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(in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing) the confident bachelor who courts and finally marries Beatrice.
(lowercase) benedict.
Historical Examples

The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
William Shakespeare John Masefield
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare E. Nesbit
William Shakespeare John Masefield
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Robert Louis Stevenson
William Shakespeare John Masefield
Characteristics of Women Anna Jameson
McClure’s Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908. Various
I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
Characteristics of Women Anna Jameson


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