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The Taming of the Shrew
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choleric
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The Taming of the Shrew
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  • ourselves are choleric
  • I tell thee, Kate, ’twas burnt and dried away, And I expressly am forbid to touch it; For it engenders choler, planteth anger; And better ’twere that both of us did fast, Since, of ourselves, ourselves are choleric, Than feed it with such over-roasted flesh.
  • I fear it is too choleric a meat.
  • I cannot tell; I fear ’tis choleric.

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  • A choleric cop blew his top.
  • Gordon was a man by nature ill-suited to be a schoolmaster: he was impatient and choleric.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage

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