- At truth let not the wicked scorner mock, O Thou, that breath'dst in me a spark divine. - "Jewish Literature and Other Essays", Gustav Karpeles.
- She wished to be settled, Mr. Warwick proposed, and for the sake of living at The Crossways she accepted him- she, the lofty scorner of loveless marriages! - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- Or a tradesman comes- as tradesmen will- Short and crusty about his bill, Of patience, indeed, a perfect scorner, And because you're deaf and unable to pay, Shouts whatever he has to say, In a vulgar voice, that goes over the way, Down the street and round the corner! - "The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood", Thomas Hood.