The lady doth protest too much methinks

The dialogue “The lady doth protest too much methinks” appears in Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet in Act 3, Scene 2. It is mostly misquoted and misinterpreted. The sentence is quoted by Queen. Today the word “Protest” means “Object” or “Deny”, but in Elizabethan age it meant “Vow” or “Solemn declaration”. Many people using this quote today, generally means that “Ladies objects much”, but the real meaning is completely different. The queen use this phrase to reveal that the lady affirms too much to be believed. You may use this quote, when you see someone giving over emphasis to something, that you can’t believe it to be true.

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