kingdom for a horse!, my

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kingdom for a horse!, My definition


An exclamation from the play King Richard the Third, by William Shakespeare; the king cries out, “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!” after his horse is killed in battle, leaving him at the mercy of his enemies.

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