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Search phrase: spoil

Plays

 26 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.15night he fleshes his will in the spoil of her honour. Henight he fleshes his will in the spoyle of her honour: hee
CoriolanusCor II.i.209Their nicely gawded cheeks to th' wanton spoiltheir nicely gawded Cheekes, to th'wanton spoyle
CoriolanusCor II.ii.118'Twere a perpetual spoil; and till we called'twere / A perpetuall spoyle: and till we call'd
CoriolanusCor III.iii.4And that the spoil got on the AntiatesAnd that the Spoile got on the Antiats
CoriolanusCor V.vi.44.1For no less spoil than glory – For no lesse Spoile, then Glory.
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.i.74And is not this an honourable spoil?And is not this an honourable spoyle?
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.iii.10hath been the spoil of me.hath beene the spoyle of me.
Henry VH5 II.iv.47Doth like a miser spoil his coat with scantingDoth like a Miser spoyle his Coat, with scanting
Henry VH5 III.iii.25Upon th' enraged soldiers in their spoilVpon th' enraged Souldiers in their spoyle,
Henry VH5 III.iii.32Of heady murder, spoil, and villainy.Of heady Murther, Spoyle, and Villany.
Henry VH5 V.ii.228that ill layer-up of beauty, can do no more spoil uponthat ill layer vp of Beautie, can doe no more spoyle vpon
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.ii.26But death doth front thee with apparent spoilBut death doth front thee with apparant spoyle,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.iv.53To spoil the city and your royal court.To spoyle the City, and your Royall Court.
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.vii.125some more towns in France. Soldiers, defer the spoilsome more Townes in France. Soldiers, / Deferre the spoile
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.viii.38Nor knows he how to live but by the spoil,Nor knowes he how to liue, but by the spoile,
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.iv.80And yonder is the wolf that makes this spoil.And yonder is the Wolfe, that makes this spoyle.
Henry VIIIH8 I.ii.175And spoil your nobler soul – I say, take heed;And spoyle your nobler Soule; I say, take heed;
Julius CaesarJC III.i.206Signed in thy spoil, and crimsoned in thy lethe.Sign'd in thy Spoyle, and Crimson'd in thy Lethee.
Julius CaesarJC V.iii.7Took it too eagerly; his soldiers fell to spoil,Tooke it too eagerly: his Soldiers fell to spoyle,
King Edward IIIE3 I.ii.41For the division of this certain spoil.For the deuision of this certayne spoyle.
King Edward IIIE3 III.i.52The spoil of whom will be a treble gain.The spoyle of whome wiil be a trebble game,
King Edward IIIE3 V.i.7Put all to sword, and make the spoil your own.Put all to sword, and make the spoyle your owne.
King JohnKJ III.i.115That bloody spoil. Thou slave, thou wretch, thou coward!That bloudy spoyle: thou slaue thou wretch, yu coward,
King LearKL V.iii.276And these same crosses spoil me. – Who are you?And these same crosses spoile me. Who are you?
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.290Having bought love with such a bloody spoil.Hauing bought loue, with such a bloody spoyle.
Titus AndronicusTit IV.iv.64Of high-resolved men, bent to the spoil,Of high resolued men, bent to the spoyle

Poems

 5 result(s).
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A Lover's ComplaintLC.154 Of this false jewel, and his amorous spoil. Of this false Iewell, and his amorous spoile.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.733 Leaving his spoil perplexed in greater pain. Leauing his spoile perplext in greater paine.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.951 To spoil antiquities of hammered steel, To spoile Antiquities of hammerd steele,
SonnetsSonn.65.12 Or who his spoil of beauty can forbid? Or who his spoile or beautie can forbid?
Venus and AdonisVen.553 And having felt the sweetness of the spoil, And hauing felt the sweetnesse of the spoile,

Glossary

 19 result(s).
allayspoil, dilute, qualify
confoundmar, corrupt, spoil
dashfrustrate, spoil, ruin
diseasespoil, trouble, disturb
pelftreasure, booty, spoil
pillageplunder, spoil, booty
preybooty, spoil, plunder
purchaseacquisition, prize, spoil
spoilplunder, pillage, sack
spoilplunder, booty
spoilslaughter, destruction, ruination
spoilplundering, pillaging, despoiling
spoilruin, destroy, bring to an end
spoildevastate, ravage, impoverish
spoilbadly injure, seriously hurt
spoilseize by force, carry off, take away
spoil[hunting] piece of the kill [given to a hound to stimulate its desire to hunt further]
staincorrupt, spoil, taint
taintspoil, go rotten

Thesaurus

 10 result(s).
spoilpillage
spoilconfound
spoilallay
spoildisease
spoilpurchase
spoiltaint
spoildash
spoilprey
spoilstain
spoilpelf

Words Families

 7 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
DESPOILBASICsee SPOIL
SPOILBASICspoil n, spoil v, spoiled adj, spoiling n
SPOILACTIONdespoil v
SPOILPEOPLEspoiler n
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