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melancholy
used in As You Like It

9 uses
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Definition
a sad feeling or manner — sometimes thoughtfully sad
  • They say you are a melancholy fellow.
    4.1 -- Act 4 Scene 1 -- The Forest of Arden (2% in)
melancholy = sad
  • Indeed, my lord, The melancholy Jaques grieves at that; And, in that kind, swears you do more usurp Than doth your brother that hath banish'd you.
    2.1 -- Act 2 Scene 1 -- The Forest of Arden (39% in)
  • ...along this wood: To the which place a poor sequester'd stag, That from the hunter's aim had ta'en a hurt, Did come to languish; and, indeed, my lord, The wretched animal heav'd forth such groans, That their discharge did stretch his leathern coat Almost to bursting; and the big round tears Cours'd one another down his innocent nose In piteous chase: and thus the hairy fool, Much marked of the melancholy Jaques, Stood on the extremest verge of the swift brook, Augmenting it with tears.
    2.1 -- Act 2 Scene 1 -- The Forest of Arden (59% in)
  • It will make you melancholy, Monsieur Jaques.
    2.5 -- Act 2 Scene 5 -- Another part of the Forest (15% in)
  • I can suck melancholy out of a song, as a weasel sucks eggs.
    2.5 -- Act 2 Scene 5 -- Another part of the Forest (19% in)
  • But whate'er you are That in this desert inaccessible, Under the shade of melancholy boughs, Lose and neglect the creeping hours of time; If ever you have look'd on better days, If ever been where bells have knoll'd to church, If ever sat at any good man's feast, If ever from your eyelids wip'd a tear, And know what 'tis to pity and be pitied, Let gentleness my strong enforcement be: In the which hope I blush, and hide my sword.
    2.6 -- Act 2 Scene 6 -- Another part of the Forest (61% in)
  • I am glad of your departure: adieu, good Monsieur Melancholy.
    3.2 -- Act 3 Scene 2 -- The Forest of Arden (67% in)
  • I have neither the scholar's melancholy, which is emulation; nor the musician's, which is fantastical; nor the courtier's, which is proud; nor the soldier's, which is ambitious; nor the lawyer's, which is politic; nor the lady's, which is nice; nor the lover's, which is all these: but it is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects: and, indeed, the sundry contemplation of my travels; in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous...
    4.1 -- Act 4 Scene 1 -- The Forest of Arden (6% in)
  • ...neither the scholar's melancholy, which is emulation; nor the musician's, which is fantastical; nor the courtier's, which is proud; nor the soldier's, which is ambitious; nor the lawyer's, which is politic; nor the lady's, which is nice; nor the lover's, which is all these: but it is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects: and, indeed, the sundry contemplation of my travels; in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness.
    4.1 -- Act 4 Scene 1 -- The Forest of Arden (8% in)

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