Courtesy itself must convert to disdain if you come in her presence.
That I was disdainful, and that I had my good wit out of the ’Hundred Merry Tales.’
What! my dear Lady Disdain, are you yet living?
Is it possible Disdain should die while she hath such meet food to feed it as Signior Benedick?
I had rather be a canker in a hedge than a rose in his grace; and it better fits my blood to be disdained of all than to fashion a carriage to rob love from any: in this, though I cannot be said to be a flattering honest man, it must not be denied but I am a plain-dealing villain.
I know he doth deserve As much as may be yielded to a man; But nature never fram’d a woman’s heart Of prouder stuff than that of Beatrice; Disdain and scorn ride sparkling in her eyes, Misprising what they look on, and her wit Values itself so highly, that to her All matter else seems weak.
] No, truly, Ursula, she is too disdainful; I know her spirits are as coy and wild As haggards of the rock.
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She tries to be polite, but cannot hide her disdain for authority.
She has nothing but disdain for the notion that common people can regulate their own lives better than she can.