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All's Well That Ends WellAW I.i.111ask you a question. Man is enemy to virginity; how mayaske you a question. Man is enemie to virginitie, how may
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.i.64I would you had kneeled, my lord, to ask me mercy,I would you had kneel'd my Lord to aske me mercy,
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.i.200Is free for me to ask, thee to bestow.Is free for me to aske, thee to bestow.
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.ii.35to't. Ask me if I am a courtier; it shall do you no harmto't. Aske mee if I am a Courtier, it shall doe you no harme
All's Well That Ends WellAW II.v.65And rather muse than ask why I entreat you;And rather muse then aske why I intreate you,
All's Well That Ends WellAW III.ii.7the ruff and sing, ask questions and sing, pick his teeththe Ruffe and sing, aske questions and sing, picke his teeth,
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.126bids you answer to what I shall ask you out of a note.bids you answer to what I shall aske you out of a Note.
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.269need not to ask you if gold will corrupt him to revolt.neede not to aske you, if Gold will corrupt him to reuolt.
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.276Why does he ask him of me?Why do's he aske him of me?
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.22All repetition. Let him not ask our pardon;All repetition: Let him not aske our pardon,
All's Well That Ends WellAW V.iii.185Ask him upon his oath if he does thinkAske him vpon his oath, if hee do's thinke
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.17.1Maecenas; ask Agrippa.Mecenas, aske Agrippa.
Antony and CleopatraAC II.ii.101So far ask pardon as befits mine honourSo farre aske pardon, as befits mine Honour
Antony and CleopatraAC III.iii.44I have one thing more to ask him yet, good Charmian.I haue one thing more to aske him yet good Charmian:
Antony and CleopatraAC III.xiii.63I will ask Antony. Sir, sir, thou art so leakyI will aske Anthony. / Sir, sir, thou art so leakie
Antony and CleopatraAC III.xiii.133He did ask favour.He did aske fauour.
Antony and CleopatraAC IV.ii.32Tend me tonight two hours, I ask no more,Tend me to night two houres, I aske no more,
As You Like ItAYL I.ii.242I'll ask him what he would. – Did you call, sir?Ile aske him what he would: Did you call Sir?
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.215makes he here? Did he ask for me? Where remains he?makes hee heere? Did he aske for me? Where remaines he ?
As You Like ItAYL III.ii.292You should ask me what time o' day: there's noYou should aske me what time o'day: there's no
As You Like ItAYL III.v.109Think not I love him, though I ask for him.Thinke not I loue him, though I ask for him,
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.103disposition; and ask me what you will, I will grant it.disposition: and aske me what you will, I will grant it.
As You Like ItAYL IV.i.127I might ask you for your commission, but II might aske you for your Commission, / But I
The Comedy of ErrorsCE II.ii.219Sirrah, if any ask you for your master,Sirra, if any aske you for your Master, 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.iii.71Some devils ask but the parings of one's nail,Some diuels aske but the parings of ones naile, 
CoriolanusCor II.i.13two are old men; tell me one thing that I shall ask you.two are old men, tell me one thing that I shall aske you.
CoriolanusCor II.iii.73The price is to ask it kindly.The price is, to aske it kindly.
CoriolanusCor II.iii.206Of him that did not ask but mock, bestowof him that did not aske, but mock, / Bestow
CoriolanusCor IV.vi.110.2Who shall ask it?Who shall aske it?
CoriolanusCor V.iii.79Or, if you'd ask, remember this before:Or if you'ld aske, remember this before;
CoriolanusCor V.iii.88For we have nothing else to ask but thatFor we haue nothing else to aske, but that
CoriolanusCor V.iii.89Which you deny already. Yet we will ask,Which you deny already: yet we will aske,
CymbelineCym I.v.50Can we with manners ask what was the difference?Can we with manners, aske what was the difference?
CymbelineCym I.vi.7My conscience bids me ask – wherefore you have(My Conscience bids me aske) wherefore you haue
CymbelineCym III.v.86I will not ask again. Close villain,I will not aske againe. Close Villaine,
CymbelineCym III.v.131Meet thee at Milford-Haven! – I forgot to ask himMeet thee at Milford-Hauen: (I forgot to aske
CymbelineCym V.iii.65To be i'th' field, and ask ‘ what news?’ of me!To be i'th'Field, and aske what newes of me:
CymbelineCym V.v.16.1To ask of whence you are. Report it.To aske of whence you are. Report it.
