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used in Antony and Cleopatra

3 uses
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to intentionally anger, challenge, or upset someone — especially by mocking them or hurling insults

or (as a noun): an insult or other action intended to anger, challenge, or upset someone
  • I wrote to you When rioting in Alexandria; you Did pocket up my letters, and with taunts Did gibe my missive out of audience.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Rome. A Room in the House of LEPIDUS (31% in)
  • Speak to me home, mince not the general tongue: Name Cleopatra as she is call'd in Rome; Rail thou in Fulvia's phrase; and taunt my faults With such full licence as both truth and malice Have power to utter.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — Alexandria. Another Room in CLEOPATRA'S palace (55% in)
  • A good rebuke, Which might have well becom'd the best of men To taunt at slackness.
    3.7 — Act 3 Scene 7 — ANTONY'S Camp near the Promontory of Actium (34% in)

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