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Search phrase: ado

Plays

 18 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
CymbelineCym III.iv.133No court, no father, nor no more adoNo Court, no Father, nor no more adoe
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.196at me. I made me no more ado, but took all their sevenat me; I made no more adoe, but tooke all their seuen
Henry VI Part 11H6 III.ii.101And now no more ado, brave Burgundy,And now no more adoe, braue Burgonie,
Henry VI Part 33H6 IV.v.27Come then, away; let's ha' no more ado.Come then away, lets ha no more adoo.
Henry VIIIH8 V.iii.158Make me no more ado, but all embrace him;Make me no more adoe, but all embrace him;
King LearKL IV.v.2.2Madam, with much ado.Madam with much ado:
Richard IIR2 V.v.74With much ado at length have gotten leaveWith much adoo, at length haue gotten leaue
Romeo and JulietRJ III.iv.23We'll keep no great ado – a friend or two.Weele keepe no great adoe, a Friend or two,
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.i.7That I have much ado to know myself.That I haue much ado to know my selfe.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.v.115Good hearts, what ado here is to bring you together!(good-hearts) what a-doe here is to bring you together?
The Taming of the ShrewTS V.i.131ado.adoe.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG IV.iv.27more ado, but whips me out of the chamber. How manymore adoe, but whips me out of the chamber: how many
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.213You had much ado to make his anchor hold:You had much adoe to make his Anchor hold,
The Winter's TaleWT II.ii.9Here's adoHere's a-do,
The Winter's TaleWT II.ii.19Here's such ado to make no stain a stainHeere's such a-doe, to make no staine, a staine,
The Winter's TaleWT IV.iv.799more ado. Remember, stoned, and flayed alive!more adoe. Remember ston'd, and flay'd aliue.
Titus AndronicusTit II.i.98Then should not we be tired with this ado.Then should not we be tir'd with this adoo:
Titus AndronicusTit IV.iii.101Sirrah, come hither; make no more ado,Sirrah come hither, make no more adoe,

Poems

 1 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
Venus and AdonisVen.694 With much ado the cold fault cleanly out. With much ado the cold fault cleanly out,

Glossary

 121 result(s).
adofuss, business, to-do
Adon[pron: 'adon] short form of Adonis
Adonis[pron: a'dohnis] handsome young man loved by Aphrodite (Greek goddess of sexual love) or (in Roman mythology) Venus
Adonis, gardens ofmythological garden of fertility
adoptedlythrough adoption
adoptionassociation, relationship
adoptiousadopted, appropriated, taken up
adoringreverence, expression of respect [towards]
adorningadornment, decoration, ornamentation
ambuscadoambush, ambuscade
armadoarmada, fleet, navy
assumeacquire, adopt, take on
barebareness, unadorned state
barricadobarricade, rampart, barrier
barricadofortify, defend, protect [as with a barricade]
bastinadocudgelling, beating with a stick [esp. on the soles of the feet]
beautybeautify, embellish, adorn
blazonedpainted, adorned, depicted
blue[of eyes] dark-circled, shadow-rimmed
braveboast, bravado, blustering threat
bravemake splendid, adorn, brighten up
braverybravado, show of daring, swaggering display
broochadorn, beautify, display as an ornament
bugle-braceletbracelet adorned with ornamental tube-shaped glass beads
burnettype of meadow flower
caparisontrappings, adornments, trimmings
carbonadogrilled piece of meat
carbonadoslash, cut [as if preparing meat for grilling]
carbonadoedscored across for grilling, made ready for broiling
carbonadoedcut, slashed, hacked about
cockle hathat adorned with a cockle shell [symbol of pilgrimage to the shrine of St James of Compostela]
comeovershadow, overwhelm, exercise influence over
courageyoung man of bravado, man of spirit
crusadoPortuguese gold coin [bearing the figure of a cross]
cruzadoPortuguese gold coin [bearing the figure of a cross]
curledwith elegantly curled hair, adorned with ringlets
damaskedhaving the hue of the damask rose, adorned with colours
deckcover, adorn, decorate
deckarray, attire, adorn
deckingadorning, dressing, attiring
deifyadore as a god, idolize
distaincast a shadow over, outshine, eclipse
duskydark, shadowy
embassadeembassy, mission [as an ambassador]
embassadorvariant form of ‘ambassador’
embassymessage [especially via an ambassador]
embassyambassadorial role, function as ambassador
enchasedadorned, decorated, inlaid
facetrim with braid, adorn
facingtrimming, adorning, decking out
figureddecorated, ornamented, adorned with designs
flap-dragons[game of bravado] snap-dragons: small burning objects floating on liquor, which have to be avoided while drinking; or: edible objects floating on burning liquor, to be seized and eaten
flourishornamentation, decoration, adornment
flourishembellish, adorn, add lustre to
forerunforecast, foreshadow, be the precursor of
fretadorn elaborately, decorate ornately [as a carved ceiling]
garnishoutfit, adornment, trimming
gawdedmade-up, prepared with cosmetics, adorned
gildenrich, adorn, beautify
guardtrimming, trapping, adornment
guardadorn, ornament, deck out
habitcovering, guise, adorning
investclothe, dress, adorn
jewelfine ornament, costly adornment
knaveryshowy adornment, trumpery, ornamentation
latticelattice-work, criss-cross adornment; also: tavern symbol
leameadow, field
leigerresident ambassador, representative, envoy
liegerresident ambassador, representative, envoy
madonnamy lady, madam
meadmeadow
obscurelive in obscurity, overshadow, eclipse
overshadeovershadow, cast a gloom over
paintadorn, beautify, enhance
palisadopalisade, defensive position using pointed stakes
paradoxstatement going against accepted belief, absurdity
passado[fencing] forward thrust, lunge
prankdress up, deck out, adorn
questionwithout the shadow of a doubt
receivedfashionable, accepted as a norm, generally adopted
reflexreflection, image, shadow
renegadorenegade, turncoat, deserter
resolutedesperado, determined character
rufflingfrilled, lace-adorned; also: embellishing, gay
shadeshadow, phantom, spirit
shadeshadow, unreal image, unsubstantial semblance
shadowreflection, reflected image
shadowportray, paint, depict
shadowimage, likeness, portrait, semblance
shadowimitation, copy, duplicate
shadowspirit, phantom, spectre, ghost
shadowconceal, hide, screen from view
shadowshade, seclusion, place of retirement
shadowillusion, unreal image, delusion
shadowshelter, roof
shadowfictitious name, invented man
shadowshelter, give protection to
shadowshade from the sun
shadowedshaded, darkened; also [heraldry]: faintly drawn
shadowingforeshadowing, ill-boding, darkening
shadowyshady, shaded
smoothadopt a flattering manner, make a plausible show, conciliate
spangleadorn brightly, add glitter to
stickdecorate, adorn
stoccado, stoccata[fencing] thrust, lunge
strappadotype of torturing instrument
studadorn with studs, emboss
trappedadorned with trappings, decked out
trickdecorate, adorn, dress up
trimadornment, frill
umberedshadowed, shadowy
umbrageshadow, pale semblance
undeckedunadorned, not decked out
undergarnishedadorned underneath
unpinkedunadorned, lacking ornamentation
untrimmedunadorned, lacking ornament
usurpassume, take on, adopt
varnishedembellished, decked out, adorned
well-apparelledwell-dressed, nicely adorned
witnessbe a sign of, foreshadow, betoken
wordwithout more ado, at once, forthwith