CymbelineCym V.v.97And ask of Cymbeline what boon thou wilt,And aske of Cymbeline what Boone thou wilt,
CymbelineCym V.v.110What's best to ask. Know'st him thou look'st on? Speak,What's best to aske. Know'st him thou look'st on? speak
HamletHam IV.v.47ask you what it means, say you this:aske you what it meanes, say you this:
HamletHam IV.vii.108.2Why ask you this?Why aske you this?
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.iii.90Whose tongue shall ask me for one penny costWhose tongue shall aske me for one peny cost
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iii.89Directly unto this question that I ask.directly vnto this question, that I shall aske.
Henry IV Part 11H4 II.iv.60ask me when thou wilt, and thou shalt have it.Aske me when thou wilt, and thou shalt haue it.
Henry IV Part 22H4 III.ii.63backsword man. How doth the good knight? May I askBack-Sword-man. How doth the good Knight? may I aske,
Henry VH5 II.ii.63Your highness bade me ask for it today.Your Highnesse bad me aske for it to day.
Henry VH5 IV.iv.24Come hither, boy: ask me this slave in FrenchCome hither boy, aske me this slaue in French
Henry VH5 V.ii.195I'll ask them. Come, I know thou lovest me; and atIle aske them. Come, I know thou louest me: and at
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.ii.87Ask me what question thou canst possible,Aske me what question thou canst possible,
Henry VI Part 11H6 II.iii.27What means he now? Go ask him whither he goes.What meanes he now? Goe aske him, whither he goes?
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iv.25Thou tremblest at, answer that I shall ask;thou tremblest at, / Answere that I shall aske:
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iv.27Ask what thou wilt. That I had said and done!Aske what thou wilt; that I had sayd, and done.
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ii.161enemies; go to, then, I ask but this: can he that speaksenemies: go too then, I ask but this: Can he that speaks
Henry VI Part 22H6 IV.ix.37And ask him what's the reason of these arms.And aske him what's the reason of these Armes:
Henry VI Part 22H6 V.i.109Wouldst have me kneel? First let me ask of theseWold'st haue me kneele? First let me ask of thee,
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.vi.69Clifford, ask mercy and obtain no grace.Clifford, aske mercy, and obtaine no grace.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.vi.90And ask the Lady Bona for thy queen.And aske the Ladie Bona for thy Queene:
Henry VI Part 33H6 III.ii.48Ay, but thou canst do what I mean to ask.I, but thou canst doe what I meane to aske.
Henry VI Part 33H6 V.ii.7Why ask I that? My mangled body shows,Why aske I that? my mangled body shewes,
Henry VIIIH8 I.i.124Ask God for temperance; that's th' appliance onlyAske God for Temp'rance, that's th'appliance onely
Henry VIIIH8 I.ii.12The other moiety ere you ask is given.The other moity ere you aske is giuen,
Henry VIIIH8 II.ii.110A woman of less place might ask by law – A Woman of lesse Place might aske by Law;
Henry VIIIH8 III.ii.246You ask with such a violence, the King,You aske with such a Violence, the King
Henry VIIIH8 IV.i.13May I be bold to ask what that contains,May I be bold to aske what that containes,
Julius CaesarJC I.ii.218I should not then ask Casca what had chanced.I should not then aske Caska what had chanc'd.
Julius CaesarJC IV.iii.183Why ask you? Hear you aught of her in yours?
King Edward IIIE3 IV.ii.11Ask what they are; it seems they come from Calais.Aske what they are, it seemes they come from Callis.
King JohnKJ II.i.525Nay, ask me if I can refrain from love;Nay aske me if I can refraine from loue,
King JohnKJ IV.i.44And I did never ask it you again;And I did neuer aske it you againe:
King JohnKJ IV.ii.43I shall indue you with. Meantime but askI shall indue you with: Meane time, but aske
King JohnKJ IV.ii.63That you have bid us ask, his liberty;That you haue bid vs aske his libertie,
King JohnKJ IV.ii.64Which for our goods we do no further askWhich for our goods, we do no further aske,
King JohnKJ V.vii.41And comfort me with cold. I do not ask you much – And comfort me with cold. I do not aske you much,
King LearKL II.iv.147.2Ask her forgiveness?Aske her forgiuenesse?
