something (adv.) Old form(s): somthing
somewhat, rather
2H4 I.ii.189[Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice] I was born about three of the clock in the afternoon, with a white head, and something a round belly
2H4 IV.ii.80[Mowbray to Westmorland] I am on the sudden something ill
AC V.ii.347[Dolabella to all, of Cleopatra] on her breast, / There is a vent of blood, and something blown
AW I.iii.116[Steward to Countess] in the loss that may happen, it concerns you something to know it
AYL II.iv.57[Touchstone to Rosalind as Ganymede and Celia as Aliena, of Silvius' passion] it grows something stale with me
AYL III.ii.329[Orlando to Rosalind as Ganymede] Your accent is something finer than you could purchase in so removed a dwelling
AYL III.iv.7[Celia as Aliena to Rosalind as Ganymede, of Orlando's hair] Something browner than Judas's
Cor II.i.46[Menenius to Brutus and Sicinius] I am ... said to be something imperfect in favouring the first complaint
Cor II.iii.81[Third Citizen to others, of Coriolanus' attitude] But this is something odd
Cor III.ii.25[Menenius to Coriolanus] Come, come, you have been too rough, something too rough.
Cym I.ii.17[Innogen to Posthumus] I something fear my father's wrath
Cym I.v.68[Iachimo to Posthumus] As fair, and as good ... had been something too fair, and too good for any lady in Britany
Cym I.vii.191[Iachimo to Innogen, of his valuables] I am something curious, being strange, / To have them in safe stowage
Cym V.v.114.1[Innogen to Cymbeline, of Iachimo] He is a Roman, no more kin to me / Than I to your highness, who being born your vassal, / Am something nearer
H5 IV.i.198[King henry to Williams] Your reproof is something too round
H8 I.i.195.1[Norfolk to Buckingham, of reports of Wolsey's behaviour] I am sorry / To hear this of him, and could wish he were / Something mistaken in't
Ham I.iii.121[Polonius to Ophelia] Be something scanter of your maiden presence
Ham III.ii.352[Hamlet to Rosencrantz] the proverb is something musty
Ham III.ii.84[Hamlet to Horatio, of praising him] Something too much of this
Ham V.i.258[Hamlet to Laertes] Yet have I in me something dangerous
KL I.i.20[Gloucester to Kent, of Edmund] Though this knave came something saucily to the world
KL III.v.3[Edmund to Cornwall] How, my lord, I may be censured, that nature / thus gives way to loyalty, something fears me to think of
Mac III.i.131[Macbeth to Murderers, of Banquo's murder] for't must be done tonight; / And something from the palace
MM I.ii.77[Second Gentleman to First Gentleman, of Claudio's fate] it draws something near to the speech we had to such a purpose
MM II.iv.119[Isabella to Angelo] I something do excuse the thing I hate / For his advantage that I dearly love
MM III.ii.94[Lucio to disguised Duke, of Angelo] Something too crabbed that way
MND III.ii.304[Helena to Demetrius and Lysander, of Hermia] she is something lower than myself
MND IV.i.181[Theseus to all] for the morning now is something worn-- / Our purposed hunting shall be set aside
MV I.i.124[Bassanio to Antonio] I have disabled mine estate / By something showing a more swelling port / Than my faint means would grant continuance
MV I.i.129[Bassanio to Antonio] the great debts / Wherein my time, something too prodigal, / Hath left me gaged
MV II.ii.172[Bassanio to Gratiano, of Gratiano's faults] where thou art not known, why there they show / Something too liberal
MV II.iii.13[Launcelot to Jessica] These foolish drops do something drown my manly spirit
MW I.iv.13[Mistress Quickly to Simple, of Rugby] His worst fault is that he is given to prayer. He is something peevish that way
MW II.ii.163[Ford as Brook to Falstaff] I think myself in better plight for a lender than you are, the which hath something emboldened me to this unseasoned intrusion
MW IV.vi.22[Fenton to Host, of Anne being at the fairy gathering] While other jests are something rank on foot, / Her father hath commanded her to slip / Away with Slender
RJ II.iv.130[Mercutio to Romeo] a hare, sir, in a lenten pie, that is something stale and hoar ere it be spent
Tem I.ii.415[Prospero to Miranda, of Ferdinand] he's something stained / With grief
Tem III.i.58[Miranda to Ferdinand] I prattle / Something too wildly
TG I.iii.63[Antonio to Proteus, of Valentine] My will is something sorted with his wish
TS V.ii.54[Petruchio to Tranio] A good swift simile, but something currish
WT II.ii.55[Emilia to Paulina] Please you come something nearer [i.e. to where Hermione is]
WT II.iii.118[Paulina to Leontes] Not able to produce more accusation / Than your own weak-hinged fancy--something savours / Of tyranny
WT IV.iv.403[disguised Polixenes to Florizel, of Florizel's father] You offer him ... a wrong / Something unfilial
WT V.i.141[Florizel to Leontes, of Polixenes] infirmity, / Which waits upon worn times, hath something seized / His wished ability
WT V.iii.23.1[Paulina to Leontes, of the statue resembling Hermione] Comes it not something near?
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