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  • This was usually a foolproof comeback, making up in scorn what it lacked in originality, but on this occasion it backfired.   (source)
    scorn = strong disrespect or rejection
  • "It was definitely a caribou," Samel had scornfully piped in.   (source)
    scornfully = with disrespect
  • She ... was scornful--most of the time--of her grandmother's elves.   (source)
    scornful = full of disrespect
  • We could not be absolutely prohibited, but we would be certain to attract an annoying measure of subdued scorn.   (source)
    scorn = disrespect or rejection as not good enough
  • I can't stand the thought of Kitty being scornful of me.   (source)
    scornful = full of dislike or rejection
  • Matthew Wood, after baiting John with fierce questions that threw the young student into confusion, had scornfully labeled him a "young toady with no mind of his own."   (source)
    scornfully = with disrespect
  • Dustfinger's voice was full of scorn.   (source)
    scorn = disrespect
  • "Yeah, she probably even apologized for Christmas," said Gerald scornfully.   (source)
    scornfully = in a disrespectful or rejecting manner
  • "I see," she said scornfully, "you are a Magician - of a sort."   (source)
    scornfully = disrespectfully (with a strong feeling of dislike)
  • Though I scorned them, sometimes hated them, there had been something between myself and men when we could fight.   (source)
    scorned = disrespected
  • 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.†   (source)
    scornful = full of strong disrespect or rejection
  • Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn.   (source)
    scorn = disrespect
  • Making all that show of humbleness and scorning him all the time!   (source)
    scorning = rejecting as not good enough
  • 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.   (source)
    scorn = disrespect or rejection
  • "I don't happen to know what Gilbert Blythe's ambition in life is—if he has any," said Anne scornfully.   (source)
    scornfully = in a disrespectful and rejecting manner
  • "Do you think a snake-killer kills muskrats?" said Rikki-tikki scornfully.   (source)
    scornfully = in a disdainful manner (as though too good to do such work)
  • 'Did you ask her?' said Roberta, with scorn.   (source)
    scorn = strong disrespect
  • She would shrug her shoulders in scorn of his work.   (source)
    scorn = disrespect or rejection
  • Then he says, slow and scornful:   (source)
    scornful = in a disrespectful manner
  • [To BRACK, laughing with a touch of scorn.]   (source)
    scorn = disrespect
  • '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.'   (source)
    scornful = disrespectful
  • harsh words of scorn and intolerance   (source)
    scorn = disrespect or rejection
  • "Arthur Weasley loves Muggles so much he should snap his wand in half and go and join them," said Malfoy scornfully.†   (source)
  • The news report was widely watched in the region but met with utter scorn.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "Meat!" he said scornfully.†   (source)
  • The controversial, neomodern glass pyramid designed by Chinese-born American architect I. M. Pei still evoked scorn from traditionalists who felt it destroyed the dignity of the Renaissance courtyard.†   (source)
  • "Everybody knows," said Scarlett, with withering scorn.†   (source)
  • He lets out a scornful chuckle, but I can tell his anger is already fading.†   (source)
  • But he saved his sharpest scorn for his own lawyers.†   (source)
  • What he feels on the worst days of that relentless winter—while rust colonizes the truck and rifles and radios, while German divisions retreat all around them—is a deep scorn for all the humans they pass.†   (source)
  • For his many sacrifices, he received only scorn and suspicion from those he loved.†   (source)
  • I toyed with asking Rose to go along, too, for another, more observant set of eyes, but Rose had always scorned such pursuits, so even when she called and asked me what I was Making for supper, I didn't say I was going anywhere.†   (source)
  • Jackson shook his head scornfully and withdrew.†   (source)
  • Their eyes hint remorse, as marriages are scorned (she never lets me do anything fun), youth is remembered (why didn't I go to California that summer?)†   (source)
