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Take but degree away, untune that string,
And, hark, what discord follows! each thing meets
In mere oppugnancy.

      — Troilus and Cressida, Act I Scene 3

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Most-searched keywords
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# Count Keyword
1 82,561 love
2 56,130 hate
3 46,340 blood
4 40,601 I
5 29,472 be
6 29,352 is
7 24,661 night
8 24,336 you
9 22,460 sleep
10 22,093 my
11 21,091 death
12 17,924 time
13 17,114 loved
14 16,450 man
15 14,949 hand
16 14,868 me
17 14,604 romeo
18 14,371 that
19 14,308 nothing
20 13,886 king
21 13,839 dream
22 13,025 heart
23 12,763 macbeth
24 12,379 nature
25 11,913 hamlet
26 11,790 what
27 11,568 it
28 10,795 this
29 10,693 honest
30 10,570 fear
31 10,545 all
32 10,542 juliet
33 10,468 fool
34 10,338 thou
35 10,217 as
36 9,879 light
37 9,796 will
38 9,720 no
39 9,650 god
40 9,628 eye
41 9,499 honour
42 9,305 heaven
43 9,261 moon
44 9,246 mad
45 9,162 good
46 8,997 with
47 8,922 o
48 8,802 your
49 8,721 poison
50 8,596 have
51 8,552 father
52 8,012 do
53 7,974 virgin
54 7,908 are
55 7,870 eyes
56 7,815 fair
57 7,678 see
58 7,590 act
59 7,584 am
60 7,582 play
61 7,423 his
62 7,327 music
63 7,286 caesar
64 7,271 black
65 7,237 revenge
66 7,189 we
67 7,170 devil
68 7,117 so
69 7,088 stars
70 6,872 othello
71 6,844 woman
72 6,843 sun
73 6,802 thy
74 6,778 madness
75 6,655 art
76 6,651 more
77 6,601 he
78 6,596 life
79 6,570 lord
80 6,511 if
81 6,480 beauty
82 6,461 fortune
83 6,448 dog
84 6,401 world
85 6,383 lines
86 6,294 soul
87 6,263 like
88 6,224 words
89 6,208 lady
90 6,158 moor
91 5,863 power
92 5,791 come
93 5,631 dark
94 5,589 day
95 5,557 name
96 5,508 mother
97 5,506 sweet
98 5,472 know
99 5,459 was
100 5,427 now
101 5,371 hell
102 5,366 by
103 5,357 friend
104 5,316 ear
105 5,227 die
106 5,117 fire
107 5,093 brotherhood
108 5,084 shall
109 5,055 from
110 5,053 truth
111 5,021 thee
112 4,952 star
113 4,932 true
114 4,902 monster
115 4,868 her
116 4,864 water
117 4,794 grace
118 4,786 murder
119 4,769 crown
120 4,763 on
121 4,724 noble
122 4,649 poor
123 4,648 book
124 4,639 fate
125 4,613 war
126 4,600 ghost
127 4,577 hands
128 4,571 speak
129 4,559 about
130 4,540 sea
131 4,534 one
132 4,526 wine
133 4,505 dead
134 4,491 justice
135 4,476 our
136 4,463 bear
137 4,434 faith
138 4,433 select
139 4,417 well
140 4,403 rose
141 4,389 evil
142 4,347 when
143 4,343 foul
144 4,313 tongue
145 4,253 let
146 4,246 stage
147 4,233 speech
148 4,230 how
149 4,221 villain
150 4,206 men
151 4,178 out
152 4,170 bloody
153 4,166 jew
154 4,115 gold
155 4,082 marriage
156 4,041 wit
157 4,039 she
158 4,036 there
159 4,032 dagger
160 4,010 sword
161 3,958 horse
162 3,955 thought
163 3,930 look
164 3,902 much
165 3,867 tempest
166 3,860 earth
167 3,857 where
168 3,843 word
169 3,821 hope
170 3,811 old
171 3,784 lear
