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Words and Phrases Invented by Shakespeare 2 years 1 week ago #6990

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abstemious
academe
accommodation
accused
addiction
admirable
advertising
aerial
alligator
amazement
anchovy
apostrophe
arch-villain
arouse
assassination
auspicious
bachelorship
backing
bandit
barefaced
baseless
beached
bedazzled
bedroom
belongings
besmirch
bet
birthplace
blanket
bloodstained
blushing
blusterer
bold-faced
bottled
bump
buzzer
caked
cater
champion
circumstantial
clangor
cold-blooded
coldhearted
compact
compromise
consanguineous
control
countless
courtship
critic
critical
cruelhearted
Dalmatians
dauntless
dawn
day's work
deafening
depository
design
dexterously
dialogue
discontent
disgraceful
dishearten
distasteful
distracted
divest
domineering
downstairs
droplet
drugged
dwindle
elbow
embrace
employer
employment
engagement
enrapt
enthroned
epileptic
equivocal
eventful
excitement
expedience
exposure
eyeball
eyedrops
eyesore
fanged
far-off
farmhouse
fashionable
fathomless
fitful
fixture
flawed
flowery
foppish
fortune-teller
foul-mouthed
freezing
frugal
full-grown
gallantry
generous
gloomy
glow
gnarled
go-between
gossip
green-eyed
grovel
gust
half-blooded
hint
hob-nails
hobnob
homely
honey-tongued
hoodwinked
hostile
hot-blooded
housekeeping
howl
hunchbacked
hurried
ill-tempered
immediacy
impartial
impede
import
importantly
in question
inaudible
inauspicious
indistinguishable
inducement
investment
invitation
invulnerable
jaded
Judgement Day
juiced
kissing
label
lackluster
ladybird
laughable
leaky
leapfrog
lonely
long-legged
love letter
lower
luggage
lustrous
madcap
majestic
majestically
malignancy
manager
marketable
metamorphize
militarist
mimic
misgiving
misplaced
money's worth
monumental
moonbeam
mortifying
motionless
mountaineer
multitudinous
neglect
negotiate
new-fallen
new-fangled
nimble-footed
noiseless
obscene
obsequiously
ode
olympian
on purpose
outbreak
over-cool
over-ripened
over-weathered
overgrowth
overview
pageantry
pale-faced
panders
pedant
perplex
perusal
pious
posture
premeditated
priceless
Promethean
protester
published
puking
puppy-dog
quarrelsome
questing
radiance
rancorous
rant
raw-boned
reclusive
reinforcement
reliance
remorseless
reprieve
resolve
restoration
restraint
retirement
revolting
rival
roadway
rumination
sacrificial
sanctimonious
satisfying
savage
savagery
schoolboy
scrubbed
scuffle
seamy-side
secure
shipwrecked
shooting star
shudder
silk
silliness
skim milk
soft-hearted
spectacled
splitting
sportive
stealthy
stillborn
stocking
submerge
successful
suffocating
summit
superscript
swagger
switch
tardily
tardiness
threateningly
tightly
time-honored
to arouse
to besmirch
to blanket
to cake
to castigate
to cater
to champion
to comply
to compromise
to cow
to denote
to dislocate
to drug
to dwindle
to educate
to elbow
to enmesh
to ensnare
to forward
to gossip
to humor
to hurry
to impede
to lament
to lapse
to launder
to lower
to misquote
to negotiate
to numb
to outdare
to outgrow
to outweigh
to pander
to petition
to rant
to rival
to secure
to sneak
to squabble
to submerge
to sully
to supervise
to swagger
to torture
to unclog
to uncurl
to undervalue
to undress
to unhand
to widen
tongue-tied
torture
traditional
tranquil
transcendence
unaccommodated
unappeased
unaware
unchanging
unclaimed
uncomfortable
uncomfortable
undress
unearthly
uneducated
ungoverned
unmitigated
unpublished
unreal
unsolicited
unswayed
unwillingness
upstairs
urging
useful
varied
vastly
vaulting
viewless
vulnerable
watchdog
well-behaved
well-bred
well-read
whirligig
widowed
worn out
worthless
yelping
zany
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Words and Phrases Invented by Shakespeare 2 years 1 week ago #6991

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PHRASES:

All our yesterdays
All that glitters is not gold ("glisters")
All's well that ends well
As good luck would have it
As merry as the day is long
Bated breath
Bag and baggage
Bear a charmed life
Be-all and the end-all
Beggar all description
Better foot before
The better part of valor is discretion
In a better world than this
Neither a borrower nor a lender be
Brave new world
Break the ice
Breathed his last
Brevity is the soul of wit
Refuse to budge an inch
Cold comfort
Conscience does make cowards of us all
Come what come may
Comparisons are odorous
Crack of doom
Dead as a doornail
A dish fit for the gods
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war
Dog will have his day
Devil incarnate
Eaten me out of house and home
Elbow room
Farewell to all my greatness
Faint hearted
Fancy-free
Fight till the last gasp
Flaming youth
Forever and a day
For goodness' sake
Foregone conclusion
Full circle
The game is afoot
The game is up
Give the devil his due
Good riddance
Jealousy is the green-eyed monster
It was Greek to me
Heart of gold
Her infinite variety
'Tis high time
Hoist with his own petard
Household words
A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!
Ill wind which blows no man to good
Improbable fiction
In a pickle
In my heart of hearts
In my mind's eye
Infinite space
Infirm of purpose
In a pickle
In my book of memory
It is but so-so
It smells to heaven
Itching palm
Kill with kindness
Killing frost
Knit brow
Knock knock! Who's there?
Laid on with a trowel
Laughing stock
Laugh yourself into stitches
Lean and hungry look
Lie low
Live long day
Love is blind
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water
Melted into thin air
Though this be madness, yet there is method in it
Make a virtue of necessity
The Makings of
Milk of human kindness
Ministering angel
Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows
More honored in the breach than in the observance
More in sorrow than in anger
More sinned against than sinning
Much Ado About Nothing
Murder most foul
Naked truth
Neither rhyme nor reason
Not slept one wink
Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it
[Obvious] as a nose on a man's face
Once more into the breach
One fell swoop
One that loved not wisely but too well
Time is out of joint
Out of the jaws of death
Own flesh and blood
Star-crossed lovers
Parting is such sweet sorrow
What's past is prologue
[What] a piece of work [is man]
Pitched battle
A plague on both your houses
Play fast and loose
Pomp and circumstance
[A poor] thing, but mine own
Pound of flesh
Primrose path
Quality of mercy is not strained
Salad days
Sea change
Seen better days
Send packing
How sharper than the serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day
Make short shrift
Sick at heart
Snail paced
Something in the wind
Something wicked this way comes
A sorry sight
Sound and fury
Spotless reputation
Stony hearted
Such stuff as dreams are made on
Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep
The short and the long of it
Sweet are the uses of adversity
Sweets to the sweet
Swift as a shadow
Tedious as a twice-told tale
Set my teeth on edge
Tell truth and shame the devil
Thereby hangs a tale
There's no such thing
There's the rub
This mortal coil
To gild refined gold, to pain the lily
To thine own self be true
Too much of a good thing
Tower of strength
Towering passion
Trippingly on the tongue
Truth will out
Violent delights have violent ends
Wear my heart upon my sleeve
What the dickens
What's done is done
What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
What fools these mortals be
What the dickens
Wild-goose chase
Wish is father to that thought
Witching time of night
Working-day world
The world's my oyster
Yeoman's service
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