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thus
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

42 uses
  • — O good Horatio, what a wounded name, Things standing thus unknown, shall live behind me!
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — A hall in the Castle (85% in)
  • Thus twice before, and jump at this dead hour, With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — Elsinore (39% in)
  • So much for him,— Now for ourself and for this time of meeting: Thus much the business is:—we have here writ To Norway, uncle of young Fortinbras,— Who, impotent and bed-rid, scarcely hears Of this his nephew's purpose,—to suppress His further gait herein; in that the levies, The lists, and full proportions are all made Out of his subject:—and we here dispatch You, good Cornelius, and you, Voltimand, For bearers of this greeting to old Norway; Giving to you no further personal power To...
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — Elsinore (a room of state in the castle) (11% in)
  • Two nights together had these gentlemen, Marcellus and Bernardo, on their watch In the dead vast and middle of the night, Been thus encounter'd.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — Elsinore (a room of state in the castle) (76% in)
  • Tender yourself more dearly; Or,—not to crack the wind of the poor phrase, Wronging it thus,—you'll tender me a fool.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — A room in Polonius's house (80% in)
  • The King doth wake to-night and takes his rouse, Keeps wassail, and the swaggering up-spring reels; And, as he drains his draughts of Rhenish down, The kettle-drum and trumpet thus bray out The triumph of his pledge.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — The platform (15% in)
  • What may this mean, That thou, dead corse, again in complete steel, Revisit'st thus the glimpses of the moon, Making night hideous, and we fools of nature So horridly to shake our disposition With thoughts beyond the reaches of our souls?
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — The platform (56% in)
  • Let's follow; 'tis not fit thus to obey him.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — The platform (95% in)
  • Thus was I, sleeping, by a brother's hand, Of life, of crown, of queen, at once dispatch'd: Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin, Unhous'led, disappointed, unanel'd; No reckoning made, but sent to my account With all my imperfections on my head: O, horrible!
    1.5 — Act 1 Scene 5 — A more remote part of the Castle (37% in)
  • But come;— Here, as before, never, so help you mercy, How strange or odd soe'er I bear myself,— As I, perchance, hereafter shall think meet To put an antic disposition on,— That you, at such times seeing me, never shall, With arms encumber'd thus, or this head-shake, Or by pronouncing of some doubtful phrase, As 'Well, well, we know'; or 'We could, an if we would';— Or 'If we list to speak'; or 'There be, an if they might';— Or such ambiguous giving out, to note That you know aught of...
    1.5 — Act 1 Scene 5 — A more remote part of the Castle (91% in)
  • Look you, sir, Enquire me first what Danskers are in Paris; And how, and who, what means, and where they keep, What company, at what expense; and finding, By this encompassment and drift of question, That they do know my son, come you more nearer Than your particular demands will touch it: Take you, as 'twere, some distant knowledge of him; As thus, 'I know his father and his friends, And in part him;—do you mark this, Reynaldo?
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A room in Polonius's house (13% in)
  • He closes with you thus:—'I know the gentleman; I saw him yesterday, or t'other day, Or then, or then; with such, or such; and, as you say, There was he gaming; there o'ertook in's rouse; There falling out at tennis': or perchance, 'I saw him enter such a house of sale,'— Videlicet, a brothel,—or so forth.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A room in Polonius's house (47% in)
  • — See you now; Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth: And thus do we of wisdom and of reach, With windlaces, and with assays of bias, By indirections find directions out: So, by my former lecture and advice, Shall you my son.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A room in Polonius's house (53% in)
  • He took me by the wrist, and held me hard; Then goes he to the length of all his arm; And with his other hand thus o'er his brow, He falls to such perusal of my face As he would draw it.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A room in Polonius's house (75% in)
  • Long stay'd he so; At last,—a little shaking of mine arm, And thrice his head thus waving up and down,— He rais'd a sigh so piteous and profound As it did seem to shatter all his bulk And end his being: that done, he lets me go: And, with his head over his shoulder turn'd He seem'd to find his way without his eyes; For out o' doors he went without their help, And to the last bended their light on me.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — A room in Polonius's house (78% in)
  • What it should be, More than his father's death, that thus hath put him So much from the understanding of himself, I cannot dream of: I entreat you both That, being of so young days brought up with him, And since so neighbour'd to his youth and humour, That you vouchsafe your rest here in our court Some little time: so by your companies To draw him on to pleasures, and to gather, So much as from occasion you may glean, Whether aught, to us unknown, afflicts him thus, That, open'd, lies...