172 3,776 virginity
173 3,722 peace
174 3,721 him
175 3,720 scene
176 3,709 sight
177 3,698 merchant
178 3,681 face
179 3,668 henry
180 3,649 shadow
181 3,637 queen
182 3,637 doubt
183 3,598 julius
184 3,593 mind
185 3,580 brutus
186 3,503 quotes
187 3,503 kill
188 3,498 boy
189 3,493 too
190 3,454 daughter
191 3,450 flower
192 3,442 trust
193 3,439 son
194 3,435 blind
195 3,426 winter
196 3,424 mercy
197 3,418 many
198 3,367 head
199 3,325 friar
200 3,321 prince
201 3,314 happy
202 3,303 witch
203 3,302 may
204 3,278 white
205 3,276 ass
206 3,275 done
207 3,263 spirit
208 3,262 dreams
209 3,261 two
210 3,246 great
211 3,243 child
212 3,239 darkness
213 3,238 lie
214 3,217 ophelia
215 3,214 capulet
216 3,193 strange
217 3,179 hear
218 3,175 give
219 3,173 self
220 3,151 speeches
221 3,120 air
222 3,118 thanks
223 3,118 angel
224 3,115 bond
225 3,108 ambition
226 3,103 who
227 3,098 rain
228 3,093 never
229 3,072 hath
230 3,065 red
231 3,060 honor
232 3,041 sin
233 3,039 joy
234 3,038 birth
235 3,010 green
236 3,007 whore
237 3,004 fault
238 3,002 teach
239 2,995 wind
240 2,981 drink
241 2,968 beast
242 2,963 here
243 2,949 farewell
244 2,932 wife
245 2,929 go
246 2,898 rogue
247 2,891 brave
248 2,885 women
249 2,869 virtue
250 2,867 reason
251 2,859 tears
252 2,855 shrew
253 2,851 nurse
254 2,851 thing
255 2,846 handkerchief
256 2,842 unionall
257 2,838 would
258 2,836 make
259 2,809 snow
260 2,793 woe
261 2,792 conscience
262 2,782 ring
263 2,776 grave
264 2,769 measure
265 2,765 plague
266 2,761 why
267 2,730 food
268 2,717 think
269 2,709 iago
270 2,707 flesh
271 2,706 ill
272 2,705 antony
273 2,692 money
274 2,690 brother
275 2,686 friends
276 2,661 law
277 2,651 kiss
278 2,650 desire
279 2,645 passion
280 2,642 cat
281 2,628 three
282 2,616 bed
283 2,589 tybalt
284 2,580 part
285 2,578 must
286 2,577 home
287 2,570 slave
288 2,567 false
289 2,567 letter
290 2,563 own
291 2,549 marry
292 2,535 grief
293 2,532 lion
294 2,530 friendship
295 2,514 say
296 2,512 sir
297 2,508 duke
298 2,500 jealousy
299 2,496 serpent
300 2,492 lost
301 2,490 bird
302 2,480 midsummer
303 2,480 upon
304 2,470 any
305 2,469 doth
306 2,466 dance
307 2,456 at
308 2,435 nights
309 2,427 thine
310 2,426 work
311 2,426 live
312 2,426 tomorrow
313 2,425 they
314 2,422 gentle
315 2,418 end
316 2,413 plays
317 2,411 house
318 2,409 wound
319 2,405 up
320 2,402 little
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322 2,400 deep
323 2,396 which
324 2,392 half
325 2,386 laboured
326 2,382 can
327 2,381 jealous
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329 2,362 remember
330 2,361 did
331 2,360 than
332 2,358 silence
333 2,358 such
334 2,346 body
335 2,345 eat
336 2,312 order
337 2,308 pluck
338 2,306 courage
339 2,306 shame
340 2,290 sick
341 2,287 hero
342 2,283 most
343 2,283 wisdom
344 2,280 pray
345 2,271 venice
346 2,270 richard
347 2,268 mine
348 2,268 thank