Thesaurus

 94 result(s).
ado, without moreword
adoptusurp
adoptassume
adoptedadoptious
adopted, generallyreceived
adoption, throughadoptedly
adore as a goddeify
adornbeauty
adorninvest
adornbrave
adornface
adornbrooch
adornflourish
adornguard
adorngild
adornstick
adornprank
adornpaint
adorndeck
adorndeck
adorntrick
adorn brightlyspangle
adorn elaboratelyfret
adorn with studsstud
adorn with trappingstrapped
adornedgawded
adornedenchased
adornedvarnished
adornedblazoned
adorned underneathundergarnished
adorned with designsfigured
adorned, nicelywell-apparelled
adorningdecking
adorninghabit
adorningfacing
adornmentcaparison
adornmentflourish
adornmentgarnish
adornmentguard
adornmenttrim
adornmentadorning
adornment, costlyjewel
adornment, criss-crosslattice
adornment, showyknavery
ambassador, residentlieger
ambassador, roleembassy
bracelet adorned with ornamental tube-shaped glass beadsbugle-bracelet
bravadobravery
bravadobrave
bravado, young man ofcourage
brightly, adornspangle
cockle shell, hat adorned with acockle hat
colours, adorned withdamasked
costly adornmentjewel
criss-cross adornmentlattice
designs, adorned withfigured
desperadoresolute
doubt, without the shadow of a question
elaborately adornfret
flattering manner, adopt asmooth
flower, meadowburnet
foreshadowforerun
foreshadowwitness
foreshadowingshadowing
generally adoptedreceived
god, adore as adeify
hat adorned with a cockle shellcockle hat
lace-adornedruffling
meadowlea
meadowmead
nicely adornedwell-apparelled
overshadowovershade
overshadowobscure
overshadowcome
resident ambassadorlieger
ringlets, adorned withcurled
shadowumbrage
shadowshade
shadowreflex
shadowshade
shadow, cast adistain
shadowedumbered
shadow-rimmedblue
shadowydusky
shadowyumbered
showy adornmentknavery
state, unadornedbare
studs, adorn withstud
trappings, adorn withtrapped
unadorneduntrimmed
unadornedunpinked
unadornedundecked
unadorned statebare
underneath, adornedundergarnished

Themes and Topics

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Abbreviations...luc the rape of lucrece ma much ado about nothing mac macbeth mm ...
...taming of the shrew ven venus and ado nis wt the winter’s tale ...

Words Families

 14 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
ADOBASICado n
ADOPTBASICadopt v, adopted adj, adoptedly adv, adoption n, adoptious adj
ADOREBASICadoration n, adore v, adoring n
ADOREPEOPLEadorer n
ADORNBASICadorn v, adorned adj, adorning n, adornment n
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