Romeo and Juliet

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Enter Chorus

 

CHORUS

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Two households, both alike in dignity,

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In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,

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From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
mutiny (n.) 1 riot, civil disturbance, state of discord

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Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
civil (adj.) 3 of civil war
civil (adj.) 2 seemly, decent, well-behaved

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From forth the fatal loins of these two foes

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A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;
star-crossed (adj.) thwarted by a malign star

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Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
misadventured (adj.) unfortunate, calamitous, disastrous

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Doth with their death bury their parents' strife.

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The fearful passage of their death-marked love
passage (n.) 1 incident, occurrence, event, happening

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And the continuance of their parents' rage,
continuance (n.) 3 lasting nature, permanence, durability

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Which, but their children's end, naught could remove,

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Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
traffic (n.) 2 dealings, employment, business

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The which if you with patient ears attend,
attend (v.) 7 listen [to], pay attention [to]

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What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
miss (v.) 3 be unsuccessful, be inadequate

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Exit

 
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