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contempt
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Lord of the Flies
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as in: feels contempt towards him Define
lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
  • Jack settled the question for them with that contempt in his voice that could sound so funny and so final.
  • "Green candles," said Jack contemptuously.

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  • "A fat lot you tried," said Jack contemptuously.
  • "Go up and see," said Jack contemptuously, "and good riddance."
  • I can’t see proper, and if I get scared—" Jack broke in, contemptuously.

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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: 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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