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3. ADORATION: (See Admiration, Reverence, Affection.)
Colloquial. a--Mother, dear mother, I adore the very ground you tread on.
140 speak again, bright angel, for thou art
As glorious to this night, being o'er my head,
SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet, ii, 2. 4. ADVICE:
Colloquial. a—Of course, it's your money, and you can do what you
like with it, but if I were you I would save it. b—If I were you I would wear your pink, it is so much
prettier than the red. C—My advice is, gentlemen, to throw this whole thing
up; if we succeed it will do us no good, and if we fail it will do us harm.
d-I'll tell you what you shall do. Our general's wife
is now the general; confess yourself freely to her; importune her help to put you in your place again.
SHAKESPEARE, Othello, ii, 3.
Colloquial. a—Hello, old chum, I'm so glad to see you ; how well
you are looking! Shake again!
Don't mind me, I'll be all right.
knees. You are the sweetest little, dearest little
The best condition’d and unwearied spirit
SHAKESPEARE, Merchant of Venice, iii, 2. e—This royal throne of kings, this sceptered isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
SHAKESPEARE, Richard II, ii, 1. 6. AGITATION: (See Excitement, Fear.)
7. AGGRIEVANCE: (See Reproach.)
Colloquial. AMI feel liurt. It's unkind. b-I stood by you through thick and thin, and now you
turn around and abuse me. It's mean, to say the
least. C-Yes, sir, I introduced that gentleman to this house; I
procured him a good position, and now, sir, when he has risen to power he turns upon me.
That's gratitude for you.
Brutus hath riv'd my heart:
SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, iv, 3. 8. AGONY:
Colloquial. 040, open the door. You are crushing my finger !
0-0-0! 6—0, mother, the pain is awful! O, my head, my head !
Classical. - Desdemona! dead? Desdemona ! dead? oh, oh!
SHAKESPEARE, Othello, v, 2.
d–0 all you host of heaven! O earth! what else?
And shall I couple hell? O fie! Hold, my heart;
SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, i, 5. 9. AMAZEMENT:
I can't believe it.
bers will be turned out? Disgraced ? I am amazed !
SHAKESPEARE, King Lear, 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!
b-Angry? Who wouldn't be angry? He called me a
thief. C—Keep calm ? I'll not keep calm ; do you think I shall
see my honor attacked and not resent it? O, youyou.
d–Villains ! you did not so, when your vile daggers
Hack'd one another in the sides of Caesar:
SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar, v, 1.
12. ANGUISH: (See Agony, Remorse.)
you want me to
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. -That's good, but this is bad. 6—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. No—0, dear!
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. 6–1 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.)