His tactics would never earn anything but scorn from Kris, but they worked.
Gods, he would live an age with her scorn if it meant she were alive!
The well-meaning but weak king Zedekiah he denounces with bitter scorn as a perjured traitor (xvii).
As a classical scholar, his scorn of littlenesses sometimes led him into the neglect of minutiae, but he had the higher merit of interpreting ideas.
This conception is expressed in George Eliot's lines: ", O, may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence: live In pulses stirred to generosity, In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn For miserable aims that end with self, In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge man's search To vaster issues."