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  • Sometimes people of Asian background get offended when their culture is described this way, because they think that the stereotype is being used as a form of disparagement.   (source)
    disparagement = criticism
  • He gave me a disparaging look as he chewed.   (source)
    disparaging = criticizing
  • He feels tenderness toward her when she disparages herself this way.   (source)
    disparages = criticizes
  • Africans in Egypt also faced racial discrimination—they were disparaged as "chocolata" or "honga bonga" by some hostile Egyptians, who were growing weary of their uninvited guests.   (source)
    disparaged = criticized or made seem less important
  • in his finest genteel disparaging manner   (source)
    disparaging = criticizing or making seem less important
  • In Blomkvist's eyes, Borg had been a third-rate reporter and a troublesome person who ... made disparaging remarks about the more experienced, older reporters.   (source)
    disparaging = critical
  • Her eminent companions on the 1994 attempt said nothing disparaging about Pittman, at least not in public.   (source)
    disparaging = critical and disrespectful
  • While riding in a passenger truck through the central plateau, Chouchou had made a disparaging remark about the state of the road.   (source)
    disparaging = critical
  • made disparaging jokes about America   (source)
    disparaging = belittling (treating as stupid and of little value)
  • I was suddenly a little frightened at the disparaging way I had uttered the word pilpul.   (source)
    disparaging = critical or making seem less important
  • The name Sophist was even applied without disparagement to Socrates and Plato themselves.   (source)
    disparagement = criticism
  • Did not hurt that Lenore was prettiest girl in L-City--which is no disparagement of Milla, Wyoh, Anna, and Sidris.   (source)
    disparagement = the act of criticizing or making seem less important
  • "She could've been looking at a bird behind you, stupid," came Hector's disparaging remark.   (source)
    disparaging = criticizing
  • You will apologize immediately for any disparaging comments you have just made to her Catholic Majesty or...   (source)
    disparaging = critical
  • MARTHA: George talks disparagingly about the little bugger because . . . well, because he has problems.   (source)
    disparagingly = with criticism or in a manner to make the child seem less important
  • There's an unwritten law that people in a certain social or financial bracket can name-drop as much as they like just as long as they say something terribly disparaging about the person as soon as they've dropped his name...   (source)
    disparaging = critical
  • Some years ago, Edna Ferber wrote a book about a very tiny group of very rich Texans. Her description was accurate, so far as my knowledge extends, but the emphasis was one of disparagement. And instantly the book was attacked by Texans of all groups, classes, and...   (source)
    disparagement = criticism
  • ...it sounded perhaps a little disparaging,   (source)
    disparaging = criticizing or making seem less important
  • Even a disparaging comment would be a personal link.   (source)
    disparaging = critical
  • a feat not to be disparaged   (source)
    disparaged = criticized or made seem unimportant
  • with a disparaging glance around   (source)
    disparaging = critical
  • the manager had remarked disparagingly.   (source)
    disparagingly = in a criticizing manner
  • Is there anything meaner then to throw necessary work upon other people and then disparage it as unworthy and indelicate.   (source)
    disparage = criticize or make seem less important
  • he could do no real good by such disparagement of the witnesses,   (source)
    disparagement = criticizing
  • Don't tell me so -- lest I should say something disparaging to your judgment.   (source)
    disparaging = critical
  • he occasionally shut his eyes and threw his finger at me while he spoke, as much as to express that he knew all kinds of things to my disparagement, if he only chose to mention them.   (source)
    disparagement = the act of criticizing or making seem less important
  • The maltster, being now pacified, was even generous enough to voluntarily disparage in a slight degree the virtue of having lived a great many years,   (source)
    disparage = make seem less important
  • I mean no disparagement to the excellent voyager (I honour him for a veteran), but...   (source)
    disparagement = criticism
  • But the disparaging of those we love always alienates us from them to some extent.   (source)
    disparaging = criticizing
  • He said he wouldn't suffer a word to be uttered in his disparagement:   (source)
    disparagement = criticism
  • "I dare say it is something disparaging which you are going to say."   (source)
    disparaging = critical
  • And as for her cousin's testimony in disparagement of it, she concluded that Hepzibah's judgment was embittered by one of those family feuds...   (source)
    disparagement = the act of criticizing or making seem less important
  • nor, for that matter, do I think it would be any disparagement to a man...   (source)
    disparagement = criticism
  • I mean no disparagement to Julia.   (source)
    disparagement = criticism or lack of respect
  • Both of these were historical romances that celebrated the moral purity of those who toiled, while disparaging the corruption of those who did not.†   (source)
  • Paul didn't flinch from the man's disparaging scrutiny.†   (source)
  • Lee Adler was no less disparaging of Williams.†   (source)
