How to use Scornfully in a sentence

scornfully
  • She stopped and smiled scornfully.

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  • He doffed his Circassian cap to his master and looked at him scornfully.

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  • I drew myself up, and looking at him scornfully said, You insolent scoundrel !

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  • I drew myself up, and looking at him scornfully said, " You insolent scoundrel!

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  • As all peaceful proposals were scornfully rejected, Lord Amherst was compelled to declare war in 1824.

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  • Richard having scornfully rejected the demand, a fratricidal war ensued; the young Henry invaded Aquitaine and attracted to his standard many of Richard's vassals, who were exasperated by the iron rule of the duke.

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  • The epithet then scornfully applied to him of "Clemency" Canning is now remembered only to his honour.

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  • At Manzikert, on the Murad Tchai, north of Lake Van, he was met by Alp Arslan; and the sultan having proposed terms of peace, which were scornfully rejected by the emperor, a battle took place in which the Greeks, after a terrible slaughter, were totally routed, a result due mainly to the rapid tactics of the Turkish cavalry.

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  • Even before the fall of Delhi, Canning had been adversely criticized - "Clemency Canning" he was scornfully called - for announcing his intention to discriminate between the guilt of various classes of mutineers.

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  • Meanwhile, Mehemet Ali had scornfully rejected the offers of the Porte; he would be content with nothing but the concession of his full demands - Syria, Icheli, Aleppo, Damascus and Adana.

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  • He maintained an attitude of defiance and of "Roman resolution," smiled scornfully at his questioners, making no secret of his intentions, replied to the king, who asked why he would kill him, that the pope had excommunicated him, that "dangerous diseases require a desperate remedy," adding fiercely to the Scottish courtiers who surrounded him that "one of his objects was to blow back the Scots into Scotland."

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