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scorn
used in Julius Caesar

2 uses
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Definition
disrespect or reject as not good enough
  •   He reads much;
      He is a great observer, and he looks
      Quite through the deeds of men: he loves no plays,
      As thou dost, Antony; he hears no music:
      Seldom he smiles; and smiles in such a sort
      As if he mock'd himself and scorn'd his spirit
      That could be moved to smile at any thing.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — The same. A public place (63% in)
scorn'd = rejected

(editor's note: No Fear Shakespeare translates this as:  But everyone knows that an ambitious young man uses humility to advance himself, but when he reaches the top, he turns his back on his supporters and reaches for the skies while scorning those who helped him get where he is.)
  • ...But 'tis a common proof,
    That lowliness is young ambition's ladder,
    Whereto the climber-upward turns his face;
    But, when he once attains the upmost round,
    He then unto the ladder turns his back,
    Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees
    By which he did ascend.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Rome. BRUTUS'S orchard (8% in)

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