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hypocrite
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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hypocrite
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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  • — O heart, lose not thy nature; let not ever The soul of Nero enter this firm bosom: Let me be cruel, not unnatural; I will speak daggers to her, but use none; My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites,— How in my words somever she be shent, To give them seals never, my soul, consent!
  • Such an act That blurs the grace and blush of modesty; Calls virtue hypocrite; takes off the rose From the fair forehead of an innocent love, And sets a blister there; makes marriage-vows As false as dicers’ oaths: O, such a deed As from the body of contraction plucks The very soul, and sweet religion makes A rhapsody of words: heaven’s face doth glow; Yea, this solidity and compound mass, With tristful visage, as against the doom, Is thought-sick at the act.

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  • She calls him a hypocrite for suggesting a green lifestyle except when it is personally inconvenient.
  • She may be a hypocrite, but at least she knows the difference between right and wrong.

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