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most unkindest cut of all in Culture

most unkindest cut of all

The most painful of insults, affronts, or offenses, often so painful because it comes from a trusted friend. In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Antony describes the wound given to Caesar by his close friend Brutus (see also Brutus) as the “most unkindest cut of all.”

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