  • Violet's tone of voice when she said "Stephano" indicated her utter scorn for Olaf's disguise.†   (source)
  • What the congregation saw was the Holy Mother roll out of the hay pile and across the floor of the manger, where she collected herself at a safe distance from the unpredictable Prince of Peace; Owen withered Mary Beth with a look as scornful as the look he'd shown Barb Wiggin.†   (source)
  • Ned fought to keep the scorn out of his voice, and failed.†   (source)
  • He laughed scornfully.†   (source)
  • As a last defense I had always taken refuge in a scornful superiority, based on nothing.†   (source)
  • —while he languished in his lady's scorn.†   (source)
  • Small hate or scorn would there ever be Between the South and the North Country.†   (source)
  • "Like kids!" he said scornfully.†   (source)
  • "Hello, Landon," she said to me, oblivious of my scorn.†   (source)
  • I scorn it!†   (source)
  • His scorn of commerce — invigorating to me — nettled a lot of the more vocal kids in Honors English.†   (source)
  • He isn't religious, scoffs at Jesus Christ and takes the Lord's name in vain, and though I'm not Orthodox either, it hurts me every time to see him so lonely, so scornful, so wretched.†   (source)
  • It said: To look down upon; to view with contempt; to scorn or disdain.†   (source)
  • Do not scorn those words-they are the truest I've ever spoken.†   (source)
  • Most beautiful, good things are done by women people scorn.†   (source)
  • Lauren shook out her cornsilk hair and eyed me scornfully.†   (source)
  • So for example, I referred to Nobu as "Mr. Tsu," because he sometimes made a little scornful noise with his mouth that sounded like "Tsu!"†   (source)
  • Hallorann asked scornfully.†   (source)
  • Lindy laughed scornfully.†   (source)
  • The Hebrews passage flashed into my mind: "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.†   (source)
  • Anything was better than going back to Mews and the silent scorn of my bunkmates.†   (source)
  • Legend had it that the niece had scorned the gift but over the decades the toys had become almost absurdly popular-more with rich adults than with childrenuntil they were outlawed on most Hegemony worlds.†   (source)
  • When it comes to Jesus, Mommy, who scorns the black bourgeoisie, has friends in high places.†   (source)
  • He's Chicano like me, but I know how much he hates everything I am, as if I represent all the scorn, venom and fear instilled in him since a child.†   (source)
  • So from early on he became an outcast and an object of scorn.†   (source)
  • I imagined the guard turning around, pointing a scornful finger: "Edema!†   (source)
  • He glanced scornfully at the table.†   (source)
  • Seivarden's voice was scornful.†   (source)
  • He sounded pretty scornful.†   (source)
  • She was hiding behind her husband's fears, bringing down scorn on him instead of herself.†   (source)
  • When I go with them to the grocery, they are boggled and frightened and secretly scornful, I think.†   (source)
  • While performing, he is an artist at work and does not appreciate being interrupted, a misstep that always draws a look of scorn.†   (source)
  • I waited out these moments impatiently for just that which I wanted to happen: Babette finally took a candelabrum from a side table, lit the candles and, scorning everyone's fear, ventured out onto the cold gallery alone to see what was there, her sisters hovering in the door like great, black birds, one of them crying that the brother was dead and she had indeed seen his ghost.†   (source)
  • Jace curled his lip scornfully in the warlock's direction.†   (source)
  • She'd had nothing but scorn for those who did.†   (source)
  • Anyway, Patterson keeps Mautz from turning MacArthur into a prison camp, and that means the Christian Cruiser rolls on past the scorn of Mark Brittain and his disciples.†   (source)
  • "It's not a very good one, if their clothes are any indication," Miss Milhouse said scornfully.†   (source)
  • Wasn't that a little of what Dan was like—scorning the popular opinion, the popular crowd, and aspiring to something more?†   (source)
  • She edged her voice with scorn, said: "Is this the way you were taught?"†   (source)
  • Buddy Willard and the other college boys I knew were usually too poor to buy hard liquor or they scorned drinking altogether.†   (source)
