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used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

6 uses
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a serious speech, writing, or conversation on a particular topic

or much more rarely: to speak or write formally on a particular topic; or to have a conversation
  • That if you be honest and fair, your honesty should admit no discourse to your beauty.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A room in the Castle (56% in)
  • — A little month; or ere those shoes were old With which she followed my poor father's body Like Niobe, all tears;—why she, even she,— O God! a beast that wants discourse of reason, Would have mourn'd longer,—married with mine uncle, My father's brother; but no more like my father Than I to Hercules: within a month; Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears Had left the flushing in her galled eyes, She married:— O, most wicked speed, to post With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — Elsinore (a room of state in the castle) (57% in)
  • Good my lord, put your discourse into some frame, and start not so wildly from my affair.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — A hall in the Castle (79% in)
  • 'tis as easy as lying: govern these ventages with your finger and thumb, give it breath with your mouth, and it will discourse most eloquent music.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — A hall in the Castle (90% in)
  • Alas, how is't with you, That you do bend your eye on vacancy, And with the incorporal air do hold discourse?
    3.4 — Act 3 Scene 4 — Another room in the castle (56% in)
  • Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and godlike reason To fust in us unus'd.
    4.4 — Act 4 Scene 4 — A plain in Denmark (58% in)

There are no more uses of "discourse" in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

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