  • Classrooms, hallways, courtyard, lunchroom—everywhere I went I heard her disparaged, mocked, slurred.†   (source)
  • Jimmy whined about Martha Graham in what he hoped was an entertaining way, applying unusual and disparaging adjectives to his professors and fellow students.†   (source)
  • That he would be happier with a woman who thrills at husband care and homemaking, and I'm not disparaging these skills: I wish I had them.†   (source)
  • She sighed disparagingly.†   (source)
  • I occasionally disparage plot, but we should never discount its importance in authorial decision-making.†   (source)
  • I made a few disparaging remarks about what I thought we might do to the country, then I got serious.†   (source)
  • Beautiful effects were scarcely to be expected in buildings so enormous and so cheaply constructed; the level of monotony of ground surfaces in Chicago made effective grouping practically impossible; the time for preparation and construction was too short: these and other criticisms indicated a general feeling of disparagement.†   (source)
  • It came from Rickover, who had invented the disparaging term bird hatching for fathering more than one child.†   (source)
  • We are not supposed to disparage other members of our street and our community.†   (source)
  • "Mexington" — as it is now called, affectionately by some, disparagingly by others — is an entirely new kind of American town, one that has been transfigured to meet the needs of a modern slaughterhouse.†   (source)
  • I greeted him warmly, but his response was exceedingly cool and superior, and he made a disparaging remark about the fact that I would be staying in the freshman dormitory.†   (source)
  • I smell exactly as a dragon should smell, and I'll thank you not to make disparaging comments about it unless you want me to drop you on your head.†   (source)
  • During the heyday of the Ku Klux Klan, its members took pride in publicly disparaging anybody who wasn't a conservative white Christian.†   (source)
  • Adam never took the yelling and berating from the recruit division commander personally, unlike many of the younger guys, who felt the full stinging disparagement of these verbal beat-downs.†   (source)
  • Whatever the latest collective noun for a gathering; of lawyers was (they came up with a new and more disparaging one each week), there was certainly one of them here.†   (source)
  • Now he and his vaunted regulars had been outsmarted by "the rabble in arms," whom they had so long disparaged and despised.†   (source)
  • He never disparaged The Photograph.†   (source)
  • gross indulgence can be calamitous, however; duly, garfish babysit for dirty catfish children, helping catfish babies get instructional education just because garfish get delight assisting infants' growth and famously inspire confidence in immature catfish, giving experience (and joy even); however, blowfish jeer insightful garfish, disparaging inappropriately, doing damage, even insulting benevolent, charming, jovial garfish, hurting and frustrating deeply; joy fades but hurt feelings bring just grief; inevitable irritation hastens feeling blue; however, jovial children declare happiness, blowfishes' evil causes dejection, blues accordingly, always glorify jolly, friendly garfish!]†   (source)
  • "I will never again disparage the work of Jules Verne," said Charles.†   (source)
  • Since then, he had never let pass an opportunity to disparage her connections or slight her understanding.†   (source)
  • Low of roof and wide abeam, the poleboats had hardly any draft to speak of; the Young Dragon had disparaged them as "hovels built on rafts," but that was hardly fair.†   (source)
  • "Shweeanakl Pretty poor," Ootek commented disparagingly.†   (source)
  • The doctor made a disparaging sound with his lips, the kind a woman knitting makes when she drops a stitch.†   (source)
  • Willing to meet crushing defeat rather than compromise his principles (for as Clay said, intending it to be disparaging, Benton had the "hide of a hippopotamus"), he towered over his more famous colleagues in terms of sheer moral courage.†   (source)
  • "College! What do them fellas know?..." And he spat a brown disparaging comment on the ground.   (source)
    disparaging = criticizing or making seem less important
  • Snape made a small, disparaging noise.   (source)
    disparaging = contemptuous (critical and disrespectful)
  • A critic looking at these tightly focused, targeted interventions might dismiss them as Band-Aid solutions. But that phrase should not be considered a term of disparagement. The Band-Aid is an inexpensive, convenient, and remarkably versatile solution to an astonishing array of problems.   (source)
    disparagement = criticism or belittlement
  • "It's just a show saddle," Billy Buck said disparagingly.   (source)
    disparagingly = with criticism or in a manner that makes something seem less important
  • And this is said in disparagement, whereas it is one of the greatest talents the species has and one that has made it superior to animals that are satisfied with what they have.   (source)
    disparagement = the act of criticizing
  • Heaven forbid that I should disparage my dear child, but he has--no deportment.   (source)
    disparage = criticize
  • I have heard disparagement, in connection with a French jail and an accusation of murder.   (source)
    disparagement = criticism
  • I found a great many foxes, disparaging whole vineyards of inaccessible grapes;   (source)
    disparaging = criticizing or making seem less important
  • "...and I can be strong in my recommendations of him."
