Example sentences for: despises

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

  • She hates "harmonious," disdains "fragrant," and despises "dense," which she says "doesn't mean exactly anything."

  • That, of course, is the kind of bottom-line thinking Beatty says he despises.

  • There is so little intimacy between father and daughter that Catherine's life-changing realization that Sloper despises her is old news.

  • Framed by a dystopic post-World War II South Africa--where the economy has moved from rural to urban, Afrikaner nationalists have risen to power, and apartheid is testing its wings--the story airs these larger happenings through the muggy lives of its young protagonist (the book spans years 10 through 13) and his family: his father, a nonpracticing attorney whom he despises; his mother, who is too close to him and to whom he is too close; and a younger brother, who he suspects may, at heart, be normal.

  • Pols such as Newt Gingrich love Johnson's reactionary revisionism (he adores Nixon, despises Kennedy), but Johnson's books are riddled with errors (he says Edison invented the telephone), and the English think him a social-climbing loony.

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