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Welcome to the One-Stop shop for all your literary needs!

Acronyms, abbreviations, conversions, quotations, definitions and synonyms – Abbreviations.com has it all. Smart and uncluttered page design coupled with intuitive search functionality makes this series of collated sites a pleasure to use – and a vital resource for all bloggers, writers and renaissance beings

Thanks to STANDS4 LLC – this tremendous literary resource is now available from a single web portal.

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Abbreviations.com is the world’s largest and most comprehensive directory and search engine for acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms on the Internet. Abbreviations.com holds hundreds of thousands of entries organized by a large variety of categories from computing and the Web to governmental, medicine and business and it is expanding daily.

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Convert.net is an online conversions calculator for a variety of such as unit measurements, time zones and number systems – featuring natural language queries. You can use Convert.net to sum up a list of numbers, convert from pounds to kilograms, or evaluate any other mathematical expression. Convert.net can evaluate mathematical expressions involving basic arithmetic, advanced math and logic, and conversions of a large number of unit measurements in different fields.

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Definitions.net is an Online dictionary providing instant lookup and translations of word and phrase definitions, complete with images. To use the dictionary, simply type a word in the search box that appears at the top of every page and click the ‘Search’ button.

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Quotes.net provides thousands of famous quotations from many authors that can be browsed, searched, heard and translated to several languages. Search for your favorite quote by author or keyword or use the facility to browse thousands of quotations based on words or phrases – Magic!

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Synonyms.net is an online synonyms thesaurus reference resource. Synonyms.net is the web’s most comprehensive synonyms resource. To use Synonyms.net, simply type a word in the search box and click the ‘Search’ button. A list of synonyms for the different word senses will be returned followed with images and translation options.

This Definitive Abbreviations Directory of the Web is looking for assistance to build the largest human-edited acronyms and abbreviations directory of the web! Like any community, you get what you give. Abbreviations.com provides the opportunity for everyone to contribute. So sign up and get editing!

Searching Shakespeare

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Shakespeare Searched is a fantastic resource for reviewing Shakespeare’s texts. It is a search engine designed to provide quick access to passages from Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. Search results are clustered search by topic, work, and character to make it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.

The search engine [powered by Vivísimo Velocity] is easy to use and great for finding Shakespeare related information as simple as ‘identifying the speaker of a particular quote’ to ‘discovering the underlying thematic elements across works’.

This website is not a replacement for a copy of the text and provides no analysis or footnotes. Instead it is meant to supplement a traditional reading of a work. 

Search

To get started, enter a search term(s) or phrase into the search box and click “Search Shakespeare” or hit Enter. To locate an exact phrase, use quotation marks.

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Limiting your search

To search the text of a particular play, or the speech of a particular character, use the drop-down menus below the search box to make your selection and click “Search Shakespeare.”

To see all of a particular character’s speech, an entire play, or all of Shakespeare’s work clustered, make your selection, leave the search box blank and click “Search Shakespeare.”

The default setting searches all plays and sonnets.

Viewing search results

When you have completed your search, you can use the clusters to view and navigate your search results by topic. By clicking on the tabs above the clusters, you can also see your search results arranged by work or character.

Beneath the title of each search result is a link for “Surrounding text” which will display the text immediately preceding and following the selected passage. There is also a “Citation” link which will display detailed information about the source and location of that particular passage.