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used in Pride and Prejudice

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to dislike strongly and to look down upon with disrespect
  • Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable.
    Chapter 8 (92% in)
  • "Miss Eliza Bennet," said Miss Bingley, "despises cards.
    Chapter 8 (44% in)
  • You wanted me, I know, to say 'Yes,' that you might have the pleasure of despising my taste; but I always delight in overthrowing those kind of schemes, and cheating a person of their premeditated contempt.
    Chapter 10 (76% in)
  • I have, therefore, made up my mind to tell you, that I do not want to dance a reel at all—and now despise me if you dare.
    Chapter 10 (78% in)
  • I had supposed him to be despising his fellow-creatures in general, but did not suspect him of descending to such malicious revenge, such injustice, such inhumanity as this.
    Chapter 16 (57% in)
  • "How despicably I have acted!" she cried; "I, who have prided myself on my discernment!
    Chapter 36 (72% in)
  • Oh! my dear father, can you suppose it possible that they will not be censured and despised wherever they are known, and that their sisters will not be often involved in the disgrace?
    Chapter 41 (42% in)
  • He had followed them purposely to town, he had taken on himself all the trouble and mortification attendant on such a research; in which supplication had been necessary to a woman whom he must abominate and despise, and where he was reduced to meet, frequently meet, reason with, persuade, and finally bribe, the man whom he always most wished to avoid, and whose very name it was punishment to him to pronounce.
    Chapter 52 (65% in)
  • " 'tis an etiquette I despise," said he.
    Chapter 53 (32% in)
  • You will be censured, slighted, and despised, by everyone connected with him.
    Chapter 56 (56% in)
  • Had you not been really amiable, you would have hated me for it; but in spite of the pains you took to disguise yourself, your feelings were always noble and just; and in your heart, you thoroughly despised the persons who so assiduously courted you.
    Chapter 60 (15% in)

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