Usage examples for despising

  1. Joyeuse, ardent and inexperienced, and despising the feeble band he was to encounter, was eager to display his prowess. – Henry IV, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  2. But there he was,- in the clutches of the odious, dirty, little man, hating the little man, despising him because he was dirty, and nothing better than an Old Bailey barrister,- and yet fearing him with so intense a fear! – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  3. He was aware that the Tringles had despised him, and he repaid the compliment with all his heart by despising the Tringles. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  4. It is the eternal conflict of mind and matter, spirit and flesh, two prisoners chained together- the one despising the other, yet ruled by him, and subservient to the needs of his lower nature. – Ideala by Sarah Grand
  5. Ive had enough of living a dog's life and despising myself for it. – Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw