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All's Well That Ends WellAW I.iii.183Go not about; my love hath in't a bondGoe not about; my loue hath in't a bond
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.iii.203about thee did manifoldly dissuade me from believingabout thee, did manifoldlie disswade me from beleeuing
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.vi.68I'll about it this evening, and I will presentlyIle about it this euening, and I will presently
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.vi.73gone about it?gone about it.
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.vii.48But let's about it.But let's about it.
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.250does little harm, save to his bedclothes about him; butdoes little harme, saue to his bed-cloathes about him: but
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.303So: look about you. Know you any here?So, looke about you, know you any heere?
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.v.66I like him well, 'tis not amiss. And I was about toI like him well, 'tis not amisse: and I was about to
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.166.1About the Mount Misena.About the Mount-Mesena.
Antony and CleopatraAC II.iv.8My purposes do draw me much about.my purposes do draw me much about,
Antony and CleopatraAC III.xiii.131.1For being yare about him.For being yare about him.
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.iii.3Heard you of nothing strange about the streets?Heard you of nothing strange about the streets.
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.vii.6.1With clouts about their heads.With clowts about their heads.
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.xv.48None about Caesar trust but Proculeius.None about Casar trust, but Proculeius.
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.xv.50None about Caesar.None about Casar.
As You Like ItAYL I.i.161kindle the boy thither, which now I'll go about.kindle the boy thither, which now Ile goe about.
As You Like ItAYL II.iii.21Of him I was about to call his father – Of him I was about to call his Father,
As You Like ItAYL II.vii.173As yet to question you about your fortunes.As yet to question you about your fortunes:
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.175And a chain that you once wore about his neck!And a chaine that you once wore about his neck:
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.365and everything about you demonstrating a carelessand euerie thing about you, demonstrating a carelesse
As You Like ItAYL IV.iii.78A sheepcote fenced about with olive trees?A sheep-coat, fenc'd about with Oliue-trees.
As You Like ItAYL IV.iii.108Lay sleeping on his back. About his neckLay sleeping on his back; about his necke
The Comedy of ErrorsCE I.ii.22What, will you walk with me about the town,What will you walke with me about the towne,
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.i.96And about evening come yourself aloneAnd about euening come your selfe alone, 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE III.ii.150what privy marks I had about me, as the mark of mywhat priuie markes I had about mee, as the marke of my
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.i.42Well, sir, I will. Have you the chain about you?Well sir, I will? Haue you the Chaine about you?
The Comedy of ErrorsCE V.i.10'Tis so; and that self chain about his neck'Tis so: and that selfe chaine about his necke, 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE V.i.187That he is borne about invisible.That he is borne about inuisible, 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE V.i.259These people saw the chain about his neck.These people saw the Chaine about his necke. 
CoriolanusCor I.i.125.1Y'are long about it.Y'are long about it.
CoriolanusCor I.vi.20Three or four miles about, else had I, sir,Three or foure miles about, else had I sir
CoriolanusCor I.vi.34As with a man busied about decrees:As with a man busied about Decrees:
CoriolanusCor II.iii.14little help will serve; for once we stood up about thelittle helpe will serue: for once we stood vp about the
CoriolanusCor III.i.185They all bustle about CoriolanusThey all bustle about Coriolanus.
CoriolanusCor III.i.188What is about to be? I am out of breath.What is about to be? I am out of Breath,
CoriolanusCor III.ii.1Let them pull all about mine ears, present meLet them pull all about mine eares, present me
CoriolanusCor III.ii.98Prithee now, say you will, and go about it.Prythee now say you will, and goe about it.
CoriolanusCor III.iii.24.2Go about it.Go about it,
CoriolanusCor IV.v.110Mine arms about that body, whereagainstMine armes about that body, where against
CoriolanusCor IV.v.156about with his finger and his thumb as one would set upabout with his finger and his thumbe, as one would set vp
CoriolanusCor IV.vi.9About their functions friendly.About their Functions friendly.
CoriolanusCor IV.vi.28Than when these fellows ran about the streets,Then when these Fellowes ran about the streets,
CoriolanusCor IV.vi.100He'll shake your Rome about your ears.Hee'l shake your Rome about your eares.
CoriolanusCor V.ii.66hourly synod about thy particular prosperity and lovehourely Synod about thy particular prosperity, and loue
CymbelineCym I.ii.12I'll fetch a turn about the garden, pityingIle fetch a turne about the Garden, pittying
CymbelineCym I.ii.108About some half-hour hence, pray you, speak with me;About some halfe houre hence, / Pray you speake with me;
CymbelineCym I.vii.91I was about to say – enjoy your – But(I was about to say) enioy your--- but
CymbelineCym II.ii.28Ah, but some natural notes about her bodyAh, but some naturall notes about her Body,
CymbelineCym II.iii.65I Know her women are about her: whatI know her women are about her: what
CymbelineCym II.iv.119Render me some corporal sign about herRender to me some corporall signe about her
CymbelineCym III.v.69.1Dare come about him.Dare come about him.
CymbelineCym IV.iv.1.1The noise is round about us.The noyse is round about vs.
CymbelineCym V.v.452Unknown to you, unsought, were clipped aboutVnknowne to you vnsought, were clipt about
HamletHam I.i.148It was about to speak when the cock crew.It was about to speake, when the Cocke crew.
HamletHam I.v.71And a most instant tetter barked about,And a most instant Tetter bak'd about,
HamletHam II.i.50was I about to say? By the mass, I was about to saywas I about to say? I was about to say
HamletHam II.ii.231Then you live about her waist, or in the middleThen you liue about her waste, or in the middle
HamletHam II.ii.357O, there has been much throwing aboutOh there ha's beene much throwing about
HamletHam II.ii.504With bisson rheum; a clout upon that headWith Bisson Rheume: A clout about that head,
HamletHam II.ii.506About her lank and all o'erteemed loins,About her lanke and all ore-teamed Loines,
HamletHam II.ii.586About, my brains. Hum – I have heardAbout my Braine. / I haue heard,
HamletHam III.i.19To hear of it. They are here about the court,To heare of it: They are about the Court,
HamletHam III.ii.167About the world have times twelve thirties beenAbout the World haue times twelue thirties beene,
HamletHam III.ii.354you – why do you go about to recover the wind of me, asyou, why do you go about to recouer the winde of mee, as
HamletHam III.iii.25For we will fetters put about this fear,For we will Fetters put vpon this feare,
HamletHam III.iii.91At game, a-swearing, or about some actAt gaming, swearing, or about some acte
HamletHam V.i.56Cudgel thy brains no more about it, forCudgell thy braines no more about it; for
HamletHam V.i.88and knocked about the mazzard with a sexton'sand knockt about the Mazard with a Sextons
HamletHam V.i.99suffer this mad knave now to knock him about thesuffer this rude knaue now to knocke him about the
HamletHam V.ii.13My sea-gown scarfed about me, in the darkMy sea-gowne scarft about me in the darke,
HamletHam V.ii.206But thou wouldst not think how ill all's here about mybut thou wouldest not thinke how all heere about my
HamletHam V.ii.374How these things came about. So shall you hearHow these things came about. So shall you heare
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.ii.84the Council rated me the other day in the street aboutthe Councell rated me the other day in the street about
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.ii.113How agrees the devil and thee about thy soul, that thouHow agrees the Diuell and thee about thy Soule, that thou
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.iii.21.1 You were about to speak.You were about to speake.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iii.85About his title, and hath sent for youabout his Title, and hath sent for you
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.53Let me see, about Michaelmas next I shall be – Let me see, about Michaelmas next I shalbe---
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.322My own knee? When I was about thy years,My owne Knee? When I was about thy yeeres
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.iii.3skin hangs about me like an old lady's loose gown. I amskinne hangs about me like an olde Ladies loose Gowne: I am
Henry IV Part 11H4 III.iii.151about thy knees! But sirrah, there's no room for faith,about thy knees. But sirra: There's no roome for Faith,
Henry IV Part 11H4 V.iv.31Seek Percy and thyself about the field,Seeke Percy and thy selfe about the Field:
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.28assure him. What said Master Dommelton about theassure him. What said M. Dombledon, about the
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.54Prince for striking him about Bardolph.Prince for striking him, about Bardolfe.
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.186about you blasted with antiquity? And will you yet callabout you blasted with Antiquity? and wil you cal
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.188My lord, I was born about three of the clockMy Lord, I was borne
Henry IV Part 22H4 I.ii.244white hair of my chin. About it! You know where to white haire on my chin. About it: you know where to
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.330boy, there is a good angel about him, but the devil bindsBoy, there is a good Angell about him, but the Deuill out-bids
Henry IV Part 22H4 III.ii.27about soldiers?about Souldiers?
Henry IV Part 22H4 III.ii.225anything about her when I am gone, and she is old andany thing about her, when I am gone: and she is old, and
Henry IV Part 22H4 III.ii.273manage you his piece thus, and 'a would about, andmanage you his Peece thus: and hee would about, and
Henry IV Part 22H4 III.ii.274about, and come you in, and come you in, ‘ Rah, tah,about, and come you in, and come you in: Rah, tah,
Henry IV Part 22H4 III.ii.295of his youth, and the feats he hath done about Turnbullof his Youth, and the Feates hee hath done about Turnball-
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.ii.57And some about him have too lavishlyAnd some, about him, haue too lauishly
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.i.21wages, about the sack he lost at Hinckley fair?Wages, about the Sacke he lost the other day, at HinckleyFayre?
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.i.31Well conceited, Davy – about thy business,Well conceited Dauy: about thy Businesse,
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.i.47about, Davy.about Dauy.
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iii.58cabileros about London.Cauileroes about London.
Henry IV Part 22H4 V.iv.6her; there hath been a man or two killed about her.her. There hath beene a man or two (lately) kill'd about her.
Henry VH5 II.i.20sleep, and they may have their throats about them atsleepe, and they may haue their throats about them at
Henry VH5 II.iii.33'A said once, the devil would have him about women.A said once, the Deule would haue him about Women.
Henry VH5 III.vii.81would fain be about the ears of the English.would faine be about the eares of the English.
Henry VH5 III.vii.151arm. Come, shall we about it?arme: come, shall we about it?
Henry VH5 IV.i.54Tell him I'll knock his leek about his pateTell him Ile knock his Leeke about his Pate
Henry VH5 IV.i.57that day, lest he knock that about yours.that day, least he knock that about yours.
Henry VH5 IV.i.143So, if a son that is by his father sent aboutSo, if a Sonne that is by his Father sent about
Henry VH5 IV.i.194can do against a monarch! You may as well go about tocan doe against a Monarch: you may as well goe about to
Henry VH5 IV.ii.26About our squares of battle, were enowAbout our Squares of Battaile, were enow
Henry VH5 V.ii.179wife about her husband's neck, hardly to be shook off.Wife about her Husbands Necke, hardly to be shooke off;
Henry VH5 V.ii.197this gentlewoman about me; and I know, Kate, you willthis Gentlewoman about me; and I know, Kate, you will
Henry VH5 V.ii.284heart of flattery about me, I cannot so conjure up theHeart of Flatterie about me, I cannot so coniure vp the
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.i.166To go about my preparation.To goe about my preparation.
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.ii.149Presently we'll try. Come, let's away about it.Presently wee'le try: come,let's away about it,
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.iv.54That walked about me every minute while;That walkt about me euery Minute while:
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.i.70About relieving of the sentinels.About relieuing of the Centinels.
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.i.38No one but he should be about the King;No one, but hee, should be about the King;
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.i.91Upbraided me about the rose I wear,Vpbraided me about the Rose I weare,
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.i.95About a certain question in the lawAbout a certaine question in the Law,
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.iii.21And hemmed about with grim destruction.And hem'd about with grim destruction:
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.iv.14Who, ringed about with bold adversity,Who ring'd about with bold aduersitie,
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.iv.27Alençon, Reignier compass him about,Alanson, Reignard, compasse him about,
Henry VI Part 11H6 IV.vi.1.2about, and Talbot rescues himabout, and Talbot rescues him.
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iv.101Approacheth, to confer about some matter.Approacheth, to conferre about some matter.
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iii.151With walking once about the quadrangle,With walking once about the Quadrangle,
Henry VI Part 22H6 II.i.142go about to torture me in vain.You goe about to torture me in vaine.
Henry VI Part 22H6 III.i.26That he should come about your royal personThat he should come about your Royall Person,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ii.102inkhorn about his neck.Inke-horne about his necke.
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.vii.35to thy face that thou hast men about thee that usuallyto thy Face, that thou hast men about thee, that vsually
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.vii.39about matters they were not able to answer. Moreover,about matters they were not able to answer. Moreouer,
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.vii.124them again, lest they consult about the giving up ofthem againe, / Least they consult about the giuing vp / Of
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.viii.21you needs be hanged with your pardons about youryou needs be hang'd with your Pardons about your
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ix.10.1Enter multitudes, with halters about their necksEnter Multitudes with Halters about their Neckes.
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.ii.7About what?About what?
Henry VI Part 33H6 I.ii.8About that which concerns your grace and us – About that which concernes your Grace and vs,
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.i.11I saw him in the battle range about,I saw him in the Battaile range about,
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.i.199But sound the trumpets, and about our task.But sound the Trumpets, and about our Taske.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.v.27How many hours bring about the day,How many Houres brings about the Day,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.i.31About the marriage of the Lady Bona.about the Marriage / Of the Lady Bona.
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.ii.15His soldiers lurking in the towns about,His Souldiors lurking in the Towne about,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.iii.13That his chief followers lodge in towns about him,That his chiefe followers lodge in Townes about him,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.v.10That if about this hour he make this wayThat if about this houre he make this way,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.vi.102Come, therefore, let's about it speedily.Come therefore, let's about it speedily.
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.i.54This hand, fast wound about thy coal-black hair,This Hand, fast wound about thy coale-black hayre,
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.i.108Or shall we beat the stones about thine ears?Or shall we beat the Stones about thine Eares?
Henry VIIIH8 I.i.131What 'tis you go about. To climb steep hillsWhat 'tis you go about: to climbe steepe hilles
Henry VIIIH8 I.ii.190.1About Sir William Bulmer – About Sir William Blumer.
Henry VIIIH8 II.i.157Or some about him near have, out of maliceOr some about him neere, haue out of malice
Henry VIIIH8 II.ii.31About his neck, yet never lost her lustre;About his necke, yet neuer lost her lustre;
Henry VIIIH8 II.ii.138There ye shall meet about this weighty business.There ye shall meete about this waighty busines.
Henry VIIIH8 II.iv.1.19attendants stand in convenient order about the stageAttendants stand in conuenient order about the Stage.
Henry VIIIH8 II.iv.13.2goes about the court, comes to the King, and kneels atgoes about the Court, comes to the King, and kneeles at
Henry VIIIH8 II.iv.70I am about to weep; but, thinking thatI am about to weepe; but thinking that
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.55There be more wasps that buzz about his noseThere be moe Waspes that buz about his Nose,
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.347About the giving back the great seal to us,About the giuing backe the Great Seale to vs,
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.406Only about her coronation.Onely about her Corronation.
Henry VIIIH8 IV.i.99.1Is fresh about me.Is fresh about me.
Henry VIIIH8 IV.ii.26About the hour of eight, which he himselfAbout the houre of eight, which he himselfe
Henry VIIIH8 V.i.84This is about that which the Bishop spake;This is about that, which the Byshop spake,
Henry VIIIH8 V.iv.42reign in's nose; all that stand about him are under thereigne in's Nose; all that stand about him are vnder the
Henry VIIIH8 V.v.1.9and ladies. The troop pass once about theand Ladies. The Troope passe once about the
Henry VIIIH8 V.v.17This royal infant – heaven still move about her! – This Royall Infant, Heauen still moue about her;
Henry VIIIH8 V.v.36God shall be truly known, and those about herGod shall be truely knowne, and those about her,
Henry VIIIH8 V.v.54To all the plains about him; our children's childrenTo all the Plaines about him: Our Childrens Children
Julius CaesarJC I.i.28Why dost thou lead these men about the streets?Why do'st thou leade these men about the streets?
Julius CaesarJC I.i.69Be hung with Caesar's trophies. I'll about,Be hung with Casars Trophees: Ile about,
Julius CaesarJC I.ii.136Walk under his huge legs, and peep aboutWalke vnder his huge legges, and peepe about
Julius CaesarJC I.ii.191Let me have men about me that are fat,Let me haue men about me, that are fat,
Julius CaesarJC I.iii.46For my part, I have walked about the streets,For my part, I haue walk'd about the streets,
Julius CaesarJC II.i.73No, sir, their hats are plucked about their ears,No, Sir, their Hats are pluckt about their Eares,
Julius CaesarJC II.i.239You suddenly arose and walked about,You sodainly arose, and walk'd about,
Julius CaesarJC II.ii.24And ghosts did shriek and squeal about the streets.And Ghosts did shrieke and squeale about the streets.
Julius CaesarJC II.iii.6If thou beest not immortal, look about you: security givesIf thou beest not Immortall, looke about you: Security giues
Julius CaesarJC II.iv.23.2About the ninth hour, lady.About the ninth houre Lady.
Julius CaesarJC III.i.79Run hence, proclaim, cry it about the streets.Run hence, proclaime, cry it about the Streets.
Julius CaesarJC III.i.249About his funeral. And you shall speakAbout his Funerall. And you shall speake
Julius CaesarJC III.ii.159Then make a ring about the corpse of Caesar,Then make a Ring about the Corpes of Casar,
Julius CaesarJC III.ii.205Revenge! About! Seek! Burn! Fire! Kill! Slay! LetReuenge / About, seeke, burne, fire, kill, slay, / Let
Julius CaesarJC IV.i.49And bayed about with many enemies;And bayed about with many Enemies,
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.162Now sit we close about this taper here,Now sit we close about this Taper heere,
Julius CaesarJC V.iii.22And tell me what thou not'st about the field.And tell me what thou not'st about the Field.
Julius CaesarJC V.iii.28Titinius is enclosed round aboutTitinius is enclosed round about
Julius CaesarJC V.iv.3I will proclaim my name about the field.I will proclaime my name about the Field.
King Edward IIIE3 I.i.134About the planting of Lord Mountford there?About the planting of Lord Mouneford there?
King Edward IIIE3 III.i.176The other by compulsion laid about.The other by compulsion laid about;
King Edward IIIE3 III.iv.42Muster about him; whilst he, lion-like,Muster about him whilest he Lion like,
King Edward IIIE3 III.iv.87Whose thousands had entrenched me round about,Whom you sayd, had intrencht me round about,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.ii.76With each a halter hanged about his neck,With each a halter hangd about his necke,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.v.51Hover about, and, if they cry to us,Houer about, and if they crie to vs,
King Edward IIIE3 IV.v.120Hooped with a bond of iron round about.Hoopt with a bond ofyron round about,
King Edward IIIE3 V.i.8Enter six Citizens in their shirts, barefoot, with halters about their necksEnter sixe Citizens in their Shirts, bare foote, with halters about their necks.
King Edward IIIE3 V.i.36Your bodies shall be dragged about these walls,Your bodies shalbe dragd about these wals,
King JohnKJ I.i.170Something about, a little from the right,Something about a little from the right,
King JohnKJ II.i.217That as a waist doth girdle you about,That as a waste doth girdle you about
King JohnKJ III.i.81The yearly course that brings this day aboutThe yearely course that brings this day about,
King JohnKJ III.iv.176Or as a little snow, tumbled about,Or, as a little snow, tumbled about,
King JohnKJ IV.i.42I knit my handkercher about your brows – I knit my hand-kercher about your browes
King JohnKJ IV.ii.24It makes the course of thoughts to fetch about,It makes the course of thoughts to fetch about,
King JohnKJ IV.ii.183Four fixed, and the fifth did whirl aboutFoure fixed, and the fift did whirle about
King JohnKJ V.ii.34That Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee about,That Neptunes Armes who clippeth thee about,
King JohnKJ V.iv.34Already smokes about the burning crestAlready smoakes about the burning Crest
King JohnKJ V.vi.36And they are all about his majesty.And they are all about his Maiestie.
King LearKL I.iv.298Pierce every sense about thee! – Old fond eyes,Pierce euerie sense about thee. Old fond eyes,
King LearKL I.v.33Thy asses are gone about 'em. The reason why theThy Asses are gone about 'em; the reason why the
King LearKL II.iv.41Having more man than wit about me, drew.Hauing more man then wit about me, drew;
King LearKL II.iv.296Do sorely ruffle. For many miles aboutDo sorely ruffle, for many Miles about
King LearKL III.vi.76about her heart. Is there any cause in nature that makesabout her heart. Is there any cause in Nature that make
King LearKL IV.i.76With something rich about me. From that placeWith something rich about me: from that place,
King LearKL IV.iii.40What we are come about, and by no means
King LearKL IV.iv.24It is thy business that I go about.It is thy businesse that I go about:
King LearKL IV.vi.248And give the letters which thou find'st about meAnd giue the Letters which thou find'st about me,
King LearKL IV.vii.92Report is changeable. 'Tis time to look about. The
King LearKL V.iii.36About it; and write happy when th' hast done.About it, and write happy, when th'hast done,
King LearKL V.iii.149 (to Edgar, about to kill Edmund)
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.135About surrender up of AquitaineAbout surrender vp of Aquitaine:
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.230gentleman, betook myself to walk. The time when? AboutGentleman, betooke my selfe to walke: the time When? about
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.171And where my liege's? All about the breast.And where my Liedges? all about the brest:
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.i.65about your infamy manu cita. A gig of a cuckold's horn!about your Infamie vnum cita a gigge of a Cuckolds horne.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.3A lady walled about with diamonds!A Lady wal'd about with Diamonds:
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.793Have brought about the annual reckoning.Haue brought about their annuall reckoning.
MacbethMac I.iii.33Thus do go, about, about;Thus doe goe, about, about,
MacbethMac I.iii.82Were such things here as we do speak about?Were such things here, as we doe speake about?
MacbethMac II.ii.4Which gives the stern'st good-night. He is about it.which giues the stern'st good-night. He is about it,
MacbethMac II.ii.7That death and nature do contend about themThat Death and Nature doe contend about them,
MacbethMac II.iii.6 about you; here you'll sweat for't.about you, here you'le sweat for't.
MacbethMac III.iii.11.2His horses go about.His Horses goe about.
MacbethMac IV.i.4Round about the cauldron go;Round about the Caldron go:
MacbethMac IV.i.41And now about the cauldron singAnd now about the Cauldron sing
MacbethMac IV.iii.153Hanging a golden stamp about their necksHanging a golden stampe about their neckes,
MacbethMac IV.iii.158And sundry blessings hang about his throneAnd sundry Blessings hang about his Throne,
MacbethMac V.ii.21Hang loose about him like a giant's robeHang loose about him, like a Giants Robe
Measure for MeasureMM I.iv.85I will about it straight,I will about it strait;
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.149worst thing about him. Good, then; if his face be theworst thing about him: good then: if his face be the
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.150worst thing about him, how could Master Froth do theworst thing about him, how could Master Froth doe the
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.207Troth, and your bum is the greatest thing aboutTroth, and your bum is the greatest thing about
Measure for MeasureMM III.i.128And blown with restless violence round aboutAnd blowne with restlesse violence round about
Measure for MeasureMM III.ii.194goes about to abuse me.goes about to abuse me.
Measure for MeasureMM IV.i.47.1I come about my brother.I come about my Brother.
Measure for MeasureMM V.i.505Proclaim it, provost, round about the city,Proclaime it Prouost round about the Citie,
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.i.154To wind about my love with circumstance;To winde about my loue with circumstance,
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.iii.105About my moneys and my usances.About my monies and my vsances:
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.ii.12hanging about the neck of my heart says veryhanging about the necke of my heart, saies verie
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.ii.77Pray you let's have no more fooling about it,Praie you let's haue no more fooling about it,
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.iv.24Ay, marry, I'll be gone about it straight.I marry, ile be gone about it strait.
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.vi.64No masque tonight. The wind is come about;No maske to night, the winde is come about,
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.ix.37And well said too, for who shall go aboutAnd well said too; for who shall goe about
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.30Be here at Belmont. She doth stray aboutBe heere at Belmont, she doth stray about
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.147About a hoop of gold, a paltry ringAbout a hoope of Gold, a paltry Ring
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.i.187about you, have you?about you, haue you?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.iii.35My honest lads, I will tell you what I am about.My honest Lads, I will tell you what I am about.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.iii.38waist two yards about. But I am now about no waste –waste two yards about: but I am now about no waste:
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.iii.39I am about thrift. Briefly, I do mean to make love toI am about thrift) briefely: I doe meane to make loue to
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.17about me – I am no gibbet for you. Go – a short knifeabout mee, I am no gibbet for you: goe, a short knife,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.296Page. I will about it. Better three hours too soon than aPage. I will about it, better three houres too soone, then a
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.iii.71bring the doctor about by the fields. Will it do well?bring the Doctor about by the Fields: will it doe well?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.iii.78water on thy choler. Go about the fields with mewater on thy Choller: goe about the fields with mee
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.i.14about his knave's costard when I have good opportunitiesabout his knaues costard, when I haue good oportunities
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.i.80 (Aloud) I will knog your urinals about your knave'sI will knog your Vrinal about your knaues
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.ii.52We have lingered about a match between AnneWe haue linger'd about a match betweene An
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.i.4But truly he is very courageous mad about hisbut truely he is very couragious mad, about his
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.iv.29Walk round about an oak, with great ragg'd horns;Walke round about an Oake, with great rag'd-hornes,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.iv.55Then let them all encircle him about,Then let them all encircle him about,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.iv.78Let us about it. It is admirable pleasures and feryLet vs about it, / It is admirable pleasures, and ferry
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.v.6standing-bed and truckle-bed. 'Tis painted about withstanding-bed and truckle-bed: 'tis painted about with
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.v.31I spake with the old woman about it.I spake with the old woman about it.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.v.42Why, sir, they were nothing but about MistressWhy sir, they were nothing but about Mistris
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.v.104white spot about her.white spot about her.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.i.10be known tonight or never. Be you in the Park aboutbe knowne to night, or neuer. Bee you in the Parke about
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.v.55About, about!About, about:
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.v.75Our dance of custom round about the oakOur Dance of Custome, round about the Oke
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.v.79To guide our measure round about the tree.To guide our Measure round about the Tree.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.v.91About him, fairies, sing a scornful rhyme,About him (Fairies) sing a scornfull rime,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW V.v.101Pinch him, and burn him, and turn him about,Pinch him, and burne him, and turne him about,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.i.175I'll put a girdle round about the earthIle put a girdle about the earth,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.i.63about him to signify Wall; and let him hold his fingersabout him, to signifie wall; or let him hold his fingers
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.i.100I'll follow you, I'll lead you about a round,Ile follow you, Ile leade you about a Round,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.5What night-rule now about this haunted grove?What night-rule now about this gaunted groue?