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (2% in)
  • ...More than his father's death, that thus hath put him So much from the understanding of himself, I cannot dream of: I entreat you both That, being of so young days brought up with him, And since so neighbour'd to his youth and humour, That you vouchsafe your rest here in our court Some little time: so by your companies To draw him on to pleasures, and to gather, So much as from occasion you may glean, Whether aught, to us unknown, afflicts him thus, That, open'd, lies within our remedy.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (3% in)
  • Mad let us grant him then: and now remains That we find out the cause of this effect; Or rather say, the cause of this defect, For this effect defective comes by cause: Thus it remains, and the remainder thus.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (18% in)
  • Mad let us grant him then: and now remains That we find out the cause of this effect; Or rather say, the cause of this defect, For this effect defective comes by cause: Thus it remains, and the remainder thus.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (18% in)
  • Thus: [Reads.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (19% in)
  • No, I went round to work, And my young mistress thus I did bespeak: 'Lord Hamlet is a prince, out of thy sphere; This must not be:' and then I precepts gave her, That she should lock herself from his resort, Admit no messengers, receive no tokens.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (24% in)
  • Slanders, sir: for the satirical slave says here that old men have grey beards; that their faces are wrinkled; their eyes purging thick amber and plum-tree gum; and that they have a plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams: all which, sir, though I most powerfully and potently believe, yet I hold it not honesty to have it thus set down; for you yourself, sir, should be old as I am, if, like a crab, you could go backward.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (34% in)
  • ...night resemble When he lay couched in the ominous horse,— Hath now this dread and black complexion smear'd With heraldry more dismal; head to foot Now is he total gules; horridly trick'd With blood of fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, Bak'd and impasted with the parching streets, That lend a tyrannous and a damned light To their vile murders: roasted in wrath and fire, And thus o'ersized with coagulate gore, With eyes like carbuncles, the hellish Pyrrhus Old grandsire Priam seeks.'
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (77% in)
  • Sweet Gertrude, leave us too; For we have closely sent for Hamlet hither, That he, as 'twere by accident, may here Affront Ophelia: Her father and myself,—lawful espials,— Will so bestow ourselves that, seeing, unseen, We may of their encounter frankly judge; And gather by him, as he is behav'd, If't be the affliction of his love or no That thus he suffers for.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A room in the Castle (20% in)
  • Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought; And enterprises of great pith and moment, With this regard, their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A room in the Castle (44% in)
  • Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought; And enterprises of great pith and moment, With this regard, their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A room in the Castle (45% in)
  • There's something in his soul O'er which his melancholy sits on brood; And I do doubt the hatch and the disclose Will be some danger: which for to prevent, I have in quick determination Thus set it down:—he shall with speed to England For the demand of our neglected tribute: Haply the seas, and countries different, With variable objects, shall expel This something-settled matter in his heart; Whereon his brains still beating puts him thus From fashion of himself.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A room in the Castle (90% in)
  • There's something in his soul O'er which his melancholy sits on brood; And I do doubt the hatch and the disclose Will be some danger: which for to prevent, I have in quick determination Thus set it down:—he shall with speed to England For the demand of our neglected tribute: Haply the seas, and countries different, With variable objects, shall expel This something-settled matter in his heart; Whereon his brains still beating puts him thus From fashion of himself.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A room in the Castle (93% in)
  • Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus, but use all gently: for in the very torrent, tempest, and, as I may say, whirlwind of passion, you must acquire and beget a temperance that may give it smoothness.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — A hall in the Castle (2% in)
  • Then thus she says: your behaviour hath struck her into amazement and admiration.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — A hall in the Castle (82% in)
  • What devil was't That thus hath cozen'd you at hoodman-blind?
    3.4 — Act 3 Scene 4 — Another room in the castle (38% in)
  • — I must be cruel, only to be kind: Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.
    3.4 — Act 3 Scene 4 — Another room in the castle (83% in)
  • How long hath she been thus?
    4.5 — Act 4 Scene 5 — Elsinore (A room in the Castle) (28% in)
  • —Tell me, Laertes, Why thou art thus incens'd.
    4.5 — Act 4 Scene 5 — Elsinore (A room in the Castle) (58% in)
  • To his good friends thus wide I'll ope my arms; And, like the kind life-rendering pelican, Repast them with my blood.
    4.5 — Act 4 Scene 5 — Elsinore (A room in the Castle) (67% in)
  • Hadst thou thy wits, and didst persuade revenge, It could not move thus.
    4.5 — Act 4 Scene 5 — Elsinore (A room in the Castle) (79% in)
  • But let him come; It warms the very sickness in my heart That I shall live and tell him to his teeth, 'Thus didest thou.'
    4.7 — Act 4 Scene 7 — Another room in the Castle (30% in)
  • No, faith, not a jot; but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it: as thus: Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth into dust; the dust is earth; of earth we make loam; and why of that loam whereto he was converted might they not stop a beer-barrel?
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A churchyard (67% in)
  • This is mere madness: And thus a while the fit will work on him; Anon, as patient as the female dove, When that her golden couplets are disclos'd, His silence will sit drooping.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A churchyard (95% in)
  • Hear you, sir; What is the reason that you use me thus?
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A churchyard (96% in)
  • Being thus benetted round with villanies,— Or I could make a prologue to my brains, They had begun the play,—I sat me down; Devis'd a new commission; wrote it fair: I once did hold it, as our statists do, A baseness to write fair, and labour'd much How to forget that learning; but, sir, now It did me yeoman's service.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — A hall in the Castle (7% in)
  • Thus has he,—and many more of the same bevy that I know the drossy age dotes on,— only got the tune of the time and outward habit of encounter; a kind of yesty collection, which carries them through and through the most fanned and winnowed opinions; and do but blow them to their trial, the bubbles are out, [Enter a Lord.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — A hall in the Castle (44% in)

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