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disdain
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Oliver Twist
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  • the matron was in no way overpowered by Mr. Bumble’s scowl, but, on the contrary, treated it with great disdain
  • ’Then,’ said Sikes, thrusting aside the Jew’s hand, with some disdain, ’let it come off as soon as you like.
  • The young woman, who had by this time, noted her appearance, replied only by a look of virtuous disdain; and summoned a man to answer her.
  • Then, the hostler was told to give the horse his head; and, his head being given him, he made a very unpleasant use of it: tossing it into the air with great disdain, and running into the parlour windows over the way; after performing those feats, and supporting himself for a short time on his hind-legs, he started off at great speed, and rattled out of the town right gallantly.

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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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