look down upon

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Place a penny on the middle of one of your tables in Space; and leaning over it, look down upon it.
It would have made a fine picture, worthy of Rembrandt, the gloomy winding stairs illuminated by the reddish glare of the cresset of Gryphus, with his scowling jailer's countenance at the top, the melancholy figure of Cornelius bending over the banister to look down upon the sweet face of Rosa, standing, as it were, in the bright frame of the door of her chamber, with embarrassed mien at being thus seen by a stranger.
To look down upon myself, and even upon my stars: that only would I call my SUMMIT, that hath remained for me as my LAST summit
Gather wood well filled with pitch, lay it in the form and size of the altar at Opar in the center of the clearing that the Flaming God may look down upon our handiwork and be pleased.
Burfat added that one must not look down upon anyone on the basis of caste, color, creed, faith and any other such social bearings.
Let us look for them not to blame or to look down upon but like Jesus, let us make them feel wanted.
Summary: Mumbai [India], August 24 (ANI): Diana Edulji, who is a part of a four-member panel appointed by the Supreme Court to take charge of the administration of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has slammed the cricket board, saying it is a "male chauvinist organisation" that continues to look down upon women's cricket in India.
For those that look down upon these beloved ladies, there's a special place in hell for the likes of you,' she added.
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.
Sometimes the men may look down upon the requests of their wives.
The trail hand has to be placed onto the club so that the thumb of the lead hand is covered when we look down upon it.
As such, our society and government should not look down upon residents of katchi abadis as the West does upon those in the slums.