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chide
used in As You Like It

8 uses
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Definition
to tell someone they have done wrong — sometimes in a gentle way to encourage better behavior
  • I had rather hear you chide than this man woo.
    3.5 — Act 3 Scene 5 — Another part of the Forest (47% in)
chide = criticize

(editor's note:  To woo is to court or try to make someone love you.)
  • Here feel we not the penalty of Adam,— The seasons' difference: as the icy fang And churlish chiding of the winter's wind, Which when it bites and blows upon my body, Even till I shrink with cold, I smile and say, 'This is no flattery: these are counsellors That feelingly persuade me what I am.'
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — The Forest of Arden (13% in)
  • Most mischievous foul sin, in chiding sin; For thou thyself hast been a libertine, As sensual as the brutish sting itself; And all the embossed sores and headed evils That thou with license of free foot hast caught Wouldst thou disgorge into the general world.
    2.6 — Act 2 Scene 6 — Another part of the Forest (40% in)
  • I will chide no breather in the world but myself, against whom I know most faults.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — The Forest of Arden (64% in)
  • Sweet youth, I pray you chide a year together: I had rather hear you chide than this man woo.
    3.5 — Act 3 Scene 5 — Another part of the Forest (47% in)
  • There be some women, Silvius, had they mark'd him In parcels as I did, would have gone near To fall in love with him: but, for my part, I love him not, nor hate him not; and yet I have more cause to hate him than to love him: For what had he to do to chide at me?
    3.5 — Act 3 Scene 5 — Another part of the Forest (93% in)
  • Farewell, monsieur traveller: look you lisp and wear strange suits; disable all the benefits of your own country; be out of love with your nativity, and almost chide God for making you that countenance you are; or I will scarce think you have swam in a gondola.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — The Forest of Arden (18% in)
  • Call you this chiding?
    4.3 — Act 4 Scene 3 — Another part of the Forest (33% in)

There are no more uses of "chide" in As You Like It.

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