Example sentences for: despise

How can you use “despise” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In his 1912 preface to Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw wrote, It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making another Englishman hate or despise him.

  • Israelis distrust him because he was in the PLO and his brother is a member of Hamas, while Palestinians despise him for cooperating with their enemy, the Israelis.

  • But Clinton had "generated an almost paranoiac fury among right-wing extremists who hate and despise him, and for whom he personifies the 'permissive' generation of the Vietnam war."

  • One thing is certain though: however much thieves-- kiters bad check passers, petermen safecrackers, and ringers car thieves who disguise and resell them--as well as those already mentioned jockey for position, all despise the nonce sex offender.

  • a) Hypocritically claim to despise scandal, follow it breathlessly, then blame the media for obsessing over it.


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