We are told that England is a proud and lofty nation, that, disdaining to wait for danger meets it half way.
But there he stood, as if disdaining to fly, face fronting the enemy.
And these disdaining the herds grazed still on the rich herbage in the pastures, and they were exceeding high of heart.
But, disdaining my proffered hand, she stepped ashore unaided.
Yet Boris went on, disdaining his enemies, winning power as he went.
"King's Apothecary and Herbarist," continued Arthur disdaining the interruption.
Another followed, and Luis turned it aside with his sword, disdaining to raise his shield against such a trifle.
Rina, disdaining a saddle, scrambled on his back, and rode off.
The generous le G——, disdaining to expose to want and ignominy the woman who had once been dear to him, would proceed no further.
Because they covet you as a drawing card to disdaining shoppers.
mid-14c., desdegne "scorn, contempt," earlier dedeyne "offended dignity" (c.1300), from Old French desdeigne, from desdeignier (see disdain (v.)). Sometimes in early Modern English shortened to sdain, sdainful. Related: disdainful; disdainfully.