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  • harsh words of scorn and intolerance
  • ’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.

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