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scorn
used in The Magic Mountain

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Definition
disrespect or reject as not good enough
  • "With a thermometer, of course," Hans Castorp replied, not without a mixture of severity and scorn.
    4.10 - The Thermometer (46% in)
  • And when Hans Castorp objected that he assumed a lowered room temperature was part of the regimen for the cure and presumably a way of keeping the patients from getting too spoiled, Settembrini responded with fierce scorn.
    4.1 - A Necessary Purchase (27% in)
  • That lady of noble lineage, the head nurse of whom Settembrini had spoken so scornfully and whom Hans Castorp had seen only fleetingly a few times, was in charge of the widower's household.
    4.7 - Doubts and Considerations (69% in)
  • It had been very sensible advice, that was apparent now, and Settembrini had been wrong to throw his head back and laugh so scornfully—Settembrini with his republic and his beautiful style.
    4.10 - The Thermometer (43% in)
  • Naphta laughed scornfully, whereas Hans Castorp stated he believed every word Herr Settembrini had said.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (44% in)
  • In those days it was thought disgraceful to send to school any lad who did not wish to become a cleric, and this scorn for the literary arts, on the part of the aristocracy and commonfolk alike, had remained the hallmark of genuine nobility; whereas the literary man, that true son of humanism and the bourgeoisie, who could read and write—which nobles, warriors, and common people could do only poorly or not at all—could do nothing else, understood absolutely nothing about the world, and...
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (57% in)
  • Deep vertical furrows of contempt and ill humor formed between Hans Castorp's eyebrows, and from under those furrows he gazed at the returned traveler five times a day, happy at least to gaze at her, but filled with scorn for the exalted personage who had not the least notion what an odd light past events cast upon him.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (2% in)
  • The defeat of feeling in the face of life, that is the inadequacy for which there is no pardon, no pity, no honor, but only merciless shame and scornful laughter—set-tled, young man, and spewed out again.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (56% in)
  • Herr Settembrini, however, ignored and scorned this bit of courtesy.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (29% in)
  • But she keeps up her hot scorn, she imitates him, and pretends to lose her head at the sound of the trumpets.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (68% in)
  • Does not want to—for without a doubt, her rage, her scorn, is not just for the moment, not merely personal, it is hatred, an ancient hostility to the principle behind those French bugles—or Spanish horns—that call her beloved little soldier back; and her highest ambition, both instinctive and impersonal, is to triumph over that principle.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (69% in)
  • ...powers of resistance to illness and death, whose defeat by the overwhelming forces of base nature so pained Herr Settembrini, were absolutely alien to litre Naphta; and his method for coping with the deterioration of his body was not sorrow and gloom, but scornful high spirits and an unparalleled aggressiveness, a mania for intellectual doubt, negation, and confusion, all of which severely aggravated the other man's melancholy and daily intensified their intellectual arguments.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (31% in)
  • European Romanticism was above all a movement of liberation: both anticlassical and antiacademic, directed against outmoded classicism, the old school of reason, whose defenders it scorned as powdered periwigs.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (52% in)

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