King LearKL III.ii.11than this rain-water out o' door. Good nuncle, in; ask thythen this Rain-water out o' doore. Good Nunkle, in, aske thy
King LearKL III.iii.15of him perceived. If he ask for me, I am ill and gone to of him perceiued; If he aske for me, I am ill, and gone to
King LearKL III.iv.153Let me ask you one word in private.Let me aske you one word in priuate.
King LearKL V.iii.10When thou dost ask me blessing I'll kneel downWhen thou dost aske me blessing, Ile kneele downe
King LearKL V.iii.11And ask of thee forgiveness; so we'll live,And aske of thee forgiuenesse: So wee'l liue,
King LearKL V.iii.116Ask him his purposes, why he appearsAske him his purposes, why he appeares
King LearKL V.iii.139.2In wisdom I should ask thy name;In wisedome I should aske thy name,
King LearKL V.iii.158.2Ask me not what I know.Aske me not what I know.
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.163And Rosaline they call her. Ask for her,And Rosaline they call her, aske for her:
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.188It is not so. Ask them how many inchesIt is not so. Aske them how many inches
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.243I know the reason, lady, why you ask.I know the reason Ladie why you aske.
Love's Labour's LostLLL V.ii.523Why ask you?Why aske you?
MacbethMac IV.i.60To what I ask you.To what I aske you.
Measure for MeasureMM I.iv.21Why ‘ her unhappy brother ’? Let me ask,Why her vnhappy Brother? Let me aske,
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.136I beseech you, sir, ask him what this man did toI beseech you Sir, aske him what this man did to
Measure for MeasureMM II.i.138I beseech your honour, ask me.I beseech your honor, aske me.
Measure for MeasureMM II.ii.9.1Why dost thou ask again?Why do'st thou aske againe?
Measure for MeasureMM II.ii.137Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth knowKnock there, and aske your heart what it doth know
Measure for MeasureMM III.i.173Let me ask my sister pardon. I am so out ofLet me ask my sister pardon, I am so out of
Measure for MeasureMM IV.ii.48oftener ask forgiveness.oftner aske forgiuenesse.
The Merchant of VeniceMV III.v.80Nay, but ask my opinion too of that!Nay, but aske my opinion to of that?
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.40You'll ask me why I rather choose to haveYou'l aske me why I rather choose to haue
The Merchant of VeniceMV IV.i.366I pardon thee thy life before thou ask it.I pardon thee thy life before thou aske it:
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.ii.1Go your ways, and ask of Doctor Caius's houseGo your waies, and aske of Doctor Caius house,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW I.iv.132worship to ask.Worship to aske?
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.i.4Ask me no reason why I love you, for though Love useAske me no reason why I loue you, for though Loue vse
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.iv.64You may ask your father; here he comes.you may aske your father, heere he comes.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.i.16ask him some questions in his accidence.aske him some questions in his Accidence.
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW IV.iv.57And ask him why, that hour of fairy revel,And aske him why that houre of Fairy Reuell,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.ii.22That will ask some tears in the true performingThat will aske some teares in the true performing
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND IV.i.58I then did ask of her her changeling child,I then did aske of her, her changeling childe,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND IV.ii.26Masters, I am to discourse wonders – but askMasters, I am to discourse wonders; but ask me
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.32What is he that you ask for, niece?What is he that you aske for Neece?
Much Ado About NothingMA III.iii.109Thou shouldst rather ask if it were possibleThou should'st rather aske if it were possible
Much Ado About NothingMA III.iv.33otherwise 'tis light, and not heavy; ask my Ladyotherwise 'tis light and not heauy, aske my Lady
Much Ado About NothingMA V.i.210First, I ask thee what they have done; thirdly,First I aske thee what they haue done, thirdlie
Much Ado About NothingMA V.i.211I ask thee what's their offence; sixth and lastly, whyI aske thee what's their offence, sixt and lastlie why
OthelloOth I.i.86.2Why, wherefore ask you this?Why? Wherefore ask you this?
