But he drove them back with scornful words.
The book is remembered solely through Goethe's scornful attack on its want of taste; its immediate effect was to produce Bahrdt's expulsion from Giessen.
One of the publishers to whom Johnson applied for employment measured with a scornful eye that athletic though uncouth frame, and exclaimed, "You had better get a porter's knot and carry trunks."
Abigail, the "waiting gentlewoman," in Beaumont and Fletcher's Scornful Lady).
"Eureka weights only about half a pound," replied the horse, in a scornful tone, "while I weigh about half a ton."
He is often outrageously unjust in the substance of what he says, and in manner harsh to cynicism, scornful to gruesomeness; but in no battle that he fought was he ever actuated by selfish interests.
With its huge ungainly limbs sprawling unsymmetrically, and its gnarled hands and fingers, it stood an aged, stern, and scornful monster among the smiling birch trees.
Thou dreamest that thou art wise because thou couldst utter those blasphemous words, he went on, with a somber and scornful smile.
The archbishop answered with words as scornful as their own, and took his way to the minster to attend vespers.
So also did the " Midhat Constitution " promulgated by Abd-ul-Hamid almost immediately after his accession to the throne, owing largely to the reactionary spirit at that time of the' Ulema and of the sultan's immediate advisers, but almost, if not quite, in equal measure to the scornful reception of the Constitution by the European powers.
The only interest of the piece for us lies in the proof which it furnishes, that at the opening of his life Burke had the same scornful antipathy to political rationalism which flamed out in such overwhelming passion at its close.
scornful looks from women like you.
Esajas looks scornful as he waits to run his leg.
scornful word that Mabel had just uttered.
scornful tone, which I think at first may just be the way he expresses enthusiasm.
scornful eye at me as a salmon toff.
She is totally scornful of Blair 's claim on television that he told the truth.
She is totally scornful of Blair's claim on television that he told the truth.
scornful attitude to what he called " they statistic merchants " .
If he had been he mightn't have been quite so scornful about ghosts in machines.
Sound carries easily on the still moorland air which is why the little folk heard every scornful word that Mabel had just uttered.
George had become an enthusiastic member of this group despite his previous rather scornful attitude to what he called " they statistic merchants " .
By no means should we make others the object of derision and scornful laughter.
He switches to a scornful tone, which I think at first may just be the way he expresses enthusiasm.
In letting me through the trout fishers usually cast a scornful eye at me as a salmon toff.
His keen intuition of truth, his vigour and yet sobriety of argument, his fertility of illustration and acuteness of sarcasm, made him irresistible to his antagonists; and the evanescent triumphs of scornful controversy have given place to the sedate applause of a long-lived posterity.
George had become an enthusiastic member of this group despite his previous rather scornful attitude to what he called " they statistic merchants ".
The most annoying aspect of Disco Queen 's personality is that she seems impervious to both cold and scornful looks from women like you.
Discuss Originally they were very scornful of Wales, keeping the flags off their amps until it had already become cool to be Welsh.
He was the very opposite of Richelieu, as wheedling in his ways as the other had been haughty and scornful, as devoid of vanity and rancour as Richelieu had been full of jealous care for his authority; he was gentle where the other had been passionate and irritable, with an intelligence as great and more supple, and a far more grasping nature.
If he had been he might n't have been quite so scornful about ghosts in machines.
The CPGB was equally scornful of the proposition that the ILP would rapidly become the instrument of socialist change.
Perhaps he gets his reward from these apparently scornful ones after all is over; he certainly does not get it during the operation.
Mr Francis Gribble has summed up her characterin" a scornful, insular way " as a light woman.
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