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therefore
used in All's Well That Ends Well

16 uses
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for that reason (what follows is so because of what was just said)
  • I will stand for 't a little, though therefore I die a virgin.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — Partly in France, and partly in Tuscany (59% in)
  • Now to all sense 'tis gross You love my son; invention is asham'd, Against the proclamation of thy passion, To say thou dost not: therefore tell me true; But tell me then, 'tis so;—for, look, thy cheeks Confess it, one to the other; and thine eyes See it so grossly shown in thy behaviours, That in their kind they speak it; only sin And hellish obstinacy tie thy tongue, That truth should be suspected.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — Rousillon. A Room in the Palace (68% in)
  • France is a stable; we that dwell in't, jades; Therefore, to the war!
    2.3 — Act 2 Scene 3 — Paris. The KING'S palace (95% in)
  • 'tis hard: A young man married is a man that's marr'd: Therefore away, and leave her bravely; go: The king has done you wrong: but, hush, 'tis so.
    2.3 — Act 2 Scene 3 — Paris. The KING'S palace (99% in)
  • Prepared I was not For such a business; therefore am I found So much unsettled: this drives me to entreat you: That presently you take your way for home, And rather muse than ask why I entreat you: For my respects are better than they seem; And my appointments have in them a need Greater than shows itself at the first view To you that know them not.
    2.5 — Act 2 Scene 5 — Another room in the same (65% in)
  • Therefore we marvel much our cousin France Would, in so just a business, shut his bosom Against our borrowing prayers.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — Florence. A room in the DUKE's palace (35% in)
  • Good my lord, The reasons of our state I cannot yield, But like a common and an outward man That the great figure of a council frames By self-unable motion; therefore dare not Say what I think of it, since I have found Myself in my incertain grounds to fail As often as I guess'd.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — Florence. A room in the DUKE's palace (59% in)
  • Now he hath a smack of all neighbouring languages, therefore we must every one be a man of his own fancy; not to know what we speak one to another, so we seem to know, is to know straight our purpose: choughs' language, gabble enough, and good enough.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Without the Florentine camp (18% in)
  • This has no holding, To swear by him whom I protest to love That I will work against him: therefore your oaths Are words and poor conditions; but unseal'd,— At least in my opinion.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — Florence. A room in the WIDOW'S house (40% in)
  • — My mother told me just how he would woo, As if she sat in's heart; she says all men Have the like oaths: he had sworn to marry me When his wife's dead; therefore I'll lie with him When I am buried.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — Florence. A room in the WIDOW'S house (94% in)
  • We'll see what may be done, so you confess freely; therefore, once more to this Captain Dumain: you have answered to his reputation with the duke, and to his valour: what is his honesty?
    4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — The Florentine camp (72% in)
  • There is no remedy, sir, but you must die: the general says you that have so traitorously discovered the secrets of your army, and made such pestiferous reports of men very nobly held, can serve the world for no honest use; therefore you must die.
    4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — The Florentine camp (90% in)
  • I do presume, sir, that you are not fallen From the report that goes upon your goodness; And therefore, goaded with most sharp occasions, Which lay nice manners by, I put you to The use of your own virtues, for the which I shall continue thankful.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — Marseilles. A street (38% in)
  • I am, my lord, a wretched Florentine, Derived from the ancient Capulet; My suit, as I do understand, you know, And therefore know how far I may be pitied.
    5.3 — Act 5 Scene 3 — The same. A room in the COUNTESS'S palace (47% in)
  • Yes, so please your majesty; I did go between them, as I said; but more than that, he loved her,—for indeed he was mad for her, and talked of Satan, and of limbo, and of furies, and I know not what: yet I was in that credit with them at that time that I knew of their going to bed; and of other motions, as promising her marriage, and things which would derive me ill-will to speak of; therefore I will not speak what I know.
    5.3 — Act 5 Scene 3 — The same. A room in the COUNTESS'S palace (77% in)
  • Thou hast spoken all already, unless thou canst say they are married: but thou art too fine in thy evidence; therefore stand aside.
    5.3 — Act 5 Scene 3 — The same. A room in the COUNTESS'S palace (78% in)

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