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scorn

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Definition disrespect or reject as not good enough
  • Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
scorned = rejected
  • That coach scorns students who don't have natural ability.
  • scorns = disrespects
  • 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
  • They give us a thin soup which we spoon down greedily and scornfully, because we are accustomed to better times but are hungry all the same.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • scornfully = with disrespect as though it's not good enough
  • Turtle was slumped on the couch, scornful of dumb grown-up parties.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • scornful = full of dislike or rejection
  • When you scorn these people, you scorn Miguel, Hortensia, and Alfonso.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • scorn = disrespect or reject as not good enough
  • During lunch she'd rough-housed a little to try to make herself feel better, and one of the girls said scornfully, "After all, Meg, we aren't grammar-school kids anymore."
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • scornfully = in a disrespectful or rejecting manner
  • "Do you think a snake-killer kills muskrats?" said Rikki-tikki scornfully.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • scornfully = in a disdainful manner (as though too good to do such work)
  •   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
  • scorn = mock (disrespect)
  • Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • scorn = disrespect
  •   "Do you think Mack is mad because I hurt him today?"
      I consider lying, but gorillas are terrible liars. "Probably," I finally say.
      "He ran away after that," Ruby says.
      Bob gives a scornful laugh. "Crawled away is more like it."
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • scornful = showing disrespect
  • harsh words of scorn and intolerance
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • scorn = disrespect or rejection
  • Contempt his scornful perspective did lend me
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • scornful = mocking or highly disrespectful
  • To gratify my scornful enemies,
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • scornful = disrespectful
  • She turned on him in scorn.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • scorn = strong disrespect
  • Did not her kitchen-maid rail, taunt, and scorn me?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • scorn = disrespect or reject
  • She would shrug her shoulders in scorn of his work.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • scorn = disrespect or rejection
  • Sweet Phebe, do not scorn me;
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • scorn = reject
  •   He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear
      His hopes 'bove wisdom, grace, and fear:
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • scorn = reject or treat with 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.'
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
scornful = disrespectful

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