  • He crossed through the courtyard and entered the orchard, followed by all the inhabitants of the house as well as the foreign midget, who was smiling scornfully, these poor savages, oh God!†   (source)
  • The same ladies from fine families who at first had scorned and ridiculed her for being an upstart without a name went out of their way to make her feel like one of them, and she intoxicated them with her charm.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Now that we were alone, she was free to deliver her scorn with both barrels.†   (source)
  • "Victor Charles," Stink said scornfully.†   (source)
  • Timothy answered scornfully, "Dere, look, maim, look ..."†   (source)
  • We were a parade of fools, open not only to the effects of chemical fallout but to the scornful judgment of other people.†   (source)
  • And he saw himself now, in his mind's eye, shambling through this crowd to the bathroom and crawling out again while everyone watched him with pitying or scornful or mocking eyes.†   (source)
  • He said, "Even though you'd thrive at all three schools, you scorn them for being a cliche of achievement.†   (source)
  • Ambiades looked scornful, but Sophos was visibly relieved.†   (source)
  • "Mukhtar means well, but she's just a peasant," one Pakistani told us scornfully.†   (source)
  • She's a proud woman who feels scorned by the community.†   (source)
  • Stephen says scornfully to me.†   (source)
  • Certainly not Holcomb's widowed postmistress, the intrepid Mrs. Myrtle Clare, who scorned her fellow townsmen as "a lily-livered lot, shaking in their boots afraid to shut their eyes," and said of herself, "This old girl, she's sleeping good as ever.†   (source)
  • Weary scornfully bet Billy one time that he didn't even know what a blood gutter was.†   (source)
  • They listened with great attention as John Grady answered their questions and they nodded solemnly and they were careful of their demeanor that they not be thought to have opinions on what they heard for like most men skilled at their work they were scornful of any least suggestion of knowing anything not learned at first hand.†   (source)
  • Mattie laughed and openly scorned his foolish antics while inwardly admitting that he had to be considered attractive by many women.†   (source)
  • Jasper had concluded that the best way would be to pelt him with small rocks, although such caution would only earn him the scorn of the rest of the hands.†   (source)
  • He had been at his wits' end, with no reply to Bigwig's scornful impatience except his readiness to risk his own life in company with Fiver and Pipkin.†   (source)
  • Somehow even sadder to Mark than what the guy has just said, the object of his scorn just nods and apologizes.†   (source)
  • Cedric slumps at his desk in the back as a roomful of teenage eyes turn toward him, several of them clearly scornful.†   (source)
  • We took a taxi across the city to the ship, which looked to me as large as Noah's ark, but Mrs. Pritchard was scornful.†   (source)
  • Wearing the required dress whites, Adam approached the main reception area, or "quarterdeck" of the "ship"—what all buildings in the Navy are considered—sticking out like a sore thumb and eliciting scornful comments from the team guys dressed in cammies or PT shorts and T-shirts.†   (source)
  • Now that they could no longer scorn him, now that they were constrained to respect him, they gave him a wide berth.†   (source)
  • She gave it to Mama, who passed it on to Papa, who then came stalking into the kitchen, stiff-backed, glaring scornfully at Granny.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I wanted Jacobi's sarcasm, Sam Roth's scorn, jogging on the Marina Green.†   (source)
  • She tossed her poor old gray head scornfully, and then groaned because the movement hurt her throat.†   (source)
  • The guy gave a scornful little laugh.†   (source)
  • Mazen infuses the word with scorn.†   (source)
  • in the six weeks we had been living there, both Ameh Bozorg and Baba Hajji had grown increasingly scornful of me.†   (source)
  • You scorned them and spurned them, but the faster you ran from them, the closer you came to them.†   (source)
  • "Assault?" spat the engineer scornfully.†   (source)
  • I was openly scornful of people who rode their school ties like some chariot.†   (source)
