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  • Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
  • That coach scorns students who don’t have natural ability.
  • Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. (usually paraphrased as "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.")
    William Congreve  --  The Mourning Bride
  • ’Did you ask her?’ said Roberta, with scorn.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children

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  • Then he says, slow and scornful:
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • She turned on him in scorn.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • When at your hands did I deserve this scorn?
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • harsh words of scorn and intolerance
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • "I see," she said scornfully, "you are a Magician - of a sort.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew
  • Making all that show of humbleness and scorning him all the time!
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God

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  • we saw that their eyes, so hard and scornful to the world, were looking at...
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • "Do you think a snake-killer kills muskrats?" said Rikki-tikki scornfully.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • Dustfinger’s voice was full of scorn.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • "Yeah, she probably even apologized for Christmas," said Gerald scornfully.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • Still her eyes never left my face; they looked upon me with a curious mixture of pity and of scorn, until I felt myself to be even younger and more untutored to the ways of life than I had believed.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • She ... was scornful—most of the time—of her grandmother’s elves.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • Though I scorned them, sometimes hated them, there had been something between myself and men when we could fight.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • if she should make tender of her love, ’tis very possible he’ll scorn it;
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • Sweet Phebe, do not scorn me;
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • ’When "I" use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ’it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.’
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • She would shrug her shoulders in scorn of his work.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Did not her kitchen-maid rail, taunt, and scorn me?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • But she did scorn a present that I sent her.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • [To BRACK, laughing with a touch of scorn.]
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • Contempt his scornful perspective did lend me
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe.
    A villain, that is hither come in spite,
    To scorn at our solemnity this night.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear
    His hopes ’bove wisdom, grace, and fear:
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • He reads much; He is a great observer, and he looks Quite through the deeds of men: he loves no plays, As thou dost, Antony; he hears no music: Seldom he smiles; and smiles in such a sort As if he mock’d himself and scorn’d his spirit That could be moved to smile at any thing.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • To gratify my scornful enemies,
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • ...said the Witch scornfully.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Fetch me my rapier, boy.—
    What, dares the slave
    Come hither, cover’d with an antic face,
    To fleer and scorn at our solemnity?
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • Mazen infuses the word with scorn.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • "It’s not a very good one, if their clothes are any indication," Miss Milhouse said scornfully.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Most beautiful, good things are done by women people scorn.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Meanwhile the warlocks scorned the Fair Folk for their inability to lie, their hidebound customs, and their penchant for pettily annoying mundanes by curdling their milk and stealing their cows.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Somehow even sadder to Mark than what the guy has just said, the object of his scorn just nods and apologizes.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • For his many sacrifices, he received only scorn and suspicion from those he loved.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • In my experience, these creatures weren’t the sleazeballs who’d act sexually toward prisoners; in fact, they would never fraternize with lower life-forms like us, and they reserved their most withering scorn for their colleagues who treated us humanely.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • After months of frustration, failure, and growing public scorn, Sheriff Thomas Tate, ABI lead investigator Simon Benson, and the district attorney’s investigator, Larry Ikner, decided to arrest Walter McMillian based primarily on Ralph Myers’s allegation.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • They did not scorn my bread.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Anything was better than going back to Mews and the silent scorn of my bunkmates.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • If the subject was something as innocent as flowers, then Dr. William Charles Ondaatje, who was the Ceylonese Director of the Botanical Gardens, would throw scorn on any opinion and put the others in their place.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Tense, and under the power of someone who’s behaving like a scorned lover.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • He said that sin was about the most sinful thing he could think of, and no one who sinned could be a success, and blessed was he who sat in the seat of the scornful; in short, he repeated his own version of everything they had heard for the past three nights.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The only outburst came from a Chinese delegate who referred scornfully to America’s allies as "running dogs."
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Jackson shook his head scornfully and withdrew.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • "Swim?" she echoed scornfully.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • "I know this must come as something of a surprise, since all I’ve ever done is scorn you and degrade you and taunt you, but I have loved you for several hours now, and every second, more.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • When you scorn these people, you scorn Miguel, Hortensia, and Alfonso.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Timothy answered scornfully, "Dere, look, maim, look ."
    Theodore Taylor  --  The Cay
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