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    ne'er-do-wells

    What does 'ne'er-do-wells' mean?

    This was extracted from 'Shakespeare in Love'.

    TILNEY
    Everybody! The Admiral's Men, The Chamberlain's Men and everyone of you ne'er-do-wells you stands in contempt of the authority invested in me by her Majesty.

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    Re: ne'er-do-wells

    Quote Originally Posted by Hazar View Post
    What does 'ne'er-do-wells' mean?

    This was extracted from 'Shakespeare in Love'.

    TILNEY
    Everybody! The Admiral's Men, The Chamberlain's Men and everyone of you ne'er-do-wells you stands in contempt of the authority invested in me by her Majesty.
    You bunch of no good bums - literally someone who never does well.

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