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used in David Copperfield

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a lack of respect — often suggesting distaste and an undeserved sense of superiority


to reject as not good enough
  • We had parted angrily on the last occasion; and there was an air of disdain about her, which she took no pains to conceal.
    Chapters 46-48 (5% in)
disdain = a lack of respect — often suggesting distaste
  • 'His feelings?' repeated Steerforth disdainfully.
    Chapters 7-9 (28% in)
  • Miss Murdstone shut her eyes, and disdainfully inclined her head; then, slowly opening her eyes, resumed: 'David Copperfield, I shall not attempt to disguise the fact, that I formed an unfavourable opinion of you in your childhood.
    Chapters 25-27 (62% in)
  • 'On my return to Norwood, after the period of absence occasioned by my brother's marriage,' pursued Miss Murdstone in a disdainful voice, 'and on the return of Miss Spenlow from her visit to her friend Miss Mills, I imagined that the manner of Miss Spenlow gave me greater occasion for suspicion than before.
    Chapters 37-39 (28% in)
  • I repeated disdainfully.
    Chapters 40-42 (89% in)
  • Miss Dartle turned her head disdainfully towards him.
    Chapters 46-48 (18% in)
  • 'The fool himself— and lives there now,' said Uriah, disdainfully.
    Chapters 52-54 (29% in)

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