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proverb
used in The Merchant of Venice

2 uses
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Definition
a short saying — typically well-known and accepted by many as offering good advice
  • The old proverb is very well parted between my master Shylock and you, sir: you have the grace of God, sir, and he hath enough.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Venice. A street (72% in)
  • Well, Jessica, go in; Perhaps I will return immediately: Do as I bid you, shut doors after you: 'Fast bind, fast find,' A proverb never stale in thrifty mind.
    2.5 — Act 2 Scene 5 — The same. Before SHYLOCK'S house (94% in)

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