- (in Shakespeare's King Lear) the elder of Lear's two faithless daughters.
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Examples from the Web for goneril
King Lear becomes Lear texting “okay who wants a kingdom,” to which Goneril replies “me me I do.”What Would Jane Eyre Sext?
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But Goneril excused herself, and said, what need of so many as five-and-twenty?Tales from Shakespeare
Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
Goneril felt that the time had come for silence and good manners.
While he was greeting her hostesses Goneril cast a rapid glance at him.
Goneril spent most of the day watching the road from Florence.
"A dear old lady," murmured Goneril, much more interested in her posy.