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motley
used in As You Like It

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Definition
consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds of a thing — sometimes implying that the collection does not go well together and is of low quality
  • —I met a fool i' the forest, A motley fool;—a miserable world!
    2.6 — Act 2 Scene 6 — Another part of the Forest (17% in)
  • — As I do live by food, I met a fool, Who laid him down and bask'd him in the sun, And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good terms, In good set terms,—and yet a motley fool.
    2.6 — Act 2 Scene 6 — Another part of the Forest (19% in)
  • When I did hear The motley fool thus moral on the time, My lungs began to crow like chanticleer, That fools should be so deep contemplative; And I did laugh sans intermission An hour by his dial.
    2.6 — Act 2 Scene 6 — Another part of the Forest (24% in)
  • Motley's the only wear.
    2.6 — Act 2 Scene 6 — Another part of the Forest (26% in)
  • I am ambitious for a motley coat.
    2.6 — Act 2 Scene 6 — Another part of the Forest (30% in)
  • Invest me in my motley; give me leave To speak my mind, and I will through and through Cleanse the foul body of the infected world, If they will patiently receive my medicine.
    2.6 — Act 2 Scene 6 — Another part of the Forest (36% in)
  • Will you be married, motley?
    3.3 — Act 3 Scene 3 — Another part of the Forest (75% in)
  • This is the motley-minded gentleman that I have so often met in the forest: he hath been a courtier, he swears.
    5.4 — Act 5 Scene 4 — Another part of the Forest (21% in)

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