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Hell hath no fury like a (certain type of person) scorned

No one will have a greater wrath or vengeance than (this type of person) when he or she has been wronged. A hyperbolic and often humorous play on the phrase "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," in which any person, demographic, or profession may be substituted for "woman. The university might think nothing of hiking up the cost of tuition, but we'll show them that Hell hath no fury like a broke college student scorned! The governor, after veering away from his party's core ideologies, is now discovering that Hell hath no fury like politicians scorned.
See also: fury, hath, hell, like, of, scorn, type

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Prov. There is nothing as unpleasant as a woman who has been offended or whose love has not been returned. When Mary Ann discovered that George was not in love with her, George discovered that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Bill: I'm getting tired of going out with Mary; I think I'll tell her we're through. Fred: Be careful. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, you know.
See also: fury, hath, hell, like, scorn, woman

hold someone or something up to scorn

Fig. to single out someone or something for repudiation. The entire crowd held Randy up to scorn for his part in the riot. The disappointed fans held up the losing team to scorn.
See also: hold, scorn, up

hell has no fury like a woman scorned

No anger is worse than that of a jilted woman. For example, Nancy has nothing good to say about Tom-hell has no fury, you know. This term is a shortening of William Congreve's lines, "Heav'n has no rage, like love to hatred turn'd, nor Hell a fury like a woman scorn'd" ( The Mourning Bride, 1697). Similar lines appear in several plays of the same period. Today the proverb is often shortened even more, as in the example.
See also: fury, hell, like, scorn, woman
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I wanna team up like Batman and Robin," says Dave, to which Mindy scornfully replies: "No one wants to be Robin.
OF THOSE appalling Dee with cost Welsh money to idea who hope they Pollution doesn't While elsewhere he wrote scornfully of George IV, this is a fond look back to the golden days of the pre-railway age.
People say I've got an underdog quality about me that people find endearing," he laughs scornfully, as if he doesn't believe this is actually true, although it's spot-on.
But Saleh struck a defiant pose in a TV appearance, speaking scornfully of anti-regime protesters while offering amnesty to military defectors if they would return to his side.
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In place of them we haveDavid Cameron's Big Society," he said scornfully.
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In a statement he wrote in 1972, he scornfully dismissed the attitude held by some that the goal of the conspirators who foisted the Fed on America was simply money.
MILES tries to warn Kirsty that Trey has a crush on her, but she scornfully says she can handle it.
I recall another one, with Gavino and some of Marcella's friends, where one girl enjoyed a few hidden caresses while we clutched together publicly, but reacted scornfully when I attempted to get her outside alone, and the others were quite shocked.
Hinting at the hollowness of their rhetoric compared to the real sacrifices the Egyptian army has made for the Palestinian cause, Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit scornfully asked: "Do these satellite channels have infantry and armored battalions?
Then he proceeded scornfully to threaten to take away "the dog licences" of bolshie Labour MPs.
A smart, cute boy does not a president make," she said scornfully of Obama, adding: "I don't think we have any proof that he knows how to manage international affairs or the economy.
He said scornfully of the British "you can never trust people with such terrible food" and called Anglo-French relations "a turbulent love affair.