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The Idiot
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  • Like most men of the world, Totski had rather despised such a cheaply-bought conquest, but of late years he had begun to think differently about it.
  • If that were the case I should despise and laugh at you.
  • I was surprised, for she is a vindictive, resentful woman—but then I thought that perhaps she despised me too much to feel any resentment against me.
  • You’d begin to despise me afterwards—we should never be happy.
  • They say society is savage and inhuman because it despises a young girl who has been seduced.
  • If he did despise me, he despised me ’meekly,’ after his own fashion.
  • I ought to have done it differently, and now…. there is no way of doing it, for you despise me….
  • You fear our sincerity more than anything, although you despise us!
  • The sole result is that you despise me!
  • Perhaps he merely began to despise me at that moment.
  • If he did despise me, he despised me ’meekly,’ after his own fashion.
  • In short, their attitude was not that which one would have expected in men who professed to despise all trivialities, all foolish mundane conventions, and indeed everything, except their own personal interests.
  • For instance, old Princess Bielokonski had all her life despised the wife of the "dignitary," while the latter was very far from loving Lizabetha Prokofievna.
  • You could not love so simple a soul as his, and perhaps in your heart you despised him and laughed at him.
  • But why should they suppose that I despise generals?
  • "I don’t HATE, I despise him," said Gania, grandly.
  • I suppose you despise me dreadfully, prince, eh?
  • I do not despise toil; I despise you when you speak of toil.
  • I do not despise toil; I despise you when you speak of toil.
  • You cannot despise one you fear.
  • One of these women so despised the other, and so longed to express her contempt for her (perhaps she had only come for that very purpose, as Rogojin said next day), that howsoever fantastical was the other woman, howsoever afflicted her spirit and disturbed her understanding, no preconceived idea of hers could possibly stand up against that deadly feminine contempt of her rival.
  • "You know," he said sometimes, jokingly, "you despise generals and generaldom, but you will see that ’they’ will all end by being generals in their turn.

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  • She despises the people he has to work for.
  • They despise each other.

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