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contempt
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contempt
Used in
Frankenstein
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  • Besides, I had a contempt for the uses of modern natural philosophy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But I scarcely observed this; rage and hatred had at first deprived me of utterance, and I recovered only to overwhelm him with words expressive of furious detestation and contempt.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I replied carelessly, and partly in contempt, mentioned the names of my alchemists as the principal authors I had studied.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He heard with attention the little narration concerning my studies and smiled at the names of Cornelius Agrippa and Paracelsus, but without the contempt that M. Krempe had exhibited.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Felix rejected his offers with contempt, yet when he saw the lovely Safie, who was allowed to visit her father and who by her gestures expressed her lively gratitude, the youth could not help owning to his own mind that the captive possessed a treasure which would fully reward his toil and hazard.  (not reviewed by editor)

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