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scorn
used in The House of the Seven Gables

8 uses
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Definition
disrespect or reject as not good enough
  • Not to speak it harshly or scornfully, it seemed Clifford's nature to be a Sybarite.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (65% in)
  • "Ah, but these hens," answered the young man,—"these hens of aristocratic lineage would scorn to understand the vulgar language of a barn-yard fowl.
    Chapter 6 — Maule's Well (42% in)
  • All this, with the quaint gorgeousness of the old china cups and saucers, and the crested spoons, and a silver cream-jug (Hepzibah's only other article of plate, and shaped like the rudest porringer), set out a board at which the stateliest of old Colonel Pyncheon's guests need not have scorned to take his place.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (18% in)
  • "Softly, Mr. Pyncheon!" said the carpenter with scornful composure.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (82% in)
  • It seemed to be Maule's impulse, not to ruin Alice, nor to visit her with any black or gigantic mischief, which would have crowned her sorrows with the grace of tragedy, but to wreak a low, ungenerous scorn upon her.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (96% in)
  • Let us, therefore,—whatever his defects of nature and education, and in spite of his scorn for creeds and institutions,—concede to the daguerreotypist the rare and high quality of reverence for another's individuality.
    Chapter 14 — Phoebe's Good-Bye (9% in)
  • To incur the ridicule of the younger crowd, that knew him not,—the harsher scorn and indignation of a few old men, who might recall his once familiar features!
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (62% in)
  • Their vivid and wild expression seemed likewise sufficient to illuminate them; it was an expression of scorn and mockery, coinciding with the emotions indicated by his gesture.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (78% in)

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