  • The entire fire department joined Catherine O'Leary as an object of scorn.†   (source)
  • Farmer was learning about the great importance of water to public health, and he was conceiving a great fondness for technology in general, also scorn for "the Luddite trap."†   (source)
  • If I get angry he is scornful and silent, sometimes he does not speak to me for hours and I cannot endure it any more, I cannot.†   (source)
  • In one letter Washington complained bitterly of the lack of discipline in the army and wrote with scorn of the "dreaming, sleepy-headed" officers he had to contend with.†   (source)
  • Doc Daneeka snorted scornfully.†   (source)
  • He had heavy black brows, and dark scornful eyes; his large mouth curled in a sneer.†   (source)
  • Rene, sensing Ira's scorn and John's quiet disapproval, tried to make the best of it.†   (source)
  • "Exotic Opportunities," I whisper scornfully to Elly and point to the leaflet.†   (source)
  • If not, we are faced with the scorn of our mothers-in-law, the ridicule of our husbands' concubines, and the disappointed faces of our daughters.†   (source)
  • The other miners, though not men to scorn at sky-signs, laughed at young George Wickford then, for there was nothing in the lay of the land to give sign of lead beneath, and no one had ever laid a pick anywhere near his claim.†   (source)
  • His scorn for Command Saigon was in every decision he made; he considered the army fools and incompetents.†   (source)
  • Tense, and under the power of someone who's behaving like a scorned lover.†   (source)
  • I know all about that too; ole doc's been 'buked and scorned and all of that.†   (source)
  • Bethany glared past him, scorn etched deeply in her dirty face.†   (source)
  • The automobiles' delicate constitutions and general faintheartedness soon became a source of scorn.†   (source)
  • When the Talentine show audition notices were passed out, Em had been scornful.†   (source)
  • Scorn it.†   (source)
  • ELESIN I more than deserve your scorn.†   (source)
  • Instead, I said, a little scornfully, "I don't envy his rabbi.†   (source)
  • Lee could have tossed off either one with light scorn.†   (source)
  • Go ahead Buck said with scorn My dad knows we don't lie and he knows we don't take things.†   (source)
  • What form of corruption could he scorn?†   (source)
  • Wyoh said scornfully.†   (source)
  • Sculpted chin lifted, she cast a scornful look at Eve, then at Mavis.†   (source)
  • The scorn and the swagger evaporated as they stood ill-at-ease in the storage room.†   (source)
  • Some are militant with good humor, others boiling with rage and scorn.†   (source)
  • "Yeah, right," the kid said scornfully, and then he was gone.†   (source)
  • Do What You Love TONY HAWK I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE PRIDE in what they do, even if it is scorned or misunderstood by the public at large.†   (source)
  • The only outburst came from a Chinese delegate who referred scornfully to America's allies as "running dogs."†   (source)
  • Celia wanted to tell Jorge how his mother and his sister, Ofelia, scorned her, how they ate together in the evenings without inviting her.†   (source)
  • All of this after he had been betrayed by Judas and scorned by a public that had lionized him just days before.†   (source)
  • "South of France!" said Frederic scornfully.†   (source)
  • Pickett raised a scornful hand.†   (source)
  • The old woman watched the beauty queen with scornful eyes and then commented that that young gal had obviously never been near a coal mine in her entire life.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Abused and scorned though we may be, our destiny is tied up with America's destiny.†   (source)
  • This is it, Yousef said, his posture quickly changing from that of scorned teenager to proud son.†   (source)
  • She had weathered five years of public scorn entirely on her own.†   (source)
  • Her mother and I were the only witnesses to her shame and we alternately received both her gratitude and her scorn.†   (source)
  • I'll skip through the details quickly in order not to shock the readers, and also I see no reason to hold these people up to scorn.†   (source)
  • Scorn was in her eyes.†   (source)
  • GUIL (fear, vengeance, scorn) : Your experience!†   (source)
  • She should have felt more classically scorned, but had other things on her mind.†   (source)
