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  • noun Plural form of scorner.

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Examples

  • Omissions make way for commissions, and by these the heart is so hardened that at length they come to be scorners, that is, they openly defy all that is sacred, scoff at religion, and make a jest of sin.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • Traditionally, the response of Egyptologists to "pyramidiots", as Khufu-scorners are known in academe, has been to ensure that their own books are as impregnably boring as possible.

    The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson; Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley; and Egyptian Dawn by Robert Temple

  • There is an interesting comparison there, I think, but more for its differences than similarities: while both Harry Potter and the Tolkien books are multi-volume fantasy tales of an unlikely hero shouldering the weight of the world, Lord of the Rings for years was what you read if you were cool (at least, that's what its readers thought) or if you were a dork (that's what its scorners thought).

    Waiting for Harry

  • There is an interesting comparison there, I think, but more for its differences than similarities: while both Harry Potter and the Tolkien books are multi-volume fantasy tales of an unlikely hero shouldering the weight of the world, Lord of the Rings for years was what you read if you were cool (at least, that's what its readers thought) or if you were a dork (that's what its scorners thought).

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Skeptics and scorners may accuse Beavan of being a publicity-seeking opportunist.

    Kerry Trueman: The No Impact Man Health Care Plan (VIDEO)

  • There is so much disinformation and so many auto-scorners in key positions in the press and blogosphere that you can afford the errors in secrecy to fall into the hands of the Jones's, to be mashed up in their wild assertions.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • I will turn against the scorners; and I will set My eye toward you for total destruction!

    Prophecies about Obama?

  • It doth avert them from the church, and maketh them to sit down in the chair of the scorners.

    Be reasonable; do things my way. God does

  • I will turn against the scorners; and I will set My eye toward you for total destruction!

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • There is so much disinformation and so many auto-scorners in key positions in the press and blogosphere that you can afford the errors in secrecy to fall into the hands of the Jones's, to be mashed up in their wild assertions.

    [conspiracy theory] or blinkered philistinism

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