Despised sentence example
His own people despised him for his wickedness.
He despised them because of his old age and experience of life.
She hated her husband who in turn despised her.
Charles heartily despised him, and yet appears to have retained affection for him.
His ambition was boundless and no means, however perfidious, were despised by him.Advertisement
As for faience and pottery, howeverr the Chinese despised them in all forms, with one notable exception, the yi-hsing-yao, known in the Occident as boccaro.
The tradition is that the daughters of Minyas, king of Orchomenus, having despised the rites of the god, were seized with frenzy and ate the flesh of one of their children.
By the conquest of Whydah the Dahomeyans were brought in contact with a people of serpent worshippers, and ended by adopting from them the cult which they at first despised.
They were hated by the Hindus as barbarians who disregarded the caste system and despised the holy law, and for centuries an intermittent struggle continued between the satraps and the Andhras, with varying fortune.
Like Machiavelli, but on a lower level, Guicciardini was willing to "roll stones," or to do any dirty work for masters whom, in the depth of his soul, he detested and despised.Advertisement
Among the drawbacks of this temper, which on the whole made for progress, was the rise of a school of excessive scepticism, which, forgetting the value of the accumulated stores of empiricism, despised those degrees of moral certainty that, in so complex a study and so tentative a practice as medicine, must be our portion for the present, and even for a long future, however great the triumphs of medicine may become.
Tacitus describes him as brave in action, ready of speech, clever at bringing others into odium, powerful in times of civil war and rebellion, greedy, extravagant, in peace a bad citizen, in war an ally not to be despised.
At one end of the scale were certain outlying tribes and certain hereditary crafts of a dirty or despised kind.
How such a mean and abject character submitted to remain five years in prison rather than change his principles is not very clearly explained; and as to his being despised, we have seen already that neither Henry nor Mary considered him by any means despicable.
As to individuals within the nation, the despised publicans and sinners will find God's favour before the self-satisfied representatives of the national religion.Advertisement
It should be mentioned that there is another, entirely independent, nomad race, .the despised Nowar, who correspond to the gipsies or tinkers of European countries.
They were fighting, in fact, against the despised and hated Arabs, in defence of their holiest possessions, their nationality and their faith.
They despised tradition and Old World ways and notions; and they accepted the Jeffersonian dogmas, not only as maxims, but as social forces - the causes of the material prosperity of the country.
Buddhism, which swayed Korea from the 10th to the 14th century, has been discredited for three centuries, and its priests are ignorant, immoral and despised.
He fastened especially upon Vergniaud's letter to the king and his support of the appeal to the people as a proof that he was a moderate in its then despised sense.Advertisement
In youth, although famed for his wonderful strength of grip, he was generally despised as sluggish and unwarlike.
Moreover, in proportion as the clergy, no longer mere ringleaders of a despised and persecuted sect, became beneficiaries and administrators of rich endowments - and this at a time when the external safeguards against embezzlement were comparatively weak - a strong feeling grew up among the laity that church revenues should not go to support the priest's family.
Bream are usually despised for the table in England, but fish from large lakes, if well prepared, are by no means deserving of ostracism.
He is on the whole for the nobles and against the commons; and, though the unfavourable colours in which he paints the leaders of the latter are possibly reflected from the authorities he followed, it is evident that he despised and disliked the multitude.
And that element has been neither forgotten nor despised.Advertisement
His insatiable researches into natural fact brought upon him among the vulgar some suspicion of practising those magic arts which of all things he scouted and despised.
By a strange but not infrequent irony of fate the most imperious and despotic spirit of his day laboured to enthrone a power which, had he himself been in authority, he would have utterly detested and despised.
Bunyan's own account of his family as the "meanest and most despised of all the families of the land" must be put down to his habitual self-depreciation.
It is said to have been broad moonlight on the full moon of the month of July, when the young chief, with Channa as his sole companion, leaving his father's home, his wealth and social position, his wife and child behind him, went out into the wilderness to become a penniless and despised student, and a homeless wanderer.
And though this is of course by far the more valuable aspect in which any such contribution to science can be looked at, the other must not be despised.
As to intellectual vigour, the age that produced two minds of such marked originality in different spheres as Wycliffe and Chaucer must not be despised, even if it failed to carry out all the promise of the 13th century.
