Appendix:Snowclones/to X or not to X

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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  • Original: To be, or not to be: that is the question
  • Modern: The question is: is it better to be alive or dead?[1]

Phrase[edit]

to X or not to X

  1. (snowclone) Indicates hesitation towards doing X.

Usage notes[edit]

Often followed by "that is the question", as in the original quote.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ From No Fear Shakespeare.