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  • The general gazed at his host disdainfully.
  • There was a suggestion of immense pride and disdain in the face almost of hatred, and at the same time something confiding and very full of simplicity.
  • "And how do you know that he left two million and a half of roubles?" asked Rogojin, disdainfully, and no deigning so much as to look at the other.
  • Madame Epanchin at first looked on him with disdain, and received him coldly, but in a short time he grew to please her, because, as she said, he "was candid and no flatterer"——a very true description.
  • The athlete’s lips curled disdainfully, and without honouring his adversary with a formal denial, he exhibited, as if by accident, that peculiarly Russian object—an enormous fist, clenched, muscular, and covered with red hairs!
  • But his words filled me with a strange sort of feeling of disdainful pity for him whenever I thought of them—a feeling which I did not in the least desire to entertain.
  • It’s quite clear we must treat the impudent creature’s attempt with disdain, and redouble our courtesy towards Evgenie.
  • Aglaya gazed at him for some seconds with precisely the same composure and calm astonishment as she had shown a little while before, when the prince handed her the note, and it appeared that this calm surprise and seemingly absolute incomprehension of what was said to her, were more terribly overwhelming to Gania than even the most plainly expressed disdain would have been.
  • (Smoke?" said the man, in shocked but disdainful surprise, blinking his eyes at the prince as though he could not believe his senses.

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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.

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