Usage examples for disdain

  1. But I, Master, I, a poor king, who pray to you, do you disdain to make me whole also, and to save me as you would have saved him? – Flemish Legends by Charles de Coster
  2. Did not the cook of a certain college disdain to enter his son at the college for which he cooked, and send him to Christ Church? – Oxford by Frederick Douglas How
  3. One was a disdain for the quarrels of women. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. Mendoza shrugged his shoulders, at the same time pressing his lips into a sign of disdain. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  5. Lady Blythe stared at her in wide- eyed disdain. – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  6. George repeated in accents of terrible disdain, as though the good that it would have done was obvious to the lowest intelligence. – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  7. " I don't care for breloques," she said, with disdain, " and I don't want to see them, I tell you." – My Little Lady by Eleanor Frances Poynter
  8. Disdain prevented any further notice of her. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. It was politely spoken, yet there was, or seemed to be, in the man's manner a slight indifference, and even disdain, which would not have been there in addressing a successful, not a broken, gambler. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  10. However, he corrected himself with a gleam of disdain in his clear, harsh eyes: " After all, there's no telling. – The Three Cities Trilogy: Paris, Vol. 2 by Emile Zola
  11. There was even the rough trooper's disdain, which had been in his expression when first he saw her, but which she had not noticed at the time. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  12. This anger, which succeeded such deep grief- this outburst of disdain, following such abject humility- considerably astonished M. Wilkie. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  13. Since they act as village priests, it may perhaps be concluded that the Bhatras like the Parjas are older residents of Bastar than the bulk of the Gonds, and they have become the household servants of the Hindu immigrants, which the Gonds would probably disdain to do. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  14. And why so much disdain? – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier
  15. You are smiling at that, I know; but it is true, Lady Disdain. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  16. Too much the earl in his disdain to that ill folk gave heed. – Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days by Emily Hickey
  17. If it had been an open quarrel between us, I could have stood his fire and shown him how thoroughly I knew myself in the wrong; but his cold disdain is more than I can bear. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  18. Was it that disdain which comes from conquest not important enough to satisfy ambition? – When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009
  19. Very slowly she raised her eyes, and returned my glance with a look of cold disdain. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt