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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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gall -- as in: had the gall to
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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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  • These sentences, to sugar or to gall, Being strong on both sides, are equivocal: But words are words; I never yet did hear That the bruis’d heart was pierced through the ear.
  • But I do think it is their husbands’ faults If wives do fall: say that they slack their duties And pour our treasures into foreign laps; Or else break out in peevish jealousies, Throwing restraint upon us; or say they strike us, Or scant our former having in despite; Why, we have galls; and though we have some grace, Yet have we some revenge.
  • ] Welcome, mistress:— Let it not gall your patience, good Iago, That I extend my manners; ’tis my breeding That gives me this bold show of courtesy.
  • Farewell; for I must leave you: It seems not meet nor wholesome to my place To be produc’d,—as if I stay I shall,— Against the Moor: for I do know the state,— However this may gall him with some check,— Cannot with safety cast him; for he’s embark’d With such loud reason to the Cyprus wars,— Which even now stand in act,—that, for their souls, Another of his fathom they have none To lead their business: in which regard, Though I do hate him as I do hell pains, Yet, for necessity of…

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  • She had the gall to ask for a raise.
  • all the greed and all the gall Is boiled away for once and all.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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