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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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  • Three great ones of the city, In personal suit to make me his lieutenant, Off-capp’d to him:—and, by the faith of man, I know my price, I am worth no worse a place:— But he, as loving his own pride and purposes, Evades them, with a bumbast circumstance Horribly stuff’d with epithets of war: And, in conclusion, nonsuits My mediators: for, "Certes," says he, "I have already chose my officer."

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an insulting or abusive word or phrase
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a descriptor added to a person's name -- as in Alexander The Great or: a phrase used in place of a name or word -- such as:
  • The Big Apple for New York
  • The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln
  • man's best friend for dog

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