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Quotation by Shakespeare
Give not this rotten orange to your friend;
She's but the sign and semblance of her honor.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Claudio, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 4, sc. 1, l. 32-3.
Rejecting Hero as unchaste at the wedding ceremony; "sign and semblance" means outward appearance.
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