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melancholy
used in The Comedy of Errors

3 uses
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Definition
a sad feeling or manner — sometimes thoughtfully sad
  • when I am dull with care and melancholy
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — A public place (19% in)
melancholy = sad (perhaps depressed)
  • Thou say'st his sports were hinder'd by thy brawls: Sweet recreation barr'd, what doth ensue But moody and dull melancholy,— Kinsman to grim and comfortless despair,— And, at her heels, a huge infectious troop Of pale distemperatures and foes to life?
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (19% in)
  • By this, I think, the dial points at five: Anon, I'm sure, the duke himself in person Comes this way to the melancholy vale; The place of death and sorry execution, Behind the ditches of the abbey here.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The same (28% in)

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