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- n. One who scorns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who scorns; a despiser; a contemner; specifically, a scoffer at religion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who scorns; a despiser.
- n. A scoffer; a derider; one who scoffs at religion, its ordinances and teachers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who expresses contempt by remarks or facial expression
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A scorner is one that not only makes a jest of God and religion, but bids defiance to the methods employed for his conviction and reformation, and, as an evidence of that, 1.
24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
Not so those hard ones: they imported wholesale by his predecessor Augustus, who was anxious to be known as a scorner of luxury (a favourite pose with monarchs), yet spent incalculable sums on ornamental stones both for public and private ends.
In those admirable pieces does his Majesty discover this new opinion of his political security, in having the chair of the scorner, that is, the discipline of atheism, and the block of regicide, set up by his side, elevated on the same platform, and shouldering, with the vile image of their grim and bloody idol, the inviolable majesty of his throne?
9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
EZ, the great enabler, the scorner of Blind Following, becomes positively Delphic when it comes to the Surprises.
You shall be the scorner of matter, and I the master of matter.
Linus: rounder of numbers, baker of pies, scorner of mesh.
Why, indeed, transfer the relics of a holy and worthy man to a country, where religion and virtue are become the mockery of the scorner?