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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Word
 
1.         Read!
2.  Your word is as good as the bank, sir.
        Holcroft.—The Road to Ruin, Act I. Scene 1.
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I’ll take thy word for faith, not ask thine oath;
Who shuns not to break one, will sure crack both.
        Shakespeare.—Pericles, Act I. Scene 2. (The Prince to Helicanus.)
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1.  I will not indeed pledge you, like a wicked man, by an oath. 2.  You would gain nothing farther at least than by my word.
        Buckley’s Sophocles, Œdipus Coloneus, Page 77.
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So soon as the man overtook me, he was but a word and a blow; for down he knocked me, and laid me for dead.
        Bunyan.—Pilgrim’s Progress, Part I.
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And but one word with one of us? Couple it with something. Make it a word and a blow.
        Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act III. Scene 1. (Mercutio to Tybalt.)
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I’ll take the ghost’s word for a thousand pounds.
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 2. (To Horatio.)
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