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the winter of our discontent

the winter of our discontent in Culture

the winter of our discontent definition

A phrase from the historical play King Richard the Third, by William Shakespeare; it describes a civil war in England.

Note: “The winter of our discontent” has come to suggest disaffection in general. The phrase served as the title for a book by John Steinbeck.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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