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word: supercilious


supercilious 

Definition: (adjective) Feeling or showing haughty disdain.
Synonyms: haughty, prideful, sniffy, swaggering, lordly, disdainful
Usage: He smiled in a supercilious manner and said I had better do as I was asked. Discuss.

QUOTATION: Charlotte Bronte


Look twice before you leap.

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QUOTATION: Charlotte Bronte


Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.

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QUOTATION: Charlotte Bronte


I don’t think, sir, you have a right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.

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Quotation: Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) on immortal spirit


 

We are, and must be, one and all, burdened with faults in this world: but the time will soon come when, I trust, we shall put them off in putting off our corruptible bodies; when debasement and sin will fall from us with this cumbrous frame of flesh, and only the spark of the spirit will remain.

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