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disdain
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Candide
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  • He spoke to men with so noble a disdain, carried his nose so loftily ... and stalked with such intolerable pride, that those who saluted him were strongly inclined to give him a good drubbing.

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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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