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  • Then do but say to me what I should do That in your knowledge may by me be done, And I am prest unto it; therefore, speak.
  • It is no mean happiness, therefore, to be seated in the mean: superfluity come sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer.
  • God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man.
  • Even for that I thank you: Therefore, I pray you, lead me to the caskets To try my fortune.
  • Believe me, no; I thank my fortune for it, My ventures are not in one bottom trusted, Nor to one place; nor is my whole estate Upon the fortune of this present year; Therefore my merchandise makes me not sad.
  • Therefore, for fear of the worst, I pray thee set a deep glass of Rhenish wine on the contrary casket; for if the devil be within and that temptation without, I know he will choose it.
  • O my Antonio, I do know of these That therefore only are reputed wise For saying nothing; when, I am very sure, If they should speak, would almost damn those ears Which, hearing them, would call their brothers fools.
  • You must take your chance, And either not attempt to choose at all, Or swear before you choose, if you choose wrong, Never to speak to lady afterward In way of marriage; therefore be advis’d.
  • Thou know’st that all my fortunes are at sea; Neither have I money nor commodity To raise a present sum; therefore go forth, Try what my credit can in Venice do; That shall be rack’d, even to the uttermost, To furnish thee to Belmont to fair Portia.
  • The patch is kind enough, but a huge feeder; Snail-slow in profit, and he sleeps by day More than the wild-cat; drones hive not with me, Therefore I part with him; and part with him To one that I would have him help to waste His borrow’d purse.
  • I pray you tarry; pause a day or two Before you hazard; for, in choosing wrong, I lose your company; therefore forbear a while.
  • I will not hear thee speak; I’ll have my bond; and therefore speak no more.
  • He seeks my life; his reason well I know: I oft deliver’d from his forfeitures Many that have at times made moan to me; Therefore he hates me.
  • Therefore, go; These griefs and losses have so bated me That I shall hardly spare a pound of flesh To-morrow to my bloody creditor.
  • This comes too near the praising of myself; Therefore, no more of it; hear other things.
  • Yes, truly; for, look you, the sins of the father are to be laid upon the children; therefore, I promise you, I fear you.
  • I was always plain with you, and so now I speak my agitation of the matter; therefore be of good cheer, for truly I think you are damn’d.
  • But come, I’ll tell thee all my whole device When I am in my coach, which stays for us At the park gate; and therefore haste away, For we must measure twenty miles to-day.
  • Your father was ever virtuous, and holy men at their death have good inspirations; therefore the lott’ry that he hath devised in these three chests, of gold, silver, and lead, whereof who chooses his meaning chooses you, will no doubt never be chosen by any rightly but one who you shall rightly love.
  • — His Jewish heart: therefore, I do beseech you, Make no moe offers, use no farther means, But with all brief and plain conveniency.
  • Therefore, lay bare your bosom.
  • Therefore, prepare thee to cut off the flesh.
  • Down, therefore, and beg mercy of the duke.
  • You press me far, and therefore I will yield.
  • It must appear in other ways than words, Therefore I scant this breathing courtesy.
  • And I his clerk; therefore be well advis’d How you do leave me to mine own protection.
  • Beshrew me, but I love her heartily; For she is wise, if I can judge of her, And fair she is, if that mine eyes be true, And true she is, as she hath prov’d herself; And therefore, like herself, wise, fair, and true, Shall she be placed in my constant soul.
  • Beg that thou mayst have leave to hang thyself; And yet, thy wealth being forfeit to the state, Thou hast not left the value of a cord; Therefore thou must be hang’d at the state’s charge.
  • Therefore, thou gaudy gold, Hard food for Midas, I will none of thee; Nor none of thee, thou pale and common drudge ’Tween man and man: but thou, thou meagre lead, Which rather threaten’st than dost promise aught, Thy plainness moves me more than eloquence, And here choose I: joy be the consequence!
  • Therefore, Jew, Though justice be thy plea, consider this, That in the course of justice none of us Should see salvation; we do pray for mercy, And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy.
  • …and unhandled colts, Fetching mad bounds, bellowing and neighing loud, Which is the hot condition of their blood; If they but hear perchance a trumpet sound, Or any air of music touch their ears, You shall perceive them make a mutual stand, Their savage eyes turn’d to a modest gaze By the sweet power of music: therefore the poet Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and floods; Since nought so stockish, hard, and full of rage, But music for the time doth change his nature.

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  • Kim is taller than Ashley. Ashley is taller than Anna. Therefore, Kim is taller than Anna.
  • It has not been approved for use in this country. Therefore, you cannot buy it here.

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