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pace
pacify
pack
packed
packhorse
packing
packthread, pack-thread
paction
paddle
paddock
pagan
page
pageant
pain
pained
painful
painfully
paint
painted
painting
pair of stairs
pair of, a
pair-taunt-like
pajock
palate
pale
paled
pale-visaged
palfrey
palisado
pall
palled
pallet
palliament
palm
palmer
palmy
palpable
palpable-gross
palsy
palter
paltering
paly
pamphlet
pander
panderly
pang
pantaloon
pantler
panyn
pap
paper
parable
paradox
paragon
paramour
paraquito
parcel
parcel-bawd
parcel-gilt
parcelled
parcelling
parch
parchment-bottom
pard
pardon
parfect
parish top
paritor
park
park-ward
parle
parling
parlous
parlously
parmacity
parricide
parrot
parrot-teacher
part
partake
partaker
part-created
parted
partial
partialize
partially
participate
participation
parti-coated
parti-coloured
particular
particularity
particularize
particularly
parti-eyed
parting
partisan
partition
partly
partner
party
party-verdict
pash
pashed
pass
passable
passado
passage
passant
passed
passenger
passing
passion
passionate
passport
passy-measures
past
paste
pastern
pastime
pastor
pastoral
past-proportion
pastry
past-saving
pasture
pasty
pat
patch
patched
patchery
pate
paten
patent
path
pathetical
patience
patient
patiently
patrician
patrimony
patron
patronage
pattern
pauca
paunch
pause
pauser
pausingly
paved
pavement
pavilion
pavilioned
pavin
pawn
pax
pay
pay a
peace
peaceful
peace-parted
peach
peak
peaking
peal
pearl
peasant
peascod
pease
peat
peck
peculiar
pedant
pedantical
pedascule
peeled
peep
peer
peevish
peevish-fond
peg
Peg-a-Ramsey
peise
peize
pelf
pelican
pelicocks
pellet
pelleted
pell-mell
pelt
pelting
pen
penalty
pencil
pencilled
pendant
pendent
pendulous
pene
penetrable
penetrate
penetrative
penitent
penned
penner
penning
pennon
penn'orth
penny
pennyworth
pensioner
pensive
pensived
pent
penthouse
penthouse-like
penurious
people
peppercorn
pepper-gingerbread
per se
per Stygia
peradventure
perceive
perch
perchance
perdition
perdu
perdurable
perdurably
perdy
peregrinate
peremptorily
peremptory
perfect
perfectness
perfidious
perforce
performance
perfume
perfumer
periapt
peril, at
period
perish
perishing
periwig
periwig-pated
perjure
perk up
pernicious
perniciously
peroration
perpend
perplexed
perplexity
persever
persisted
persistive
person
personage
personal
personate
personating
perspective
perspectively
persuade
persuasion
pert
pertain
pertly
perusal
peruse
perverse
pervert
pester
pestered
pestiferous
pestilence
petar
petitionary
petticoat
pettish
pettitoes
petty
pew-fellow
pewterer
phang
phantasime
phantasma
pheazar
pheeze
philosopher
philosopher's two stones
philosophy
phlegmatic
phoenix
phrase
phraseless
physic
physical
pia mater
pibble-pabble
pick
picked
picked-hatch
pickers and stealers
picking
picklock
pickpurse
pickthank
picture
pie
piece
pied
piedness
pierce
piercing
pight
pignut
pike
pilcher
pilgrimage
pill
pillage
pilled
pillicock
pin
pinch
pinched
pinching
pinch-spotted
pine
pined
pinfold
pining
pinion
pinioned
pink
pinked
pinnace
pioned
pioneer
pious
pip
pipe
pipe-wine
piping
pirate
pish
pismire
piss o'th' nettle
pissing while, a
pistol
pit
pitch
pitch-ball
pitched
pitchy
piteous
piteously
pitfall
pith
pithless
pitiful
pitifully
pittance
pittie-ward
pittikins
pity
pizzle
place
place a
placed
placket
plague
plaguy
plain
plaining
plainly
plainness
plainsong
plaint
plaintful
planched
planet
planetary
plank
plant
plantage
plantain
plantation
planting
plash
plate
plated
platform
plausibly
plausive
play
playfere
playing day
plea
pleached
plead
pleasance
pleasant
pleasantly
please
please-man
pleasure
pleat
pleated
plebeian
plebs
pledge
plenteous
pleurisy
pliant
plight
plighted
plot
pluck
pluck a
plucking
plum porridge
plum-broth
plume
plume-plucked
plummet
plumpy
plurisy
ply
pocket up
pocky
poesy
poinst
point
point-blank
point-device
pointed
pointing-stock
poise
poison, sweet
poke
poking-stick
Polack
Poland
pole
poleaxe
poleaxe, sledded
polecat
pole-clipt
policy
politic
politician
politicly
poll
pollax
polled
Polonian
poltroon
pomander
pomewater
pommel
pomp
Pompion
pompous
ponderous
poniard
pontifical
poop
poor-John
poorly
pop
poperin
popinjay
poppering
poppy
popular
popularity
populous
poring
porpentine
porridge
porringer
port
portable
portage
portal
portance
portcullis
portend
portentous
portion
portly