    "And in your disparagement of me at the same time."   (source)
    disparagement = the act of criticizing or making seem less important
  • It is no disparagement to Nicholas to say, that before he had been closeted with the two brothers ten minutes, he could only wave his hand at every fresh expression of kindness and sympathy, and sob like a little child.   (source)
    disparagement = criticism
  • don't disparage your judgment.   (source)
    disparage = criticize or make seem less good
  • That, he (Mr. Attorney-General) was prepared to hear some disparagement attempted of this admirable servant; but that, in a general way, he preferred him to his (Mr. Attorney-General's) brothers and sisters, and honoured him more than his (Mr. Attorney-General's) father and mother.   (source)
    disparagement = criticism
  • This is by no means a disparagement to his character; for many official personages, who are held in high respect and admiration, are the victims of similar infirmities.   (source)
  • "Nothing is wrong with my heart," she huffed as she kept a disparaging eye on the waiter.†   (source)
  • "Thank you for joining us, Miss Swan," Mr. Mason said in a disparaging tone.†   (source)
  • "It's about as serious as a frostburn," Bast said disparagingly.†   (source)
  • The man stopped and looked Clara and her father up and down disparagingly.†   (source)
  • Her colleagues, Frieda and Gertrud, bustled about, tossing him disparaging glances.†   (source)
  • Look, man, do not think I disparage your efforts this day.†   (source)
  • Oprah Winfrey, among others, has been sued for making disparaging remarks about food.†   (source)
  • But if you find this fact disparaging, I certainly do apologize.†   (source)
  • Some people disparage the female form divine.†   (source)
  • Clyde snatched it roughly and with a grabbing disparagement.†   (source)
  • Finally, this book is not intended to disparage democratic government and popular rule.†   (source)
  • In our room, her voice would go low and soft to complete disparagement.†   (source)
  • Danny was agitated that time because his best friend had made a disparaging remark about his car, and his girlfriend had refused to marry him.†   (source)
  • Clarence Darrow regularly walked the short distance from his office in the Rookery to Hull House, where he was admired for his intellect and social empathy but disparaged, privately, for his slovenly dress and less-than-exemplary hygiene.†   (source)
  • Rita looked disparagingly at Luna.†   (source)
  • Not to disparage your choice of instrument," I said quickly "It's just that your voice deserves better accompaniment than a lyre can give you.†   (source)
  • He cast a disparaging look at Hamund.†   (source)
  • We walk up and down the aisles, spraying ourselves from the cologne testers, rubbing the sample lipsticks on the backs of our hands, fingering the merchandise and disparaging it in loud voices, while the middle-aged salesladies glare at us.†   (source)
  • In all the surviving record of official and private papers pertaining to the Continental Congress, there is only one member or eyewitness to events in Philadelphia in 1776 who wrote disparagingly of John Adams, and that was Adams writing long years afterward.†   (source)
  • SisterJen wrote, and that was followed by a spate of disparaging remarks about Wasp's mental abilities.†   (source)
  • We will probably never know if any other clans joined them in the attempt, but if we expose Az Sweldn rak Anhuin's treachery, it will force everyone else who might have been involved in the plot to disparage their former confederates; to abandon, or at least delay, further attacks on Durgrimst Ingeitum; and, if this is handled properly, to give me their vote for king.†   (source)
  • He laughed disparagingly.†   (source)
  • And there is always the non-productive brotherhood of critics to disparage and to satirize, to view with horror and contempt.†   (source)
  • He was used to the sinking feeling that comes from statements like this, and suggested without disparagement that she narrow it down to just Bozeman.†   (source)
  • He resumed speaking, berating and disparaging the clan chiefs with increasing passion until he was shouting at the top of his lungs.†   (source)
  • Wickford had made his shaft well—for all that people here disparaged Quakers for their peculiar beliefs, none could claim that they were not heedful craftsmen in all they did and made.†   (source)
  • The names of places carry a charge of the people who named them, reverent or irreverent, descriptive, either poetic or disparaging.†   (source)
