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to regard with utter contempt and disdain

to regard with extreme dislike and hostility

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look down on with disdain

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Against its cultured despisers, Chesterton's Christian orthodoxy took the wonder of creation as its basic premise.
Mahoney has little difficulty dismissing the charge, regularly leveled by Solzhenitsyn's cultured despisers, that he was a Russian nationalist and imperialist.
Give tea partyers their due by acknowledging the virtue that makes them scary to their cultured despisers.
It may be difficult enough for the cultured despisers of religion to affirm the dignity of the oppressed, but for a persecuted Messiah to affirm the dignity of the imperial oppressors is much harder and far less palatable.
17) Friedrich Schleiermacher, On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers, ed.
Alien groups traduced by European invaders remain as despicable as the despisers claim, but also no different from anyone else.
All the better for the church to allow the rich texts we hear today and the music and art that have been inspired by it to craft a special holiday more in tune with the quotidian realities of living out the koinonia of the gospel in our multicultural world--a world that from the first included cultured despisers of the infant church who sneeringly concluded that, "They are filled with new wine" (Acts 2:13).
In separate chapters, Richard Muller and William van Asselt offer a comparable rescue of Protestant scholasticism from its contemporary despisers.
But the story seems to show that the theologia constructiva was constantly confused with and/or inhibited by a theologia defensia, a battle against indifferentists such as deists and other cultured despisers of religion.
7) To their credit, Christianity's cultured despisers recognize that hope has no authority in the absence of transcendent credentials.
They look at us and they know that accommodating the Christian faith to its cultured despisers is a western strategy that has failed.
A Reply to Religion's Cultured Despisers was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2009.
The pagan despisers of Christianity also noticed these effects.
Exploring how natural scientists have integrated notions of human free will into their models of the world, he ponders such matters as the age of neuroscience and the end of freedom; complexity, spontaneity, and social behaviors in biological evolution; freedom and the emergence of culture; forms of freedom, as-if freedom, and asymptotic freedom as a challenge to neurophilosophy; a speech to the scientifically cultured despisers of religion; and freedom and transcendence.
Here we come, dragging wasted bodies to your threshold, whimpering sotto voce through your letterbox, hauling heavy limbs to immolate two hundred thousand corpses in a beacon blazing brightly you cannot fail to see, you ministers, you medics, bureaucrats, despisers of our frailty, you excuse-makers, you children with your clumsy, clammy, hammy hands clasped tightly on your ears.