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  • With a scornful self-reliance, she asked herself, What did anything matter — and went on.
  • Roused by the unmeaning violence with which she cried it out, she scrambled up, and stood supporting herself with her shoulders against the wall; dangling in one hand by the string, a dunghillfragment of a bonnet, and trying to look scornfully at him.
  • ’Father,’ she returned, almost scornfully, ’what other proposal can have been made to me?
  • ’Oh, my friends and fellow-men!’ said Slackbridge then, shaking his head with violent scorn, ’I do not wonder that you, the prostrate sons of labour, are incredulous of the existence of such a man.
  • Mrs. Sparsit gave him a look of the darkest scorn, and said with great politeness, ’Really, sir?’
  • Thus saying, Mrs. Sparsit, with her Roman features like a medal struck to commemorate her scorn of Mr. Bounderby, surveyed him fixedly from head to foot, swept disdainfully past him, and ascended the staircase.
  • For you remember how he stood here before you on this platform; you remember how, face to face and foot to foot, I pursued him through all his intricate windings; you remember how he sneaked and slunk, and sidled, and splitted of straws, until, with not an inch of ground to which to cling, I hurled him out from amongst us: an object for the undying finger of scorn to point at, and for the avenging fire of every free and thinking mind to scorch and scar!

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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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