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Search phrase: shorten

Plays

 5 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.ii.145God shorten Harry's happy life one day!Heauen shorten Harries happy life, one day.
Richard IIR2 I.iii.227Shorten my days thou canst with sullen sorrow,Shorten my dayes thou canst with sudden sorow,
Richard IIR2 III.iii.13Have been so brief with you to shorten you,Haue beene so briefe with you, to shorten you,
The TempestTem IV.i.260With dry convulsions, shorten up their sinewsWith dry Convultions, shorten vp their sinewes
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.419But shorten thy life one week. – And thou, fresh pieceBut shorten thy life one weeke. And thou, fresh peece

Glossary

 8 result(s).
abateshorten, lessen, reduce
abridgeshorten, cut short
contractshorten, reduce, lessen
shortshorten
shortenreduce, diminish, cut back
shortenmake ineffective, undermine, subvert
shortenomit, ignore, leave out
slicecut, shorten

Thesaurus

 5 result(s).
shortenabate
shortenshort
shortencontract
shortenabridge
shortenslice
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