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abbess
used in The Comedy of Errors

25 uses
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Definition
the superior of a group of nuns
  • ] [Enter the ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (10% in)
  • ] ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (10% in)
  • ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (11% in)
  • ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (13% in)
  • ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (14% in)
  • ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (15% in)
  • ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (15% in)
  • ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (16% in)
  • ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (17% in)
  • ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (22% in)
  • ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (23% in)
  • ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (24% in)
  • ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (26% in)
  • [Exit ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (27% in)
  • Come, go; I will fall prostrate at his feet, And never rise until my tears and prayers Have won his grace to come in person hither And take perforce my husband from the abbess.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (28% in)
  • Justice, most sacred duke, against the abbess!
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (32% in)
  • Anon, I wot not by what strong escape, He broke from those that had the guard of him; And, with his mad attendant and himself, Each one with ireful passion, with drawn swords, Met us again, and, madly bent on us, Chased us away; till, raising of more aid, We came again to bind them: then they fled Into this abbey, whither we pursued them: And here the abbess shuts the gates on us, And will not suffer us to fetch him out, Nor send him forth that we may bear him hence.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (36% in)
  • — Go, some of you, knock at the abbey-gate, And bid the lady abbess come to me: I will determine this before I stir.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (38% in)
  • Why, this is strange:—Go call the abbess hither: I think you are all mated, or stark mad.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (64% in)
  • [Enter the ABBESS, with ANTIPHOLUS SYRACUSAN and DROMIO SYRACUSAN.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (76% in)
  • ] ABBESS.
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  • ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (79% in)
  • ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (81% in)
  • ABBESS.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (91% in)
  • [Exeunt DUKE, ABBESS, AEGEON, Courtezan, Merchant, ANGELO, and Attendants.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (94% in)

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