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despise
used in Sense and Sensibility

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Definition
to dislike strongly and to look down upon with disrespect
  • Had he been only in a violent fever, you would not have despised him half so much.
    Chapter 8 (73% in)
  • So acutely did Mrs. Dashwood feel this ungracious behaviour, and so earnestly did she despise her daughter-in-law for it, that, on the arrival of the latter, she would have quitted the house for ever, had not the entreaty of her eldest girl induced her first to reflect on the propriety of going, and her own tender love for all her three children determined her afterwards to stay, and for their sakes avoid a breach with their brother.
    Chapter 1 (74% in)
  • But while she smiled at a graciousness so misapplied, she could not reflect on the mean-spirited folly from which it sprung, nor observe the studied attentions with which the Miss Steeles courted its continuance, without thoroughly despising them all four.
    Chapter 34 (51% in)
  • Lady Middleton was ashamed of doing nothing before them, and the flattery which Lucy was proud to think of and administer at other times, she feared they would despise her for offering.
    Chapter 36 (12% in)

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