OthelloOth II.iii.294I will ask him for my place again; he shall tell meI will aske him for my Place againe, he shall tell me,
OthelloOth III.iii.69What you would ask me that I should deny,What you would aske me, that I should deny,
OthelloOth III.iii.95He did, from first to last. Why dost thou ask?He did, from first to last: / Why dost thou aske?
OthelloOth V.ii.50.1Send for the man and ask him.send for the man, / And aske him.
OthelloOth V.ii.137Cassio did top her: ask thy husband else.Cassio did top her: Ask thy husband else.
OthelloOth V.ii.297I do believe it, and I ask your pardon.I do beleeue it, and I aske your pardon:
PericlesPer I.i.63Nor ask advice of any other thoughtNor aske aduise of any other thought,
PericlesPer I.i.158It fits thee not to ask the reason why,It fittes thee not to aske the reason why?
PericlesPer I.ii.120I'll take thy word for faith, not ask thine oath;Ile take thy word, for faith not aske thine oath,
PericlesPer I.iii.5bid to ask what he would of the king, desired he mightbid to aske what hee would of the King, desired he might
PericlesPer II.i.75To give my tongue that heat to ask your help;To giue my tongue that heat to aske your helpe:
PericlesPer II.v.32Let me ask you one thing. What do you thinkLet me aske you one thing: / What do you thinke
Richard IIR2 I.iii.9Ask him his name, and orderly proceedAske him his name, and orderly proceed
Richard IIR2 I.iii.26Marshal, ask yonder knight in armsMarshall: Aske yonder Knight in Armes,
Richard IIR2 II.i.159And for these great affairs do ask some charge,And for these great affayres do aske some charge
Richard IIR2 IV.i.309Yet ask.Yet aske.
Richard IIIR3 III.ii.96The better that your lordship please to ask.The better, that your Lordship please to aske.
Richard IIIR3 IV.iv.523Unto the shore to ask those on the banksVnto the shore, to aske those on the Banks,
Romeo and JulietRJ I.iv.49.2Why, may one ask?Why may one aske?
Romeo and JulietRJ I.v.134Go ask his name. – If he be married,Go aske his name: if he be married,
Romeo and JulietRJ II.iii.44I'll tell thee ere thou ask it me again.Ile tell thee ere thou aske it me agen:
Romeo and JulietRJ III.i.97a church door. But 'tis enough. 'Twill serve. Ask for mea Church doore, but 'tis inough, 'twill serue: aske for me
Romeo and JulietRJ V.i.15How fares my Juliet? That I ask again,How doth my Lady Iuliet? that I aske againe,
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.1.58And ask him what apparel he will wear.And aske him what apparrel he will weare:
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.2.7any conserves, give me conserves of beef. Ne'er ask meany Conserues, giue me conserues of Beefe: nere ask me
The Taming of the ShrewTS induction.2.19bear-herd, and now by present profession a tinker? AskBeare-heard, and now by present profession a Tinker. Aske
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.i.244To make one among these wooers. If thou ask me why,To make one among these wooers: if thou ask me why,
The Taming of the ShrewTS I.ii.248Sir, let me be so bold as ask you,Sir, let me be so bold as aske you,
The Taming of the ShrewTS II.i.180When I shall ask the banns, and when be married.When I shall aske the banes, and when be married.
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.ii.158Should ask if Katherine should be his wife,Should aske if Katherine should be his wife,
The Taming of the ShrewTS III.ii.175And seemed to ask him sops as he was drinking.and seem'd to aske him sops as hee was drinking:
The TempestTem V.i.190I chose her when I could not ask my fatherI chose her when I could not aske my Father
The TempestTem V.i.198.1Must ask my child forgiveness!Must aske my childe forgiuenesse?
Timon of AthensTim II.i.9Ask nothing, give it him, it foals me straight,Aske nothing, giue it him, it Foles me straight
Timon of AthensTim II.ii.68That you ask me what you are, and do notThat you ask me what you are, & do not
Timon of AthensTim III.iv.46What do ye ask of me, my friend?What do ye aske of me, my Friend.
