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used in Howards End

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to dislike strongly and to look down upon with disrespect
  • I'm glad you don't despise the goods of this world.
    Chapter 18 (55% in)
despise = dislike strongly and look down upon
  • Frieda, you despise English music.
    Chapter 5 (36% in)
  • In theory she despised them—they took away that old-world look—they cut off the sun—flats house a flashy type of person.
    Chapter 7 (4% in)
  • "I think it's affectation to compare the Oder to music, and so do you, but the overhanging warehouses of Stettin take beauty seriously, which we don't, and the average Englishman doesn't, and despises all who do.
    Chapter 9 (36% in)
  • She could not despise it, as Helen and Tibby affected to do.
    Chapter 12 (33% in)
  • How dare Schlegels despise Wilcoxes, when it takes all sorts to make a world?
    Chapter 12 (36% in)
  • He has all those public qualities which you so despise and which enable all this—
    Chapter 19 (89% in)
  • Could not the men whom they despised as milksops beat them, even on their own ground?
    Chapter 26 (9% in)
  • I have known cases of other men—I despised them once, I thought that I'm different, I shall never be tempted.
    Chapter 29 (31% in)
  • Tibby gave all the praise to himself, and so despised the struggling and the submerged.
    Chapter 39 (52% in)

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