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The Merchant of Venice
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  • If thou be’st rated by thy estimation, Thou dost deserve enough, and yet enough May not extend so far as to the lady; And yet to be afeard of my deserving Were but a weak disabling of myself.
  • I beseech you let his lack of years be no impediment to let him lack a reverend estimation, for I never knew so young a body with so old a head.
  • Shed thou no blood; nor cut thou less nor more, But just a pound of flesh: if thou tak’st more, Or less, than a just pound, be it but so much As makes it light or heavy in the substance, Or the division of the twentieth part Of one poor scruple; nay, if the scale do turn But in the estimation of a hair, Thou diest, and all thy goods are confiscate.

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  • What do you estimate this will cost?
  • Can you estimate the cost?

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