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Search phrase: alter

Plays

 16 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.i.107The seasons alter; hoary-headed frostsThe seasons alter; hoared headed frosts
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND II.ii.67Thy love ne'er alter till thy sweet life end.Thy loue nere alter, till thy sweet life end.
CoriolanusCor V.iv.9Is't possible that so short a time can alter theIs't possible, that so short a time can alter the
Henry VH5 V.ii.87Augment, or alter, as your wisdoms bestAugment, or alter, as your Wisdomes best
Henry VIIIH8 I.i.189That he would please to alter the King's courseThat he would please to alter the Kings course,
King JohnKJ III.i.311Thou virtuous Dauphin, alter not the doomthou vertuous Daulphin, / Alter not the doome
MacbethMac I.v.70To alter favour ever is to fear.To alter fauor, euer is to feare:
Much Ado About NothingMA I.iii.34am, and seek not to alter me.am, and seeke not to alter me.
Much Ado About NothingMA II.iii.231but doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat inbut doth not the appetite alter? a man loues the meat in
PericlesPer III.i.75Alter thy course for Tyre. When canst thou reach it?Alter thy course for Tyre: When canst thou reach it?
Richard IIR2 III.ii.214To alter this; for counsel is but vain.To alter this, for counsaile is but vaine.
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.216Can alter a decree established.Can alter a decree established:
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.239To alter me. I stay here on my bond.To alter me: I stay heere on my bond.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.48knights will hack, and so thou shouldst not alter theKnights will hacke, and so thou shouldst not alter the
The Winter's TaleWT I.i.33malice or matter to alter it. You have an unspeakableMalice or Matter, to alter it. You haue an vnspeakable
Twelfth NightTN II.v.152touch Fortune's fingers. Farewell. She that would altertouch Fortunes fingers Farewell, Shee that would alter

Poems

 3 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
SonnetsSonn.36.7 Which though it alter not love's sole effect, Which though it alter not loues sole effect,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.651 Add to his flow, but alter not his taste.’ Adde to his flowe, but alter not his tast.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.948 To blot old books and alter their contents, To blot old bookes, and alter their contents,

Glossary

 89 result(s).
Aeacides[pron: ee'asideez] alternative name for Ajax
alterchange, exchange
alteringafflicting, health-affecting
bendchange, alter, turn in a new direction
Boheme[pron: 'bohheem] alternative name for Bohemia
bootalternative, choice, better way
certainlyfirmly, steadfastly, unalterably
choose, cannothave no alternative, cannot do otherwise
collarnoose, hangman's halter
convertchange, transform, alter
councilintense debate, dispute, altercation
dependantF alternative to 'depending'
differencechoice, alternative, option
dilemmachoice of action, alternative position
disfigurestand for, disguise, alter the appearance of
droopingfailing, decaying, faltering
exchangetransformation, altered appearance
figQ1 alternative to 'jig'
fondF alternative to 'fanned'
francoyesFrenchman [Q alternative to 'Francisco']
geniusalter ego, second self
halterrope with a noose [for hanging]
halterrope, noose [for leading a beast]
halteredwith a noose around it
haltinghesitation, wavering, faltering
haltinghesitating, limping, faltering
holy-horseF alternative to 'hobby-horse'
hor-dockQ alternative to 'burdock'
Hymenaeus[pron: hiymen'eeus] alternative name for Hymen
inobledF alternative to 'mobled'
investbesiege, put pressure on [Q2 alternatve to 'invites' in Ham I.iii.83]
Jacob, Saintin Christian tradition, an alternative name for St James
jadyQ alternative to 'jaded'
Jove[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
kythQ2 alternative to 'tithe'
metamorphosetransform, alter one's disposition, change one's shape
moveshake one's resolve, alter one's position
nightlyF alternative to 'nighted'
onixeQ2 alternative for 'union' large pearl
oppositioncounter-proposal, alternative proposition
ordinateF alternative to 'ordinant'
outscornQ alternative to 'outstorm'
overofficeF alternative to 'overreach'
Pallasalternative name for Athene
palterprevaricate, deal evasively [with], quibble
palteringevasiveness, equivocation, trickery
panynF alternative to 'pavin'
parleargument, altercation, exchange
peizeF, Q alternative to 'piece'
pelicocksQ alternative to 'pillicock'
perspectivepicture in which perspective is altered so as to appear distorted unless seen from a particular angle
pleatedQ alternative to 'plighted'
pollaxF and QQ alternative to 'poleaxe'
powtherQ alternative to 'pudder'
prophaneQ2 alternative to 'fanned'
psalterytype of plucked stringed instrument
questionfighting, conflict, altercation
razealter, take away, get rid of
reasonalternative, choice, possibility
remedyhelp, relief, alternative
remedyno question, no alternative
revoltchange sides, alter allegiance, desert
rope[cry of derision, imitating a parrot's cry] hangman's rope, halter
russelQ alternative to 'ruffle'
scalionQ1 alternative to 'stallion'
scantleQ alternative to 'cantle'
scullionF alternative to 'stallion'
shag-earedF alternative to 'shag-haired'
shiftas a makeshift, for lack of a better alternative
shrike[Q variant] alternative spelling of 'shriek'
Sisters Threealternative name for the Fates
solicityF alternative to 'solicit'
squierF, Q alternative to 'square'
stallionF alternative to 'staniel'
statueF alternative to 'statute'
steepF alternative to 'step'
superfinicalQ alternative to 'super-serviceable'
swaddling cloutsQ1, Q2 alternative to 'swathing clothes'
swashingQ4 alternative to 'washing'
totteredQ1, Q2 alternative to 'tattered'
tranectQ alternative to 'traject': ferry
translatechange, transform, alter
transposechange, transform, alter
trans-shapetransform, transmute, alter the shape of
trapicallyQ1 alternative to 'tropically'
turnchange, transform, alter
turnadapt, alter, modify
wavewaver, vacillate, alternate
word(plural) angry exchanges, altercations, recriminations

Thesaurus

 45 result(s).
allegiance, alterrevolt
alterraze
alterturn
alterturn
altertranspose
altertranslate
alterconvert
alterbend
alter allegiancerevolt
alter appearancedisfigure
alter appearanceexchange
alter dispositionmetamorphose
alter egogenius
alter positionmove
alter the shapetrans-shape
altercationword
altercationquestion
altercationparle
altercationcouncil
alternatewave
alternativereason
alternativeremedy
alternativedifference
alternativeboot
alternative positiondilemma
alternative propositionopposition
alternative, have nochoose, cannot
alternative, noremedy
alternative, no bettershift
appearance, alterdisfigure
appearance, alteredexchange
disposition, altermetamorphose
falteringhalting
falteringdrooping
falteringhalting
halter [cry of derision]rope
halter, hangman'scollar
hangman's haltercollar
perspective, altered in a pictureperspective
picture in which perspective is alteredperspective
position, altermove
position, alternativedilemma
proposition, alternativeopposition
shape, alter thetrans-shape
unalterablycertainly

Words Families

 4 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
ALTERBASICalter v, alteration n, altered adj, altering adj
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