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scorn
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

10 uses
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Definition
disrespect or reject as not good enough
  • Well, Mr Clare found this out, and spoke quite scornful to the poor girl for days.
    3 — The Rally (54% in)
  • But though to visit the sins of the fathers upon the children may be a morality good enough for divinities, it is scorned by average human nature; and it therefore does not mend the matter.
    1 — The Maiden (**% in)
  • Her lip lifted slightly, though there was little scorn, as a rule, in her large and impulsive nature.
    2 — Maiden No More (10% in)
  • "Pernicious!" said Mr Clare, with genial scorn; and he proceeded to recount experiences which would show the absurdity of that idea.
    4 — The Consequence (19% in)
  • Your friends would scorn me.
    4 — The Consequence (30% in)
  • She had truly never thought so far as that, and his lucid picture of possible offspring who would scorn her was one that brought deadly convictions to an honest heart which was humanitarian to its centre.
    5 — The Woman Pays (21% in)
  • However, he did not let her fall, but took advantage of the support of the handrail to imprint a kiss upon her lips—lips in the day-time scorned.
    5 — The Woman Pays (26% in)
  • My husband that was is gone away, and never will love me any more; but I love him just the same, and hate all other men, and like to make 'em think scornfully of me!
    5 — The Woman Pays (69% in)
  • Angel's wife felt almost as if she had been hounded up that hill like a scorned thing by those—to her—superfine clerics.
    5 — The Woman Pays (96% in)
  • There was the smallest vein of scorn in her words of rejoinder: "Have you saved yourself?
    6 — The Convert (5% in)

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