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used in Of Human Bondage

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


to reject as not good enough
  • Philip had disdained humanity in the mass; he adopted the attitude of one who wraps himself in solitariness and watches with disgust the antics of the vulgar;
    41-42 — Chapters 41-42 (65% in)
disdained = rejected as not good enough
  • There was something romantic in getting these various rewards actually in his grasp, and then leaving them to others because he disdained them.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (57% in)
  • It was rather a come-down from the dramatic surrender of all these prizes which were in his reach, because he disdained to take them, to the plain, ordinary winning of them.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (65% in)
  • They were sitting on a stile now by the high-road, and Miss Wilkinson looked with disdain upon the stately elms in front of them.
    31-32 — Chapters 31-32 (76% in)
  • The genial disdain of Michel Rollin, who called them impostors, was answered by him with vituperation, of which crapule and canaille were the least violent items; he amused himself with abuse of their private lives, and with sardonic humour, with blasphemous and obscene detail, attacked the legitimacy of their births and the purity of their conjugal relations: he used an Oriental imagery and an Oriental emphasis to accentuate his ribald scorn.
    43-44 — Chapters 43-44 (6% in)
  • There was something fine in keeping to himself these treasures of beauty all his life and giving them to the world disdainfully when, he and the world parting company, he had no further use for them.
    83-84 — Chapters 83-84 (10% in)
  • Whenever there was any question of money, Leonard Upjohn assumed a slightly disdainful expression.
    83-84 — Chapters 83-84 (89% in)
  • Philip had cultivated a certain disdain for idealism.
    87-88 — Chapters 87-88 (91% in)
  • Philip was startled at Doctor South's suspicion of asepsis; he had accepted it in deference to universal opinion; but he used the precautions which Philip had known insisted upon so scrupulously at the hospital with the disdainful tolerance of a man playing at soldiers with children.
    115-116 — Chapters 115-116 (85% in)

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