scorn, think Old form(s): scorne
disdain, despise, consider it beneath one's dignity
2H6 IV.ii.12[Holland to Bevis] The nobility think scorn to go in leather aprons
Cym IV.iv.53[Belarius to himself, of Arviragus and Guiderius] their blood thinks scorn / Till it fly out and show them princes born
LLL I.ii.61[Armado to Mote] I think scorn to sigh [i.e. I think it disdainful]
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