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despise
used in Romeo and Juliet

2 uses
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Definition
to dislike strongly and to look down upon with disrespect
  • Despised substance of divinest show!
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — A Room in Capulet's House (54% in)
  • I fear, too early: for my mind misgives Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars, Shall bitterly begin his fearful date With this night's revels; and expire the term Of a despised life, clos'd in my breast, By some vile forfeit of untimely death: But He that hath the steerage of my course Direct my sail!
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Street (96% in)

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