look down upon (someone or something)

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look down upon (someone or something)

To regard oneself as superior to someone or something and thus act in a haughty or snobbish manner. The well-dressed businessman looked down upon the kid wearing a T-shirt in the elevator, not knowing that he was the new CEO. I have no idea why some people look down upon those who speak with an accent—that means they know at least two languages!
See also: down, look, upon
References in classic literature ?
I think I shall have a lofty throne for you, Godmamma, or rather two, one on the lawn and another in the ballroom, that you may sit and look down upon us like an Olympian goddess."
Stevenboyd Theresa May won't listen to the Welsh, or the Scottish people, she and her lot look down upon us. She is one obnoxious little Englander.
I am for the stars that mystify, the ones that look down upon us all and convince me there are mysteries that cannot be written down.
"I think that they think we came here to do films, and if they enter TV, they will get stuck there or 'we will lose the respect, people will look down upon us, they will laugh at us'.
Our level is not such that we can sit with people like the Congress president, who look down upon us," Prime Minister Modi said.
One day a few of us were warming ourselves by a fire and debating whether the spirits of the soldiers that were killed early in the War could wander through space and could look down upon us and see how we were existing.
DO you believe in angels the ladies of the midnight skies For they look down upon us with their tender loving eyes And they looked after all of us until they grew grey and old Their love was so warm and tender their love was so soft but strong And it was their tender love that gave you the strength to carry on Along the long and winding road of life and along that winding road They walked by your side trying their best through both night and day To keep all of the world's pains and sorrows away So everyone should believe in angels the ladies of heaven above Because every angel now up in heaven was at one time someone's mother down here on earth below.
May God look down upon us with mercy and provide us with a reinforced guiding light to help us correct the faults among us all.
(Happy birthday Richard, we send our love today, please look down upon us and pray for us always.) Love Mum and Dad and all your family.
"To the little man who made everyone smile who met him, may you look down upon us and help us remember your beautiful face."
05/08/77 to 19/05/09 Happy birthday Uncle David We send you our love today Please look down upon us And pray for us always.
Our own idols--celebrities ever present on tabloid covers at the supermarket checkout aisle--"stare down at us like the saints and gargoyles that once crowded the cornices of medieval cathedrals with the iconography of suffering ..." Like our forebears, we hope to attach the glory and grace of the mighty to our own lives, and these demigods do seem to look down upon us as great sympathetic spirits.
xxx Happy Birthday Nana, We send our love today, Please look down upon us, And pray for us always.
We fear that those people will look down upon us and tell us what to do, but we're too lazy, stubborn or afraid to do the one thing - inform ourselves through reading - that would equalize the balance.
Men have no right to look down upon us and treat us like disrespectful entities," asserted Chaudhary.