  • For as politicians—and it is surely no disparagement to term all of them politicians—they were clearly justified in doing so.†   (source)
  • By disparagement, by starvation, by repressions, forced direction, and the stunning hammerblows of conditioning, the free, roving mind is being pursued, roped, blunted, drugged.†   (source)
  • She did not intend to disparage a subject which, they agreed, Raphael had treated divinely.†   (source)
  • Not knowing precisely why it was that he wanted to disparage Shakespeare and come to the rescue of the man who stands eternally in the door of the lift, he picked a leaf sharply from the hedge.†   (source)
  • Maria had turned and waved her hand at him and El Sordo waved disparagingly with the abrupt, Spanish upward flick of the forearm as though something were being tossed away which seems the negation of all salutation which has not to do with business.†   (source)
  • And Euripides (whatever the disparagement of pedantry) he thought one of the greatest lyrical singers in all poetry.†   (source)
  • I made a remark of this kind to Rutherford, and he replied: "Yes, that's true, and we have a special word of disparagement for them—we call them dilettanti.†   (source)
  • This realistic bit of statecraft provides no reason for disparaging Lincoln, certainly not by those who hold thatit was his legal and moral duty to defend the integrity of the Union by the most effective means at his command.15 The Confederate attack made it possible to picture the war as a defensive one; '6 for some time it unified Northern sentiment.†   (source)
  • He was anxious for the sake of this friendship and perhaps too in order to clear himself in his own mind from the imputation of having dried and shrunk—for Ramsay lived in a welter of children, whereas Bankes was childless and a widower—he was anxious that Lily Briscoe should not disparage Ramsay (a great man in his own way) yet should understand how things stood between them.†   (source)
  • When they talked about something interesting, people, music, history, anything, even said it was a fine evening so why not sit out of doors, then what they complained of about Charles Tansley was that until he had turned the whole thing round and made it somehow reflect himself and disparage them—he was not satisfied.†   (source)
  • It was only natural that Glenn's former rivals should speak of him, and perhaps disparagingly.†   (source)
  • Some disparagement of Jim, I believe—not too loud though, we were too near the house.†   (source)
  • I was afraid you would consider yourself disparaged and slighted.†   (source)
  • ... CYRANO: Why then that air Disparaging?†   (source)
  • You came to me asking for it—disparaging my countrymen, disparaging my friend, Mary Minghetti.†   (source)
  • You have always understood me: he has always disparaged and avoided me.†   (source)
  • Ah, a moment ago I thought you seemed rather to disparage her.†   (source)
  • FRANK [looking round disparagingly] Do you intend to stick in this confounded place?†   (source)
  • Disparage anything in yourself but your judgment, sir,' said Mrs. Sparsit, laughing.†   (source)
  • His main use of this tongue, is, to disparage Doctor Strong's young gentlemen.†   (source)
  • As for that bit of a lake, you know my opinion of it already, and I wish to disparage nothing.†   (source)
  • They all had to laugh, even Ferge, although he was still offended by the disparagement of his infernal adventure.†   (source)
  • "I guess they feel as if they had: there's only one up-to-date hotel in the whole place," said Mr. Bry disparagingly.†   (source)
  • The younger sister was piqued, and in turn disparaged the life of a tradesman, and stood up for that of a peasant.†   (source)
  • But the facing of so vast a prejudice could not but bring the inevitable self-questioning, self-disparagement, and lowering of ideals which ever accompany repression and breed in an atmosphere of contempt and hate.†   (source)
  • But tell me one thing: if he's so well taken care of by those people, why in the world would he live ...I certainly don't want to disparage your lodgings, Herr Settembrini, you have a very charming place there with Lukacek, it's so nice and private, and especially cozy, too.†   (source)
  • He had had enough of the cooking here, he said, everyone up here had, and it was customary to disparage the food, because when you had to sit up here forever and a day ...But he did enjoy drinking, taking to the wine with something like abandon; and while carefully avoiding all sentiment-laden phrases, he repeatedly expressed his satisfaction that at last someone was here with whom it was possible to have a rational conversation.†   (source)