Timon of AthensTim IV.iii.476Why dost ask that? I have forgot all men.Why dost aske that? I haue forgot all men.
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.127Religiously they ask a sacrifice.Religiously they aske a sacrifice:
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.204Titus, thou shalt obtain and ask the empery.Titus, thou shalt obtaine and aske the Emperie.
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.221I ask your voices and your suffrages.I aske your voyces and your Suffrages,
Titus AndronicusTit I.i.476You shall ask pardon of his majesty.You shall aske pardon of his Maiestie.
Titus AndronicusTit IV.iii.83But what says Jupiter, I ask thee?But what sayes Iupiter I aske thee?
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.227I ask, that I might waken reverence,I aske, that I might waken reuerence,
Troilus and CressidaTC IV.v.71.1Hector bade ask.Hector bad aske?
Troilus and CressidaTC V.i.60against destiny. Ask me not what I would be, if I wereagainst Destiny. Aske me not what I would be, if I were
Twelfth NightTN II.v.53place, as I would they should do theirs – to ask for myplace, as I would they should doe theirs: to aske for my
Twelfth NightTN II.v.177And ask no other dowry with her but such anotherAnd aske no other dowry with her, but such another
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.207What shall you ask of me that I'll deny,What shall you aske of me that Ile deny,
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.326Makes me to ask you for my purse? It grieves meMakes me to aske you for my purse. It greeues mee
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.379cowardship, ask Fabian.cowardship aske Fabian.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.i.114You mistook, sir. I say she did nod; and you askYou mistooke Sir: I say she did nod; / And you aske
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG I.ii.65And ask remission for my folly past.And aske remission, for my folly past.
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG II.v.31Ask my dog. If he say ay, it will; if he say no, itAske my dogge, if he say I, it will: if hee say no, it
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG V.iv.151To grant one boom that I shall ask of you.To grant one Boone that I shall aske of you.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.204To ask you anything, nor be so hardyTo aske you any thing, nor be so hardy
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.91Here's one; if it but hold, I ask no more,Here's one, if it but hold, I aske no more,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK III.vi.168For scorning thy edict, Duke, ask that ladyFor scorning thy Edict Duke, aske that Lady
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.i.32.2Why do you ask?Why doe you aske?
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.ii.37I ask thy pardon; Palamon, thou art aloneI aske thy pardon: Palamon, thou art alone,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.ii.50Stand both together. Now come ask me, brother – Stand both together: Now, come aske me Brother,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK IV.ii.51Alas, I know not! Ask me now, sweet sister;Alas, I know not: aske me now sweet Sister,
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK V.ii.17.1Lie with her if she ask you.Lye with her if she aske you.
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK epilogue.1I would now ask ye how ye like the play,I would now aske ye how ye like the Play,


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The Rape of LucreceLuc.721 To ask the spotted princess how she fares. To aske the spotted Princesse how she fares.
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1223 But durst not ask of her audaciously But durst not aske of her audaciouslie,
The Rape of LucreceLuc.1594 He hath no power to ask her how she fares; He hath no power to aske her how shee fares,


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askdemand, require, call for
askrequest, suggest, propose
bespeakask for, order, request
bespeakask, request, entreat
bidinvite, ask, entice
bidpray, entreat, beg, ask
catechizeask questions of
conjureask solemnly, entreat earnestly, beseech
demandrequest to tell, question, ask [about]
demandask for, claim
desirerequest, wish, ask [for]
entreatbeseech, beg, ask earnestly
importunebeg [for], ask persistently [for]
inquireseek out, ask after one's whereabouts
pritheeplease, may I ask
requirerequest, ask, beg
trow(I) wonder, (I) ask you


 18 result(s).
ask after one's whereaboutsinquire
ask earnestlyentreat
ask forbespeak
ask fordemand
ask fordesire
ask persistentlyimportune
ask questions ofcatechize
ask solemnlyconjure
ask you, Itrow
ask, may Iprithee
persistently, askimportune
questions, askcatechize
solemnly, askconjure

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Past tenses...orm of the verb i walk > i walked they ask > they asked there are some 300 irregul...

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
ASKBASICask v, asking n
ASKNOTunasked adj


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