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  1. (in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing) the confident bachelor who courts and finally marries Beatrice.
  2. (lowercase) benedict.
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Historical Examples of benedick

  • 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.

  • But Benedick would not kill Claudio, and it was the last straw of all.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • Benedick, in astonishment at what he heard, said, "This looks not like a nuptial."

    Tales from Shakespeare

    Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb

  • My talk to you must be how Benedick is in love with Beatrice.

    Tales from Shakespeare

    Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb