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The Mill on the Floss
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despise
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • For Mr. Stelling thought nothing of guns, or horses either, apparently; and yet it was impossible for Tom to despise Mr. Stelling as he had despised Old Goggles.
  • It is true she despised the advantages of costume, for though, as she often observed, no woman had better clothes, it was not her way to wear her new things out before her old ones.
  • For Mr. Stelling thought nothing of guns, or horses either, apparently; and yet it was impossible for Tom to despise Mr. Stelling as he had despised Old Goggles.
  • He had a large share of pride, which had hitherto found itself very comfortable in the world, despising Old Goggles, and reposing in the sense of unquestioned rights; but now this same pride met with nothing but bruises and crushings.
  • "Here’s your pretty bonnet," said the younger woman, putting that recently despised but now welcome article of costume on Maggie’s head; "and you’ll say we’ve been very good to you, won’t you? and what a nice little lady we said you was."
  • I despise the feelings you have shown in speaking to Philip; I detest your insulting, unmanly allusions to his deformity.
  • Yes, it becomes you to profess affection for your father, when you have despised his strongest feelings.

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  • She despises the people he has to work for.
  • They despise each other.

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