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Search phrase: key

Plays

 29 result(s).
PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND I.i.18But I will wed thee in another key:But I will wed thee in another key,
A Midsummer Night's DreamMND III.ii.206Both warbling of one song, both in one key,Both warbling of one song, both in one key;
All's Well That Ends WellAW I.i.65Under thy own life's key. Be checked for silence,Vnder thy owne lifes key. Be checkt for silence,
CymbelineCym V.iv.7By th' sure physician, Death; who is the keyBy'th'sure Physitian, Death; who is the key
HamletHam I.iii.86And you yourself shall keep the key of it.And you your selfe shall keepe the key of it.
Henry VH5 II.ii.96Thou that didst bear the key of all my counsels,Thou that didst beare the key of all my counsailes,
King LearKL I.ii.167There's my key. If you do stir abroad, go armed.there's my key: if you do stirre abroad, goe arm'd.
King LearKL II.iv.51Ne'er turns the key to the poor.nere turns the key to th'poore.
King LearKL III.vii.63Thou shouldst have said, ‘ Good porter, turn the key; Thou should'st haue said, good Porter turne the Key:
Love's Labour's LostLLL III.i.4Sweet air! Go, tenderness of years, take this key,Sweete Ayer, go tendernesse of yeares: take this Key,
MacbethMac II.iii.2hell-gate, he should have old turning the key.Hell Gate, hee should haue old turning the Key.
MacbethMac III.vi.18That had he Duncan's sons under his keyThat had he Duncans Sonnes vnder his Key,
Measure for MeasureMM I.iv.8Turn you the key, and know his business of him.Turne you the key, and know his businesse of him;
Measure for MeasureMM IV.i.30That makes his opening with this bigger key.That makes his opening with this bigger Key:
Much Ado About NothingMA I.i.173carpenter? Come, in what key shall a man take you to goCarpenter: Come, in what key shall a man take you to goe
Much Ado About NothingMA V.i.295Deformed; they say he wears a key in his ear and a lockDeformed, they say he weares a key in his eare and a lock
OthelloOth IV.ii.21A closet lock and key of villainous secrets;A Closset Locke and Key of Villanous Secrets,
OthelloOth IV.ii.93I pray you turn the key, and keep our counsel.I pray you turne the key, and keepe our counsaile.
Richard IIR2 V.iii.35Then give me leave that I may turn the keyThen giue me leaue, that I may turne the key,
The Comedy of ErrorsCE IV.i.104Give her this key, and tell her in the deskGiue her this key, and tell her in the Deske
The Comedy of ErrorsCE V.i.311Knows not my feeble key of untuned cares?Knowes not my feeble key of vntun'd cares? 
The Merchant of VeniceMV I.iii.120Shall I bend low, and in a bondman's key,Shall I bend low, and in a bond-mans key
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.vii.59Lies all within. Deliver me the key.Lies all within. Deliuer me the key:
The Merchant of VeniceMV II.ix.51I will assume desert. Give me a key for this,I will assume desert; giue me a key for this,
The Merry Wives of WindsorMW II.ii.261her as the key of the cuckoldy rogue's coffer – andher as the key of the Cuckoldly-rogues Coffer, &
The TempestTem I.ii.83Or else new formed 'em; having both the keyOr els new form'd 'em; hauing both the key,
The Two Gentlemen of VeronaTG III.i.36The key whereof myself have ever kept;The key whereof, my selfe haue euer kept:
The Two Noble KinsmenTNK I.i.94Speak't in a woman's key, like such a womanSpeak't in a womans key: like such a woman
Troilus and CressidaTC I.iii.53And with an accent tuned in selfsame keyAnd with an accent tun'd in selfe-same key,

Poems

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PlayKey LineModern TextOriginal Text
SonnetsSonn.52.1 So am I as the rich, whose blessed key SO am I as the rich whose blessed key,

Glossary

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ape-bearershowman with a performing monkey
asinico[pron: asi'neekoh] little ass, donkey, dolt
assinico, asinico, assenego[pron: asi'neekoh] little ass, donkey, dolt
broker-lackeyabject go-between, pander [sic]
chequintype of gold coin [of Italy and Turkey]
chipkey [of a spinet, harpsichord, etc]
Cydnusriver in Cilicia, S Turkey; meeting place of Cleopatra and Antony, 41 BC
Dardan, Dardaniaregion in W Turkey in which Troy was the capital
drudgeslave, serf, lackey
feederservant, parasite, lackey
Hellespont['helespont] Dardanelles; narrow strait in NW Turkey, connecting the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara
jackkey [in a harpsichord, virginal, etc; strictly, part of the key mechanism]
jackanapesupstart, buffoon, monkey
Jockey[pet name] little Jack, Jacky
keytone, voice, manner of expression
keyaccord, rapport, mind
key-coldcold as a metal key
knaveservant, menial, lackey
lackeyfootman, minion, flunky
lackeymove about aimlessly [as does a lackey]
lackeyservile, menial, abject
lackeyhanger-on, camp follower
manservant, attendant, lackey
marmosettype of small monkey
moodmode, tune, key
Propontic SeaSea of Marmora, Turkey
scullionmenial, lackey, domestic servant
Simois[pron: 'simohees] river flowing from Mt Ida to the plain of Troy, W Turkey
slavehireling, lackey, menial, servant
Tarsusancient city of Asia Minor, S Turkey
Tenedos[pron: 'tenedos] island near Troy, W Turkey
Troyancient city of W Turkey, besieged for 10 years during the Trojan Wars; also called Ilium, Ilion
TurkSultan of Turkey
virginalssmall keyboard instrument

Thesaurus

 25 result(s).
cold as a metal keykey-cold
donkeyassinico, asinico, assenego
keymood
key [in a musical instrument]jack
key [in a musical instrument]chip
key, cold as a metalkey-cold
lackeyslave
lackeyknave
lackeyscullion
lackeyman
lackeyfeeder
lackeydrudge
monkeymarmoset
monkeyjackanapes
monkey, showman with a performing ape-bearer
move about aimlessly [as does a lackey]lackey
performing monkey, showman with a ape-bearer
showman with a performing monkeyape-bearer
TurkeyTroy
TurkeyAmurath
TurkeyDardan, Dardania
TurkeyCydnus
TurkeyTenedos
TurkeySimois
TurkeyTaurus

Themes and Topics

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Weapons...heir accompanying carrying apparatus (a key reference is osric’s conversation...
Abbreviations... er sir h hay i hit j joy iy mine k key oo do l lay oy boy m me u put n n...

Words Families

 5 result(s).
Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
COLDSTATEkey-cold adj
HOLEOBJECTkey-hole n
KEYBASICkey n, key-hole n
KEYSTATEkey-cold adj
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