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Make a Virtue of Necessity (To)

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See Chaucer’s poem of the Knightes Tale, line 3,044; also The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Dryden’s poem of Palămon and Arcite.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Make a Hit (To)
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Make away with Oneself (To)
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