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despise
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

5 uses
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Definition to strongly dislike — and often to look down upon with disrespect
  • she despised snakes
    Chapter 39 (21% in)
despised = strongly disliked
  • People would call me a low-down Abolitionist and despise me for keeping mum—but that don't make no difference.
    Chapter 8 (61% in)
  • Despised love struck not with woe
    That head of curly knots,
    Nor stomach troubles laid him low,
    Young Stephen Dowling Bots.
    Chapter 17 (83% in)
  • I am the lineal descendant of that infant—I am the rightful Duke of Bridgewater; and here am I, forlorn, torn from my high estate, hunted of men, despised by the cold world, ragged, worn, heart-broken, and degraded to the companionship of felons on a raft!
    Chapter 19 (71% in)
  • But I soon give up that notion for two things: she'd be mad and disgusted at his rascality and ungratefulness for leaving her, and so she'd sell him straight down the river again; and if she didn't, everybody naturally despises an ungrateful nigger, and they'd make Jim feel it all the time, and so he'd feel ornery and disgraced.
    Chapter 31 (35% in)

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