[ gon-er-il ]

  1. (in Shakespeare's King Lear) the elder of Lear's two faithless daughters.

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How to use Goneril in a sentence

  • Goneril is glad but already anticipates with fear that Regan, now a widow, will deprive her of Edmund.

  • Edmund leaves, and a conversation takes place between Goneril and her husband.