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disdain
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War and Peace
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  • The unknown general looked disdainfully down at Kozlovski, who was rather short, as if surprised that anyone should not know him.
  • And sighing disdainfully, he again changed his position.
  • He felt offended, and without his noticing it the feeling of offense immediately turned into one of disdain which was quite uncalled for.
  • His eyes narrowed disdainfully, he entered the room of the Minister of War with peculiarly deliberate steps.
  • The round, steady, hawk’s eyes looked before him eagerly and rather disdainfully, not resting on anything although his movements were still slow and measured.
  • This feeling of disdain was heightened when he saw the minister seated at a large table reading some papers and making pencil notes on them, and for the first two or three minutes taking no notice of his arrival.
  • He looked with disdain at the endless confused mass of detachments, carts, guns, artillery, and again baggage wagons and vehicles of all kinds overtaking one another and blocking the muddy road, three and sometimes four abreast.
  • Prince Andrew was struck by the extraordinarily disdainful composure with which Speranski answered the old man.
  • Nicholas knew that this Daniel, disdainful of everybody and who considered himself above them, was all the same his serf and huntsman.
  • But this was only a momentary feeling and Count Rostopchin smiled disdainfully at himself.
  • Its furry tail stood up firm and round as a plume, its bandy legs served it so well that it would often gracefully lift a hind leg and run very easily and quickly on three legs, as if disdaining to use all four.
  • The very qualities that had been a hindrance, if not actually harmful, to him in the world he had lived in—his strength, his disdain for the comforts of life, his absent-mindedness and simplicity—here among these people gave him almost the status of a hero.
  • I got him his appointment in the service," said the prince disdainfully.

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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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