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despise

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Definition to dislike strongly and to look down upon with disrespect
  • She despises the people he has to work for.
despises = dislikes strongly and looks down upon
  • She despises his lifestyle.
  • despises = dislikes strongly and looks down upon
  • During that time, she came to despise communism.
  • despise = dislike strongly and look down upon
  • Thinking it was the responsible thing to do, she took the job, but came to despise it.
  • despise = dislike strongly and look down upon
  • It's easy to despise luxuries that are well out of your reach.
  • despise = dislike strongly and look down upon
  • They despise each other.
  • despise = dislike strongly and look down upon
  • If they're all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other?
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • despise = dislike strongly and look down upon
  • Now I looked at his face. It was despising and full of anger.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • despising = full of strong dislike and disdain
  • Kaa was not a poison snake—in fact he rather despised the poison snakes as cowards—but his strength lay in his hug, and when he had once lapped his huge coils round anybody there was no more to be said.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • despised = disliked strongly and looked down upon
  • Eager to find fault and despise any outsider.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • despise = dislike strongly and look down upon
  • I came to despise the neighbors, my relatives and anybody else who had ever known me and the conditions under which I lived.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • despise = dislike strongly
  • I know he despises being useless, sitting still while war overtakes us.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • despises = dislikes strongly and looks down upon
  • in your heart you despise sensual pleasures.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • despise = dislike strongly and look down upon
  • I'm glad you don't despise the goods of this world.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • despise = dislike strongly and look down upon
  • He hated her, for she seemed in some way to make him despise himself.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • despise = dislike strongly and look upon with disdain
  • She wasn't one of them, by any means, and I think that was probably what the other women simultaneously admired and despised the most.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • despised = disliked strongly and looked down upon
  • Four days later take the side you despise...
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • despise = dislike strongly and look down upon
  • The judge called Stanley's crime despicable.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • despicable = terrible (vile; disgusting) — worthy of being strongly disliked and looked down upon
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable.)
  • Long hours she sat looking in the mirror, trying to discover the secret of the ugliness, the ugliness that made her ignored or despised at school, by teachers and classmates alike.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • despised = disliked strongly and looked down upon
  • He stayed there two weeks, dismayed at its ferocious indifference to the drums of his destiny, to destiny itself, and despising the janitor's work with which he was to pay his way through.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
despising = disliking strongly and looking down upon

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