Despise sentence examples

despise
  • I don't want to have to despise you.

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  • I'm beginning to despise public officials.

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  • "Mary, you must despise me!" he would say.

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  • His fertile mind instantly suggested to him a point of view which gave him a right to despise the adjutant and the minister.

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  • I want to meet that man whom I despise, so as to give him a chance to kill and laugh at me!

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  • They, nevertheless, after some hesitation, hoping that the government would despise the warning, determined to proceed with their plans, and were encouraged in their resolution by Fawkes, who visited the cellar on the 30th and reported that nothing had been moved or touched.

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  • Till then he had reproached her in his heart and tried to despise her, but he now felt so sorry for her that there was no room in his soul for reproach.

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  • In the desert, too, there is a widely scattered tribe, the Salubi, which from its name (Salib, cross) is conjectured to be of early Christian origin; they are great hunters, killing ostriches and gazelles; the Arabs despise them as an inferior race, but do not harm them; they pay a small tax to the tribe under whose protection they live, and render service as labourers, for which they receive in the spring milk and cheese; at the date harvest they get wages in kind; with this, and the produce of the chase, they manage to exist in the desert without agriculture or flocks.

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  • From the defeat at Pharsalus, to which he had contributed by affecting to despise his late comrades, he fled to Corcyra, and thence to Africa.

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  • Their introduction was the chief cause leading the white settlers to despise manual labour.

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  • The merit of Bruce is that he did not despise the lesson.

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  • Despise that which is base, said his mother.

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  • Lord knows what he did to Donnie over the years to cause the boy to despise him so.

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  • Certainly no poet would venture to despise Wagner's imaginative conception of Kundry.

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  • He was therefore enabled to formulate the method of what Bacon had tended to despise as merely the " first vintage."

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  • Rather than despise the faulty presentation of truth which we find in heathen religions and their more or less degraded rites, we follow the apostle Paul in his endeavour to trace in them attempts " to feel after God " (Acts vii.

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  • Therefore despise them not; for they are your honoured ones, together with the prophets and teachers."

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  • Although he preserved a reverence for Aristotle (of whom, however, he seems to have known but little), he learned to despise the current Aristotelian philosophy.

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  • As a ruler, Catherine professed a great contempt for system, which she said she had been taught to despise by her master Voltaire.

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  • These newcomers have not been completely assimilated with the villagers among whom they have found a home; the latter despise them, and discourage intermarriage.

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  • She sat down to plot, not wanting to think what would happen if she failed to deliver the Horsemen somewhere safe or how much her Guardian would despise her once she acted.

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  • The Greeks, who had been squandering the money provided by the loans in every sort of senseless extravagance, affected to despise the Egyptian invaders, but they n h l`n were soon undeceived.

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  • Unlike the cheerful white walls of the house, the tall wall was the unwelcome shade of dark grey that she'd begun to despise after days in the spaceships surrounded by it.

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  • antecedents had marked him out as the natural head of the new Greek state, in spite of his successful defence of Missolonghi, had been discredited by failures elsewhere; and the Greeks thus learned to despise their civilized advisers and to underrate the importance of discipline.

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  • Not only did it seem to him (as to all administrators) that he controlled the external actions of Moscow's inhabitants, but he also thought he controlled their mental attitude by means of his broadsheets and posters, written in a coarse tone which the people despise in their own class and do not understand from those in authority.

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  • The dominant race is the Uzbegs, who are fanatical Moslem Sunnites, scorn work, despise their Iranian subjects, and maintain their old division into tribes or clans.

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  • It was Brandon who kept coming back to Ouray year after year when you'd think the loathsome thing that happened here would cause him to despise the place.

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  • His readers needed most the moral heroism of fidelity to the Unseen, which made men "despise shame" due to aught that sinners in their unbelief might do to them (xii.

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  • Indeed Johnson, though he did not despise or affect to despise money, and though his strong sense and long experience ought to have qualified him to protect his own interests, seems to have been singularly unskilful and unlucky in his literary bargains.

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  • Richelieu, on whose council was Jacques Gaffarel (1601-1681), the last of the Kabbalists, did not despise astrology as an engine of government.

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  • Now, I say there is nothing more dangerous and disadvantageous to the buyer than land so left waste and out of heart; and therefore Cato counsels well to purchase land of one who has managed it well, and not rashly to despise and make light of the skill and knowledge of another."

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  • Thirdly, there can be no doubt that the Christians had recently assumed a much bolder attitude, and thus segregated themselves from the mass of those unorthodox sects which the Roman could afford to despise.

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  • is not this the people thou didst despise ?

