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David Copperfield
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  • I found a great many foxes, disparaging whole vineyards of inaccessible grapes;
  • ’My dear,’ said Mr. Micawber, ’your papa was very well in his way, and Heaven forbid that I should disparage him.
  • His main use of this tongue, is, to disparage Doctor Strong’s young gentlemen.
  • It always gave me pain to observe that Steerforth treated him with systematic disparagement, and seldom lost an occasion of wounding his feelings, or inducing others to do so.
  • With what a demure assumption of being immensely older and wiser than I, the fairy little woman said I was ’a silly boy’; and then laughed so charmingly that I forgot the pain of being called by that disparaging name, in the pleasure of looking at her.
  • My apprehensions of being disparaged to the object of my engrossing affection were revived when we went into the drawing-room, by the grim and distant aspect of Miss Murdstone.
  • Such address and intelligence as I chance to possess,’ said Mr. Micawber, boastfully disparaging himself, with the old genteel air, ’will be devoted to my friend Heep’s service.
  • When she went out of the room with Miss Murdstone (no other ladies were of the party), I fell into a reverie, only disturbed by the cruel apprehension that Miss Murdstone would disparage me to her.
  • If it were not that I might appear to disparage her Intended, which I know my friend would not like, I would add, that to me she seems to be throwing herself away; that I am sure she might do better; and that I swear she was born to be a lady.’

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  • She has a reputation for disparaging the efforts of her co-workers.
  • The victors write the history and disparage their enemies.

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