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affectation
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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Definition
behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
  • no ... phrase that might indite the author of affectation;
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (74% in)
affectation = trying to show off (in this case by writing in an artificial way)

(editor's note:  Today indite is spelled indict.)
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