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despise (one) for (something)

To hate one for a particular reason. Don't even mention Tiffany's name to me—I despise her for starting that rumor about me last year.
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despise someone for something

to hate someone for something or for doing something. I just despise him for running away! She despised herself for her dishonest actions.
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For the discussion here is initiated with a description of the Utopian laws against certain means of persuasion: Hythloday's companion is exiled not as a despiser of religion, but as an instigator of social unrest.
One such despiser is Robinson himself, who sees Augustine and Luther as having altogether suppressed the corporality of human existence in general and of translation in particular; consequently, a persistent and most unfortunate anti-Christian polemic runs throughout Robinson's book.
THE Bible says: 'But know this that in the last days, perilous times will come, for men will be lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy (3) unholy, unforgiving, slanders, without self control, brutal, despisers of good, (4) traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God (2nd Timothy chapter 1 vs 4.
The authors invoke Friedrich Schleiermacher to describe Coyne, Richard Dawkins, and others as contemporary "cultured despisers of religion.
Gersonides and his Cultural Despisers," Torah in the Observatory, 314.
Peter Byrne, Historic Preservation and Its Cultured Despisers, 19 GEO.
The following words of Zarathustra, for example, must have pleased him:" There is more reason in your body than in your essence of wisdom"(Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Despisers of the Body) (Nietzsche 101).
They are despisers of life, dying off and self-poisoned, of whom the earth is weary: so let them fade away
34) A Motive to press you to close with Christ is, that (32a) five will not obey and close with him ye shall be found guilty of the Blood of Christ, and Despisers of the Covenant, wherein ye have been sanctified; (32b) five refuse him ve shall be found guilty of the Blood of Souls.
Even all the despisers of metaphysics, who wish to appear to have clearer heads--even Voltaire--have their own metaphysics.
Against its cultured despisers, Chesterton's Christian orthodoxy took the wonder of creation as its basic premise.
Some of the earliest Christian creedal formulations claim explicitly that the Bible is not the ultimate source of authority for Christians (A number of other candidates are put forward, including the very formulae themselves--just the kind of putative circularity religion's contemporary despisers love to exploit.
Mahoney has little difficulty dismissing the charge, regularly leveled by Solzhenitsyn's cultured despisers, that he was a Russian nationalist and imperialist.
Give tea partyers their due by acknowledging the virtue that makes them scary to their cultured despisers.
SPEECHES TO ITS CULTURED Despisers 27 (John Oman trans.