She Reeks of Beauty
"And in some perfumes is there more delight/ Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks" (Mistress Eyes, Lines 7-8). It is interesting how times have changed. Back in Shakespearse's time, the word "reek" probably a positive meaning to it. Now, the word "reek" means something or someone carries a very bad smell. Can anyone think of another word that once had a positive meaning, but gained became negative meaning later on?
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