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Definitionto strongly dislike — and often to look down upon with disrespect
- But do not despise the lore that has come down from distant years; for oft it may chance that old wives keep in memory word of things that once were needful for the wise to know.2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 -- Farewell to Lorien (60% in)
There are no more uses of "despise" in The Fellowship of the Ring.
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