or I was come to the whole depth of my tale, and
Romeo and JulietRJ II.vi.5That one short minute gives me in her sight.That one short minute giues me in her sight:
Romeo and JulietRJ II.vi.35Come, come with me, and we will make short work.Come, come with me, & we will make short worke,
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.i.1On Thursday, sir? The time is very short.On Thursday sir? the time is very short.
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.ii.38We shall be short in our provision.We shall be short in our prouision,
Romeo and JulietRJ V.iii.229I will be brief, for my short date of breathI will be briefe, for my short date of breath
The Taming of the ShrewTS V.ii.109And, to be short, what not that's sweet and happy.And to be short, what not, that's sweete and happie.
The TempestTem IV.i.83Summoned me hither to this short-grassed green?Summond me hither, to this short gras'd Greene?
Timon of AthensTim I.i.100His means most short, his creditors most strait.His meanes most short, his Creditors most straite:
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.412'Tis good, sir. You are very short with us,'Tis good sir: you are very short with vs,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.11That we come short of our suppose so farThat we come short of our suppose so farre,
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.30and fetches her wind so short, as if she were frayed& fetches her winde so short, as if she were fraid
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.32fetches her breath as short as a new-ta'en sparrow.fetches her breath so short as a new tane Sparrow.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.iv.1.1A short flourish of cornets, and shouts within. Enter This short florish of Cornets and Showtes within. Enter
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.ii.89.2Yet a great deal short,Yet a great deale short
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.i.62.2heard clanging of armour, with a short thunder as theheard clanging of Armor, with a short Thunder as the
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iv.28.2By my short life,By my short life
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iv.37Adieu; and let my life be now as shortAdiew; and let my life be now as short,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.iv.102His part is played, and though it were too shortHis part is playd, and though it were too short
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.169He makes a July's day short as December,He makes a Iulyes day, short as December,

Poems

 18 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Passionate PilgrimPP.12.5 Youth is full of sport, Age's breath is short; Youth is full of sport, Ages breath is short,
The Passionate PilgrimPP.14.30 Short night, tonight, and length thyself tomorrow. Short night to night, and length thy selfe to morrow
The Rape of LucreceLuc.791 As palmers' chat makes short their pilgrimage. As Palmers chat makes short their pilgrimage.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.991 In time of sorrow, and how swift and short In time of sorrow, and how swift and short
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1312 By this short schedule Collatine may know By this short Cedule COLATINE may know
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1573 Short time seems long in sorrow's sharp sustaining: Short time seems long, in sorrowes sharp sustayning,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1720 Untimely breathings, sick and short assays, Vntimelie breathings, sicke and short assaies,
SonnetsSonn.18.4 And summer's lease hath all too short a date: And Sommers lease hath all too short a date:
SonnetsSonn.83.7 How far a modern quill doth come too short, How farre a moderne quill doth come to short,
SonnetsSonn.124.10 Which works on leases of short-numbered hours, Which workes on leases of short numbred howers,
SonnetsSonn.125.4 Which proves more short than waste or ruining? Which proues more short then wast or ruining?
SonnetsSonn.146.5 Why so large cost, having so short a lease, Why so large cost hauing so short a lease,
Venus and AdonisVen.22 Ten kisses short as one, one long as twenty. Ten kisses short as one, one long as twentie:
Venus and AdonisVen.23 A summer's day will seem an hour but short, A sommers day will seeme an houre but short,
Venus and AdonisVen.295 Round-hoofed, short-jointed, fetlocks shag and long, Round hooft, short ioynted, fetlocks shag, and long,
Venus and AdonisVen.297 High crest, short ears, straight legs and passing strong, High crest, short eares, straight legs, & passing strõg,
Venus and AdonisVen.627 His short thick neck cannot be easily harmed; His short thick necke cannot be easily harmed,
Venus and AdonisVen.842 For lovers' hours are long, though seeming short: For louers houres are long, though seeming short,

