’A strange choice of favourites!’ she observed scornfully.
Hindley lavished on her a torrent of scornful abuse, and bade her get to her room immediately, or she shouldn’t cry for nothing!
She did not yell out — no! she would have scorned to do it, if she had been spitted on the horns of a mad cow.
Still it became in a manner necessary; twice, or thrice, Hindley’s manifestation of scorn, while his father was near, roused the old man to a fury: he seized his stick to strike him, and shook with rage that he could not do it.
There you experience the consequence of scorning "book-larning," as you would say.
’Your brother is wondrous fond of you too, isn’t he?’ observed Heathcliff, scornfully.
’HE my cousin!’ cried Cathy, with a scornful laugh.
I stared full at him, and laughed scornfully.
Heathcliff, having stared his son into an ague of confusion, uttered a scornful laugh.
I’ve taught him to scorn everything extraanimal as silly and weak.
I saw the old man-servant shared largely in his master’s scorn of the child; though he was compelled to retain the sentiment in his heart, because Heathcliff plainly meant his underlings to hold him in honour.
’MY papa scorns yours!’ cried Linton.
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.
’LOVING!’ cried I, as scornfully as I could utter the word.
’Oh, well!’ said Catherine, with scornful compassion, ’keep your secret: I’M no coward.
Nay, if it made me a king, I’d not be scorned for seeking her good-will any more.’
’ "I’ve been starved a month and more," she answered, resting on the word as scornful as she could.
Papa talks enough of my defects, and shows enough scorn of me, to make it natural I should doubt myself.
She scornfully withdrew.
Shame at her scorn, and hope of her approval, were his first prompters to higher pursuits; and instead of guarding him from one and winning him to the other, his endeavours to raise himself had produced just the contrary result.
…and apparently scarcely past girlhood: an admirable form, and the most exquisite little face that I have ever had the pleasure of beholding; small features, very fair; flaxen ringlets, or rather golden, hanging loose on her delicate neck; and eyes, had they been agreeable in expression, that would have been irresistible: fortunately for my susceptible heart, the only sentiment they evinced hovered between scorn and a kind of desperation, singularly unnatural to be detected there.
However, I took care there should be no further scorning at my good nature: ever since, I’ve been as stiff as herself; and she has no lover or liker among us: and she does not deserve one; for, let them say the least word to her, and she’ll curl back without respect of any one.
I had a similar notion; and, remembering Mrs. Dean’s anecdote of his first attempt at enlightening the darkness in which he had been reared, I observed, — ’But, Mrs. Heathcliff, we have each had a commencement, and each stumbled and tottered on the threshold; had our teachers scorned instead of aiding us, we should stumble and totter yet.’
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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
That coach scorns students who don’t have natural ability.