Example sentences for: despise

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

  • Yankee-haters used to despise Bombers such as Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Reggie Jackson, just as the American left abominated hard-core conservatives such as Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.

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

  • 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.

  • Newsweek supplies their motive--"Many senators despise [McCain] … for his crusade in favor of campaign-finance reform"--and McCain's campaign manager affirms that they're out to stop him because "John's shaken up the establishment by talking about strong conservative reform."

  • When your child gets sick, you naturally despise the frugality that made your HMO so attractive when you subscribed.


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