Glossary

 68 result(s).
abidestay a short while, pause before moving on
abridgeshorten, cut short
abridgementpastime, short entertainment, means of shortening the time
Adon[pron: 'adon] short form of Adonis
aloofa short distance away, to one side
awhilefor a short time, briefly
betimesspeedily, soon, in a short time
bird-bolt, burboltshort blunt-headed arrow for shooting birds
breathing whilebreathing-space, short space of time
briefin short, briefly, in sum
briefsummary, short account
briefthe long and the short
brieflya little while ago, a short time past
burboltshort blunt-headed arrow for shooting birds
canshort form of 'began'
cangenetpoem, short song
canzonetpoem, short song
casionshort form of ‘occasion’ [= cause]
clipcut short, abbreviate, curtail
curtailcut short, diminish
Dan[don, short form of Latin ‘dominus’] master, sir
doubletman's close-fitting jacket with short skirt
enterludeshort play, theatrical performance [staged to fill an interval]
erewhilea short time ago, a while before
failfall short, let down, disappoint
faintinadequate, lacking, in short supply
fallfall short, fail, do not live up to
fewin few words, in short, in brief
fitspasm, short burst
flinchfall short, give way, turn aside
foreshort form of 'afore'
greeshort form of 'agree'
interludeshort play, theatrical performance [staged to fill an interval]
jess[falconry] short strap fastened to a hawk's legs [to which the leash is attached]
'lackshort form of 'alack'
lowshort, small
mincewalk like a lady, walk with delicate short steps
neara short distance away
nip[as of pinching off the buds on a plant] cut short one's growth, check one's development
pissing while, aa very short time; also: with enough time to urinate
pointshort form of 'appoint'
posyshort piece of poetry [often inscribed inside a ring]
pothecaryshort form of 'apothecary'
presentlyafter a short time, soon, before long
sayshort form of 'assay'
scimitarshort curved sword with a single edge, from the East
sconceshort form of 'ensconce'
scrubbedshort, undersized, stubby
scutshort tail [as of a deer]
sea-gowntype of robe with a high collar, short sleeves, and mid-leg length
seasonwhile, short period of time
shortcontrolled, confined, restrained
shortcurt, brief, terse
shortbreak, fail to keep, fall short of
shortwanting, insufficient, inadequate
shortshorten
shrewshort form of 'beshrew'
soonquickly, in a short time
st2nd person singular ending; also: short form of some auxiliary verbs such as 'must', 'shallst'
stintcease, stop short
stonishshort form of 'astonish'
tendshort form of 'attend'
unhandsomeinadequate, inexpert, falling short
wantfall short [of], be deficient [in]
while-erea while before, a short time ago
whinyardshort sword
wordin a word, once and for all, in short
wordin brief, in short

Thesaurus

 59 result(s).
account, shortbrief
burst, shortfit
cut shortclip
cut shortabridge
cut shortcurtail
cut short growthnip
distance, shortaloof
distance, shortnear
entertainment, shortabridgement
fall shortflinch
fall shortfail
growth, cut shortnip
past, a short timebriefly
play, shortinterlude
poetry, short piece of posy
shortscrubbed
shortlow
short accountbrief
short distancenear
short distancealoof
short entertainmentabridgement
short period of timeseason
short piece of poetryposy
short space of timebreathing while
short supply, infaint
short time agoerewhile
short time agowhile-ere
short time, after apresently
short time, for aawhile
short time, in asoon
short time, in abetimes
short time, verypissing while, a
short, cutcurtail
short, fallwant
short, fallfall
short, fallshort
short, fallfail
short, fallingunhandsome
short, inbrief
short, inword
short, inword
short, infew
short, stopstint
song, shortcanzonet
stay a short whileabide
steps, walk with delicate short mince
stop shortstint
strap, short [falconry]jess
supply, in shortfaint
tail, short [as of a deer]scut
time ago, a shorterewhile
time ago, a shortwhile-ere
time, after a shortpresently
time, for a shortawhile
time, in a shortsoon
time, in a shortbetimes
time, short period of season
time, short space ofbreathing while
walk with delicate short stepsmince

Themes and Topics

 8 result(s).
An...same way as vowels (they are really very short versions of /u/ and /i/) but within the...
Clothing... m close-fitting jacket with short skirt worn by men dow...
...f a coarse material with a high-collar short sleeves and mid-leg length ...
Discourse markers...her part some cause to you unknown in short word at a mw i i 100 he ...
...indeed he hath at a word he hath in short word with a 1h4 ii iv 251 ...
Exclamations...tinctive ways of expressing attitudes in short exclamatory sentences and some (e g co...
Stage directions... aloof tnk v i 137 to one side a short distance away apart mac i iii 126 ...
Weapons... poniard ham v ii 147 type of short dagger rapier ham ii ii 342 ...
... whinyard e3 i ii 33 type of short sword long-handled weapons ...
Latin...good brevis (adj ) tim i ii 27   short caelum (n m ) lll iv ii 5 caelus...
Abbreviations...e and enable us to keep the quotation as short as possible catch (v ) 3 catch up wi...

Words Families

 13 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
SHORTBASICshort adj, short n, shorten v, shortening n, shortly adv, shortness n
SHORTAMOUNTshort-numbered adj
SHORTPART OF BODYshort-armed adj, short-jointed adj, short-legged adj
SHORTSTATEshort-grassed adj, short-lived adj, short-winded adj
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