We laughed outright at the petted things; we did despise them!
I thought, though everybody hated and despised each other, they could not avoid loving me.
WHY did you despise me?
That is the sole consideration which can make me endure the whelp: I despise him for himself, and hate him for the memories he revives!
But you don’t despise me, do you, Miss — ?’
He was as quick and as intelligent a child as ever you were; and I’m hurt that he should be despised now, because that base Heathcliff has treated him so unjustly.’
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.
I despise you, and will have nothing to say to any of you!
When I call you stupid, I don’t mean anything: I don’t mean that I despise you.
And papa swore it was owing to me: he called me a pitiful, shuffling, worthless thing; and said you despised me; and if he had been in my place, he would be more the master of the Grange than your father by this time.
’You’re a damned liar,’ began Earnshaw: ’why have I made him angry, by taking your part, then, a hundred times? and that when you sneered at and despised me, and — Go on plaguing me, and I’ll step in yonder, and say you worried me out of the kitchen!’