pose
posied
position
positive
possess
possessed
possession
posset
possibility
possitable
post
poster
posterior
posterity
postern
posthaste
post-horse
posting
post-post-haste
posture
posy
pot
potation
potato
potch
potency
potent
potential
potently
pothecary
pother
potion
potting
pottle
pottle-deep
pouch
poulter
pouncet-box
pound
pow waw
powder
powdered
powdering-tub
power
powers
powther
pox
prabbles
practic
practice
practisant
practise
practised
practiser
praeclarissimus
praemunire
praetor
praise
prank
prate
prater
prating
pray
pray in aid
preachment
preambulate
precedence
precedent
precept
preceptial
precinct
precious
precious-dear
preciously
precious-princely
precipitance
precipitate
precipitation
precise
preciseness
precisian
pre-contract
precurrer
precurse
predestinate
predicament
predict
predominance
predominant
predominate
prefer
preferment
prefixed
pre-formed
pregnancy
pregnant
prejudicate
prejudice
prejudicial
premeditation
premise
premised
prenominate
prentice
preordained
pre-ordinance
preparation
prepare
prepared
preposterous
preposterously
prerogative
prerogatived
presage
presager
presaging
prescience
prescribe
prescript
prescription
presence
present
presentation
presented
presently
presentment
preserve
preserved
press
press-money
pressure
prest
presume on
presuppose
presurmise
pretence
pretend
pretended
pretender
prettily
prettiness
pretty
prevail
prevailing
prevailment
prevent
prevention
prewarn
prey
preyful
pribbles and prabbles
price
prick
pricked
pricket
pricksong
pride
priest
prig
primal
prime
primero
primest
primitive
primogenitive
primy
prince
princess
principal
principality
princox
print
printless
prison
prisonment
prithee
private
privately
prived
privilege
privileged
privily
privity
privy
privy chamber
privy-kitchen
prize
prizer
probable
probal
probation
proceed
proceeder
proceeding
process
process-server
proclaim
proclaimed
proclamation
proconsul
procrastinate
procreant
procurator
procure
prodigal
prodigious
prodigiously
prodigy
proditor
produce
proface
profane
profess
professed
profession
professor
proffer
profit
profited
profound
progenitor
progeny
prognostication
progress
progression
proh
project
projection
prolixious
prolixity
prologue
prolong
promise
promised
promotion
prompt
prompted
prompture
prone
pronounce
proof
propagate
propagation
propend
propension
proper
properly
propertied
property
prophane
prophet
propinquity
proportion
proportionable
proportioned
propose
proposition
propound
propriety
propugnation
prorogue
proscription
prosecute
prosecution
prospect
prosper
prosperity
prosperous
protect
protest
protestation
protester
protract
protractive
proud
proudest
proudly
provand
prove
provender
proverb
provide
provided
providence
Provincial
provision
provocation
provoke
provost
provulgate
prune
pry
psaltery
public
publican
publish
published
publisher
pucelle
pudder
pudding
puddle
puddled
pudency
puffed
puffing
pugging
puisny
puissance
puissant
puke-stocking
puling
pull
pullet-sperm
pulpit
pulsidge
pumpion
pun
punish
punk
punto
punto reverso
puny
pupil
pur
purblind
purchase
purchased
pure
purgation
purge
purged
purger
purl
purlieu
purple
purpled
purple-hued
purple-in-grain
purport
purpose
purposed
purse
pursent
pursue
pursuivant
pursuivant-at-arms
pursy
purveyor
push
push-pin
pusillanimity
pussel
put
put a
putter-on
putter-out
putting down
putting on
putting-by
puttock
puzzel
puzzle
pyramid
pyramides
pyramis
presently (adv.) 1immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.) 2after a short time, soon, before long
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AC II.ii.164 [Lepidus to Antony and Caesar] Of us must Pompey presently be sought, / Or else he seeks out us
AC III.iv.15 [Octavia to Antony, of praying for both him and Caesar] The good gods will mock me presently
AC III.v.20 [Eros to Enobarbus] My lord desires you presently
AW II.iii.158 [King to Bertram] Believe not thy disdain, but presently / Do thine own fortunes that obedient right
AW II.iv.50 [Parolles to Helena, of Bertram] you presently / Attend his further pleasure
AW II.v.64 [Bertram to Helena] [I] entreat you / That presently you take your way for home
AW III.vi.69 [Parolles to all] I will presently pen down my dilemmas
AYL III.ii.140 [Celia to Rosalind, reading Orlando's poem] Nature presently distilled / Helen's cheek
