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surfeit
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Henry IV, Part 2
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  • The commonwealth is sick of their own choice; Their over-greedy love hath surfeited: An habitation giddy and unsure Hath he that buildeth on the vulgar heart.
  • Briefly to this end: we are all diseased, And with our surfeiting and wanton hours Have brought ourselves into a burning fever, And we must bleed for it; of which disease Our late king, Richard, being infected, died.
  • I have long dream’d of such a kind of man, So surfeit-swell’d, so old, and so profane; But, being awaked, I do despise my dream.

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  • To men like that, time was a surfeit, a barrel they watched slowly drain.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • As with his nose for wine, Nathan had an informed palate (a reaction, he said, to a childhood surfeit of soggy kreplach and gefilte fish) and he took obvious joy in making her acquainted with New York’s incredible and manifold banquet.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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