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  • n. Plural form of scorner.


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  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Alpha females, too: Both Rudy Giuliani and Margaret Thatcher in their political heydays were notorious sleep - scorners, thriving, it was said, on only four hours a night.

    The Long Dark Night of the Soul

  • A tattered caidie, or errand-porter, whom David Deans had jostled in his attempt to extricate himself from the vicinity of these scorners, exclaimed in a strong north-country tone,

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Let not the light scorners of female fascination erect their ears to listen to a new tale of love which shall serve them for a jest; for Miss Brass, however accurately formed to be beloved, was not of the loving kind.

    The Old Curiosity Shop


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