  • For the Irishman instinctively disparages the quality which makes the Englishman dangerous to him; and the Englishman instinctively flatters the fault that makes the Irishman harmless and amusing to him.†   (source)
  • As the gentlemen knew, he harbored considerable ill will against the world up here, had surely disparaged it often enough.†   (source)
  • I call that quite a success, for starters—easily achieved, as I must add with some disparagement, for behold!†   (source)
  • This did not make him feel any friendlier toward the married couple next door, indeed he pouted his lips and muttered something very disparaging about them; and now he made the mistake of splashing his face with water again to cool it, which only made matters worse.†   (source)
  • One could use other terms for his kindheartedness—an insipid phrase like "purity of soul," for instance, or a more serious and beautiful word like "modesty," or disparaging words such as "avoidance of the truth" and "hypocrisy," or even a phrase about "the mystic piety of shyness"—and Hans Castorp's reaction to the sounds from the adjoining room combined something of them all and was visible now as a shadow of respectability that darkened his face, as if he should not know and did not want to know anything about what he heard there.†   (source)
  • Because, then, even being demeaned brings with it a certain stature, and a woman can look down from the heights of her demeaned position to those who have no royal stature, and speak in that disparaging tone you used just now when you asked about timbres-poste and said: 'Gentlemen should at least be punctual and dependable.'†   (source)
  • Hans Castorp had been in the music room and came out to see what had become of Joachim, and he found him standing in front of the tiled stove, next to Marusya's chair—a rocking chair and Joachim was holding onto it with his left hand, tilting it back, so that Marusya was in a reclining position, looking up out of her little, round, brown eyes into Joachim's face, which was bent down over hers, uttering soft, disjointed phrases, to which she would occasionally respond with a smile or a nervous, disparaging shrug.†   (source)
  • They were spoken of disparagingly and considered inferior by local standards, not only by those of higher or highest rank, but also by those who themselves were only "mildly ill"—which allowed them to shrug off their own cases; while at the same time, by subjecting themselves to such standards, they were able to preserve and enhance their own self-esteem.†   (source)
  • It reminded him of the light and color of a certain pair of eyes, slanting eyes that spoke of destiny, the ones Herr Settembrini, taking a disparaging humanistic view, had called "Tartar slits" and "lone-wolf eyes"— reminded him of eyes seen long ago and ineluctably rediscovered, of Hippe's and Clavdia Chauchat's eyes.†   (source)
  • The sluggish and perverted mind of the multitude, always slow to open to the incursions of Reason, having once so opened, having once received this book, stands upon it, and makes an outcry if it is disparaged.†   (source)
  • "I'm sure I've never heard 'em spoken of by any other' name than Quakers, so called," returned Remarkable, betraying a slight uneasiness; "I should be the last to call them otherwise, for I never in my life used a disparaging' tarm of the Judge, or any of his family.†   (source)
  • "E'en let them do as they are permitted," said Wamba; "I trust—no disparagement to your birth—that the son of Witless may hang in a chain with as much gravity as the chain hung upon his ancestor the alderman."†   (source)
  • No real seafarer disparages anything; but, d—me, if I regard this here Ontario, as they call it, as more than so much water in a ship's scuttle-butt.†   (source)
  • Article IX The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.†   (source)
  • He held the letter out inquiringly; and Monseigneur looked at it, in the person of this plotting and indignant refugee; and Monseigneur looked at it in the person of that plotting and indignant refugee; and This, That, and The Other, all had something disparaging to say, in French or in English, concerning the Marquis who was not to be found.†   (source)
  • A fine handsome youth he was, and good in his bold way, though some people did disparage him to his poor mother.†   (source)