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.94About the wood go swifter than the wind,About the wood, goe swifter then the winde,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND IV.i.24for methinks I am marvellous hairy about the face. Andfor me-thinkes I am maruellous hairy about the face. And
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND IV.i.205is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream. Methoughtis but an Asse, if he goe about to expound this dreame. Me-thought
Much Ado About NothingMA I.ii.3He is very busy about it. But, brother, I can tellHe is very busie about it, but brother, I can tell
Much Ado About NothingMA I.iii.11art, born under Saturn – goest about to apply a moralart, borne vnder Saturne) goest about to apply a morall
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.77Lady, will you walk a bout with your friend?Lady, will you walke about with your friend?
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.142withdrawn her father to break with him about it. Thewithdrawne her father to breake with him about it: the
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.172Even to the next willow, about your own business,Euen to the next Willow, about your own businesse,
Much Ado About NothingMA II.i.174of? About your neck, like an usurer's chain? Or underoff? About your necke, like an Vsurers chaine? Or vnder
Much Ado About NothingMA III.ii.68For my life, to break with him about Beatrice.For my life to breake with him about Beatrice.
Much Ado About NothingMA III.iii.90you, watch about Signor Leonato's door, for the weddingyou watch about signior Leonatoes doore, for the wedding
Much Ado About NothingMA III.iii.128this fashion is, how giddily 'a turns about all the hotthis fashion is, how giddily a turnes about all the
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.i.62I stand dishonoured, that have gone aboutI stand dishonour'd that haue gone about,
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.i.100About thy thoughts and counsels of thy heart!About thy thoughts and counsailes of thy heart?
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.i.280about to protest I loved you.about to protest I loued you.
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.ii.26I will go about with him. Come you hither, sirrah; aI will goe about with him: come you hither sirra, a
Much Ado About NothingMA IV.ii.83handsome about him. Bring him away. O thathandsome about him: bring him away: O that
Much Ado About NothingMA V.iii.15Round about her tomb they go.Round about her tombe they goe:
Much Ado About NothingMA V.iii.26Before the wheels of Phoebus, round aboutBefore the wheeles of Phoebus, round about
Much Ado About NothingMA V.iv.103about him. In brief, since I do purpose to marry, I willabout him: in briefe, since I do purpose to marry, I will
OthelloOth I.i.97I have charged thee not to haunt about my doors.I haue charg'd thee not to haunt about my doores:
OthelloOth I.ii.46The senate hath sent about three several questsThe Senate hath sent about three seuerall Quests,
OthelloOth I.ii.89Whose messengers are here about my side,Whose Messengers are heere about my side,
OthelloOth II.i.124I am about it, but indeed my inventionI am about it, but indeed my inuention
OthelloOth II.iii.91Then take thine auld cloak about thee.And take thy awl'd Cloake about thee.
OthelloOth II.iii.248Iago, look with care about the townIago, looke with care about the Towne,
OthelloOth III.iii.292That she reserves it evermore about herThat she reserues it euermore about her,
OthelloOth III.iii.461You elements, that clip us round about,You Elements, that clip vs round about,
OthelloOth III.iv.53.2I have it not about me.I haue it not about me.
OthelloOth III.iv.161I will go seek him. Cassio, walk here about.I will go seeke him. Cassio, walke heere about:
OthelloOth IV.i.52.1Rub him about the temples.Rub him about the Temples.
OthelloOth IV.i.136this hand, she falls me thus about my neck.falls me thus about my neck.
OthelloOth IV.ii.241the night grows to waste. About it!the night growes to wast. About it.
OthelloOth V.ii.277Blow me about in winds! Roast me in sulphur!Blow me about in windes, roast me in Sulphure,
PericlesPer II.iii.39Had princes sit like stars about his throne,Had Princes sit like Starres about his Throane,
PericlesPer II.iv.53You shall like diamonds sit about his crown.You shall like Diamonds sit about his Crowne.
PericlesPer Chorus.III.2No din but snores about the house,No din but snores about the house,
PericlesPer III.ii.21Rich tire about you, should at these early hoursrich tire about you, should at these early howers,
Richard IIR2 I.iii.220Can change their moons, and bring their times about,Can change their Moones, and bring their times about,
Richard IIR2 II.i.168About his marriage, nor my own disgrace,About his marriage, nor my owne disgrace
Richard IIR2 II.ii.74With signs of war about his aged neck.With signes of warre about his aged necke,
Richard IIR2 III.ii.167As if this flesh which walls about our lifeAs if this Flesh, which walls about our Life,
Richard IIIR3 I.i.39About a prophecy which says that GAbout a Prophesie, which sayes that G,
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.242Whose deadly web ensnareth thee about?Whose deadly Web ensnareth thee about?
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.343Well thought upon; I have it here about me.Well thought vpon, I haue it heare about me:
Richard IIIR3 I.iii.353I like you, lads; about your business straight,I like you Lads, about your businesse straight.
Richard IIIR3 II.ii.34.1Enter Queen Elizabeth, with her hair about her ears,Enter the Queene with her haire about her ears,
Richard IIIR3 III.i.173To sit about the coronation.To sit about the Coronation.
Richard IIIR3 IV.ii.57About it! For it stands me much uponAbout it, for it stands me much vpon
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.13Hover about me with your airy wingsHouer about me with your ayery wings,
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.15Hover about her. Say that right for rightHouer about her, say that right for right
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.105Thus hath the course of justice wheeled aboutThus hath the course of Iustice whirl'd about,
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.460What need'st thou run so many miles about,What need'st thou runne so many miles about,
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.70Much about cockshut-time, from troop to troopMuch about Cockshut time, from Troope to Troope
Richard IIIR3 V.iii.78About the mid of night come to my tentabout the mid of night come to my Tent
Romeo and JulietRJ I.i.111He swung about his head and cut the winds,He swong about his head, and cut the windes,
Romeo and JulietRJ I.ii.34Come, go with me. (To Servant) Go, sirrah, trudge aboutCome, goe with me: goe sirrah trudge about,
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iii.38She could have run and waddled all about.she could haue runne, & wadled all about:
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iii.46To see now how a jest shall come about!to see now how a Iest shall come about.
Romeo and JulietRJ I.v.1.1They march about the stage; and Servingmen comeThey march about the Stage, and Seruingmen come
Romeo and JulietRJ I.v.18Unplagued with corns will walk a bout with you.Vnplagu'd with Cornes, will walke about with you:
Romeo and JulietRJ II.iv.159about me quivers. Scurvy knave! Pray you, sir, a word;about me quiuers, skuruy knaue: pray you sir a word:
Romeo and JulietRJ II.v.51Beshrew your heart for sending me aboutBeshrew your heart for sending me about
Romeo and JulietRJ III.i.80Make haste, lest mine be about your ears ere it be out.Make hast, least mine be about your eares ere it be out.
Romeo and JulietRJ III.v.40The day is broke. Be wary. Look about.The day is broke, be wary, looke about.
