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Word: ingrate

Definition: ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)


Sentences Containing 'ingrate'

"Il Ballo delle ingrate" was published as part of Monteverdi's Eighth Book of Madrigals ("Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi") in 1638.
And thou, oh sun, that art now doubtless harnessing thy steeds in haste to rise betimes and come forth to see my lady; when thou seest her I entreat of thee to salute her on my behalf: but have a care, when thou shalt see her and salute her, that thou kiss not her face; for I shall be more jealous of thee than thou wert of that light-footed ingrate that made thee sweat and run so on the plains of Thessaly, or on the banks of the Peneus (for I do not exactly recollect where it was thou didst run on that occasion) in thy jealousy and love."
From what you have just now sung I gather that yours spring from love, I mean from the love you bear that fair ingrate you named in your lament."
I only tell you that I shall preserve for ever inscribed on my memory the service you have rendered me in order to tender you my gratitude while life shall last me; and would to Heaven love held me not so enthralled and subject to its laws and to the eyes of that fair ingrate whom I name between my teeth, but that those of this lovely damsel might be the masters of my liberty."
Il ballo delle ingrate ("The Ballo of the Ungrateful Ladies") is a semi-dramatic ballet (or "ballo") by the Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi with words by Ottavio Rinuccini.
My good squire Sancho will relate to thee in full, fair ingrate, dear enemy, the condition to which I am reduced on thy account: if it be thy pleasure to give me relief, I am thine; if not, do as may be pleasing to thee; for by ending my life I shall satisfy thy cruelty and my desire.
The sudden death of the previous emperor meant Monteverdi had to produce music at short notice, so he reworked the "Ballo delle ingrate", removing the references to the Mantuan wedding.
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