  • A solid phalanx of theatre-weary journalists in an afternoon humor, most of them committed to irreconcilable disparagement of problem plays, and all of them bound by etiquette to be as undemonstrative as possible, is not exactly the sort of audience that rises at the performers and cures them of the inevitable reaction after an excitingly successful first night.†   (source)
  • She is to disparage him just as much as she likes, without any check—I suppose because he has been in the law, and the docks, and different things.†   (source)
  • He had been poring over them for some time; and, as the day had been uncommonly sultry, and he had exerted himself a great deal, it is no disparagement to the authors, whoever they may have been, to say, that gradually and by slow degrees, he fell asleep.†   (source)
  • Besides, I never disparage, sir.†   (source)
  • 'My dear,' said Mr. Micawber, 'your papa was very well in his way, and Heaven forbid that I should disparage him.†   (source)
  • Little Dorrit entreated him to disparage neither himself nor his station, and, above all things, to divest himself of any idea that she supposed hers to be superior.†   (source)
  • We will not disparage this gentleman, because he is successful in his addresses to the beautiful object of his ambition; and we will not question her natural right to bestow her love on one whom she finds worthy of it.'†   (source)
  • So might an industrious fox or bear make up his account of chickens or stray travellers with an eye to his cubs, not to disparage by that word the three raw-visaged, lank, and buttoned-up maidens who dwell with the parent Vholes in an earthy cottage situated in a damp garden at Kennington.†   (source)
  • When she went out of the room with Miss Murdstone (no other ladies were of the party), I fell into a reverie, only disturbed by the cruel apprehension that Miss Murdstone would disparage me to her.†   (source)
  • If it were not that I might appear to disparage her Intended, which I know my friend would not like, I would add, that to me she seems to be throwing herself away; that I am sure she might do better; and that I swear she was born to be a lady.'†   (source)
  • Ada and I agreed, as we talked together for a little while upstairs, that this caprice about the wind was a fiction and that he used the pretence to account for any disappointment he could not conceal, rather than he would blame the real cause of it or disparage or depreciate any one.†   (source)
  • Because rescued people of interesting appearance are not, for eight or nine months out of every twelve, holding on here round the necks of the most sagacious of dogs carrying wooden bottles, shall we disparage the place?†   (source)
  • I never disparage.†   (source)
  • A tributary stream of confusion, moreover, poured in from an adjoining bedroom, where Mr F.'s Aunt appeared, from the sound of her voice, to be in a horizontal posture, awaiting her breakfast; and from which bower that inexorable lady snapped off short taunts, whenever she could get a hearing, as, 'Don't believe it's his doing!' and 'He needn't take no credit to himself for it!' and 'It'll be long enough, I expect, afore he'll give up any of his own money!' all designed to disparage Clennam's share in the discovery, and to relieve those inveterate feelings with which Mr F.'s Aunt regarded him.†   (source)
  • My apprehensions of being disparaged to the object of my engrossing affection were revived when we went into the drawing-room, by the grim and distant aspect of Miss Murdstone.†   (source)
  • I only wish," says the trooper, giving himself a disparaging blow in the chest, "that I knew of any one who'd buy such a second-hand piece of old stores."†   (source)
  • They paid high for poor accommodation, and disparaged a place while they pretended to like it: which was exactly the Marshalsea custom.†   (source)
  • Such address and intelligence as I chance to possess,' said Mr. Micawber, boastfully disparaging himself, with the old genteel air, 'will be devoted to my friend Heep's service.†   (source)
  • Under this provocation, Mr. Smallweed's favourite adjective of disparagement is so close to his tongue that he begins the words "my dear friend" with the monosyllable "brim," thus converting the possessive pronoun into brimmy and appearing to have an impediment in his speech.†   (source)
  • Mr Flintwinch, after scraping his chin, and looking about with caustic disparagement of the Pig-Market, nodded to Arthur, and followed.†   (source)
  • It always gave me pain to observe that Steerforth treated him with systematic disparagement, and seldom lost an occasion of wounding his feelings, or inducing others to do so.†   (source)