Romeo and JulietRJ IV.ii.39.2Tush, I will stir about,Tush, I will stirre about,
Romeo and JulietRJ V.i.44Of ill-shaped fishes; and about his shelvesOf ill shap'd fishes, and about his shelues,
Romeo and JulietRJ V.iii.43For all this same, I'll hide me hereabout.For all this same, Ile hide me here about,
Romeo and JulietRJ V.iii.172The ground is bloody. Search about the churchyard.The ground is bloody, / Search about the Churchyard.
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.ii.138Master, master, look about you. Who goes there, ha?Master, master, looke about you: Who goes there? ha.
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.ii.164About a schoolmaster for the fair Bianca,About a schoolemaster for the faire Bianca,
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.301She hung about my neck, and kiss on kissShee hung about my necke, and kisse on kisse
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.ii.176This done, he took the bride about the neck,This done, hee tooke the Bride about the necke,
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.i.186I'll find about the making of the bed,Ile finde about the making of the bed,
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.ii.87You might have heard it else proclaimed about.you might haue heard it else proclaim'd about.
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.iv.88I cannot tell, except they are busied about aI cannot tell, expect they are busied about a
The Taming of the ShrewTS IV.iv.103Hap what hap may, I'll roundly go about her.Hap what hap may, Ile roundly goe about her:
The TempestTem I.ii.411Lord, how it looks about! Believe me, sir,Lord, how it lookes about: Beleeue me sir,
The TempestTem I.ii.418.1And strays about to find 'em.And strayes about to finde 'em.
The TempestTem II.ii.112Prithee, do not turn me about. My stomach is'Prethee doe not turne me about, my stomacke is
The TempestTem III.ii.139Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voicesWill hum about mine eares; and sometime voices,
The TempestTem III.iii.19.3banquet; and dance about it with gentle actions of salutations;Banket; and dance about it with gentle actions of salutations,
The TempestTem IV.i.255.2of dogs and hounds, hunting them about, Prospero andof Dogs and Hounds, hunting them about: Prospero and
The TempestTem V.i.180Of a glad father compass thee about!Of a glad father, compasse thee about:
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.408True; for he bears it not about him.True: for he beares it not about him:
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.480I never had honest man about me, I.I neuer had honest man about me, I
Titus AndronicusTit II.i.4Advanced above pale envy's threat'ning reach.Aduanc'd about pale enuies threatning reach:
Titus AndronicusTit III.i.123And thou and I sit round about some fountain,And thou and I sit round about some Fountaine,
Titus AndronicusTit III.i.275You, heavy people, circle me about,You heauie people, circle me about,
Titus AndronicusTit IV.ii.18What's here? A scroll, and written round about?What's heere? a scrole, & written round about?
Titus AndronicusTit IV.ii.27And sends them weapons wrapped about with linesAnd sends the weapons wrapt about with lines,
Titus AndronicusTit IV.iv.16Sweet scrolls to fly about the streets of Rome!Sweet scrowles to flie about the streets of Rome:
Titus AndronicusTit V.ii.49And whirl along with thee about the globe,And whirle along with thee about the Globes.
Titus AndronicusTit V.ii.98Look round about the wicked streets of Rome,Looke round about the wicked streets of Rome,
Titus AndronicusTit V.ii.132Now will I hence about thy business,Now will I hence about thy businesse,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.i.36I was about to tell thee – when my heart,I was about to tell thee, when my heart,
Troilus and CressidaTC I.ii.56lay about him today, I can tell them that, and there'slay about him to day I can tell them that, and there's
Troilus and CressidaTC II.ii.18Since the first sword was drawn about this question,Since the first sword was drawne about this question,
Troilus and CressidaTC II.ii.102.1Enter Cassandra, raving, with her hair about herEnter Cassandra with her haire about her
Troilus and CressidaTC III.ii.7No, Pandarus; I stalk about her door,No Pandarus: I stalke about her doore
Troilus and CressidaTC V.iii.94Farewell; the gods with safety stand about thee!Farewell: the gods with safetie stand about thee.
Troilus and CressidaTC V.vii.1Come here about me, you my Myrmidons;Come here about me you my Myrmidons:
Troilus and CressidaTC V.vii.5Impale him with your weapons round about;Empale him with your weapons round about:
Troilus and CressidaTC V.x.56Till then I'll sweat, and seek about for eases,Till then, Ile sweate, and seeke about for eases;
Twelfth NightTN I.iii.128a dun-coloured stock. Shall we set about some revels?a dam'd colour'd stocke. Shall we sit about some Reuels?
Twelfth NightTN II.iv.12Olivia's father took much delight in. He is about theOliuiaes Father tooke much delight in. He is about the
Twelfth NightTN II.iv.28About your years, my lord.About your yeeres my Lord.
Twelfth NightTN II.v.8out o' favour with my lady about a bear-baiting here.out o'fauour with my Lady, about a Beare-baiting heere.
Twelfth NightTN II.v.46Calling my officers about me, in my branchedCalling my Officers about me, in my branch'd
Twelfth NightTN III.i.37Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun, itFoolery sir, does walke about the Orbe like the Sun, it
Twelfth NightTN III.ii.46set 'em down, go about it. Let there be gall enoughset 'em downe, go about it. Let there bee gaulle enough
Twelfth NightTN III.ii.48matter. About it!matter: about it.
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.12ladyship were best to have some guard about you, if heLadyship were best to haue some guard about you, if hee
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.246or forswear to wear iron about you.or forsweare to weare iron about you.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.2We have some secrets to confer about.We haue some secrets to confer about.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.ii.95About it, gentlemen!About it Gentlemen.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.ii.98Even now about it! I will pardon you.Euen now about it, I will pardon you.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.i.3Stand, sir, and throw us that you have about ye;Stand sir, and throw vs that you haue about 'ye.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.iv.155About my stature; for, at Pentecost,About my stature: for at Pentecost,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.iv.161Therefore I know she is about my height.Therefore I know she is about my height,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.i.2And now it is about the very hourAnd now it is about the very houre
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.196Prorogue this business we are going about, and hangProrogue this busines, we are going about, and hang
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.197Your shield afore your heart, about that neckYour Sheild afore your Heart, about that necke
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.ii.98.1'Tis bad he goes about.Tis bad he goes about.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.iii.68To swell about the blossom – she would longTo swell about the blossome) she would long
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.iv.10Up with a course or two, and tack about, boys.Vp with a course or two, and take about Boyes.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.v.68There was three fools fell out about an owlet;There was three fooles, fell out about an howlet
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.1About this hour my cousin gave his faithAbout this houre my Cosen gave his faith
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.219And have the agony of love about 'em,And have the agony of love about 'em,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.221They'd fight about you, hourly bring your honourThe'yld fight about yov; howrely bring your honour
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.i.84A wreath of bulrush rounded; about her stuckA wreake of bull-rush rounded; about her stucke
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.i.151Bear for it, master; tack about!Beare for it master: take about:
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.ii.137About his head he wears the winner's oak,About his head he weares the winners oke,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.ii.145Bravely about the titles of two kingdoms;Bravely about the Titles of two Kingdomes;
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.iii.6what broken piece of matter soe'er she's about, the namewhat / Broken peece of matter so'ere she's about, the name
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.i.137.2hair about her shoulders, with a wheaten wreath; onehaire about her shoulders, a wheaten wreath: One
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK prologue.26Your helping hands, and we shall tack about,Your helping hands, and we shall take about,
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.308About his neck, Bohemia; who, if IAbout his neck (Bohemia) who, if I
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.309Had servants true about me, that bare eyesHad Seruants true about me, that bare eyes
The Winter's TaleWT II.i.59Bear the boy hence; he shall not come about her.Beare the Boy hence, he shall not come about her,
The Winter's TaleWT II.i.65Look on her, mark her well: be but aboutLooke on her, marke her well: be but about
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.41.1About some gossips for your highness.About some Gossips for your Highnesse.