The predominance of the Church of England was the prime article of their political creed; they dreaded the Roman Catholics; they hated and despised the dissenters.
His second wife was Sarah Siprout de Gabay, "a beautiful woman of strong intellect" and importunate ambitions, who hated the race she belonged to because it was despised by others.
He despised the weakness and the folly of the émigrés and excluded them from his councils.
After the destruction of Jerusalem the Judaean Rabbinic schools took refuge in the Galilee they had heretofore despised.
They hated, feared and despised the Irish, and took pride in preserving their pure English speech.
Immediately on the expiration of his sentence (13th April 1713) he was instituted to the valuable rectory of St Andrew's, Holborn, by the new Tory ministry, who despised the author of the sermons, although they dreaded his influence over the mob.
The northern standpoint appears when Rachel, mother of Joseph and Benjamin, is the favoured wife in contrast to the despised Leah, mother of Judah and Simeon; when Joseph is supreme among his brethren; and when Judah is included among the "sons" of Israel.
The body is therefore to be honoured, not despised.
Others despised humans, but the fact that this one hesitated to abandon the woman to her fate told Jule more than the most discreet of immortals probably intended.
Without even fully knowing why, Jule despised the two factions too much to abandon Damianâ€”and through Damian, humanityâ€”to them.
As Dean served them, it was apparent any early attempts at public pleasantness were gone, replaced by growls and stares that announced how thoroughly they despised one another.
The shows, therefore, and the toys were all very primitive, and would be utterly despised by the young folk now.
He never played, but he loved a good gamester and despised all dupes.
In England Rufus began to display uncontrolled tyranny along with his chief justiciar, the despised Ranulf Flambard.
Having presided over massive layoffs, he is now the most despised.
Like Peel she was a provincial, but quite unlike him she despised consensus politics.
They were both apocalyptic sects, which despised Roman occupation.
France is paralyzed by its own elite, leaving a despised, excluded, largely immigrant underclass of the poor and disenfranchised.
He suffers, is despised, rejected, chastened and afflicted that others may be blessed and be at peace through his chastisement.
Wallace (Ibis, 1864, pp. 36-41), who successfully showed that they are not altogether to be despised.
It is written in a mystical and pretentious style, but the philosophy of it, if allowance be made for the allegorical method of the time, is by no means to be despised.
Once unnatural vise was despised, now it is the only practice that cannot be criticized in the films or in polite society.
He also went on to say that he despised the things that she said about him and their failed marriage publicly because he does not believe she is telling the truth.
The song cracked the Top 40 charts, which is an almost unheard of achievement for a so-called "college rock" band (a label understandably despised by the band).
They are despised disposable people, who are stuck all the dangerous jobs.
So she always tried, with little success, to suppress the despised Klingon side of her nature.
Although reluctant to be drawn back into a lifestyle he despised, Sam went with Dean.
I despised my employment and Howie was unemployed.
The goddess she had been would mock her for choosing to become what she'd always despised.
Katie despised Gio most days, but sometimes, she wondered what a normal relationship was like.
Might have Shipton faked the accident in some sick attempt to place the blame on David Dean whom he obviously despised?
I despised it when he did it and I hate it now!
He had fits of superstition which in healthier moments he despised.
In Egypt, moreover, in Babylon and in Persia individual Jews had responded to the influences of their environment and won the respect of the aliens whom they despised.
The sons of the family were familiarized with vice, and the general tone of the younger generation was lowered by their intimate association with a despised and degraded class.
While the priests developed the sacrificial ritual, it was the prophets that represented the theocratic element of the national life - they devoted themselves to their task with noteworthy persistence and ability, and their efforts were crowned with success; but their virtue of singlemindedness carried with it the defect of narrowness - they despised all peoples and all countries but their own, and were intolerant of opinions, held by their fellow-citizens, that were not wholly in accordance with their own principles.
The Boers profoundly despised the military power of Great Britain, and there was no reason why they, any more than Germany or France, should contemplate the possibility of the empire standing together as a whole in such a cause.
Himself well trained in the learning and medical science of the day, he despised and trampled upon all traditional and authoritative teachings.