  • Howbeit, these two subjects were very often on his lips; and he managed them so well that he might have praised himself by the month together, and not have made himself out half so important a man as he did by his light disparagement of his claims on anybody's consideration.†   (source)
  • So we took our departure after a very loving farewell between Caddy and her betrothed, and during our walk she was so happy and so full of old Mr. Turveydrop's praises that I would not have said a word in his disparagement for any consideration.†   (source)
  • With what a demure assumption of being immensely older and wiser than I, the fairy little woman said I was 'a silly boy'; and then laughed so charmingly that I forgot the pain of being called by that disparaging name, in the pleasure of looking at her.†   (source)
  • That without any affectation of disparaging such professional distinction as I may have attained (which our friend Mr. Carstone will have many opportunities of estimating), I am not so weak—no, really," said Mr. Badger to us generally, "so unreasonable—as to put my reputation on the same footing with such first-rate men as Captain Swosser and Professor Dingo.†   (source)
  • The speaker, with a whimsical good humour upon him all the time, looked over the parapet-wall with the greatest disparagement of Marseilles; and taking up a determined position by putting his hands in his pockets and rattling his money at it, apostrophised it with a short laugh.†   (source)
  • In truth, their state was rather too high for the lodging, which was, as Fanny complained, 'fearfully out of the way,' and which took them through a complexity of narrow streets of water, which the same lady disparaged as 'mere ditches.'†   (source)
  • In this belief, to be sure, they had long been carefully trained by the Barnacles and Stiltstalkings, who were always proclaiming to them, officially, that no country which failed to submit itself to those two large families could possibly hope to be under the protection of Providence; and who, when they believed it, disparaged them in private as the most prejudiced people under the sun.†   (source)
  • Amendment IX The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.†   (source)
  • , who has introduced a man whom he calls Socrates, going about and saying that he walks in air, and talking a deal of nonsense concerning matters of which I do not pretend to know either much or little—not that I mean to speak disparagingly of any one who is a student of natural philosophy.†   (source)
  • advising him to sever his connection with a certain budding practitioner who, he noticed, was prone to disparage and even to a slight extent ... deprecate him,   (source)
    disparage = criticize or make seem less important
  • I would not for the wealth of all the town
    Here in my house do him disparagement:   (source)
    disparagement = criticism
  • Ahaz, his sottish conqueror, whom he drew
    God's altar to disparage and displace   (source)
    disparage = criticizing or making seem less important
  • Disparage not the faith thou dost not know,   (source)
  • Who durste be so bold to disparage
    My daughter, that is come of such lineage?   (source)
    disparage = criticize
  • Now, after this short preface, we think it no disparagement to our hero to mention...   (source)
    disparagement = criticism
  • to our honour's great disparagement   (source)
    disparagement = the act of criticizing or making seem less important
  • But do not think that by praising these I am disparaging the others; all I mean to say is that the penances of those of the present day do not come up to the asceticism and austerity of former times;   (source)
    disparaging = criticizing
  • I will disparage her no farther   (source)
    disparage = criticizing or making seem less important
  • "Och, laddie," he said, disparaging, "yon's no job to be making heavy weather of.†   (source)
  • [64] Most of these, and of the new compounds with them, belong to the vocabulary of disparagement   (source)
  • The common American use of /peanut/ as an adjective of disparagement, as in /peanut politics/, is incomprehensible to him.†   (source)
  • A /guy/, in the American vulgate, simply signifies a man; there is not necessarily any disparaging significance.†   (source)
  • [29] He avoids displacing terms of a disparaging or disagreeable significance with others less brutal, or thought to be less brutal, /e†   (source)
  • It has a disparaging significance over there, almost equal to that of our words /organization/ and /machine/.†   (source)
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