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contempt
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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as in: feels contempt towards him Define
lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
  • The boy did not answer. He gave a short contemptuous snort.
    p.36.1
  • She spoke quietly, contemptuously.
    p.158.5

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  • Familiarity breeds contempt.
  • He was impolite. She pretended not to notice except that she treated him with contempt.

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as in: held in contempt of court Define
the crime of willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
  • [judge speaking:]  ...you come before me on contempt charges.
    p.232.9

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  • The judge held her in contempt.
  • The reporter refused to identify her source and the judge had her imprisoned for contempt of court.

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  • I guess if she hadn’t been so poor and ignorant, Judge Taylor would have put her under the jail for the contempt she had shown everybody in the courtroom.
    p.252.0

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as in: feels contempt towards him Define
lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
as in: held in contempt of court Define
the crime of willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
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