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Search phrase: soiled

Plays

 6 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
HamletHam II.i.40As 'twere a thing a little soiled i'th' working,As 'twere a thing a little soil'd i'th' working:
King LearKL IV.vi.122The fitchew nor the soiled horse goes to'tThe Fitchew, nor the soyled Horse goes too't
Richard IIR2 I.iii.125For that our kingdom's earth should not be soiledFor that our kingdomes earth should not be soyld
Richard IIR2 IV.i.23Either I must, or have mine honour soiledEither I must, or haue mine honor soyl'd
Troilus and CressidaTC II.ii.71When we have soiled them; nor the remainder viandsWhen we haue spoyl'd them; nor the remainder Viands
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.ii.59That my unspotted youth must now be soiledThat my unspotted youth must now be soyld

Glossary

 3 result(s).
bucklaundry, quantity of soiled clothes
smirchedmarked, soiled, stained
soiledfully fed with fresh fodder; lively, skittish

Thesaurus

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clothes, quantity of soiledbuck
soiledsmirched
soiled clothes, quantity ofbuck
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