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Jaques

[jey-kweez, -kwiz, jeyks] /ˈdʒeɪ kwiz, -kwɪz, dʒeɪks/
noun
1.
a disillusioned and satirical observer of life, in Shakespeare's As You Like It.
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Jaquesian
[juh-kwee-zee-uh n] /dʒəˈkwi zi ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • For an example of these see the house of Jaques Cœur (Fig. 7).

    Architecture Thomas Roger Smith
  • Jaques is only sketched in with light strokes, but all his traits are peculiarly Hamlet's traits.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • I arrived at170 Najack in the evening, and my comrade also arrived there from the bay, in company with Jaques.

  • Yet another trait is attributed to Jaques, which we must on no account forget.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • We are going on, Jaques,” said Thad, “and would shake hands with you first.

  • "You do well to liken yourself to the melancholy Jaques," she replied.

    Loss and Gain John Henry Newman
  • But in the melancholy and meditative Jaques of the last drama we feel the touch of a new and graver mood.

  • Jaques, the only wise one, is the only one not moved by Fortune.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • The humorous sadness of Jaques, that philosopher in search of sensation, found a perfect exponent in Mr. Hermann Vezin.

    Reviews Oscar Wilde

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