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a person who expresses contempt by remarks or facial expression

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The narrator complains that he has not enjoyed the privilege of seeing "Mountains, Seas, sublimity and space" at first hand, as have those "whom Fortune favours." But, in the poem's first act of rejection, the narrator insists that he would despise fortune's favors "Save those that teach me to be good and wise." Having lodged this caveat against disinterestedness, the narrator entreats "Thou scorner of the prison, airy pow'r" to "mount through the regions of the whistling wind," "leave the loit'rer lightning far behind," "lightly scim / O'er Chili's hills, Peru's enchanting groves, / Scenes that the unfetter'd fancy dearly loves," and "Measure the serpents folds" where "waving Forest trees ...
To confirm this statement Wilkins invokes the authority of the Bible, which again makes the modern reader aware that, in this heterogeneous book, an empirical observation of infantile behaviour seems of equal epistemological value as a quotation from the Proverbs: "And the Wiseman notes it of the scorner, that hee winketh with his eyes, hee speaketh with his feet, hee teacheth with his fingers (Mercury, 112).
This highly self-conscious work everywhere ironizes in its language the legend of Don Juan, "scorner of gods, slayer of men, conqueror of women--a new Alexander, obeying no law except the law of his relentless will" (97).
That spurred the visitors to greater heights and the game was finally put to bed after Birch won a penalty scorner and Chris Baker drag-flicked the resulting opportunity past the 'keeper and into the top corner.
scorner After being grabbed, held with both arms and then seemingly pinched under the arm by Jara, currently on-loan at Nottingham TURN TO PAGE 55
He has been labeled as everything from a Byronic hero (described by Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay as "proud, moody, cynical, with defiance on his brow, and misery in his heart, a scorner of his kind, implacable in revenge, yet capable of deep and strong affection" [38-39]]) to a subject of mild Asperger's Syndrome.
Better than all measures Of delightful sound, Better than all treasures That in books are found, Thy skill to poet were, thou scorner of the ground!
Contemplating the statue of 'King Robert' in the Octagon, Baxter hails him as a 'brother': a fellow scorner of the learned dominies of the 'Varsity', a fellow fighter against Calvinist Puritanism, a fellow sufferer from alcoholism and compulsive promiscuity and guilt ('the blank / Medusa conscience of a drunk').
Robertson 'scorner of the female sex' who arrives, kicks his dog and congratulates Tom for his spunk.
(1) In his marginal notes, Chapman marks so many examples of "insultation" that his commentary reads like a primer for the would-be satirist who wishes to master the rhetorical figure that his contemporary George Puttenham alternately terms "Insultatio," "the Disdainful!," and "the Repochfull or scorner" (1936, 209-10).
Notably, Youth and Hick Scorner reference chapel furnishings, decor, church rituals, and vestments, and, like the apparent household chapel plays of Heywood and Godly Queen Hester, they allude to child performers and chapel personnel.
defiance on his brow and misery in his heart, a scorner of his kind,
Hamilton said: "In the rules, you are only allowed to make one move down the straight and going into the corner you're allowed to move back into position or at least move back to try and get yourself round the scorner."
Several printed plays having relevant affinities with Everyman, most of them morality plays, circulated simultaneously with it in London: Hick Scorner, The World and the Child, Youth, Henry Medwall's Nature, John Skelton's Magnyfycence, John Rastell's Nature of the Four Elements, and Gentleness and Nobility, possibly by John Heywood.
dictionary-minder, expectation scorner," change his mind when it