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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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  • O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain.
  • He would drown the stage with tears And cleave the general ear with horrid speech; Make mad the guilty, and appal the free; Confound the ignorant, and amaze, indeed, The very faculties of eyes and ears.

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as in: cleave through Define
to split something -- especially with violent force or: to cut through something
as in: cleave to Define
to hold firmly to something -- such as an object, a person or idea
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