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She belonged to that ultra-modern school which scorns to sue masculine admiration, but which cannot dispense with it nevertheless.
DOPESAX ROHMER
Or was it rather the noble error of one, who, with his mind fixed on the highest, scorns the high?
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
But a young man once climbed up there to carve his name above Washington's, an act of presumption for which every one scorns him.
THE STORY OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIESH. A. (HLNE ADELINE) GUERBER
Nature, fresh from the hand of Deity, scorns the too prying gaze and the too shallow judgment of finite but presumptuous man.
THE SEAJULES MICHELET
I would strive a little to show myself in my place; a gentleman-usher scorns to use the phrase and fancy of a serving-man.
A SELECT COLLECTION OF OLD ENGLISH PLAYS, VOLUME 10 (OF 15)VARIOUS
I could not know how the lordly steamboatman scorns that sort of presumption in a mere landsman.
LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
Mr. Geary scorns the treaties between his country and China, and laughs at our commercial relations.
AS A CHINAMAN SAW USANONYMOUS
If I hate Saguntum it is because she is proud of her alliance, and that she scorns and forgets me, in spite of my being near.
SNNICAVICENTE BLASCO IBEZ
I beg to be excused for asking him (for I know he scorns submission as much as any man) if submission will pay the public debt?
ABRIDGEMENT OF THE DEBATES OF CONGRESS, FROM 1789 TO 1856 (4 OF 16 VOL.)VARIOUS
He scorns to take advantage of a cantering hare, or a low bird.
THE MODERN PISTOL AND HOW TO SHOOT ITWALTER WINANS

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terpsichoreanadjective | [turp-si-kuh-ree-uhn, turp-si-kawr-ee-uhn, -kohr- ]SEE DEFINITION