Coriolanus


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Alarum, as in battle. Enter Martius and Aufidius at

several doors


MARTIUS

I'll fight with none but thee, for I do hate thee
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct See Topics: Frequency count

Worse than a promise-breaker.


AUFIDIUS

                         We hate alike.

Not Afric owns a serpent I abhor
Afric (n.) Africa

More than thy fame and envy. Fix thy foot.
envy (n.) 2 admiration, desire [to be like], jealousy
fix (v.) make firm, secure


MARTIUS

Let the first budger die the other's slave,
budger (n.) flincher, shrinker, mover away

And the gods doom him after.
doom (v.) 2 condemn, pronounce judgement against


AUFIDIUS

                         If I fly, Martius,

Holloa me like a hare.
hallow, holloa, hollow (v.) 2 follow with shouts, call after


MARTIUS

                         Within these three hours, Tullus,

Alone I fought in your Corioles walls,

And made what work I pleased. 'Tis not my blood

Wherein thou seest me masked. For thy revenge

Wrench up thy power to th' highest.
power (n.) 4 force, strength, might


AUFIDIUS

                         Wert thou the Hector

That was the whip of your bragged progeny,
bragged (adj.) bragging, boastful, vaunting
progeny (n.) 1 ancestry, descent, parentage

Thou shouldst not scape me here.
scape, 'scape (v.) escape, avoid See Topics: Frequency count

Here they fight, and certain Volsces come in the aid of

Aufidius. Martius fights till they be driven in

breathless

Officious and not valiant, you have shamed me
officious (adj.) 1 meddlesome, interfering, overzealous

In your condemned seconds.
condemned (adj.) damned, confounded, blameworthy
second (n.) 2 supporting action, act of assistance

Exeunt

 
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