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The brilliant red of the heavens flamed in its stony eyes, and gave them a sentient look as of contemplated murder,-and the same radiance fitfully playing on the half-scornful, half-sensual lips caused them to smile with a seeming voluptuous mockery.
But like most young people, who are inclined to trust nothing but their own strong arms and what their eyes can see, he withstood the temptation to skirt the fence; and with a little half-scornful laugh at himself, yet a little timidity also (or he would not have laughed at all), he hurried under the branches.
His cold, strong, crafty face was suddenly and fearlessly uplifted when he saw the hostile crowd, and a half-scornful smile came to his straight thin lips.

Examples of Half-scornful

Example #1
Dr. Dean stood transfixed for a while at the strange splendor of the spectacle, and turning to his two silent companions, said suddenly: "There is something, after all, in the unguessed riddle of the Sphinx.
Example #2
They arrived in time to see the Sphinx bathed in the fierce glow of an ardent sunset, which turned the golden sands to crimson, and made the granite monster look like a cruel idol surrounded by a sea of blood.
Example #3
He had not gone three steps when the light of a dark lantern flashed suddenly in his face, and a pistol touched his forehead.
Example #4
When Nicolas Lavilette, returning from the Seigneury with the precious bag of gold for Papineau, came hurriedly along the road towards the village, he half halted, with sudden premonition of danger, a dozen feet or so from the great tree.
Example #5
A man behind him put a detaining hand on his shoulder, but he shook it off impatiently.
Example #6
The mountaineers blocked his royal way to the speaker's chair behind them, but he came straight on.