Thesaurus
This is a thesaurus of all the glosses to the words in the Glossary, linked to the lines in the texts where these words are found.

The Thesaurus is the opposite of the Glossary. When consulting the Glossary, you know the word and you want to find out what it means. When consulting the Thesaurus, you know the meaning and you want to find out which Shakespearean words express it. How would he say 'arrogant' or 'companion'? The options are listed when you search for these words.

Disclaimer: our Thesaurus is a guide only to the words in the Glossary, and not an account of the way these words might be used elsewhere in the canon, or in Early Modern English as a whole. For example, we include Shakespeare’s use of mother to mean 'womanish qualities', but not in its ordinary sense of 'parent'. You can read more background about the thesaurus here.

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Search phrase author 26 items found
authoritative action
power (n.)
authoritative decision
sentence (n.)
authoritative guidance
direction (n.)
authoritative charge
commission (n.)
authoritative influence
authority (n.)
authoritative opinion
voice (n.)
authority, give
invest (v.)
authority, have total
roast, rule the
authority, highest in
supreme (n.)
authority, kingly
sovereignty (n.)
authority, legitimate
name (n.)
authority, place in
bench (v.)
authority, place of
chair (n.)
authority, position of
command (n.),sway (n.)
authority, speak with
authorize (v.)
authority, those in
authority (n.)
authority, written
writ (n.)
authority to act
licence (n.)
authorization, written
hand (n.)
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