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used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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describing something someone does as done too much because of an uncontrollable desire — such as excessive gambling or eating
  • Rebellious hell, If thou canst mutine in a matron's bones, To flaming youth let virtue be as wax, And melt in her own fire: proclaim no shame When the compulsive ardour gives the charge, Since frost itself as actively doth burn, And reason panders will.
    3.4 — Act 3 Scene 4 — Another room in the castle (42% in)

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