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The meaning and origin of the expression: Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows

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Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows

Origin

From Shakespeare's The Tempest, 1610:

Alas, the storm is come again! my best way is to creep under his gaberdine; there is no other shelter hereabouts: misery acquaints a man with strange bed-fellows. I will here shroud till the dregs of the storm be past.

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