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serpent
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

2 uses
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Definition
a snake
  • 'tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard, A serpent stung me; so the whole ear of Denmark Is by a forged process of my death Rankly abus'd; but know, thou noble youth, The serpent that did sting thy father's life Now wears his crown.
    1.5 — Act 1 Scene 5 — A more remote part of the Castle (20% in)
  • 'tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard, A serpent stung me; so the whole ear of Denmark Is by a forged process of my death Rankly abus'd; but know, thou noble youth, The serpent that did sting thy father's life Now wears his crown.
    1.5 — Act 1 Scene 5 — A more remote part of the Castle (21% in)

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