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disdain
used in Moby Dick

6 uses
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Definition
a lack of respect — often suggesting distaste and an undeserved sense of superiority

or:

to reject as not good enough
  • let them never eye a Nantucketer with disdain
    Chapters 82-84 -- The Honour and Glory of Whaling; Jonah Historically Regarded; Pitchpoling (26% in)
disdain = a lack of respect
  • But like Czar Peter content to toil in the shipyards of foreign cities, Queequeg disdained no seeming ignominy, if thereby he might happily gain the power of enlightening his untutored countrymen.
    Chapters 10-12 -- A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (85% in)
  • "Kill-e," cried Queequeg, twisting his tattooed face into an unearthly expression of disdain, "ah! him bevy small-e fish-e; Queequeg no kill-e so small-e fish-e; Queequeg kill-e big whale!"
    Chapters 13-15 -- Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (34% in)
  • Disdain the task?
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (96% in)
  • In times of strong emotion mankind disdain all base considerations; but such times are evanescent.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (10% in)
  • And though all hands commonly disdained the capture of those inferior creatures; and though the Pequod was not commissioned to cruise for them at all, and though she had passed numbers of them near the Crozetts without lowering a boat; yet now that a Sperm Whale had been brought alongside and beheaded, to the surprise of all, the announcement was made that a Right Whale should be captured that day, if opportunity offered.
    Chapters 73-75 -- Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (3% in)

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