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Search phrase: keeping

Plays

 22 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.143I will never trust a man again for keepingI will neuer trust a man againe, for keeping
All's Well That Ends WellAW IV.iii.246not keeping of oaths; in breaking 'em he is stronger thannot keeping of oaths, in breaking em he is stronger then
Antony and CleopatraAC V.ii.265the keeping of wise people; for indeed there is nothe keeping of wise people: for indeede, there is no
As You Like ItAYL I.i.8home unkept – for call you that ‘ keeping ’ for a gentlemanhome vnkept: for call you that keeping for a gentleman
CoriolanusCor V.ii.94Do you hear how we are shent for keepingDo you heare how wee are shent for keeping
CymbelineCym III.v.46She prayed me to excuse her keeping close,She pray'd me to excuse her keeping close,
HamletHam III.ii.50with his lips, and thus keeping in his cinquepace of
Henry IV Part 11H4 I.ii.119Then art thou damned for keeping thy word withThen art thou damn'd for keeping thy word with
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.ii.46keeping such vile company as thou art hath in reasonkeeping such vild company as thou art, hath in reason
Henry IV Part 22H4 II.iv.199Here's a goodly tumult! I'll forswear keepingHere's a goodly tumult: Ile forsweare keeping
Henry VI Part 11H6 V.iii.57Keeping them prisoner underneath her wings.Keeping them prisoner vnderneath his wings:
Henry VI Part 22H6 I.iii.17keeping my house, and lands, and wife, and all, from me.keeping my House, and Lands, and Wife and all, from me.
Love's Labour's LostLLL I.i.65Or, having sworn too hard-a-keeping oath,Or hauing sworne too hard a keeping oath,
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.177I am betrayed by keeping companyI am betrayed by keeping company
Love's Labour's LostLLL IV.iii.332Or, keeping what is sworn, you will prove fools.Or keeping what is sworne, you will proue fooles,
Measure for MeasureMM I.ii.75promise-keeping.promise keeping.
Richard IIIR3 IV.ii.51I will take order for her keeping close.I will take order for her keeping close.
The Merchant of VeniceMV V.i.307So sore as keeping safe Nerissa's ring.So sore, as keeping safe Nerrissas ring.
The Winter's TaleWT V.ii.93mother's statue, which is in the keeping of Paulina – aMothers Statue (which is in the keeping of Paulina) a
Timon of AthensTim I.i.154The state or fortune fall into my keepingThat state or Fortune fall into my keeping,
Troilus and CressidaTC II.ii.82Is she worth keeping? – Why, she is a pearlIs she worth keeping? Why she is a Pearle,
Troilus and CressidaTC II.ii.150Wiped off in honourable keeping her.Wip'd off in honourable keeping her.

Glossary

 24 result(s).
cave-keepingcave-dwelling; living in darkness
continuancemaintaining, keeping up, carrying on
counsel-keepingable to keep secrets
deliverhand over, convey, commit to the keeping [of someone]
guardprotection, keeping, custody
guardageguardianship, protection, keeping
handcare, escort, keeping
hard-a-keepingtoo hard to keep
hold-doorbrothel door-keeping
housekeepinghospitality, maintaining a welcoming household
housewiferyhousekeeping, household management
keepkeeping, custody, care
levelfit, suit, be in keeping with
pinfoldpound, place for keeping stray animals
pursetake possession of, put into one's keeping
reservationkeeping back, leaving aside
reservationconcealment, secrecy, keeping out of sight
restraintprohibition, exclusion, keeping out
retentionmeans of retaining, way of keeping in mind
safetysafe keeping, custody
scoremethod of notching a piece of wood as a means of debt-keeping; when split in two between lender and debtor, the scores on the two pieces of wood would tally
spy[unclear meaning] opportunity to spy, watch-keeping
tuitioncare, safe-keeping, protection
watch-case[unclear meaning] receptacle containing a watch; place for keeping watch

Thesaurus

 25 result(s).
animals, place for keeping straypinfold
brothel door-keepinghold-door
debt-keeping, means ofscore
door-keeping in a brothelhold-door
housekeepinghousewifery
keepingguard
keepingkeep
keepinghand
keepingguardage
keeping backreservation
keeping outrestraint
keeping upcontinuance
keeping, be inlevel
keeping, commit to thedeliver
keeping, put into one'spurse
keeping, safesafety
mind, way of keeping inretention
place for keeping watchwatch-case
safe keepingsafety
safe-keepingtuition
scores in debt-keepingscore
sight, keeping out ofreservation
stray animals, place for keepingpinfold
watch, place for keepingwatch-case
watch-keepingspy

Words Families

 1 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
KEEPBASICkeeping n
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