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used in Of Human Bondage

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to dislike strongly and to look down upon with disrespect
  • in your heart you despise sensual pleasures.
    81-82 — Chapters 81-82 (94% in)
despise = dislike strongly and look down upon
  • To show his indifference he struck up a violent friendship with a boy called Sharp whom he hated and despised.
    19-20 — Chapters 19-20 (31% in)
  • It was despicable to have allowed himself to be turned from his purpose by the pompous airs of the Vicar and the tears of his aunt.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (36% in)
  • He could not help admiring, and yet being awed by, a man who faintly despised so many things which Philip had looked upon as almost sacred.
    25-26 — Chapters 25-26 (55% in)
  • With youth's lack of sympathy for an attitude other than its own he despised not a little Weeks and Hayward because they were content with the vague emotion which they called God and would not take the further step which to himself seemed so obvious.
    27-28 — Chapters 27-28 (84% in)
  • He was angry because Watson obviously set no store on his culture, and with his way of taking himself at the estimate at which he saw others held him he began to despise the acquirements which till then had seemed to him not unimportant.
    37-38 — Chapters 37-38 (16% in)
  • Society tempts me to its service by honours and riches and the good opinion of my fellows; but I am indifferent to their good opinion, I despise honours and I can do very well without riches.'
    45-46 — Chapters 45-46 (40% in)
  • You think pleasure is only of the senses; the wretched slaves who manufactured your morality despised a satisfaction which they had small means of enjoying.
    45-46 — Chapters 45-46 (46% in)
  • Like most of their generation they were obsessed by the fear of the picturesque, and they turned their backs on the obvious beauty of the town to seek subjects which were devoid of a prettiness they despised.
    47-48 — Chapters 47-48 (36% in)
  • He had learned to despise technical dexterity.
    49-50 — Chapters 49-50 (52% in)
  • I have nothing but contempt for the people who despise money.
    51-52 — Chapters 51-52 (21% in)
  • He knew that the best thing he could do was to cease coming to the tea-shop, but he could not bear to think that he had been worsted in the affair, and he devised a plan to show her that he despised her.
    55-56 — Chapters 55-56 (90% in)
  • He loathed and despised himself for loving her.
    59-60 — Chapters 59-60 (13% in)
  • Though he yearned for Mildred so madly he despised her.
    61-62 — Chapters 61-62 (58% in)
  • He painted in glowing colours the side of Paris which he despised.
    61-62 — Chapters 61-62 (75% in)
  • He hated, despised, and loved her.
    61-62 — Chapters 61-62 (97% in)
  • If you only knew how heartily I despise myself for loving you!
    61-62 — Chapters 61-62 (98% in)
  • He despised himself as much as he despised her.
    63-64 — Chapters 63-64 (51% in)
  • He despised himself as much as he despised her.
    63-64 — Chapters 63-64 (51% in)
  • He hated her, he despised her, he loved her with all his heart.
    75-76 — Chapters 75-76 (98% in)
  • He would despise him, and perhaps be shocked or disgusted that he could envisage the possibility of making Mildred his mistress after she had given herself to another man.
    77-78 — Chapters 77-78 (41% in)
  • He despised Griffiths for his apologies, he had no patience with his prickings of conscience: one could do a dastardly thing if one chose, but it was contemptible to regret it afterwards.
    77-78 — Chapters 77-78 (58% in)
  • He had concealed nothing, and even, in his self-abasement, he had striven to make himself more despicable than he had really been.
    79-80 — Chapters 79-80 (51% in)
  • The idealist withdrew himself, because he could not suffer the jostling of the human crowd; he had not the strength to fight and so called the battle vulgar; he was vain, and since his fellows would not take him at his own estimate, consoled himself with despising his fellows.
    87-88 — Chapters 87-88 (92% in)
  • She was not angry with him now, but puzzled; she had no idea what he meant: she accepted the situation, she had indeed a vague feeling that he was behaving in a very noble fashion and that she ought to admire it; but also she felt inclined to laugh at him and perhaps even to despise him a little.
    93-94 — Chapters 93-94 (8% in)
  • "I suppose you despise me, that's it.'
    93-94 — Chapters 93-94 (62% in)
  • She despised him a little because she had made such a fool of him, and at the same time was never quite comfortable in his presence; she could not let herself go, and she felt that he was criticising her manners.
    95-96 — Chapters 95-96 (49% in)
  • He despised himself.
    121-122 — Chapters 121-122 (20% in)

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