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n. - A merciless usurer in a play by Shakespeare.

Usage examples (35)
  • Shylock is treated awfully prior to the loan, making it a wonder he ever agrees to provide it.
  • Yet Shylock is an intense, passionate character in a great play, and Radford's film does them justice.
  • Following Shakespeare's intention, his Shylock is a distinctly unlikable schemer who we nevertheless pity.
  • The New York Board of Rabbis protested, calling Shylock "an amalgam of vindictiveness, cruelty and avarice." for more
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