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scorn
used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

5 uses
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Definition
disrespect or reject as not good enough
  • "A witch my foot," she said scornfully.
    Chapter 10 (23% in)
  • A craftsman of the old school, he scorned progress.
    Chapter 16 (24% in)
  • She was afraid to go home, afraid that Mama would make scornful shame of her.
    Chapter 19 (59% in)
  • "They say God's so great," said Francie scornfully, "and knows everything and can do everything.
    Chapter 37 (33% in)
  • "What kind of people do you think we are?" asked Francie scornfully as she displayed a modest layette consisting of four handmade flannel kimonos, four bands, a dozen hand-hemmed diapers and four threadbare shirts which she and Neeley had worn in turn as babies.
    Chapter 40 (54% in)

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