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Cyrano de Bergerac
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disdain
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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  • ROXANE (disdainfully): Oh! you?
  • In short, Disdaining tendrils of the parasite, To be content, if neither oak nor elm— Not to mount high, perchance, but mount alone!
  • Ay, Sirs, on all sides I hear that in your ranks you scoff at me; That the Cadets, these loutish, mountain-bred, Poor country squires, and barons of Perigord, Scarce find for me—their Colonel—a disdain Sufficient! call me plotter, wily courtier!

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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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