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scorn
used in In Cold Blood

3 uses
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Definition
disrespect or reject as not good enough
  • This other bacteria, permitted to age, does not kill a man but leaves in its wake the hulk of a creature torn and twisted; there is still fire within his being but it is kept alive by casting upon it faggots of scorn and hate.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (58% in)
  • Perry, flattered to be the subject of this sermon, had let Dick read it, and Dick, who took a dim view of Willie-Jay, had called the letter "just more of Billy Graham cracker's hooey," adding, " 'Faggots of scorn!'
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (58% in)
  • Certainly not Holcomb's widowed postmistress, the intrepid Mrs. Myrtle Clare, who scorned her fellow townsmen as "a lily-livered lot, shaking in their boots afraid to shut their eyes," and said of herself, "This old girl, she's sleeping good as ever.
    2 — Persons Unknown (14% in)

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