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  • The sooth to say, at wordes few, Slain and sodden was the heathen shrew.

    The Talisman

  • Regarding gray, Its too bad that such a nasty exchange of wordes has stuck with all of us.

    Isaiah Washington, T.R. Knight, and being black, white, straight, and gay in America

  • Squier, and the wordes of the hoost to the Frankelyn.

    The Canterbury Tales

  • There is she so intreated with wordes, and receiued with curtesie, that euery back roome in the house is at her commaundement.

    The More Things Change II

  • Biholde the wordes bitwene the Somonour and the Frere.

    The Canterbury Tales

  • ‘…Alacke I saye unto you there be a veritee of fyne wordes hereto…’

    See The Company I’m Keeping!

  • These wordes, were of a quite contrary complexion, to those which the Lady expected from her, and for effecting the promise made unto hir Sonne: howbeit (like a wise and noble Ladie) much she inwardly commended the maids answers, and said unto her.

    The Decameron

  • Beleeve me Sir, I have told you nothing but the truth, and when you please, I wil make good my wordes, by such Fowles as are living.

    The Decameron

  • Calandrino, and build constantly uppon my wordes, that if thou canst but touch her with this sacred Charractred charme, she will immediately follow thee, and fulfil whatsoever thou pleasest to command hir.

    The Decameron

  • The yong man, hearing these wordes, and remembring what loving kindnesse he had formerly found, what secret love Letters he had sent from Paris, with other private intelligences and tokens, which never came to her receite and knowledge, so cunningly his Mother and Tutors had carried the matter: immediately felt his heart-strings to breake, and lying downe upon the beds side by her, uttered these his very last words.

    The Decameron

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