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[ben-i-dik] /ˈbɛn ɪ dɪk/
(in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing) the confident bachelor who courts and finally marries Beatrice.
(lowercase) benedict. Unabridged
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  • In fact, Claudio's temper here is as detached and impartial as Benedick's.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • He could paint you Bassanio or Benedick or Mercutio to the life.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • But Benedick would not kill Claudio, and it was the last straw of all.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • My talk to you must be how Benedick is in love with Beatrice.

    Tales from Shakespeare Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
  • Benedick, in astonishment at what he heard, said, "This looks not like a nuptial."

    Tales from Shakespeare Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
  • Benedick was the first who spoke, and he said, "Lady Beatrice, have you wept all this while?"

    Tales from Shakespeare Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
  • Ursula and Hero make Beatrice believe that Benedick is dying of love for her.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • Benedick, reporting to the same tune, intensifies his misery.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • Beatrice, hearing of Benedick's love for her, changes her mind about men.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • The would-be Benedick had chosen, and by that choice he had to abide.

    The Rider of Waroona Firth Scott

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