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gentry (2 properly ‘what is proper to gentlemen’)
1. rank by birth, quality or rank of gentleman Wiv. II. i. 53, Wint. I. ii. 393 “which no less adorns Our ,” 1H6 II. iv. 93 “ancient ,” Cor. III. i. 143.
2. good-breeding Ham. V. ii. 115 “the card or calendar of ” ; courtesy Ham. II. ii. 22 “ and goodwill.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 5.2
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 2.4
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