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I say she is a splendid woman. I know it as well as if she were my own sister, or—confound it—wife, I was going to say. All! but can she act? That is the question, as Hamlet says.

I have read this in Andrew Forrester's 'The Private Detective'.
Does the exclamation mark here give a special meaning to the word all? Thanks!
  • owlman5

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    Maybe. Or maybe it means That's all I intend to say about her splendor. It really doesn't make much sense to me. If I were reading Forrester's story, I wouldn't spend two seconds on worrying about what it meant.