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.43I charged thee that she should not come about me.I charg'd thee that she should not come about me,
The Winter's TaleWT II.iii.61.1A man, the worst about you.A man, the worst about you.
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iii.84A fellow, sir, that I have known to go aboutA fellow (sir) that I haue knowne to goe about
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.212and the work about the square on't.and the worke about the square on't.
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.219Ay, good brother, or go about to think.I, good brother, or go about to thinke.
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.255I hope so, sir, for I have about me manyI hope so sir, for I haue about me many
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.440I was about to speak and tell him plainly,I was about to speake, and tell him plainely,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.673anything extempore. The Prince himself is about a pieceany thing extempore. The Prince himselfe is about a peece
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.691those things you found about her, those secret things,those things you found about her (those secret things,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.696neither to his father nor to me, to go about to make meneither to his Father, nor to me, to goe about to make me
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.762So 'tis said, sir: about his son, that shouldSo 'tis said (Sir:) about his Sonne, that should
The Winter's TaleWT V.ii.33Queen Hermione's; her jewel about the neck of it; theQueene Hermiones: her Iewell about the Neck of it: the
The Winter's TaleWT V.iii.97.1I am about, let them depart.I am about, let them depart.
The Winter's TaleWT V.iii.112She hangs about his neck.She hangs about his necke,


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The Rape of LucreceLuc.367 The curtains being close, about he walks, The curtaines being close, about he walkes,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.412 Who like a foul usurper went about Who like a fowle vsurper went about,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.777 Knit poisonous clouds about his golden head. Knit poysonous clouds about his golden head.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1408 About him were a press of gaping faces About him were a presse of gaping faces,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1499 She throws her eyes about the painting round, Shee throwes her eyes about the painting round,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1586 And round about her tear-distained eye And round about her teare-distained eye
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1744 About the mourning and congealed face About the mourning and congealed face
SonnetsSonn.113.2 And that which governs me to go about And that which gouernes me to goe about,
Venus and AdonisVen.319 His testy master goeth about to take him; His testie maister goeth about to take him,
Venus and AdonisVen.873 Some twine about her thigh to make her stay; Some twin'd about her thigh to make her stay,


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aboutin the process of planning, up to
aboutabout your business, into action
aboutround, in circumference
aboutconcerned with
aboutin the company of
aboutindirectly, irregularly
abroadaround, about, on the move
actenact, enforce, bring about
advertise, advertizemake known, instruct, inform about
afootastir, on the move, up and about
airbecome known, spread about
apprehendbe apprehensive about, fear
Arion[a'riyon] legendary Greek musician; about to be robbed and killed by a ship’s crew, he was allowed to sing one last song; dolphins then appeared, Arion leapt overboard, and was carried by one of them to safety
articulatespeak about, spell out, express in words
balk, baulkargue over, quibble about
BanburyOxfordshire town, known for its rich milk cheese about an inch thick
bark aboutencrust, form a crust [cover as with tree-bark]
barley-breaktype of country game in which a couple occupies a den [nicknamed ‘hell’] in the centre of a [barley] field, and tries to catch other couples, who may separate [break] when about to be caught
bedasheddashed about, bespattered, splashed about
belieslander, tell lies about
bethinkcall to mind, think about, consider, reflect
betossedtossed about, shaken up
betrimtrim about, array, embellish
boast offboast about, extol, sing praises of
bragtalk with pride [about], sound off [about]
brookenjoy, find, feel about
buzzspread, move about, send
byconcerning, about
canvasstoss about [as if in a canvas sheet], beat, thrash
carbonadoedcut, slashed, hacked about
careanxiety, worry, solicitude [about]
carelessnessindifference, inattention, unconcern [about public opinion]
ceremoniousscrupulous over formalities, punctilious about ritual
certaintytruth, facts [about]
chancehappen [to], transpire, come about
chatgo on about, gossip about, talk of
compassaccomplish, fulfil, achieve, bring about
compassgo round with, travel about with; or: obtain, lay hold of
conjurebring about [as if by magic], cause to appear
conjurebring about [as if by magic], cause to appear
crackboast, trumpet, crow [about]
cryshout out, call out about
cubitmeasure of length or distance [from the length of the forearm: about 20 inches / c.51 cm]
curvet[of a horse] leap about, act friskily, prance
dallianceidle talk, fooling about, waste of time
dallydeal lightly, play about, tease
death-bodingfull of forebodings about death, deadly ominous
debatediscuss, argue over, dispute about
demandrequest to tell, question, ask [about]
denyrefuse to talk about
descantdevelop a theme about, comment, make remarks
determinemake a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
dewlapfolds of loose skin hanging about the neck
discourserelate, talk about, recount
distrustfear for, be anxious about
divinemake guesses [about], predict the outcome
doubtsuspect, have suspicions about, fear
drawdraw down, bring about
dreadfear, anticipate in fear, be anxious about
effectcause, produce, bring about
enactbring about, accomplish, perform
extravagancywandering, drifting, roving about
fearfear for, worry about, be anxious about
findfind the truth about, discover the reason for
flourishwave, brandish, shake about
footpace, walk about
foragerange abroad, go out and about
forcemake happen, compel, bring about
forcedunnatural, contrived, brought about by violence
gogo off, set about, proceed
halemolest, drag about, push around
hammerthink hard about, ponder on
hearkeninquire into, find out about
jauncejaunt, trudge about, run around
jealousanxious, uneasy, worried [about]
knowsee through, find out about
labourwork hard for, try to bring about, urge
lackeymove about aimlessly [as does a lackey]
layset to, set about, undertake vigorously
learninform of, tell about
loseroam about, wander around
makecreate, bring about, produce
mazechance wandering about, labyrinthine business
misdoubtdistrust, suspect, have misgivings about
misgivebe uneasy about, feel apprehension about
misthinkthink ill of, have a bad opinion about
mopeact aimlessly, be in a daze, wander about
