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cunning
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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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cunning
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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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  • I will be found most cunning in my patience;
  • Good my lord, If I have any grace or power to move you, His present reconciliation take; For if he be not one that truly loves you, That errs in ignorance and not in cunning, I have no judgement in an honest face: I pr’y thee, call him back.
  • For this slave,— If there be any cunning cruelty That can torment him much and hold him long, It shall be his.
  • Put out the light, and then put out the light: If I quench thee, thou flaming minister, I can again thy former light restore, Should I repent me:—but once put out thy light, Thou cunning’st pattern of excelling nature, I know not where is that Promethean heat That can thy light relume.
  • It is judgement maim’d and most imperfect That will confess perfection so could err Against all rules of nature; and must be driven To find out practices of cunning hell, Why this should be.
  • I cry you mercy then: I took you for that cunning whore of Venice That married with Othello.

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  • She came up with a cunning scheme to cheat him.
  • The worst mix — greedy, cunning, and without morals.

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