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Search phrase: avoid

Plays

 37 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.242Avoid, and leave him.Auoid, and leaue him.
As You Like ItAYL I.i.23how to avoid it.how to auoid it.
As You Like ItAYL II.v.31And I have been all this day to avoid him. He isAnd I haue bin all this day to auoid him: / He is
As You Like ItAYL V.iv.94avoid but the Lie Direct; and you may avoid that too,auoyd, but the Lye direct : and you may auoide that too,
CoriolanusCor IV.v.25Pray you avoid the house.Pray you auoid the house.
CoriolanusCor IV.v.33avoid. Come.auoid: Come.
CymbelineCym I.ii.56Thou basest thing, avoid hence, from my sight!Thou basest thing, auoyd hence, from my sight:
CymbelineCym I.ii.71And did avoid a puttock.And did auoyd a Puttocke.
HamletHam I.i.135Which happily foreknowing may avoid,(Which happily foreknowing may auoyd)
HamletHam III.ii.14Herod. Pray you avoid it.Herod. Pray you auoid it.
HamletHam III.iv.151Repent what's past. Avoid what is to come;Repent what's past, auoyd what is to come,
Henry IV Part 22H4 IV.v.208To be again displaced; which to avoid,To be againe displac'd. Which to auoyd,
Henry VH5 III.iii.42What say you? Will you yield, and this avoid?What say you? Will you yeeld, and this auoyd?
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iv.39False fiend, avoid!False Fiend auoide.
Henry VI Part 33H6 II.vi.66Because he would avoid such bitter tauntsBecause he would auoid such bitter taunts
Henry VIIIH8 V.i.86.1Avoid the gallery.Auoyd the Gallery.
Julius CaesarJC I.ii.199I do not know the man I should avoidI do not know the man I should auoyd
King JohnKJ I.i.215Yet to avoid deceit I mean to learn;Yet to auoid deceit I meane to learne;
King LearKL I.i.124On her kind nursery. (To Cordelia) Hence and avoid my sight! – On her kind nursery. Hence and avoid my sight:
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.262And therefore red, that would avoid dispraise,And therefore red that would auoyd dispraise,
MacbethMac II.iii.140Is to avoid the aim. Therefore to horse,Is to auoid the ayme. Therefore to Horse,
Measure for MeasureMM III.i.198now stands, he will avoid your accusation; he made trialnow stands, he will auoid your accusation: he made triall
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.90your trouble? The fashion of the world is to avoid cost,your trouble: the fashion of the world is to auoid cost,
Much Ado About NothingMA V.i.248I may avoid him. Which of these is he?I may auoide him: which of these is he?
Richard IIR2 I.iii.241A partial slander sought I to avoid,
Richard IIR2 II.i.264Yet see no shelter to avoid the storm.Yet seeke no shelter to auoid the storme:
Richard IIIR3 III.v.67T' avoid the censures of the carping world.T'auoid the Censures of the carping World.
Richard IIIR3 III.vii.150Therefore – to speak, and to avoid the first,Therefore to speake, and to auoid the first,
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.iii.48Satan, avoid! I charge thee, tempt me not!Sathan auoide, I charge thee tempt me not. 
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.iii.65Avoid then, fiend. What tellest thou me of supping?Auoid then fiend, what tel'st thou me of supping? 
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.263I would you knew Ford, sir, that you might avoidI would you knew Ford, sir, that you might auoid
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW III.v.137impossible places. Though what I am I cannot avoid,impossible places: though what I am, I cannot auoide;
The TempestTem IV.i.142Is almost come. – Well done! Avoid! No more!Is almost come: Well done, auoid: no more.
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.433Avoid what's grown than question how 'tis born.Auoid what's growne, then question how 'tis borne.
The Winter's TaleWT I.ii.462Thou bear'st my life off. Hence! Let us avoid.Thou bear'st my life off, hence: Let vs auoid.
Troilus and CressidaTC II.ii.66Of will and judgement: how may I avoid,Of Will, and Iudgement. How may I auoyde
Twelfth NightTN III.iv.299avoid it. But he has promised me, as he is a gentlemanauoide it: but hee has promised me, as he is a Gentleman

Glossary

 32 result(s).
avoidleave, quit, clear out [of]
avoidbe off, be gone, go away
avoidrepudiate, deny, reject
circumventionwarning to avoid, chance to outwit
eschewavoid, escape, prevent
evitateavoid, avert, get away from
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
forbearleave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
inevitableunavoidable, unable to be averted
livestay afloat, avoid destruction
make[unclear meaning] avoid, beware; or: let go, release
necessaryinevitable, unavoidable, certain
necessityunavoidable event
needlyof necessity, unavoidably
outrunescape, avoid, elude
passlet pass, omit, avoid
Perseusson of Zeus and Danae; advised by Athene to look at the reflection in his shield when cutting off Medusa's head, thereby avoiding being turned to stone; associated with the winged horse released by her death
preventspare, able to avoid
preventtake steps to thwart, avoid by prompt action
ransack-constrainingthat makes plundering unavoidable
saveprevent, avoid, avert
scapeescape, avoid
sheweschew, avoid, shirk
shunrefuse, avoid, refrain from
shunlessunavoidable, inescapable, certain
skipjump over, avoid, pass by
spareomit, avoid, refrain [from]
spareavoid, shun, keep away from
spareavoid offending, refrain from causing distress to
unavoidedunavoidable, inevitable, inescapable
unshunnedunshunnable, unavoidable
Virginius 5th-c BC centurion who slew his daughter, either to avoid her being raped or because she was raped

Thesaurus

 31 result(s).
avoidspare
avoidspare
avoidshun
avoidsave
avoidscape
avoidskip
avoidmake
avoidpass
avoidoutrun
avoideschew
avoidevitate
avoidforbear
avoidshew
avoid by prompt actionprevent
avoid destructionlive
avoid offendingspare
avoid, able toprevent
avoid, warning tocircumvention
destruction, avoidlive
offending, avoidspare
plundering unavoidable, that makesransack-constraining
prompt action, avoid byprevent
unavoidableshunless
unavoidablenecessary
unavoidableunshunned
unavoidableunavoided
unavoidableinevitable
unavoidable eventnecessity
unavoidable plundering, that makesransack-constraining
unavoidablyneedly
warning to avoidcircumvention

Themes and Topics

 3 result(s).
Past tenses...past participle - but many modern texts avoid this term, because the form is by no me...
Historical figures...turion who slew his daughter, either to avoid her being raped or because she was rape...
Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)... launce] villain, forbear2 leave alone, avoid , stay away [from]ac iii.xiii.107 [anton...
...m so sadscape, ’scape (v.)escape, avoid 1h4 ii.ii.59 [prince hal to all, of the ...

Words Families

 8 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
AVOIDBASICavoid v, avoided adj, void adj, void v, voiding adj
AVOIDNOTunavoided adj
UNAVOIDEDBASICsee AVOID
VOID(ING)BASICsee AVOID
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