Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned definition


No one is angrier than a woman who has been rejected in love. This proverb is adapted from a line in the play The Mourning Bride, by William Congreve, an English author of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. (See also Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.)

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