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'SLIGHT  look up translate image
by God's light (common Elizabethan oath). (Twelfth Night)
'TIS ALL ONE  look up translate image
i.e., 'tis all the same, it makes no difference to me. (Romeo and Juliet)
A PATIENT LIST  look up translate image
the limits of patience. (Othello)
A-GOOD  look up translate image
a good deal, plenteously
A-HOLD  look up translate image
a sea-term
A-ROW  look up translate image
in a row
ABATE  look up translate image
to shorten; to cast down; to blunt
ABATEMENT  look up translate image
diminution
ABHOR  look up translate image
protest; disgust
ABIDE  look up translate image
to sojourn to expiate
ABLE  look up translate image
to uphold
ABRIDGEMENT  look up translate image
a short play
ABROAD  look up translate image
away, apart
ABROOK  look up translate image
to brook, abide
ABSEY-BOOK  look up translate image
a primer
ABSOLUTE  look up translate image
positive, certain Complete
ABUSE  look up translate image
to deceive; deception
ABY  look up translate image
to expiate a fault
ABYSM  look up translate image
abyss
ACCITE  look up translate image
to cite, summon
ACCUSE  look up translate image
accusation
ACHIEVE  look up translate image
to obtain
ACKNOWN  look up translate image
'to be acknown' is to acknowledge
ACQUITTANCE  look up translate image
a receipt or discharge
ACTION-TAKING  look up translate image
litigious
ACTURE  look up translate image
action
ADDITION  look up translate image
title, attribute
ADDRESS  look up translate image
to prepare oneself
ADDRESSED  look up translate image
prepared
ADVANCE  look up translate image
to prefer, promote to honour
ADVENTURE MY DISCRETION  look up translate image
risk my reputation. (The Tempest)
ADVERTISEMENT  look up translate image
admonition
ADVERTISING  look up translate image
attentive
ADVICE  look up translate image
consideration, discretion
ADVISE  look up translate image
sometimes neuter, sometimes reflective, to consider, reflect
ADVISED  look up translate image
considerate
ADVOCATION  look up translate image
pleading, advocacy
AERY  look up translate image
nest. (Hamlet)
AFEARED  look up translate image
afraid
AFFECT  look up translate image
to love
AFFECTIONED  look up translate image
affected, one who puts on airs. (Twelfth Night)
AFFECTIONS SWAYED  look up translate image
passions ruled. (Julius Caesar)
AFFY  look up translate image
to affiance To trust
AFRONT  look up translate image
in front
AGAINST THE HAIR  look up translate image
or, as we say, "against the grain," a metaphor from brushing the hair of an animal the opposite way to which it lies. (Romeo and Juliet)
AGAZED  look up translate image
looking in amazement
AGLET-BABY  look up translate image
the small figure engraved on a jewel
AGNISE  look up translate image
to acknowledge, confess
AGNIZE  look up translate image
acknowledge. (Othello)
AIERIE  look up translate image
the nest of a bird of prey
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Glossary of Shakespear's words
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    Understand what Shakespeare is really saying with this Shakespearean glossary from Cliffsnotes.com.
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    Definitions (translations) of some unusual or outmoded Shakespearean words. Each list word is shown in context and reference to a play is given.
  • Glossary of Shakespeare's Writings - Table of Contents
    www.worldwideschool.org
    Glossary of Shakespeare's Writings by William Shakespeare
  • History of the English Language
    www.englishclub.com
    A short history of the origins and development of the English language, from Old English to Modern English.
  • In Search of Shakespeare . Shakespeare's Language | PBS
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  • Shakespeare Resource Center - The Language of Shakespeare
    www.bardweb.net
    The most striking feature of Shakespeare is his command of language. It is all the more astounding when one not only considers Shakespeare's sparse formal education but the curriculum of the day. Although certain grammatical treatises were published in Shakespeare's day, organized grammar texts would not appear until the 1700's. Shakespeare as a youth would have no more systematically studied his own language than any educated man of the period.
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