The reality is rather different, but by no means to be despised notwithstanding.
’I despise him too much!’
’P.S. I pity his ignorance and despise him.’
As a portion of the world affect to despise the power of money, I must try and show them what it is.’
’I don’t say,’ rejoined Ralph, raising his forefinger, ’but that you do right to despise them; no, you show your good sense in that, as indeed I knew from the first you would.
The young lady who is to give you her hand hates and despises you.
My own child, that no uncles can deprive me of; my own hated, despised, deserted, cut-off little child.’
I did more work, because I was poor, and took more hard words from you because I despised you and them, than any man you could have got from the parish workhouse.
’If I chose to beg, sir, and stoop to ask assistance from people I despise, three or four months would not be a long time; three or four years would not be a long time.
Miss Knag here relapsed into softness, and the young ladies renewing their attentions, murmured that she ought to be superior to such things, and that for their part they despised them, and considered them beneath their notice; in witness whereof, they called out, more emphatically than before, that it was a shame, and that they felt so angry, they did, they hardly knew what to do with themselves.
’In the mean time,’ interrupted Kate, with becoming pride and indignation, ’I am to be the scorn of my own sex, and the toy of the other; justly condemned by all women of right feeling, and despised by all honest and honourable men; sunken in my own esteem, and degraded in every eye that looks upon me.
And now, to be defied and spurned, to be held up to her in the worst and most repulsive colours, to know that she was taught to hate and despise him: to feel that there was infection in his touch, and taint in his companionship—to know all this, and to know that the mover of it all was that same boyish poor relation who had twitted him in their very first interview, and openly bearded and braved him since, wrought his quiet and stealthy malignity to such a pitch, that there was…
He knew himself well, and choosing to imagine that all mankind were cast in the same mould, hated them; for, though no man hates himself, the coldest among us having too much self-love for that, yet most men unconsciously judge the world from themselves, and it will be very generally found that those who sneer habitually at human nature, and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant samples.