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  • n. Alternative form of timepleaser.

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Examples

  • When challenged for her reasons in saying 'puritan', Maria backs off and settles for declaring that Malvolio is a 'time-pleaser' and 'affectioned ass' who is far too well 'persuaded of himself.

    Shakespeare

  • Merry Maria relates that he is a 'Puritan or anything constantly but a time-pleaser.'

    Shakspere and Montaigne

  • The devil a puritan that he is, or anything constantly but a time-pleaser; an affectioned ass, that cons state without book, and utters it by great swarths: the best persuaded of himself; so crammed, as he thinks, with excellences, that it is his ground of faith that all that look on him love him; and on that vice in him will my revenge find notable cause to work.

    Act II. Scene III. Twelfth-Night; or, What You Will

  • "The devil a Puritan that he was, or anything constantly but a time-pleaser ... his ground of faith that all who looked on him loved him."

    Sabbath in Puritan New England

  • Maria, whose keen eye and sure tongue seldom fail to hit the white of the mark, describes him as not being "any thing constantly, but a time-pleaser."

    Shakespeare: His Life, Art, And Characters, Volume I. With An Historical Sketch Of The Origin And Growth Of The Drama In England

  • The devil a puritan that he is, or any thing constantly, but a time-pleaser; an affectioned ass, that cons state without book and utters it by great swarths: the best persuaded of himself, so crammed, as he thinks, with excellencies, that it is his grounds of faith that all that look on him love him; and on that vice in him will my revenge find notable cause to work.

    Twelfth Night; or What You Will

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