or use Advanced Search
if you are searching for a compound word, note that it might appear in any of three ways, reflecting varied editorial practice: spaced ('house keeper'), solid ('housekeeper'), or hyphenated ('house-keeper')

Search results

Search phrase: sire


 19 result(s). alternate result(s)
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.134And is not like the sire. Honours thriveAnd is not like the sire: Honours thriue,
CymbelineCym IV.ii.26Cowards father cowards, and base things sire base;"Cowards father Cowards, & Base things Syre Bace;
Henry VH5 II.iv.57Whiles that his mountain sire, on mountain standing,Whiles that his Mountaine Sire, on Mountaine standing
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.vi.54Then follow thou thy desperate sire of Crete,Then follow thou thy desp'rate Syre of Creet,
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.ii.22And raise his issue like a loving sire;And raise his issue like a louing Sire.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.ii.135But thou art neither like thy sire nor dam;But thou art neyther like thy Sire nor Damme,
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.ii.155And graced thy poor sire with his bridal day,And grac'd thy poore Sire with his Bridall day,
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.iv.9And cheers these hands that slew thy sire and brotherAnd cheeres these hands, that slew thy Sire and Brother,
King Edward IIIE3 V.i.118More full of honour than his angry sire,More full of honor then his angry syre,
Measure for MeasureMM III.i.29For thine own bowels, which do call thee sire,For thine owne bowels which do call thee, fire
Richard IIR2 III.iv.30Which, like unruly children, make their sireWhich like vnruly Children, make their Syre
Richard IIIR3 V.v.26The son, compelled, been butcher to the sire:The Sonne compell'd, beene Butcher to the Sire;
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.404A child shall get a sire, if I fail not of my cunning.A childe shall get a sire, if I faile not of my cunning.
Timon of AthensTim IV.i.14Pluck the lined crutch from thy old limping sire,Plucke the lyn'd Crutch from thy old limping Sire,
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.384'Twixt natural son and sire, thou bright defilerTwixt naturall Sunne and fire: thou bright defiler
Titus AndronicusTit V.i.50Too like the sire for ever being good.Too like the Syre for euer being good.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.231Could penetrate her uncompassionate sireCould penetrate her vncompassionate Sire;
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.iv.9Sure is a happy sire, then. What proves you?Sure is a happy Sire then: what prooves you?
The Winter's TaleWT III.ii.195That could conceive a gross and foolish sireThat could conceiue a grosse and foolish Sire


 6 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Rape of LucreceLuc.232 ‘ Had Collatinus killed my son or sire, Had COLATINVS kild my sonne or sire,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1477 The sire, the son, the dame and daughter die. The Sire, the sonne, the Dame and daughter die.
SonnetsSonn.8.11 Resembling sire, and child, and happy mother, Resembling sier, and child, and happy mother,
Venus and AdonisVen.766 Or butcher sire that reaves his son of life. Or butcher sire, that reaues his sonne of life:
Venus and AdonisVen.1160 And set dissension 'twixt the son and sire; And set dissention twixt the sonne, and sire,
Venus and AdonisVen.1178 Sweet issue of a more sweet-smelling sireSweet issue of a more sweet smelling sire,


 1 result(s).


 0 result(s).

Themes and Topics

 2 result(s).
Family... (cym i vii 1) alongside stepmother and sire and dam are also used as a contemptuous ...
...t to richard ‘thou art neither like thy sire nor dam’ (3h6 ii ii 135) but the famili...
Classical mythology...h6 iv vi 55 follow thou thy desperate sire of crete / thou icarus son of daedal...

Words Families

 2 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
SIREBASICsire n, sire v


 0 result(s).