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"Othello" by William Shakespeare, Act III

February 21, 2013
Influenced by the duplicitous Iago, Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, begins to doubt his wife's faithfulness. Read the full text here.

Here are links to our lists for the play: Act I, Act II, Act III, Act IV, Act V

Here are links to our lists for other plays by William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, King Lear, Julius Caesar, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night's Dream
penitent
Exceed three days: in faith, he's penitent;
boon
Why, this is not a boon;
ruminate
As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts
surmise
To such exsufflicate and blown surmises,
recoil
Her will, recoiling to her better judgment,
vehement
With any strong or vehement importunity;
loathe
Must be to loathe her.
conjure
For he conjured her she should ever keep it,
trifle
Trifles light as air
tranquil
Farewell the tranquil mind! farewell content!
remorse
Never pray more; abandon all remorse;
bolster
If ever mortal eyes do see them bolster
imputation
If imputation and strong circumstances,
vengeance
Arise, black vengeance, from thy hollow cell!
lewd
Damn her, lewd minx!
edify
Can you inquire him out, and be edified by report?
sequester
In the text, the noun "sequester" means a place where someone is isolated.
A sequester from liberty, fasting and prayer,
castigation
Much castigation, exercise devout;
suffice
Than for myself I dare: let that suffice you.
arraign
Arraigning his unkindness with my soul;

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