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Much Ado About Nothing
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flout
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Much Ado About Nothing
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  • ’I measure him,’ says she, ’by my own spirit; for I should flout him, if he writ to me; yea, though I love him, I should.’
  • But speak you this with a sad brow, or do you play the flouting Jack, to tell us Cupid is a good hare-finder, and Vulcan a rare carpenter?
  • The body of your discourse is sometime guarded with fragments, and the guards are but slightly basted on neither: ere you flout old ends any further, examine your conscience: and so I leave you.
  • O! she tore the letter into a thousand halfpence; railed at herself, that she should be so immodest to write to one that she knew would flout her: ’I measure him,’ says she, ’by my own spirit; for I should flout him, if he writ to me; yea, though I love him, I should.’
  • I’ll tell thee what, prince; a college of witcrackers cannout flout me out of my humour.
  • In brief, since I do purpose to marry, I will think nothing to any purpose that the world can say against it; and therefore never flout at me for what I have said against it, for man is a giddy thing, and this is my conclusion.
  • I know them, yea, And what they weigh, even to the utmost scruple, Scambling, out-facing, fashion-monging boys, That lie and cog and flout, deprave and slander, Go antickly, show outward hideousness, And speak off half a dozen dangerous words, How they might hurt their enemies, if they durst; And this is all!

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  • Don’t flout the rules.
  • Cannot permit him to flout the Constitution for political gain.

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