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  • Homer Simpson’s boss is a greedy misanthrope.
  • ...[Richard Nixon] came across as an extremely smart man who is sadly paranoid, misanthropic, and cynical.
    Alan Greenspan  --  The Age of Turbulence
  • ’Descartes Dream’ by Misanthrope.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • he had read several books and made the acquaintance of several great misanthropes of the ages, whose spiritual company soothed him
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye

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  • A misanthrope I can understand—a womanthrope, never!
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • This is not true of all crises, but it is true of sufficiently many to make the most hardened historian cynical and misanthropic.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • There was more left to explore, but suddenly it seemed like a waste of time; it was impossible that anyone could still be living here, even the most misanthropic recluse.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • A perfect misanthropist’s heaven: and Mr. Heathcliff and I are such a suitable pair to divide the desolation between us.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • There had been a period when Hester was less alive to this consideration; or, perhaps, in the misanthropy of her own trouble, she left the minister to bear what she might picture to herself as a more tolerable doom.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Alistair was a misanthropic English vampire who counted Carlisle as his closest acquaintance, though he could hardly stand a visit more than once a century.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn

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  • Gustav had never been interested in politics, and he seemed to be some sort of misanthropic artistic soul, with absolutely no interest in business or working in the Vanger Corporation.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • He certainly did not prevent others from speaking of them before him, although it was easy to perceive that this kind of conversation, in which he only mingled by bitter words and misanthropic remarks, was very disagreeable to him.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The water-plug being left in solitude, its overflowings sullenly congealed, and turned to misanthropic ice.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • The first risk that Dantes ran was, that the jailer, when he brought him his supper at seven o’clock, might perceive the change that had been made; fortunately, twenty times at least, from misanthropy or fatigue, Dantes had received his jailer in bed, and then the man placed his bread and soup on the table, and went away without saying a word.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • As with a number of his characters, the man of the title is a committed misanthrope, absolutely convinced that everyone else is a sinner.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • During all those times I’d thought he was convalescing in the grip of some misanthropic fit, was he instead far away from the ship, involved in some secret activity whose nature still eluded me?
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Yet I experienced sometimes that the most sweet and tender, the most innocent and encouraging society may be found in any natural object, even for the poor misanthrope and most melancholy man.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • For, as when the red-cheeked, dancing girls, April and May, trip home to the wintry, misanthropic woods; even the barest, ruggedest, most thunder-cloven old oak will at least send forth some few green sprouts, to welcome such glad-hearted visitants; so Ahab did, in the end, a little respond to the playful allurings of that girlish air.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He had long ago discovered the truth, that Jupiter created men during a fit of misanthropy, and that during a wise man’s whole life, his destiny holds his philosophy in a state of siege.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Those quacks and misanthropes who advertise indelible Japan ink should be made to perish along with their wicked discoveries.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He had absolutely nothing to do, almost died of ennui, and became a confirmed misanthrope.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • And how could he not have turned misanthrope, when in every man he saw a potential lover for Odette?
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • This, indeed, was a home,—_home_,—a word that George had never yet known a meaning for; and a belief in God, and trust in his providence, began to encircle his heart, as, with a golden cloud of protection and confidence, dark, misanthropic, pining atheistic doubts, and fierce despair, melted away before the light of a living Gospel, breathed in living faces, preached by a thousand unconscious acts of love and good will, which, like the cup of cold water given in the name of a disciple,…
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Such ruminations naturally produced a streak of misanthropic bitterness.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The characteristic had surfaced, to a greater or lesser degree, in nearly every horse to descend from his great-grandsire, Hastings, a thousand-pound misanthrope for the ages.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • I found him well educated, with unusual powers of mind, but infected with misanthropy, and subject to perverse moods of alternate enthusiasm and melancholy.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • But she had to take her farewell of the male part of the company yet, and every one of them had to unfold his arms (for they all assumed the professional attitude when they found themselves near Sleary), and give her a parting kiss — Master Kidderminster excepted, in whose young nature there was an original flavour of the misanthrope, who was also known to have harboured matrimonial views, and who moodily withdrew.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Besides this effusion, there were innumerable complimentary allusions, also extracted from newspapers, such as—’We observe from an advertisement in another part of our paper of today, that the charming and highly-talented Miss Snevellicci takes her benefit on Wednesday, for which occasion she has put forth a bill of fare that might kindle exhilaration in the breast of a misanthrope.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • I am a lone and misanthropic man.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The shy, mischievous, and girlish child had turned into an arrogant, know-itall misanthrope.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • BERENGER: You’re certainly in a very misanthropic mood today.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • I’m a misanthrope.
    ZZ Packer  --  Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
  • There came a time when he took over from the priest, who in murky and misanthropic eras of the past was permitted to arrogate the education of youth to himself.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • And he could never know that Charley’s interest in him was purely courteous; if he did, he would be hurt in his misanthropy, for Charley has no interest in cats whatever, even for chasing purposes.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • For the rest he lived solitary, but not misanthropic, with his books and his collection, classing and arranging specimens, corresponding with entomologists in Europe, writing up a descriptive catalogue of his treasures.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • I felt enough of the effect of withdrawing from the world then to see that it led to an antisocial and misanthropic state of mind, which severely punishes him who gives in to it; and it will be a lesson I never shall forget as to myself.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • This state of things is naturally embittering; one can put up with annoyances in the house, but to have the stable made a scene of vexation and disgust is a point beyond what human flesh and blood can be expected to endure long together without danger of misanthropy.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • The sky god was misanthropic, his brother had said, and the underworld god was totally indifferent to man.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • "We’ve had that," replied the misanthrope on the sofa "I can sing ’Fluvy du Tajy,’ " Swartz said, in a meek voice, "if I had the words."
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • That’s one type— and then there’s the other: clipped speech, ’sketches and short scenes,’ skepticism and misanthropy.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • All the world used her ill, said this young misanthropist, and we may be pretty certain that persons whom all the world treats ill, deserve entirely the treatment they get.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • "That was Misanthrope with ’Descartes Dream,’ " he said.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • JEAN: Yes, I am misanthropic, very misanthropic indeed.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • JEAN: Yes, I am misanthropic, very misanthropic indeed.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • And the second, the Misanthrope one…
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • I like being misanthropic.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • As was "Descartes Dream," by Misanthrope, the second song, which I went ahead and clicked on.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • Humanism had been accused of exaggerating the importance of form; but it cultivated beautiful form purely for the sake of the dignity of man—in brilliant antithesis to the Middle Ages, which had sunk not only into misanthropy and superstition, but also into ignominious formlessness.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Only a misanthrope could christen the lack of the Word—raw, mute reality itself—with such a name.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Living among clowns and misanthropists, she probably cannot appreciate a better class of people when she meets them.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
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