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- Search strings are case insensitive - "dagger" is equivalent to "Dagger".
- Search strings may include certain regular expressions. For instance, "perse.er" or
"perse[u,v]er" will find "perseuer" or "persever", "mur[d,t]h?er" will find
words beginning "murder" or "murther".
- Adding "\b" to the end of a string
adds a word boundary to the search. Thus "dagger" will find "dagger" or
"daggers", but "dagger\b" will only find "dagger" as a word. "q[a-z]*n\b" will
find all words beginning with "q" and ending in "n".
- OR searches may be made
using the "|" nested in parentheses - e.g.: "(king|queen)" will find all strings
beginning with "king" or "queen", "(god|hea[u,v]en)" will find all strings
beginning with "god" or with "heaven" or "heauen".
- The quoted search term (marked by a bold red font) in the
heading for any given concordance search is linked to a Global Language
search of that term in all the plays of the Verplanck edition of Shakespeare's works.
- These searches may be expanded to concordance searches of the texts of
The Chief Elizabethan Dramatists.