349 2,262 sorrow
350 2,260 take
351 2,241 ado
352 2,241 born
353 2,237 garden
354 2,233 breath
355 2,231 double
356 2,219 hearts
357 2,216 merry
358 2,212 youth
359 2,209 storm
360 2,203 tale
361 2,192 glass
362 2,181 better
363 2,172 england
364 2,162 indeed
365 2,136 summer
366 2,136 should
367 2,126 master
368 2,120 melancholy
369 2,115 memory
370 2,103 question
371 2,102 kind
372 2,102 feast
373 2,100 noise
374 2,098 age
375 2,098 fish
376 2,083 case
377 2,082 mercutio
378 2,063 yet
379 2,061 worse
380 2,058 paris
381 2,056 cupid
382 2,056 young
383 2,037 wonder
384 2,036 new
385 2,035 methinks
386 2,027 rome
387 2,026 honesty
388 2,024 choose
389 2,009 bastard
390 2,008 prison
391 2,006 znnu
392 2,006 yjyt
393 1,996 voice
394 1,992 gods
395 1,988 lqzi
396 1,976 magic
397 1,968 natural
398 1,966 tree
399 1,961 free
400 1,961 some
401 1,959 pride
402 1,942 pain
403 1,940 hair
404 1,934 divine
405 1,929 then
406 1,929 ears
407 1,928 stone
408 1,927 wise
409 1,926 cold
410 1,918 oh
411 1,914 rest
412 1,905 us
413 1,903 dear
414 1,897 humour
415 1,894 9999999
416 1,893 owl
417 1,890 2
418 1,884 sister
419 1,883 abides
420 1,881 reputation
421 1,880 empty
422 1,878 fight
423 1,877 drunk
424 1,876 excellent
425 1,874 knowledge
426 1,873 lips
427 1,867 mark
428 1,862 march
429 1,861 had
430 1,859 disease
431 1,849 knave
432 1,841 these
433 1,841 welcome
434 1,840 made
435 1,840 fashion
436 1,832 spring
437 1,823 patience
438 1,822 fly
439 1,819 were
440 1,819 seem
441 1,799 happiness
442 1,799 thousand
443 1,798 away
444 1,795 pity
445 1,788 lies
446 1,787 destiny
447 1,781 read
448 1,778 cannot
449 1,777 pure
450 1,773 news
451 1,771 milk
452 1,767 sport
453 1,757 change
454 1,755 wanton
455 1,754 mirror
456 1,752 montague
457 1,752 dogs
458 1,733 desdemona
459 1,724 curse
460 1,724 finger
461 1,723 horn
462 1,721 has
463 1,707 rank
464 1,695 unnatural
465 1,691 twelfth
466 1,689 duty
467 1,680 tell
468 1,678 their
469 1,669 alive
470 1,667 venus
471 1,664 character
472 1,660 rotten
473 1,659 husband
474 1,659 tongues
475 1,656 least
476 1,649 truly
477 1,642 freedom
478 1,641 shakespeare
479 1,636 full
480 1,632 charm
481 1,626 wood
482 1,624 guilt
483 1,623 battle
484 1,619 toil
485 1,617 first
486 1,607 fall
487 1,600 matter
488 1,595 base
489 1,593 children
490 1,593 portia
491 1,592 call
492 1,590 ahfg
493 1,590 shjn
494 1,590 dlda
495 1,586 cuckold
496 1,581 smile
497 1,581 lo
498 1,578 success
499 1,577 secret
500 1,577 vile

Search counts

Last hour: 62 (1.0 per minute)

Last 24 hours: 3,026 (126 per hour)

Last 7 days: 24,468 (3,495 per day)

Last 30 days: 107,489 (3,583 per day)

Last 365 days: 1,042,832 (2,857 per day)

All time: 3,964,044 (2,420 per day)

As of March 18, 2017 at 12:53 pm (GMT0). Search logging began on September 22, 2012, and has been running for 1,638 days.

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