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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scorn.


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  • We were willing to put up with the whips and scorns, which is another way of saying the garlic and tobacco, for the sake of the music.

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  • All of the children realize when they reunite the next day that they must take the note to the authorities, but when a policeman scorns their efforts to help, they resolve to decipher the clue on their own.

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  • His wife scorns his work, and he has become a drunk, physically present but psychologically absent in his marriage.

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  • At an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting (which, of course, she scorns), Julia meets broken, obviously unhinged Elena (Kate del Castillo), who pleads with her to kidnap her estranged young son from her wealthy industrialist father.

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  • They are almost always the brainchild of a visionary, but the "tribe" scorns if not reviles them.

    tribal self-preservation

  • The mistake he made during the Africa visit shows that the pope scorns reality.

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  • For who would bear the whips and scorns of time but that the dread of something after death makes us rather bear those ills we have than fly to others we know not of.

    Terry Kelhawk: Shakespeare Speaks To Japan

  • When she scorns Igraine for confessing, "No queen questions her king," we're on Morgan's side.

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  • Humbert carts his suffering carcass of a body around, while his mind scorns and derides and plays clever verbal tricks with it all, and all he can do is wait for the circumstances around him to bring relief.

    Reading Lolita « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Dean V has done a remarkable job (as always) of obtaining special extensions (in the case of NY for one), but the fact that UM has even had to take such measures adversely affects the school and the faculty, and scorns the newly minted JD's who might be a source of future alumni contribution (assuming any of us actually end up with jobs in this economy). Home Again


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