CE III.ii.155 [Antipholus of Syracuse to Dromio of Syracuse] Go, hie thee presently. Post to the road
CE IV.i.32 [Angelo to Antipholus of Ephesus, of Second Merchant] I pray you see him presently discharged
CE V.i.31 [Antipholus of Ephesus to Second Merchant] I'll prove mine honour and mine honesty / Against thee presently
Cor III.iii.12 [Sicinius to Aedile] Assemble presently the people hither
Cor V.ii.64 [Menenius to First Watch] behold now presently, and swoon for what's to come upon thee
Cor V.vi.121 [All the People to each other, of Coriolanus] Tear him to pieces!--Do it presently!
Cym II.iii.137 [Innogen to Pisanio] To Dorothy my woman hie thee presently
E3 III.iii.161 [King John to all, of the English] take away their downy featherbeds, / And presently they are as resty-stiff / As 'twere a many overridden jades
E3 III.iii.168 [King Edward to all, as if to King John] We presently will meet thee
E3 III.iv.29 [Artois to King Edward, of Prince Edward] 'tis impossible that he should scape, / Except your highness presently descend
E3 IV.v.62 [King John to a soldier, of Salisbury] Go, and the next bough, soldier, that thou seest, / Disgrace it with his body presently
Ham II.ii.589 [Hamlet alone] guilty creatures sitting at a play / Have by the very cunning of the scene / Been struck so to the soul that presently / They have proclaimed their malefactions
Ham III.ii.382 [Polonius to Hamlet] the Queen would speak with you, and presently
Ham V.ii.387 [Horatio to Fortinbras] let this same be presently performed
1H4 V.ii.30 [worcester to Hotspur] The King will bid you battle presently
2H4 II.iv.366 [Bardolph to Falstaff] You must away to court, sir, presently
H5 II.i.85 [Hostess to Pistol] Good husband, come home presently
H5 III.ii.54 [Gower to Fluellen] you must come presently to the mines
H5 V.ii.79 [French King to King Henry] Pleaseth your grace / To appoint some of your Council presently / To sit with us once more
1H6 I.ii.149 [Charles to all,of gaining Orleans] Presently we'll try
1H6 II.iii.59 [Talbot to Countess, of showing his power] That will I show you presently
1H6 III.ii.34 [Reignier to all] Enter and cry ‘The Dauphin!’ presently
2H6 I.i.169 [Cardinal to all] This weighty business will not brook delay; / I'll to the Duke of Suffolk presently
2H6 I.iii.33 [Suffolk to a servant, of Peter] send for his master with a pursuivant presently
2H6 II.i.136 [Gloucester to Mayor, of a beadle] send for one presently
2H6 III.ii.18 [Suffolk to King, of Gloucester] I'll call him presently, my noble lord
2H6 IV.ii.111 [Cade to Michael] I will make myself a knight presently
2H6 IV.vii.102 [Cade to all, of Say] take him away, I say; and strike off his head presently
3H6 I.ii.36 [York to Montague] thou shalt to London presently
3H6 II.ii.59 [Queen to King, of the Prince] Unsheathe your sword and dub him presently
3H6 V.i.110 [Warwick to all] I will away towards Barnet presently
H8 I.ii.157 [Surveyor to King Henry] I replied / Men feared the French would prove perfidious, / To the King's danger. Presently the Duke / Said 'twas the fear indeed
H8 III.ii.78 [Cromwell to Wolsey, of certain papers] Presently / He did unseal them
H8 III.ii.229 [Norfolk to Wolsey] Hear the King's pleasure, Cardinal, who commands you / To render up the great seal presently / Into our hands
H8 V.ii.9 [Butts to himself, of what he has seen] the King / Shall understand it presently
H8 V.iv.29 [Porter to Servant] I shall be with you presently
JC III.i.28 [Decius Brutus to Brutus, of Metellus Cimber] Let him go, / And presently prefer his suit to Caesar
JC III.i.142 [Servant to Brutus, of Antony] I'll fetch him presently
JC IV.i.45 [Antony to Octavius] let us presently go sit in council
KJ II.i.538 [King Philip to all] at Saint Mary's chapel presently / The rites of marriage shall be solemnized
KJ V.vii.86 [Salisbury to Bastard, of the Cardinal's offers of peace] As we with honour and respect may take, / With purpose presently to leave this war
KL I.ii.101 [Edmund to Gloucester, of Edgar] I will seek him, sir, presently
KL I.iv.142 [Fool to Lear] The sweet and bitter fool / Will presently appear
KL II.iv.32 [Kent to Lear, of a post delivering letters to Cornwall and Regan] Which presently they read
KL II.iv.112 [Lear to Gloucester] Go tell the Duke and's wife I'd speak with them-- / Now presently!
