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precept
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

2 uses
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Definition
a rule for behavior — especially a shared moral doctrine
  • No, I went round to work, And my young mistress thus I did bespeak: 'Lord Hamlet is a prince, out of thy sphere; This must not be:' and then I precepts gave her, That she should lock herself from his resort, Admit no messengers, receive no tokens.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (24% in)
  • ] And these few precepts in thy memory Look thou character.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — A room in Polonius's house (43% in)

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