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 Meanings and Examples of DISPARAGE
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disparage
 v.  belittle; speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; reduce in esteem or rank
Classic Sentence:
1  My dear,' said Mr. Micawber, 'your papa was very well in his way, and Heaven forbid that I should disparage him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER, I FO...
2  His main use of this tongue, is, to disparage Doctor Strong's young gentlemen.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
3  'Such address and intelligence as I chance to possess,' said Mr. Micawber, boastfully disparaging himself, with the old genteel air, 'will be devoted to my friend Heep's service.'
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
4  I found a great many foxes, disparaging whole vineyards of inaccessible grapes; but I found very few foxes whom I would have trusted within reach of a bunch.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. I AM SHOWN TWO INTERESTING PENITENTS
5  I dare say it is something disparaging which you are going to say.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 57. In the Lucerne Patch.
6  Why, as to that, my good friend, till I and my company have really acted there must be some guesswork; but I mean no disparagement to Julia.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
7  This is by no means a disparagement to his character; for many official personages, who are held in high respect and admiration, are the victims of similar infirmities.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
8  It always gave me pain to observe that Steerforth treated him with systematic disparagement, and seldom lost an occasion of wounding his feelings, or inducing others to do so.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
9  My apprehensions of being disparaged to the object of my engrossing affection were revived when we went into the drawing-room, by the grim and distant aspect of Miss Murdstone.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY
10  "I guess they feel as if they had: there's only one up-to-date hotel in the whole place," said Mr. Bry disparagingly.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
11  'Mostly fossil,' the manager had remarked disparagingly.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
Example Sentence:
1  A doting mother, Emma was more likely to praise her son's crude attempts at art than to disparage them.
2  The Minister was alleged to have made disparaging remarks about the rest of the Cabinet.