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Search phrase: substance

Plays

 40 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
The Comedy of ErrorsCE I.i.24Thy substance, valued at the highest rate,Thy substance, valued at the highest rate,
HamletHam I.iv.37Doth all the noble substance of a doubt,
HamletHam II.ii.257For the very substance of the ambitious is merely thefor the very substance of the Ambitious, is meerely the
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.i.11All of one nature, of one substance bred,All of one Nature, of one Substance bred,
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.i.73put all my substance into that fat belly of his – but Iput all my substance into that fat belly of his: but I
Henry IV Part 22H4 III.ii.131father's substance!Fathers substance.
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.i.9Their cold intent, tenor, and substance, thus:Their cold intent, tenure, and substance thus.
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.i.32The substance of my speech. If that rebellionThe substance of my Speech. If that Rebellion
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iii.37But now the substance shall endure the like,But now the substance shall endure the like,
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iii.48Then have I substance too.Then haue I substance too.
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iii.50You are deceived. My substance is not here;You are deceiu'd, my substance is not here;
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iii.62These are his substance, sinews, arms, and strength,These are his substance, sinewes, armes, and strength,
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iv.135And yet, in substance and authority,And yet in substance and authority,
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.i.13To your most gracious hands, that are the substanceTo your most gracious hands, that are the Substance
Henry VIIIH8 I.ii.58The sixth part of his substance, to be leviedThe sixt part of his Substance, to be leuied
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.326Then, that you have sent innumerable substanceThen, That you haue sent inumerable substance,
King Edward IIIE3 II.i.438Presents a greater substance than it is;Presents agreater substaunce then it is:
King Edward IIIE3 IV.v.26The substance of that very fear indeedthe substance of that verie feare in deed,
King LearKL I.i.198If aught within that little-seeming substance,If ought within that little seeming substance,
King LearKL IV.vi.52Hast heavy substance, bleed'st not, speak'st, art sound.Hast heauy substance, bleed'st not, speak'st, art sound,
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.127The substance of my praise doth wrong this shadowThe substance of my praise doth wrong this shadow
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.ii.129Doth limp behind the substance. Here's the scroll,Doth limpe behinde the substance. Here's the scroule,
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.325As makes it light or heavy in the substanceAs makes it light or heauy in the substance,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.iii.34I ken the wight. He is of substance good.I ken the wight: he is of substance good.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.201‘ Love like a shadow flies when substance love pursues,"Loue like a shadow flies, when substance Loue pursues,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.ii.69the finger of my substance. If he take her, let him takethe finger of my substance: if he take her, let him take
PericlesPer II.i.3Is but a substance that must yield to you,Is but a substaunce that must yeeld to you:
Richard IIR2 II.ii.14Each substance of a grief hath twenty shadowsEach substance of a greefe hath twenty shadows
Richard IIR2 III.ii.35Grows strong and great in substance and in power.Growes strong and great, in substance and in friends.
Richard IIR2 IV.i.298There lies the substance; and I thank thee, King,There lyes the substance: and I thanke thee King
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.219Than can the substance of ten thousand soldiersThen can the substance of ten thousand Souldiers
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iv.99Which is as thin of substance as the air,Which is as thin of substance as the ayre,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.vi.31Brags of his substance, not of ornament.Brags of his substance, not of Ornament:
Romeo and JulietRJ III.ii.77Despised substance of divinest show!Dispised substance of Diuinest show:
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.377Dear father, soul and substance of us all – Deare Father, soule and substance of vs all.
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.324True. The purpose is perspicuous even as substanceThe purpose is perspicuous euen as substance,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.i.15You take the sum and substance that I have.You take the sum and substance that I haue.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.ii.120For since the substance of your perfect selfFor since the substance of your perfect selfe
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.ii.123If 'twere a substance, you would sure deceive itIf 'twere a substance you would sure deceiue it,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.iv.198My substance should be statue in thy stead.My substance should be statue in thy stead.

Poems

 4 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
SonnetsSonn.5.14 Leese but their show; their substance still lives sweet. Leese but their show, their substance still liues sweet.
SonnetsSonn.37.10 Whilst that this shadow doth such substance give, Whilst that this shadow doth such substance giue,
SonnetsSonn.44.1 If the dull substance of my flesh were thought, IF the dull substance of my flesh were thought,
SonnetsSonn.53.1 What is your substance, whereof are you made, WHat is your substance, whereof are you made,

Glossary

 37 result(s).
adamantlegendary substance of great hardness and magnetism
amberany amber-coloured substance or material
articleitem, particular, point of substance
birdlimesticky substance spread on branches to snare birds
contentsubstance, matter, meaning
drossimpure matter, tainted substance, rubbish
elementsubstance, raw material, physical matter
formsubstance, essence, true meaning
fortunewealth, possessions, substance
gallbitter substance exuded by oak-trees
gearstuff, substance
grosslymaterially, physically, with substance
gumsubstance used as incense in ceremonies
immaterialflimsy, slight, of little substance
insubstantiallacking substance, imaginary, unreal
marrowrich and nutritious substance derived from bone cavities
materialfull of matter, containing substance
mattersubject-matter, content, substance
matterstuff, soul, substance
metalsubstance, material, fabric
mettlesubstance, matter
mineralsubstance, poison, toxin
oversizepaint over, smear [i.e. cover with a substance resembling size]
parmacityspermaceti [medicinal substance from the sperm-whale]
pitchblack tar-like substance [used to waterproof planks, etc; often, a symbol of defilement]
saltpetresubstance used for making gunpowder [potassium nitrate]
self-substantialusing substance from one's own body
spiritlife-supporting substance thought to be carried by the blood, animating essence
stonemineral substance used as a mirror
stuffsubstance, composition, quality, essence
substancereal thing, genuine article
substanceproperty, wealth, possessions, treasure
substantialreal, of substance, not imaginary
sulphurfire, fiery substance, hellfire
tenorsubstance, content, matter, drift
unsubstantiallacking in material substance, intangible
wormwoodbitter substance, bitterness

Thesaurus

 46 result(s).
amber-coloured substanceamber
bitter substancewormwood
bitter substancegall
body, using substance from one's own self-substantial
fiery substancesulphur
gunpowder, substance used for making saltpetre
hardness, legendary substance of greatadamant
legendary substance of great hardness and magnetismadamant
life-supporting substancespirit
material substance, lacking inunsubstantial
mineral substance used as a mirrorstone
mirror, mineral substance used as astone
nutritious substance from bone cavitiesmarrow
point of substancearticle
sticky substance to snare birdsbirdlime
substanceelement
substancealablaster
substancecontent
substancemineral
substancematter
substancefortune
substancetenor
substancemetal
substanceelement
substancemettle
substancematter
substancestuff
substanceform
substancegear
substance from one's own body, usingself-substantial
substance of great hardness and magnetismadamant
substance used as incense in ceremoniesgum
substance used for making gunpowdersaltpetre
substance, amber-colouredamber
substance, bittergall
substance, bitterwormwood
substance, containingmaterial
substance, fierysulphur
substance, lackinginsubstantial
substance, lacking in materialunsubstantial
substance, life-supportingspirit
substance, ofsubstantial
substance, of littleimmaterial
substance, point ofarticle
substance, withgrossly
tainted substancedross

Words Families

 6 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
INSUBSTANTIALBASICsee SUBSTANCE
SUBSTANCEBASICsubstance n, substantial adj
SUBSTANCENOTinsubstantial adj, unsubstantial adj
UNSUBSTANTIALBASICsee SUBSTANCE
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