Shylock

[ UK /ʃˈa‍ɪlɒk/ ]
[ US /ˈʃaɪˌɫɑk/ ]
NOUN
  1. a merciless usurer in a play by Shakespeare
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How To Use Shylock In A Sentence

  • Shylock, the Jew, lived at Venice: he was an usurer.
  • Only really Collins seems to inject the fun needed to bring about some light relief from the more serious stuff between Shylock and Antonio.
  • In this sense, Shylock is a tragical figure instead of a comical one, because he has to make a difficult decision, either result of which will hurt himself.
  • All this must have taken up the most of twenty minutes, yet after getting as far as Mr. Shylock's I remembered that I required what one's hatter (and no one else) calls a "boater," and back I went to order one in addition to the cap. Mr. Justice Raffles
  • In people's minds, Shylock is a cunning, cruel and venomous Jewish usurer.
  • But isn't the vengefulness part of Shylock inextinguishable humanity?
  • There were sidelights too, upon the thoughts and emotions that might have stirred up Shylock to act as he did towards those whom he felt had forced him to suffer ostracism and humiliation.
  • You never doubt the ugliness of the anti-Semitism that embitters Shylock. Michael Giltz: Theater: Al Pacino in Subtle Merchant Of Venice; An Obvious Elf and More
  • Shylock the Jew was a well - known money lender in Venice.
  • The character Shylock is a Jew living in a predominantly Christian society.
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