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used in Anne Of Green Gables

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


to reject as not good enough
  • "Ruby Gillis thinks of nothing but beaus," said Anne disdainfully.
    Chapter 26 — The Story Club Is Formed (24% in)
disdainfully = with a lack of respect

(editor's note:  beaus means boyfriends)
  • Anne swept by disdainfully, without look or sign of hearing.
    Chapter 15 — A Tempest in the School Teapot (55% in)
  • Gilbert obligingly rowed to the landing and Anne, disdaining assistance, sprang nimbly on shore.
    Chapter 28 — An Unfortunate Lily Maid (66% in)

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