Nabonidus, in fact, had excited a strong feeling against himself by attempting to centralize the religion of Babylonia in the temple of Merodach (Marduk) at Babylon, and while he had thus alienated the local priesthoods the military party despised him on account of his antiquarian tastes.
Most of Nasir's lyrical poems - were composed in his retirement, and their chief topics are - an enthusiastic praise of `Ali, his descendants, and Mostansir in particular; passionate outcries against Khorasan and its rulers, who had driven him from house and home; the highest satisfaction with the quiet solitude of Yumgan; and utter despondency again in seeing himself despised by his former associates and for ever excluded from participation in the glorious contest of life.
He secretly stole away to Bologna, entered the monastery of St Domenico and then acquainted his father with his reasons for the step. The world's wickedness was intolerable, he wrote; throughout Italy he beheld vice triumphant, virtue despised.
The aims of the former, prudent, procrastinating and vacillating by nature, never extended probably beyond the propitiation of his Tory followers; and it is difficult to imagine that Bolingbroke could have really advocated the Pretender's recall, whose divine right he repudiated and whose religion and principles he despised.
The Scots despised him as a puppet of the English king, and after a few years David was finally established in Scotland.
The despised Herati Tajik, in blue shirt and skull-cap, and with no instrument better than a three-cornered spade, is as skilled an agriculturist as is the Ghilzai engineer, but he cannot effect more than the limits of his water-supply will permit.
The mountain tribes are usually despised by their coast neighbours, but in the south of west New Guinea the coast people live in perpetual terror of their inland neighbours.
Never before in Greek or in Roman speculation had the consciousness of man's dignity and superiority to nature found such adequate expression; never before had real science and pure knowledge been so undervalued and despised by the leaders of culture as they were by the Neoplatonists.
There are important German agricultural settlements, and many colonists from north Italy who are locally called Tiroleses, and despised by the Indians for their.
Originally accepted as a political necessity, he soon came to be detested by the people as a tyrant and despised by the nobles for his cowardice and sloth.
At the present day realism is despised on the ground that its differentiation of body and soul, natural and supernatural, ignores the unity of being.
This punishment, originally inflicted on those who neglected certain mystic rites, was transferred to those who, like the Danaides, despised the mystic rite of marriage; cf.
Ignominiously defeated by Montfort at Lewes (1264) he fell into the position of a cipher, equally despised by his opponents and supporters.
He despised all trickery and selfish greed.
In the former he was from the first the leader of a powerful party, and gradually became the autocratic ruler of Arabia; in the latter he was only the despised preacher of a small congregation.
At first all seemed to go badly, as the British officers despised the enemy, and the sepoys were unaccustomed to mountain warfare, and thus alternate extremes of rashness and despondency were exhibited.
At El Teb, however, in 1884 he allowed himself to be slaughtered by tribesmen formerly despised, and only about one-fourth of the force under General Valentine Baker escaped.
He has been called ambitious, turbulent, crafty, abject, vindictive, bloodthirsty and a good many other things besides, not quite in keeping with each other; in addition to which it is roundly asserted by Bishop Burnet that he was despised alike by Henry and by Mary, both of whom made use of him as a tool.
At first it was persecuted by the state, then established by it, and finally dominated over it; so its teaching was at first alien to philosophy and despised by it, next was accepted by it and given form and rights through it, and finally became queen of the sciences as theology and ruled over the whole world of human knowledge.
He pleaded for the despised Dutch Anabaptists, and remonstrated with John Knox on the rancour of his First Blast of the Trumpet.
Christian suppressed his political opponents under the pretence of defending an ecclesiastical system which in his heart he despised.
Though he was one of those generals who had served under Moreau, and who therefore, as a rule, disliked and despised Napoleon, Soult had the wisdom to show his devotion to the ruling power; in consequence he was in August 1803 appointed to the 'command-in-chief of the camp of Boulogne, and in May 1804 he was made one of the first marshals of France.
The routine was distasteful; he despised the superficial details which claimed so much of his time.
The idea is that the dead man shall enter the spirit world in a manner befitting his earthly rank, or he would be despised by the other spirits, and also that if proper respect were not shown to his remains, he might bring supernatural punishment on his relations.