KL V.i.33 [Edmund to Albany] I shall attend you presently at your tent
Luc 864 [of an old man's wealth] leaves it to be mastered by his young, / Who in their pride do presently abuse it
Luc 1007 []">The moon being clouded presently is missed, / But little stars may hide them when they list
MA I.i.80 [Beatrice to all, of Benedick] He is sooner caught than the pestilence, and the taker runs presently mad
MA I.i.307 [Don Pedro to Claudio, of the plan to woo Hero] In practise let us put it presently
MA II.ii.51 [Don John to Borachio, of Claudio and Hero] I will presently go learn their day of marriage
MA III.i.14 [Margaret to Hero, of Beatrice] I'll make her come, I warrant you, presently
MA III.iii.29 [Dogberry to Second Watchman] presently call the rest of the watch together
MA IV.i.249 [Friar to all] Presently away
MA V.ii.90 [Ursula to Beatrice] Will you come presently?
MA V.iv.71 [Friar to all] to the chapel let us presently
Mac IV.iii.145 [Doctor to Malcolm, of the English king curing sick people] Such sanctity hath heaven given his hand, / They presently amend
MM III.i.264 [disguised Duke to Isabella] I will presently to Saint Luke's
MM IV.iii.76 [disguised Duke to Provost, of using Ragozine's head] Dispatch it presently
MND IV.ii.33 [Bottom to all] Meet presently at the palace
MV I.i.183 [Antonio to Bassanio] Go presently inquire, and so will I, / Where money is
MV II.vi.65 [Antonio to Gratiano] The wind is come about; / Bassanio presently will go aboard
MV II.ix.3 [Nerissa to Portia] The Prince of Arragon hath ta'en his oath, / And comes to his election presently
MV IV.i.278 [Antonio to Bassanio] if the Jew do cut but deep enough, / I'll pay it presently with all my heart
MV IV.i.384 [Antonio to Duke, of Shylock] He presently become a Christian
MV IV.i.401 [Portia as Balthasar to Duke] it is meet I presently set forth
MV IV.i.452 [Bassanio to Antonio, of Belmont] you and I will thither presently
MW III.iii.83 [Robin to Falstaff] Here's Mistress Page at the door, sweating and blowing and looking wildly, and would needs speak with you presently
Oth II.iii.297 [Cassio to Iago] To be now a sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a beast!
Oth III.i.35 [Iago to Cassio, of Emilia] I'll send her to you presently
Oth V.ii.52 [Othello to Desdemona, of when she is to die] presently [or: sense 2]
PassP XIII.4 [of beauty] A brittle glass that's broken presently
Per III.i.81 [Pericles to Second Sailor, of Thaisa] I'll bring the body presently
Per IV.ii.50 [Pandar to Pirates] you shall have your money presently
Per IV.vi.44 [Bawd to Lysimachus] I'll have done presently
R2 II.ii.91 [York to Servingman, of the Duchess of Gloucester] Bid her send me presently a thousand pound
R2 III.ii.179 [Bishop of Carlisle to King Richard] wise men ne'er sit and wail their woes, / But presently prevent the ways to wail
R3 III.i.34 [Buckingham to Cardinal Bourchier] will your grace / Persuade the Queen to send the Duke of York / Unto his princely brother presently?
