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scorn
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  • Prince, you must marry Aglaya Ivanovna, not Nastasia Philipovna, or this fellow Ferdishenko will always be pointing the finger of scorn at you.
  • So saying, she scornfully rose from her seat as though to depart.
  • Drawn up haughtily, with her head held high, she gazed at the "riff-raff," with scornful curiosity.
  • How then, can you hold her up to the scorn of society in the newspapers without realizing that you are making her suffering, still greater?
  • "Look here, Mr. Muishkin," shouted Hippolyte, "please understand that we are not fools, nor idiots, as your guests seem to imagine; these ladies who look upon us with such scorn, and especially this fine gentleman" (pointing to Evgenie Pavlovitch) "whom I have not the honour of knowing, though I think I have heard some talk about him—"
  • "G.L." "This man assures me," said Aglaya, scornfully, when the prince had finished reading the letter, "that the words ’break off everything’ do not commit me to anything whatever; and himself gives me a written guarantee to that effect, in this letter.

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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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