Xander listened, uneasy at the thought of the Guardians and Gods he despised helping him with his issue.
They are a political minority even more despised than the Communists used to be.
The proposed designation reflects a use which completely failed and was universally despised.
A sport which is at once the best-loved and most widely despised will be seen in its brightest colors.
Now my desire is to live long enough and at liberty to take my grandchild to the crappy entertainments I once despised.
He liked Petersburg and despised Moscow.
For a long time he could not reconcile himself to the idea that he was one of those same retired Moscow gentlemen-in-waiting he had so despised seven years before.
Given the popularity and public backlash of the show, you can bet that any Jersey Shore book will be equally as popular and equally as despised.
Weeding is probably the most despised garden duty but by weeding now before the first hard frost hits, you will prevent roots from forming and hibernating until spring.
If you speak to your own friends and family, you'll find that most people who despised their siblings as children now have a much stronger relationship with their brothers and sisters.
We all liked New England but Quinn in particular, despised the high taxes of his home state.
He despised her video game playing and art, instead saying she needed a man capable of keeping her feet on the ground long enough for her to focus on doing something real with her life.
A'Ran despised the words the moment he heard them.
All that Dean could picture in his mind's eye was Annie Quincy, plying her despised trade in a darkened room.
Atherton had managed to beat the rap, avoiding embarrassing notoriety, but he had despised David Dean from that day forward.
Dean despised gin even when properly mixed but forced a smile as he drank it straight and warm.
The serfs, whose wrongs seldom attracted notice in an age indifferent to the claims of common humanity, found a friend in this severe monarch, and he protected even the despised and persecuted Jews.
The vigour and success with which he organized the national resources and upheld the national honour, asserted the British sovereignty of the seas, defended the oppressed, and caused his name to be feared and respected in foreign courts where that of Stuart was despised and neglected, command praise and admiration equally from contemporaries and from modern critics, from his friends and from his opponents.
Logic he probably despised as merely an instrument of pedants - a judgment for which, in his day, and especially at the universities, there was only too much ground.
His chapter on the flea, in which he not only describes its structure, but traces out the whole history of its metamorphoses from its first emergence from the egg, is full of interest - not so much for the exactness of his observations, as for its incidental revelation of the extraordinary ignorance then prevalent in regard to the origin and propagation of "this minute and despised creature," which some asserted to be produced from sand, others from dust, others from the dung of pigeons, and others from urine, but which he showed to be "endowed with as great perfection in its kind as any large animal," and proved to breed in the regular way of winged insects.
Marat despised the ruling party because they had suffered nothing for the republic, because they talked too much of their feelings and their antique virtue, because they had for their own virtues plunged the country into war; while the Girondins hated Marat as representative of that rough red republicanism which would not yield itself to a Roman republic, with themselves for tribunes, orators and generals.
This, however, did not mean that he paid no attention to the practical application of science nor that he despised knowledge which tended to use.
Not by any means an argument to be despised, but stopping short of the truth through an inadequate analytic of knowledge."
They despised riches not less than pleasure; neither poverty nor wealth was observable among them; at initiation every one gave his property into the common stock; every member in receipt of wages handed them over to the funds of the society.
He attached no value to mere scholarship; scholastic disputations he utterly ignored and despised - and especially the discussions on medical topics, which turned more upon theories and definitions than upon actual practice.
Since then too it had become quite detached from the nobility, which ostentatiously despised the teaching profession.
He despised logic, and rejected the philosophy of nature as beyond the powers of man.
While Dean was fully exonerated from any wrongdoing in the unfortunate affair, either Fitzgerald failed to agree with the determination or simply despised being judged wrong.
While she despised the man, her feelings still lacked a motive to sever his rope in cold blood and watch him plummet down to the rocks and churning river below.
He was born in Abana, near the Black Sea, where his father was a bridge-keeper and his mother followed the despised profession of laying out the dead.
In spite of Howie's stepfather's sudden interest in his previously despised and now deceased son, Julie became heir to her fiancée's home and assets.
Even if Brandon and Mrs. Marsh now despised her, they still needed her support.
Yes, I despised the son of a bitch, especially after he grabbed my wife's breast ten feet away from me.