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- 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.p. 99.5
despising = disliking strongly and looking down upon
- Somehow, that seemed a despicable occupation.p. 142.9
- He might have despised himself, for he had certainly taken her under false pretenses.p. 149.4
- But he didn't despise himself and it didn't turn out as he had imagined.p. 149.7
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