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Chiefly in:   heave scorn on

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • The public followed Lindbergh’s life with fascination, adoring him as the hero who made the first trans-Atlantic flight; grieving for him when his son was kidnapped and found dead; and heaved scorn on him for his image as a Nazi sympathizer. (Brick Township Bulletin, February 12, 2003)
  • The problem is that Bush, who once heaved contempt on the United Nations, now realizes that Brahimi is his only hope for an exit strategy or a coherent Iraqi strategy of any sort—which he desperately needs before the November election. (Slate, May 24, 2004)
  • While the other candidates tried to be convivial to each other, Ken heaved contempt on everyone else. His relish for beating up other Conservatives is probably why he is popular with the country. (Guardian, July 8, 2001)
  • In the haste to heave contempt at the Cardinals, though, one essential point has been forgotten: A deal’s a deal. (link)

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| link | entered by Chris Waigl, 2005/02/10 |

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