  • They did not scorn my bread.†   (source)
  • KATE [NOT WITHOUT SCORN]: To his face?†   (source)
  • Simone Weil wrote about this kind of suffering: "Affliction stamps the soul to its very depths with the scorn, the disgust and even the self-hatred and sense of guilt that crime logically should produce but actually does not."†   (source)
  • When Janaki, recovered from her sickness, came to see me, she marvelled that I could write; but Kali, who had come too, was scornful of the strange symbols which had no meaning for her and dismissed it as a foible of pregnancy.†   (source)
  • Then Karellen continued, and now his voice held something that was not quite pity and not precisely scorn.†   (source)
  • He scorned the improvident, and now the improvident would be just as good as the careful, the sound, the thrifty.†   (source)
  • He looked at the children critically; but there was in his appraisal no suggestion of scorn.†   (source)
  • He played tune after forbidden tune, and the professional musicians put professional expressions of scorn upon their faces; but beneath their table several feet were tapping in slow time with the music.†   (source)
  • But his enemies and disbelievers said, this Gotama was a vain seducer, he would spent his days in luxury, scorned the offerings, was without learning, and knew neither exercises nor self-castigation.†   (source)
  • JAMIE With a scornful shrug of his shoulders.†   (source)
  • (Exit WOMAN) NORFOLK (Scornfully) Is that your witness†   (source)
  • BOTARD: [with an air of the greatest scorn] Pfff!†   (source)
  • He scorned her.†   (source)
  • He had felt embarrassed but pleasantly flattered for a moment; then he heard several boys squealing the same words, but insincerely, in fact with a hatred and scorn which appalled him, and he had wished that he could not be seen.†   (source)
  • Now bedridden, scorning all medication and in particular tranquillizers, she had a seizure every morning before breakfast and often on Saturday night for some reason, but had retained her memory; she could amuse herself by giving out great wads of Shakespeare and "Arma virumque cano," or the like.†   (source)
  • He ransacked the entire range of the English language for terms of scorn and derision.†   (source)
  • Mary blasted him with scorn.†   (source)
  • She reserved her scornful ridicule of him for when her friends came to tea.†   (source)
  • we saw that their eyes, so hard and scornful to the world, were looking at...   (source)
    scornful = disrespectful
  • She turned on him in scorn.   (source)
    scorn = strong disrespect
  • The artilleryman grins scornfully.   (source)
    scornfully = showing disrespect for someone or something
  • All the same he would have scorned to look at or touch one of his wounds.   (source)
    scorned = rejected as beneath him
  • "Keep count!" shouted Mowgli scornfully.   (source)
    scornfully = with a strong disrespect or disdain
  • She turned to me, and her voice, dropping an octave lower, filled the room with thrilling scorn: "Do you know why we left Chicago?"   (source)
    scorn = strong disrespect or rejection
  • From time to time Jem would cast scornful glances at her.†   (source)
    scornful = full of strong disrespect or rejection
  • What we are supposed to feel towards these bodies is hatred and scorn.†   (source)
  • McDermott gave me a scornful glance, as if I was a halfwit, and indeed I must have sounded like one.†   (source)
  • Parvati looked at him scornfully over her shoulder.†   (source)
  • "White man not smart like Indian," he said scornfully.†   (source)
  • Scorned by all and made into a hideous thing ...because I was the better weaver.†   (source)
  • She made a scornful noise in the back of her throat.†   (source)
  • Cool Girl and Loved Wife and Unloved Wife and Vengeful Scorned Wife.†   (source)
  • "Not brilliant, Emmett," Edward said scornfully, holding out his hands to take Renesmee from me.†   (source)
  • But he gripped the banister and tossed his head back in an amused, scornful laugh.†   (source)
  • Then you're a bigger idiot than you look," said Jace, regarding him with scorn.†   (source)
  • She remembered what Eleanor had said, the scorn in her voice when she hissed, "What's my choice?†   (source)
  • But Basta only wrinkled his nose in scorn.†   (source)
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