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- As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods,— They kill us for their sport.4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — The heath (46% in)
wanton = considered bad (in this case, excessively violent)
- Cry to it, nuncle, as the cockney did to the eels when she put 'cause i' the paste alive; she knapped 'cause o' the coxcombs with a stick and cried 'Down, wantons, down!'2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — Before Gloster's Castle; Kent in the stocks (37% in)
There are no more uses of "wanton" in King Lear.
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