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Search phrase: strive

Plays

 32 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.iii.164So strive upon your pulse. What, pale again?So striue vpon your pulse; what pale agen?
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.iii.196I know I love in vain, strive against hope,I know I loue in vaine, striue against hope:
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.144I cannot love her nor will strive to do't.I cannot loue her, nor will striue to doo't.
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.145Thou wrongest thyself if thou shouldst strive to choose.Thou wrong'st thy selfe, if thou shold'st striue to choose.
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.iii.5We'll strive to bear it for your worthy sakeWee'l striue to beare it for your worthy sake,
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.ii.14I prithee do not strive against my vows.I prethee do not striue against my vowes:
CymbelineCym II.iv.73So bravely done, so rich, that it did striveSo brauely done, so rich, that it did striue
CymbelineCym V.v.152Than die ere I hear more: strive, man, and speak.Then dye ere I heare more: striue man, and speake.
Henry VIIIH8 I.ii.169Tell you the Duke, shall prosper. Bid him strive(Tell you the Duke) shall prosper, bid him striue
Julius CaesarJC II.i.325And I will strive with things impossible,And I will striue with things impossible,
King JohnKJ IV.ii.28When workmen strive to do better than well,When Workemen striue to do better then wel,
King LearKL I.i.85Strive to be interessed; what can you say to drawStriue to be interest. What can you say, to draw
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.i.37Only for praise' sake, when they strive to beOnely for praise sake, when they striue to be
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.i.93But if thou strive, poor soul, what art thou then?But if thou striue (poore soule) what art thou then?
OthelloOth V.ii.82Nay, if you striveNay, if you striue.
PericlesPer Chorus.II.19From others' labours, forthy he striveFrom others labours; for though he striue
Richard IIR2 II.i.3Vex not yourself, nor strive not with your breath;Vex not your selfe, nor striue not with your breth
Richard IIR2 III.ii.114Strive to speak big and clap their female jointsStriue to speake bigge, and clap their female ioints
Richard IIR2 V.i.100That I may strive to kill it with a groan.That I may striue to kill it with a groane.
Richard IIIR3 I.iv.36Methought I had; and often did I striveMe thought I had, and often did I striue
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.105I'll strive with troubled thoughts to take a nap,Ile striue with troubled noise, to take a Nap,
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.ii.276Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.Striue mightily, but eate and drinke as friends.
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.i.17To strive for that which resteth in my choice.To striue for that which resteth in my choice:
The TempestTem I.ii.460.1Good things will strive to dwell with't.Good things will striue to dwell with't.
The TempestTem III.i.23.1What I must strive to do.What I must striue to do.
The TempestTem V.i.230I'd strive to tell you. We were dead of sleepI'ld striue to tell you: we were dead of sleepe,
Timon of AthensTim IV.i.27That 'gainst the stream of virtue they may strive,That 'gainst the streame of Vertue they may striue,
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.18Princes that strive by factions and by friendsPrinces, that striue by Factions, and by Friends,
Titus AndronicusTit III.i.177Sirs, strive no more. Such withered herbs as theseSirs striue no more, such withered hearbs as these
Twelfth NightTN V.i.405And we'll strive to please you every day.and wee'l striue to please you euery day.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK II.i.64The hardy youths strive for the games of honour,The hardy youthes strive for the Games of honour
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.529Your discontenting father strive to qualify,Your discontenting Father, striue to qualifie

Poems

 9 result(s).
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The Passionate PilgrimPP.18.31 What though she strive to try her strength, What though she striue to try her strength,
The Passionate PilgrimPP.18.43 Think women still to strive with men, Thinke Women still to striue with men,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.504 Yet strive I to embrace mine infamy.’ Yet striue I to embrace mine infamy.
SonnetsSonn.112.5 You are my all the world, and I must strive You are my All the world, and I must striue,
SonnetsSonn.117.13 Since my appeal says I did strive to prove Since my appeale saies I did striue to prooue
Venus and AdonisVen.324 Outstripping crows that strive to overfly them. Outstripping crowes, that striue to ouerfly them.
Venus and AdonisVen.772 And all in vain you strive against the stream; And all in vaine you striue against the streame,
Venus and AdonisVen.1082 Nor sun nor wind will ever strive to kiss you. Nor sunne, nor wind will euer striue to kisse you,
Venus and AdonisVen.1092 They both would strive who first should dry his tears. They both would striue who first should drie his teares.

Glossary

 10 result(s).
attemptendeavour, venture, strive [for]
contendmake great efforts, strive vigorously
debatefight, contend, strive
endeavourtry to obtain, strive to procure
followseek after, pursue, strive for, court
hitagree, be in accord; or: strive, aim
purchaseendeavour, strive, exert oneself; or: make a bargain, invest
reachreach out for, strive to attain
strivecompete, contend, vie
tugcontend, vie, strive in opposition

Thesaurus

 13 result(s).
attain, strive toreach
opposition, strive intug
procure, strive to endeavour
strivepurchase
strivedebate
strivehit
strive forattempt
strive forfollow
strive in oppositiontug
strive to attainreach
strive to procureendeavour
strive vigorouslycontend
vigorously strivecontend

Themes and Topics

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Archaisms...19 [gower alone of helicanus] forthy he strive / to killen bad hight is cal...

Words Families

 3 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
STRIVEBASICstrive v, striving adj, striving n
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