the course of true love never did run smooth

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From Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Meaning and origin of phrases. 2013.

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  • the course of true love never did run smooth — 1595 SHAKESPEARE Midsummer Night’s Dream I. i. 134 For aught that I could ever read..The course of true love never did run smooth. 1836 M. SCOTT Cruise of Midge I. xi. ‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’ And the loves of Saunders… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • In the course of — Course Course (k[=o]rs), n. [F. cours, course, L. cursus, fr. currere to run. See {Current}.] 1. The act of moving from one point to another; progress; passage. [1913 Webster] And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Course — (k[=o]rs), n. [F. cours, course, L. cursus, fr. currere to run. See {Current}.] 1. The act of moving from one point to another; progress; passage. [1913 Webster] And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais. Acts xxi. 7.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • love — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Strong affection Nouns 1. love, fondness, liking; inclination, desire; regard, admiration, affection, tenderness, heart, attachment, yearning; gallantry; passion, flame, devotion, infatuation, adoration; …   English dictionary for students

  • smooth — 01. The skin of a snake is not rough or slimy; in fact, it is quite dry and [smooth]. 02. We were worried that there would be a lot of disagreement at the meeting, but everything went quite [smoothly]. 03. There was no wind, so the surface of the …   Grammatical examples in English

  • love — noun see love and a cough cannot be hid love begets love love is blind love laughs at locksmiths love makes the world go round love will find a way …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • smooth — adj., v., n., & adv. adj. 1 having a relatively even and regular surface; free from perceptible projections, lumps, indentations, and roughness. 2 not wrinkled, pitted, scored, or hairy (smooth skin). 3 that can be traversed without check. 4 (of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • course — 01. I dropped one of my [courses] because I just didn t have the time to do all the homework. 02. Sophie is taking five [courses] this semester. 03. The University of Victoria offers a number of short term and long term ESL [courses]. 04. The… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • true — see many a true word is spoken in jest the course of true love never did run smooth what everybody says must be true morning dreams come true what is new cannot be true if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • smooth — see the course of true love never did run smooth …   Proverbs new dictionary


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