namegive particulars of, speak about, describe
night-walkingsecret, going about by night
noiserumour, spread about, noise abroad
omitneglect, disregard, forget about
overstrawedstrewn about, sprinkled over
passcare, heed, trouble oneself about
pausedeliberate about, take time to consider
peakmope about, brood, languish
playplay for, make bets about
pointjust about, on the point [of]
prejudicateprejudge, give an influential opinion about
privyprivately aware [of], secretly knowledgeable [about]
procurecontrive for, devise for, bring about
proface[polite expression used to someone about to eat or drink] may it do you good, for your benefit
provokebring about, induce, engender
publishspeak openly of, talk about
questionenquire about, discuss, deliberate
railrant, rave, be abusive [about]
reasonargue rationally [about], debate the pros and cons [of]
respectscruple about, have qualms about
saferemove danger from, make one feel secure about
scouringhostile roving about, aggressive movement
shapecreate, fashion, bring about
sortturn out, fall out, come about
sparepractise economy in, be niggardly about
sparkyoung blade, man about town, dude
speakfind language for, say in words about
sprawlwrithe, struggle, thrash about
standmake an issue of, insist upon, bother about
stirmove about, go, travel
strewscatter, broadcast, spread about
sufferput up with, tolerate, do nothing about
supposeguess at, speculate about
tack aboutchange course, run against the wind
tellsay, assert, put it about
thinkthink kindly about, remember well
thinkthink better of, think twice about
todproduce a tod [about 28 pounds] of wool
tonguespeak, babble about, utter
tossstir up, disturb, toss about
traverse[unclear meaning] take aim, about turn
trudge[of menials] walk about, tramp round
tuggedbattered, mauled, knocked about
turnspin round, whirl about, go round and round
understandbe informed about, learn about
unreasonednot to be thought about, undebated
vagarywandering, displacement, roaming about
voicetalk about, acclaim, praise
warrantact as a pledge for, give an assurance about
wind[horsemanship] make wheel about
wonderwonder at, be curious about, guess at
workhappen, proceed, come about
workbring about, arrange, effect
workrun, toss about, rage
workbring about, arrange, effect
yawmove unsteadily, wander about
yieldexpress an opinion about, comment on


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about turntraverse
about your businessabout
aimlessly, move aboutlackey
babble abouttongue
boast aboutboast off
bother aboutstand
bring aboutact
bring aboutcompass
bring aboutdraw
bring abouteffect
bring aboutenact
bring aboutforce
bring aboutmake
bring aboutprocure
bring aboutprovoke
bring aboutshape
bring aboutwork
bring aboutwork
bring about [as if by magic]conjure
bring about, try to labour
call out aboutcry
chance wandering aboutmaze
come aboutchance
come aboutsort
come aboutwork
crow aboutcrack
dashed aboutbedashed
death, full of forebodings aboutdeath-boding
dispute aboutdebate
drag abouthale
enquire aboutquestion
feel aboutbrook
find out abouthearken
find out aboutknow
find the truth aboutfind
fooling aboutdalliance
forebodings about death, full ofdeath-boding
forget aboutomit
go on aboutchat
go out and aboutforage
going about by nightnight-walking
gossip aboutchat
hacked aboutcarbonadoed
hostile roving aboutscouring
just aboutpoint
knocked abouttugged
leap about [of a horse]curvet
learn aboutunderstand
lies about, tellbelie
love, book aboutlove-book
man about townspark
mope aboutpeak
move aboutbuzz
move aboutstir
move about aimlessly [as does a lackey]lackey
neck, loose skin folds hanging about thedewlap
night, going about bynight-walking
nothing about, dosuffer
out and about, goforage
play aboutdally
punctilious about ritualceremonious
put it abouttell
quibble aboutbalk, baulk
refuse to talk aboutdeny
ritual, punctilious aboutceremonious
roaming aboutvagary
roving aboutextravagancy
roving about, hostilescouring
set aboutgo
set aboutlay
shake aboutflourish
skin folds hanging about the neckdewlap
speak aboutarticulate
speak aboutname
speculate aboutsuppose
splashed aboutbedashed
spread aboutair
spread aboutnoise
spread aboutstrew
strewn aboutoverstrawed
talk aboutdiscourse
talk aboutpublish
talk aboutvoice
talk about, refuse todeny
tell aboutlearn
tell lies aboutbelie
think aboutbethink
thought about, not to beunreasoned
thrash aboutsprawl
toss aboutcanvass
toss abouttoss
toss aboutwork
tossed aboutbetossed
travel about withcompass
trim aboutbetrim
trudge aboutjaunce
truth about, find thefind
try to bring aboutlabour
up and aboutafoot
violence, brought about byforced
walk aboutfoot
walk abouttrudge
wander aboutmope
wander aboutyaw
wandering about, chancemaze
wheel about, makewind
whirl aboutturn
worry aboutfear

Themes and Topics

 15 result(s).
a- as a particle...adverbs as in the scrivener’s complaint about the time it took him to write out lord h...
Discourse markers...rd x lets y know the utterance is about to end item location exa...
...y but his taunts never mind x what about y a stronger degree of affirmatio...
Greetings...noon   a greeting with an enquiry about health or well-being or an expression o...
Here, there, and where...hen he speaks of priam&rsquo s daughter about that part concerning the matter th...
...horse or thereabouts approximately about that [place number time etc] whe...
...e / whither i go nor reason whereabout about what on what business +after ...
... / whereof we have record of which about which whereof tim ii ii 175 the b...
How and how...ion with other words (as with modern how about how come ) several present-day uses ar...
Money...ly and turkey equivalent english value about 8s crown ayl i i 2 gold coin of ...
...ese gold coin equivalent english value about 3s dollar mac i ii 65 [= thaler] ...
...varying value equivalent english value about 5s drachma jc iii ii 243 greek si...
... fifth and a third of a pound (in italy about 3s 6d) guilder ce i i 8 gold coin...
... little value equivalent english value about 8d denier 1h4 iii iii 78 i’ll not ...
Plurals...s mv i iii 105 you have rated me / about my moneys money musics cy...
Ships...as a literal use as when romeo enthuses about his rope-ladder to nurse ‘which to the ...
Sounds...e have attracted not a little discussion about their exact usage as a consequence and...
Thou and you...ou have stayed me in a happy hour i was about to protest i loved you you proper ...
Classical mythology...h the waves legendary greek musician about to be robbed and killed by a ship&rsquo ...
Britain [outside London]...ire town known for its rich milk cheese about an inch thick birnan mac iv ...
French...et divine  hence katherine's next remark about his fausse 'incorrect' (as well as 'dece...
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)...ers can more easily develop an intuition about how they are used we have selected 100 ...
...past form bethought call to mind think about consider reflect mv i iii 29 [shylock...
... ii 9 [aufidius to all reading a letter about the romans] they have pressed a power 1...
Abbreviations...ape of lucrece ma much ado about nothing mac macbeth ...

Words Families

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