Wordy Wednesday-Prorogue


I love words! And I love to read! So each Wednesday I’m going to grab an unfamiliar or unusual word I’ve discovered in some of my favorite books. I’ll post the meaning and the paragraph I’ve found the word to show its usage. If so inclined, check out the book and author’s website by clicking on the links below the paragraph. Happy Reading, Cyndi



1) To Prolong or Extend;

2) To Defer.

“Diatribe.” – Wiktionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2012. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/prorogue.

Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

Scene II: In Capulet’s Garden:

Romeo: With love’s light wings did I o’er perch these walls; for stony limits cannot hold love out: and what love can do, that dares love attempt; Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me.

Juliet: If they do see the they will murder thee.

Romeo: Alack, there lies more peril in thine than twenty of their swords: look thou but sweet, and I am proof against their enmity.

Juliet: I would not for the world they saw thee.

Romeo: I have night’s cloak to hide me from their sight; and, but thou love me, let them find me here: My life were better ended by their hate than death prorogued wanting of thy love.


Shakespeare, William. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare; Romeo and Juliet. New York: Walter J. Black, 1937. Print. Classic Club.


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