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presently (adv.) Old form(s): presenly, presentlie
immediately, instantly, at once
1H4 V.ii.30[worcester to Hotspur] The King will bid you battle presently
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
2H4 II.iv.366[Bardolph to Falstaff] You must away to court, sir, 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
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[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[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
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
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.229[Norfolk to Wolsey] Hear the King's pleasure, Cardinal, who commands you / To render up the great seal presently / Into our hands
H8 III.ii.78.2[Cromwell to Wolsey, of certain papers] Presently / He did unseal them
H8 V.ii.9.1[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
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
JC III.i.142.2[Servant to Brutus, of Antony] I'll fetch him presently
JC III.i.28[Decius Brutus to Brutus, of Metellus Cimber] Let him go, / And presently prefer his suit to Caesar
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.143[Fool to Lear] The sweet and bitter fool / Will presently appear
KL II.iv.112[Lear to Gloucester] Go tell the Duke and's wife I'd speak with them-- / Now presently!
KL II.iv.33[Kent to Lear, of a post delivering letters to Cornwall and Regan] Which presently they read
KL V.i.33[Edmund to Albany] I shall attend you presently at your tent
Luc.1007[]">The moon being clouded presently is missed, / But little stars may hide them when they list
Luc.864[of an old man's wealth] leaves it to be mastered by his young, / Who in their pride do presently abuse it
MA I.i.307[Don Pedro to Claudio, of the plan to woo Hero] In practice let us put it presently
MA I.i.81[Beatrice to all, of Benedick] He is sooner caught than the pestilence, and the taker runs presently mad
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.145.1Doctor 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.ix.3[Nerissa to Portia] The Prince of Arragon hath ta'en his oath, / And comes to his election presently
MV[Antonio to Gratiano] The wind is come about; / Bassanio presently will go aboard
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.35.2[Iago to Cassio, of Emilia] I'll send her to you presently
Oth V.ii.52.2[Othello to Desdemona, of when she is to die] presently [or: sense 2]
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[Bawd to Lysimachus] I'll have done presently
PP.13.4[of beauty] A brittle glass that's broken 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.42.2[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[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.277[Gaoler to Arcite] you must presently to th'Duke
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.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[Arcite to Palamon] For honour's sake, and safety, presently / Into your bush again
TNK IV.i.96[Wooer to all, of Gaoler's Daughter] I ... set her safe to land; when presently / She slipped away
TNK V.ii.11[Doctor to Wooer] And when your fit comes, fit her home, and presently
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.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.47[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