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used in The Poisonwood Bible

11 uses
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to dislike strongly and to look down upon with disrespect
  • I know he despises being useless, sitting still while war overtakes us.
    Book 5 — Exodus (29% in)
despises = dislikes strongly and looks down upon
  • Heaven only knows how she must have despised her pale rat of a cowering mistress.
    Book 2 — Revelation (9% in)
  • God despises a coward who runs while others stand and suffer.
    Book 3 — Judges (37% in)
  • The women seemed to despise him especially.
    Book 3 — Judges (84% in)
  • It was the most despicable day of my life.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (57% in)
  • Does she look at me and despise her loss?
    Book 5 — Exodus (24% in)
  • Rachel I could only despise more if I knew for sure which way to direct my ire, presumably South Africa, where I guess she's finally hit paydirt with her exceeding whiteness and mercenary husband.
    Book 5 — Exodus (42% in)
  • Adah the bridled entitled, Adah authorized to despise one and all.
    Book 5 — Exodus (48% in)
  • I pitied them, despised them, and silently willed them back home on the first boat.
    Book 5 — Exodus (60% in)
  • I despised him.
    Book 5 — Exodus (92% in)
  • He was a despicable man.
    Book 5 — Exodus (92% in)

There are no more uses of "despise" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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