verb (used with object), de·spised, de·spis·ing.
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Two months later, Pre died in a car crash, tragically denying him the opportunity to witness the phasing out of the amateur system he so despised.Tracksmith Made Running Culture Something You Can Buy|Martin Fritz Huber|January 11, 2021|Outside Online
These are questions he seems to despise, queries that demand he talk about himself.Washington’s playoff hopes hinge completely on getting back the steady hand of Alex Smith|Les Carpenter|December 31, 2020|Washington Post
You have to at least signal that you’re an “analytics” guy even if you despise it.NFL Week 5 Upsets Were Overshadowed By Dak Prescott’s Awful Injury|Sara Ziegler (firstname.lastname@example.org)|October 12, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
So the man who despised nursing homes became an accountant for them, using his skills to understand the institutional forces that led to his grandmother not getting care.He Wanted to Fix Rural America’s Broken Nursing Homes. Now, Taxpayers May Be on the Hook for $76 Million.|by Max Blau for Georgia Health News|September 22, 2020|ProPublica
Many people will simply refuse to test themselves or their children even if the test is free, harmless, and available at home—after all, some people despise masks and social distancing.The Case for Rapid At-Home COVID Testing for Everyone - Facts So Romantic|Robert Bazell|August 5, 2020|Nautilus
In their elitism and sense of entitlement, they represent much of what liberals are supposed to despise.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple|James Kirchick|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I despise it with every fiber of my being, but freedom of speech is vital to our nation.To Fight Pam Geller, Join Our Comedy Jihad at the MTA|Dean Obeidallah|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just two former bosses at CNN and NBC, the type of networks she professes to despise.
As a hunter with many guns, I despise these bullies and their deceitful shams of wildlife protection.
Not to put too fine a point on it, these two people despise one another.
I find myself chained to the foot of a woman, my noble Cornelia would despise!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
He professed both to abominate and despise all mystery, refinement, and intrigue, either in a prince or a minister.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
It was a fatal error, for though the Spanish people might despise their King, they were intensely proud of their nationality.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
It is not written for grave people who despise trifles and who always require to be instructed.Honey-Bee|Anatole France
Your hostess may suppose you despise her fare, if you appear so very choice, or eat too sparingly.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley