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testament
used in As You Like It

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Definition
evidence for something

or:

a statement of belief

or:

a will (written instructions expressing how somebody wants their property distributed after they die)

or:

either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
  • My father charged you in his will to give me good education: you have trained me like a peasant, obscuring and hiding from me all gentleman-like qualities: the spirit of my father grows strong in me, and I will no longer endure it: therefore, allow me such exercises as may become a gentleman, or give me the poor allottery my father left me by testament; with that I will go buy my fortunes.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — An Orchard near OLIVER'S house (43% in)
  • First, for his weeping into the needless stream; 'Poor deer,' quoth he 'thou mak'st a testament As worldlings do, giving thy sum of more To that which had too much:' then, being there alone, Left and abandoned of his velvet friends; "Tis right'; quoth he; 'thus misery doth part The flux of company:' anon, a careless herd, Full of the pasture, jumps along by him And never stays to greet him; 'Ay,' quoth Jaques, 'Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens; 'tis just the fashion; wherefore do...
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — The Forest of Arden (69% in)

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