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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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retrograde
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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  • For your intent In going back to school in Wittenberg, It is most retrograde to our desire: And we beseech you bend you to remain Here in the cheer and comfort of our eye, Our chiefest courtier, cousin, and our son.

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  • "You done knocked up mah precious baby again!" he boohooed in female plaint, his voice a heavenly facsimile—down to the perfect shading of falsetto—of that of some weak-witted and godforsaken wife and victim, blighted by wedlock, history and retrograde genes.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Mercury in retrograde and the moon was high!
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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