This proverb is indirectly alluded to in "Much Ado About Nothing" (iii.
Honest as the skin between his brows" ("Much Ado About Nothing," iii.
Each member of the visiting party was consumed with curiosity to examine the beautiful objects on either side, but had too much ado to keep her footing on the slippery oak floor to have any attention to spare.
To do her justice, she deeply regretted her prophecy, and felt as much distressed as if she were to blame for its fulfilment, while her morbid mind had much ado to countenance such unreasonable behaviour on the part of Providence.
The visit to Mrs Maitland was a huge success, for Kitty sat staring solemnly over her spectacles, while her mother had obviously much ado not to laugh outright at the eccentricities of her visitor.
Coventry and given him some account of matters, I also to the ball, and with much ado got up to the loft, where with much trouble I could see very well.
Howe met us, and there we opened the chests, and saw the poor sorry rubys which have caused all this ado to the undoing of W.
Then home, with much ado to find a way, nor any sleep all this night to me nor my poor wife.
Duke I to the Exchequer and there after much ado do get my business quite over of the difficulty of breaking a great tally into little ones and so shall have it done tomorrow.
But with much ado to sleep again, I beginning to practise more temper, and to give her her way.
In October of 1827, when, as a matter of fact, the terms of an armistice were still in dispute, he deposed the national Junta, and without further ado declared himself Dictator of his country.
It would be simple enough for one who had caught only a distant passing glimpse of the land of the pastures to put down the country without further ado as rolling grass upland watered by many streams.
He has raced and charged with the rest, only to find on each occasion a horse's flank or chest barring the way to safety, and a threatening human arm raised on high that sent him without further ado to the right-about.
Gawaine had brought the other to earth at last with swift and mighty blow and such was the force of his stroke the fallen man could not rise although he made great ado so to do.
This has been the experience of those who have seen the old-time reproduction of plays as different as The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and Much Ado About Nothing.
To horse again, and by degrees with much ado got to London, where I found all well at home and at my father's and my Lady's, but no news yet from my Lord where he is.
There flashed through his mind the easy assurance he had given to May--that Constance Bride should be persuaded to friendly offices on their behalf, and he had much ado to disguise his consternation.
Lady Ogram was growing less amiable, and with much ado Constance restrained herself from a tart reply.
As she listened, Mrs. Woolstan had much ado to preserve outward calm; she was flushed with delight; words of enthusiasm trembled on her lips.
Dyce had much ado to conceal his annoyed embarrassment.
He has taken a fancy to get the meadow shaded with boughs, that are to cover it like an arbour, so that the sun will have much ado to peep through, and visit the green grass underneath.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "ado" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.