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host of heaven! O earth! what else?
SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, i, 5. 9. AMAZEMENT:
I can't believe it.
bers will be turned out? Disgraced ? I am amazed !
What! fifty of my followers at a clap!
SHAKESPEARE, King Leår, i, 4.
friends! Shall Lewis have Blanch ? and Blanch those provinces ?
SHAKESPEARE, King John, iii, 1.
10. AMBITION: (See Determination, Assertion, Admiration.)
And never more abase our sight so low,
SHAKESPEARE, Henry VI, II, i, 2. 11. ANGER:
Colloquial. a>You cur! Strike that little boy again and I'll thrash
you on the spot!
6--Angry? Who wouldn't be angry? He called me a
thief. (-Keep calm ? I'll not keep calm ; do you think I shall
see my honor attacked and not resent it? O, you-
Hack'd one another in the sides of Caesar:
SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, v, 1.
12. ANGUISH: (See Agony, Remorse.)
Colloquial. a—I told you once. How many times do you want me to
tell you? b—Will you cease annoying me just for one minute ?
I've no patience with this sort of thing; it's childish.
(-0, I could divide myself and go to buffets, for moving
such a dish of skimmed milk with so honorable an action!
SHAKESPEARE, Henry IV, I, ii, 3.
14. ANTITHESIS: (See Comparison.)
Colloquial. a—That's good, but this is bad. b—George is sharp, Will is dull; George is thoughtful,
Will is careless.
Let's carve him as a dish fit for the gods,
SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, ii, 1. 15. ANXIETY:
Colloquial. a-Sh! here comes the teacher! If she catches us here
we are in for it. Listen! That's her footstep! 0, what will we do? Hark! She's going to the next room.
And 'tis not done :—the attempt, and not the deed,
SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, ii, 2.
16. APPEAL: (See Entreaty, Coaxing.)
Colloquial. a—The others wouldn't, but you will. O, do, please. b—I appeal to you, sir, was it fair? Would you have
submitted to this treatment yourself?
I beseech you,
SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iv, 1.
17. APPREHENSION: (See Fear.)
SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet, iv, 3. d-How if, when I am laid in the tomb,
I wake before the time that Romeo
SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet, iv, 3.
18. APPRECIATION: (See Praise.)
Colloquial. a-I can assure you I appreciate your kindness. 1—That was a very generous thing to do, and I shall not forget it.
You are real kind.
SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth, i, 4. 19. APPROVAL:
Classical. d–Well spoken; with good accent, and good discretion.
SHAKESPEARE, 'Hamlet, ii, 2.
20. APOLOGY: (See Frankness.)
Colloquial. a-I am so sorry I did it. 6—I want to apologize for my conduct; it was unbecom
ing a gentleman.
SHAKESPEARE. Hamlet, v, 2.
Colloquial. a—You say he did; I say he didn't. Haven't I eyes?
Can't I see? 6-If he was in New York, he could not be in Chicago.
And if he was not in Chicago, how can he be
charged with this crime? -Grant your premises and your conclusion follows.
But I question your premises. d—Now your position is this: If Rogers wins it is
genius, if Wilson wins, it is talent. Now is there any rhyme or reason in such a statement? No, and you know there isn't. Arguments ? You
e-Now, my dear sir, don't get excited. I am only try
ing to prove that what he said was not in accord-
And Montague our topmast; what of him?
SHAKESPEARE, Henry VI, III, v, 4.
22. ARROGANCE: (See Assertion, Admiration, Contempt.)
Colloquial. a—There is not a person here my equal. I, I am above
I am Sir Oracle,
SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iii, 3.