R3 III.ii.16 [Messenger to Hastings, of Stanley] he sends to know your lordship's pleasure, / If you will presently take horse with him / And with all speed post with him toward the north
RJ IV.i.54 [Juliet to Friar Laurence] Do thou but call my resolution wise / And with this knife I'll help it presently
RJ IV.i.95 [Friar Laurence to Juliet] presently through all thy veins shall run / A cold and drowsy humour
RJ V.i.21 [Balthasar to Romeo, of Juliet] I saw her laid low in her kindred's vault / And presently took post to tell it you
TC II.iii.138 [Patroclus to Agamemnon, of Achilles] I shall ... bring his answer presently
TC IV.iii.6 [Troilus to Paris, of Cressida] I'll bring her to the Grecian presently
Tem I.ii.125 [Prospero to Miranda, of the King of Naples] [he] Should presently extirpate me and mine
Tem IV.i.42 [Ariel to Prospero, of when he should carry out an action] Presently?
Tem V.i.101 [Prospero to Ariel] The Master and the Boatswain / Being awake, enforce them to this place, / And presently, I prithee
TG I.ii.59 [Julia alone] How wayward is this foolish love, / That, like a testy babe, will scratch the nurse, / And presently, all humbled, kiss the rod
TG II.i.27 [Speed to Valentine] when you fasted, it was presently after dinner
TG II.v.8 [Speed to Launce] I'll to the alehouse with you presently
TG II.vi.36 [Proteus alone, of Silvia and Valentine] presently I'll give her father notice / Of their disguising and pretended flight
TG II.vii.83 [Julia to:Lucetta] presently go with me to my chamber
TG III.ii.91 [Thurio to Proteus] Let us into the city presently
TG IV.ii.91 [Silvia to Proteus] my will is even this, / That presently you hie you home to bed
TG IV.iv.39 [Proteus to disguised Julia] I like thee well, / And will employ thee in some service presently
TG IV.iv.68 [Proteus to disguised Julia] Go presently, and take this ring with thee
TG V.ii.45 [Duke to Proteus] stand not to discourse, / But mount you presently
Tim III.v.104 [First Senator to Alcibiades, of a soldier] He shall be executed presently
Tim IV.iii.379 [Timon alone, to himself] presently prepare thy grave
Tit II.iii.62 [Tamora to Lavinia] Had I the power that some say Dian had, / Thy temples should be planted presently / With horns
Tit IV.ii.165 [Aaron to Chiron and Demetrius] send the midwife presently to me
Tit IV.iv.45 [Saturninus to attendants, of the Clown] take him away and hang him presently
Tit V.iii.58 [Saturninus to Titus, of Chiron and Demetrius] fetch them hither to us presently
TN III.iv.194 [Fabian to Sir Toby, of Olivia and Viola as Cesario] Give them way till he take leave, and presently after him
TN V.i.171 [Sir Andrew to all] For the love of God, a surgeon! Send one presently to Sir Toby
TNK II.i.42 [Gailer's Daughter to Gaoler, of Palamon and Arcite] a divided sigh ... will break from one of them; when the other presently gives it so sweet a rebuke
TNK II.i.277 [Gaoler to Arcite] you must presently to th'Duke
TNK II.v.31 [Gaoler's Daughter alone, of Palamon] I'll presently / Provide him necessaries [or: sense 2]
TNK III.v.133 [Schoolmaster to Thesus, of his troups] Say ‘ay’, and all shall presently advance
TNK III.vi.110 [Arcite to Palamon] For honour's sake, and safety, presently / Into your bush again
TNK IV.i.97 [Wooer to all, of Gaoler's Daughter] I ... set her safe to land; when presently / She slipped away
TNK V.ii.6 [Wooer to Doctor, of telling the Gaoler's Daughter when he would kiss her] I told her, presently, and kissed her twice
TNK V.ii.11 [Doctor to Wooer] And when your fit comes, fit her home, and presently
TNK V.iv.80 [Pirithous to Palamon, of Arcite and his horse] his victor's wreath / Even then fell off his head; and presently / Backward the jade comes o'er
TS II.i.107 [Baptista to Hortensio as Licio and Lucentio as Cambio] You shall go see your pupils presently
TS IV.iv.59 [Tranio as Lucentio to Baptista] My boy shall fetch the scrivener presently
WT.II.ii.48 [Emilia to Paulina] I'll presently / Acquaint the Queen of your most noble offer
WT V.iii.86 [Paulina to all] Either forbear, / Quit presently the chapel, or resolve you / For more amazement
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