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Despised Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    despised adj : treated with contempt [syn: detested, hated, scorned]
Despised Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Despise \De*spise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Despised; p. pr. & vb. n. Despising.] [OF. despis-, in some forms of despire to despise, fr. L. despicere, despectum, to look down upon, despise; de- + spicere, specere, to look. See Spy, and cf. Despicable, Despite.] To look down upon with disfavor or contempt; to contemn; to scorn; to disdain; to have a low opinion or contemptuous dislike of. Fools despise wisdom and instruction. --Prov. i. 7. Men naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them. --Jowett (Thucyd. ). Syn: To contemn; scorn; disdain; slight; undervalue. See Contemn.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Despised'

Seaweed is a band from Tacoma, Washington who were active throughout the 1990s. Their style of music is a combination of punk rock and grunge, mostly due to its 'dirty' sound. In their early days, Seaweed was signed to Washington's Sub Pop, but later released albums on Hollywood Records and Merge Records. Seaweed's contemporaries during the time of their existence included Mudhoney, Samiam, Jawbreaker and tourmates Superchunk and Quicksand. The band toured extensively in the United States with Green Day, Candlebox and Bad Religion as well as overseas, including shows in Brazil with Garage Fuzz. They were well-known for their cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way", which appeared in the movie Clerks. In 2006, their song "Losing Skin" appeared on the soundtrack for the video game NHL 2K7 .

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* To be, or not to be that is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them To die to sleep No more and by a sleep to say we end The heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to,--'t is a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep To sleep perchance to dream ay, there's the rub For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of Thus conscience does make cowards of us all And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action. - William Shakespeare

* Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security. - Edmund Burke

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  • Des Hasler, like his troops, is in fine form before Manly match-up
    Manly are beset by injuries, player unrest and are despised outsiders before an elimination finals game. Which is just where they want to be, says their former coach Des Hasler. Read more on this news related to 'Despised'

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