All Verb Noun
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  • Info Despise means to regard with contempt or scorn.
  • I did not want him to despise me or my lack of spirit. Cited from Ernest Linwood, by Caroline Lee Hentz
  • He is one of those men whom we at once despise and respect. Cited from An Introduction to the Study of Browning, by Arthur Symons
  • They became friends long before the appearance of the show, but later despise each other.
  • Don't despise these common people who come to us from other lands. Cited from The Young Man and the World, by Albert J. Beveridge
  • She once asked him if he would despise a woman if she became his mistress. Cited from His Excellency the Minister, by Jules Claretie
  • I believe that I would rather despise your heart than your head. Cited from A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories, by William D. Howells
  • His father expected him to eventually take over the family farm, but he despised farm work.
  • As for me, if he knew of our connection, he could only despise me. Cited from Frank Mildmay, by Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Why will they seem to trust to their authority whom when they list they despise at their pleasure? Cited from The Apology of the Church of England, by John Jewel
  • No one will help on the day of great things who despises that of small ones. Cited from Expositions/Holy Scripture: Ezekiel, etc., by Alexander Maclaren
  • Let us not then despise such things because they are common. Cited from Papers on Health, by John Kirk
  • What my mother had told me made me hate and despise my father. Cited from The Ghost, by Arnold Bennett
  • The women, no matter what role they took, were despised by society.
  • His clear vision of the future did not lead him to despise the present. Cited from Joy in Service; etc., by American Tract Society
  • She is afraid that he will despise her birth, even though they are family.
  • Within a very short time he is despised and nobody will believe anything he says.
  • Would her old friend, whose standard was so high, despise her? Cited from Princess, by Mary Greenway McClelland
  • I despise it: it has led many a man into many a wrong course. Cited from Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi, by Plautus
  • Despite his continuing and successful career he began to despise the man he had become.
  • If you cannot love me, do not, oh, do not despise me! Cited from Inez, by Augusta J. Evans
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