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despise
used in Wuthering Heights

12 uses
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Definition to strongly dislike — and often to look down upon with disrespect
  • We laughed outright at the petted things; we did despise them!
    Chapter 6 (54% in)
  • I thought, though everybody hated and despised each other, they could not avoid loving me.
    Chapter 12 (14% in)
  • WHY did you despise me?
    Chapter 15 (70% in)
  • That is the sole consideration which can make me endure the whelp: I despise him for himself, and hate him for the memories he revives!
    Chapter 20 (77% in)
  • And papa swore it was owing to me: he called me a pitiful, shuffling, worthless thing; and said you despised me; and if he had been in my place, he would be more the master of the Grange than your father by this time.
    Chapter 23 (24% in)
  • But you don't despise me, do you, Miss — ?'
    Chapter 23 (25% in)
  • 'Despise you?
    Chapter 23 (26% in)
  • He was as quick and as intelligent a child as ever you were; and I'm hurt that he should be despised now, because that base Heathcliff has treated him so unjustly.'
    Chapter 24 (51% in)
  • Despise me as much as you please; I am a worthless, cowardly wretch: I can't be scorned enough; but I'm too mean for your anger.
    Chapter 27 (13% in)
  • I despise you, and will have nothing to say to any of you!
    Chapter 30 (83% in)
  • When I call you stupid, I don't mean anything: I don't mean that I despise you.
    Chapter 32 (73% in)
  • 'You're a damned liar,' began Earnshaw: 'why have I made him angry, by taking your part, then, a hundred times? and that when you sneered at and despised me, and — Go on plaguing me, and I'll step in yonder, and say you worried me out of the kitchen!'
    Chapter 32 (78% in)

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