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Usage examples for contempt

  1. And us with contempt! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. How long we had sat thus I cannot tell, but the twilight was deepening in the room when we were suddenly interrupted by my father, who entered abruptly, came towards us with hasty steps, but stopping short when within a yard or two, confronted his step- son with such a look of angry contempt as I had never before seen upon his face. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  3. A quiet glance of contempt was her only answer. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  4. Her face wore the suppressed smile of parents before a Christmas tree, only that there was a certain defiant contempt in it as well. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  5. " He is below contempt. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  6. Even Silent smiled with careless contempt. – The Untamed by Max Brand
  7. Kentish threw up his head in sharp contempt. – Stingaree by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  8. But I saw well that she did not believe me, and she seemed all at once to throw a dash of contempt into her words, a slightly careless tone that I had never heard from her before. – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  9. 7. First consider, that in bearing the contempt of the world, thou bearest no less than the very image of Christ, and followest him who is thy Head and Master. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  10. We ought to temper our contempt for what it is with respect for what it was. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  11. It remains to see what his Majesty will say when I report your contempt of his orders." – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. He gave me a startled look then, in which there was something of contempt, and went away without another word. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  13. A sharp, sudden smile of contempt flashed over the stranger's face. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  14. The creed of Western civilization, for which they feel nothing but contempt, and on which they will be broken, is not a simple thing, like theirs. – England and the War by Walter Raleigh
  15. Wingfold found himself filled with contempt, but the next moment was not sure whether this Bascombe or one Wingfold were the more legitimate object of it. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  16. She was not afraid of him, but very decidedly she did not feel the contempt for him which she endeavoured to show. – Burning Sands by Arthur Weigall
  17. " What have I done in driving him away with contempt in his heart for me? – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  18. Lefty's face being in the shadow, the other man did not see the expression of contempt that passed over it. – Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager by Burt L. Standish
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