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used in Romeo and Juliet

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Definition treat with a strong disrespect or disdain — sometimes accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
  • Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe.
    A villain, that is hither come in spite,
    To scorn at our solemnity this night.
    1.5 -- Act 1 Scene 5 -- A Hall in Capulet's House (39% in)
scorn = disrespect
  • ... In the instant came
    The fiery Tybalt, with his sword prepar'd;
    Which, as he breath'd defiance to my ears,
    He swung about his head, and cut the winds,
    Who, nothing hurt withal, hiss'd him in scorn.
    While we were interchanging thrusts and blows,
    Came more and more, and fought on part and part,
    Till the prince came, who parted either part.
    1.1 -- Act 1 Scene 1 -- A public place (48% in)
  • Fetch me my rapier, boy.—
    What, dares the slave
    Come hither, cover'd with an antic face,
    To fleer and scorn at our solemnity?
    1.5 -- Act 1 Scene 5 -- A Hall in Capulet's House (36% in)
  • That gallant spirit hath aspir'd the clouds,
    Which too untimely here did scorn the earth.
    3.1 -- Act 3 Scene 1 -- A public Place (61% in)
  • Of Tybalt, deaf to peace, but that he tilts
    With piercing steel at bold Mercutio's breast;
    Who, all as hot, turns deadly point to point,
    And, with a martial scorn, with one hand beats
    Cold death aside, and with the other sends
    It back to Tybalt, whose dexterity
    Retorts it.
    3.1 -- Act 3 Scene 1 -- A public Place (83% in)

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