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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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


to reject as not good enough
  • He was precisely the sort of north country lunatic who gave Hester great disdain for Sawyer Depot, and led her to maintain her residence in the college community of Durham year-round.
    p. 435.4
  • The man regarded Owen and me disdainfully: he saw two teenage boys, not dressed for Newbury Street, possibly (if so, pathetically) shopping for a mother or for a girlfriend; I doubt that we could have afforded even the cheapest version of the color red available in Jerrold's.
    p. 351.9

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