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despise
used in Frankenstein

5 uses
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Definition
to strongly dislike — and often to look down upon with disrespect
  • All that had so long engaged my attention suddenly grew despicable.
    Chapter 2 (89% in)
  • It is true that I have thought more and that my daydreams are more extended and magnificent, but they want (as the painters call it) KEEPING; and I greatly need a friend who would have sense enough not to despise me as romantic, and affection enough for me to endeavour to regulate my mind.
    Introductory Letters (29% in)
  • Having conquered the violence of his feelings, he appeared to despise himself for being the slave of passion; and quelling the dark tyranny of despair, he led me again to converse concerning myself personally.
    Introductory Letters (83% in)
  • Hence there is less distinction between the several classes of its inhabitants; and the lower orders, being neither so poor nor so despised, their manners are more refined and moral.
    Chapter 6 (21% in)
  • I resolved to fly far from the scene of my misfortunes; but to me, hated and despised, every country must be equally horrible.
    Chapter 16 (39% in)

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