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Polonius

[puh-loh-nee-uh s]
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noun
  1. the sententious father of Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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  • Fitzgerald's 'Polonius,' 1852, was once thought cheap at five guineas.

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    P. B. M. Allan

  • Polonius, too, is another ancient supposed to be an authority on friendship.

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    Christopher Morley

  • Hamlet saw that pithy old Polonius was a preposterous and orotund ass.

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    Christopher Morley

  • Polonius, the King's agent, learns that Hamlet is sane and something more.

    William Shakespeare

    John Masefield

  • There is a title for you, that would have put Polonius to the blush.