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  • adv. In a disdainful manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Contemptuously; with scorn; in a haughty manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without respect; in a disdainful manner
  • adv. in a proud and domineering manner


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  • Mrs. Chesters could ride, had enjoyed the social advantages of the Quorn and Pytchley, but she hated what she called disdainfully,

    Border Ghost Stories

  • ` ` Fear! '' said El Hakim, repeating the word disdainfully ---

    The Talisman

  • Bourbon glories, so extolled by him, glorifies, apropos of the coronation of Charles X., the Napoleon whom in 1814 he called disdainfully "Buonaparte," loading him with the most cutting insults: --

    The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Charles X

  • Mrs Eappen's voice called disdainfully, 'Wait there.'

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  • When he proposed working out the latter for publication in _Ha-Meliz_, the editor rejected the idea disdainfully, saying that he preferred translations to original stories, so little likely did it seem that realistic writing could be done in

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  • The coachman who drove these Princesses of yours "-- Mrs. Parry always used this phrase disdainfully --" is a new man.

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  • Here's another quote from Blueprint, that we think might sum up the role of "The Four Horsemen," as they're called disdainfully by bruised Republicans -- from the horse's mouth, page 199: - Front Page

  • Deciding that marriage was not so important for their third daughter, the Nis had loosened the bindings and allowed Kwei-tseng’s feet to grow normally into what upper-class Chinese referred to disdainfully as “big feet.”

    The Last Empress

  • "What she, or anyone else for that matter," disdainfully, "could want with Tommy, I don't know," replied Mary.

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  • "Talk away," disdainfully; "but pray tell me what has that last analogy of yours to do with your intelligence office business?"

    The Confidence-Man


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