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Quotation by Shakespeare
Life every man holds dear, but the dear man
Holds honor far more precious-dear than life.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Hector, in Troilus and Cressida, act 5, sc. 3, l. 25-8.
Refusing to be dissuaded from fighting by pressure from his wife Andromache and Cassandra; "dear man" = man of worth, noble man.
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