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abdicate
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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abdicate
Used in
Cyrano de Bergerac
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  • The smoke is puffed.) DE GUICHE: The ruse succeeded, though! (Same suspension of play, etc.) CYRANO: Oh, may be! But One does not lightly abdicate the honor To serve as target to the enemy (Cards, dice, fall again, and the cadets smoke with evident delight): Had I been present when your scarf fell low, —Our courage, Sir, is of a different sort— I would have picked it up and put it on.  (not reviewed by editor)

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