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  • Day by day, were the torments of Bajazeth wonderfully augmented, yet still his kinde offers scornefully refused, and he as farre off from compassing his desires, as when he first beganne to moove the matter: wherefore, perceiving that all faire courses served to no effect, hee resolved to compasse his purpose by craft and subtilty, reserving rigorous extremitie for his finall conclusion.

    The Decameron

  • It may be also be done for despite to bring our aduersaries in contempt, as he that sayd by one (commended for a very braue souldier) disabling him scornefully, thus.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • I hope they will at the least commend with me such as do this good deede, and no more speake scornefully of that which is worthy of great praise; and for my part I thinke it an honour unto you, to doe that which hath proved you to be

    The Countesse of Lincolnes Nurserie

  • It may be also done for despite to bring our aduersaries on contempt, as he that sayd by one (commended for a very braue souldier) disabling him scornefully, thus.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • 1561: He vs'd vs scornefully: he should haue shew'd vs

    Coriolanus (1623 First Folio Edition)

  • 2214: And our Ayre shakes them passing scornefully.

    Henry V (1623 First Folio Edition)

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