Careful Words

start (n.)

start (v.)

start (adj.)

The blood more stirs

To rouse a lion than to start a hare!

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Henry IV. Part I. Act i. Sc. 3.

Ye gods, it doth amaze me

A man of such a feeble temper should

So get the start of the majestic world

And bear the palm alone.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Julius Caesar. Act i. Sc. 2.

I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,

Straining upon the start.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Henry V. Act iii. Sc. 1.