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  • They began to form leagues which the greatest princes and combinations of princes could not afford to despise.

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  • Deidre had a reason to despise Past-Death but Gabriel … he was too good for such an emotion.

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  • despise not prophesyings, " may shew to what it leads.

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  • despise what we have not!

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  • despise driving on hot, blue-sky days, because the sheer level of wank on the roads increases by orders of magnitude.

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  • If you begin it, He will lead you into such deep mortification that will make you despise yourself and all your good works.

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  • mudslide area, despise Chavez for that bit of nationalistic bluster.

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  • profess to despise has sent it to me.

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  • As I said before, I have little regard for any of them, but I particularly despise the so-called patriarchal religions.

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  • With almost no lines, Williams creates a broken, desperately unhappy man out of a character it would be easy to simply despise.

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  • The Apostle Paul says, " Do not despise prophetic utterances.

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  • contumacia, obstinacy; derived from the root tem-, as in temnere, to despise, or possibly from the root turn-, as in tumere, to swell, with anger, &c.), a stubborn refusal to obey authority, obstinate resistance; particularly, in law, the wilful contempt of the order or summons of a court (see Contempt Of Court).

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  • Living in the grossly animal court of the empress Elizabeth, bound to a husband whom she could not but despise and detest, surrounded by suitors, and entirely uninfluenced by religion, Catherine became and remained perfectly immoral in her sexual relations to men.

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  • Johnson saw with more envy than became so great a man the villa, the plate, the china, the Brussels carpet, which the little mimic had got by repeating, with grimaces and gesticulations, what wiser men had written; and the exquisitely sensitive vanity of Garrick was galled by the thought that, while all the rest of the world was applauding him, he could obtain from one morose cynic, whose opinion it was impossible to despise, scarcely any compliment not acidulated with scorn.

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  • The ruling caste in Nigeria, on the other hand, despise their pastoral brethren, and through generations of polygamy with the conquered tribes have become more Negroid in type, black, burly and coarse featured.

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  • The interference of the state with his education, when he was quite a child, was, however, doubly harmful, as his parents taught him to despise the preceptors imposed upon him by the diet, and the atmosphere of intrigue and duplicity in which he grew up made him precociously experienced in the art of dissimulation.

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  • Just as adults despise itchy sweaters once the weather warms, babies also want to feel comfy and cozy in their holiday duds.

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  • It shows an agency they don't have to start from scratch, which saves them time, money, and the hassles they despise.

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  • With Tom Cruise, you either love him for his good looks and acting ability, or you despise him for his radical views and religious convictions.

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  • You may be like many people and despise the seeds found in blackberries.

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  • Most women despise going swimsuit shopping, especially after a long winter indoors.

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  • Another reason plus size women despise having a pear-shaped body is because they know that the majority of their fat is deposited in the hips and bottom -- two areas of the body that they want to show off, but not that much!

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  • I actually kind of despise racing games, but the speed and intensity and just the overall adrenaline rush I get from the Burnout games makes it an experience like no other.

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  • Don't worry though, I'll tell you whether or not you will despise this game so accurately I could give Miss Cleo a run for her money.

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  • Though many parents despise them, electronic games are often high on any list of homeschool games.

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  • Whether you love or despise the celebrity, a Halloween costume that's based on a celebrity spoof is the perfect choice!

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  • Rex struggled with this revelation as he'd grown to despise Roman Brady and did not want to be related to him in any way.

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  • The truth is, I despise salad, unless it is liberally coated with a generous helping of sweet, oily dressing.

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  • For those who are still a kid at heart and despise the sweaty, crowded atmosphere at the local gym, the Urban Rebounding System just may be a great solution.

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  • After all, no matter much your best friend likes BodyPump, if you despise the music and the repetitive movements, you will never stick to the program.

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  • While reality spoilers are now commonplace, many viewers despise them.

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  • Unknowability also makes it easier to despise the enemy.

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  • It would be bigotry to despise another human race, but not an alien one.

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  • despise everything we stand for that is a GOOD sign.

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  • despise the great gift offered me in the eloquent silence of her eyes?

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  • These women did truly despise the pontifical quality of woman.

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  • The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

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  • It's not easy for him; the regular Starfleet officers despise him.

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  • The very rebels they were attempting to arrest are incorporated into the ship's crew, and they too have reasons to despise Tom - he was in the process of betraying them by leading Voyager to them when both ships got stranded.

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  • These fallen angels are either described as servants of the Lightbringer (Satan), servants in hell or condemned to walk among the very humans they so despise until the end of the world, forever denied the glory of their creator again.

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