DESPICABLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DESPICABLE
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 a.  fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless
Classic Sentence:
1  For he was gradually attaining his object in life, and that, to Lily, was always less despicable than to miss it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
2  It was a peculiar combination of old-maidishness and licentiousness that made Cutter seem so despicable.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XI
3  "The time may come when you will not consider the knife of a savage such a despicable vanity," returned the scout, with a strong expression of contempt for the other's dullness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 22
4  With his heart continually assuring him that he was despicable, he could not exist without making it, through his actions, apparent to all men.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
5  It is nasty for you to hear my despicable moans: well, let it be nasty; here I will let you have a nastier flourish in a minute.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: IV
6  Though I do not maintain positively that she understood all this distinctly; but she certainly did fully understand that I was a despicable man, and what was worse, incapable of loving her.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: X
7  It is rumored that Prince Vasili played a very despicable part in this affair and that he returned to Petersburg quite crestfallen.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXV
8  All that had so long engaged my attention suddenly grew despicable.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
9  Somehow, that seemed a despicable occupation.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
10  "In truth, what Albert has just done is either very despicable or very noble," replied the baron.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 90. The Meeting.
11  And when passion is dead, or absent, then the magnificent throb of beauty is incomprehensible and even a little despicable; warm, live beauty of contact, so much deeper than the beauty of vision.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
12  I love her a thousand times more for her sweet pity of last night, a pity that made my own hate of the monster seem despicable.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
13  True, generous feeling is made small account of by some, but here were two natures rendered, the one intolerably acrid, the other despicably savourless for the want of it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence:
1  You make me out all that is narrow-minded, mean, and despicable, which is very unjust.
2  Immediately, thousands of people took to social media to express their disgust at a system that appears to have let four boys off the hook for what can only be described as despicable acts.
3  From beginning to end his conduct had been despicable and wicked.