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contempt
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Jane Eyre
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contempt
Used in
Jane Eyre
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  • Oh, I have no respect for myself when I think of that act! an agony of inward contempt masters me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He stood at Miss Temple's side; he was speaking low in her ear: I did not doubt he was making disclosures of my villainy; and I watched her eye with painful anxiety, expecting every moment to see its dark orb turn on me a glance of repugnance and contempt.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Contempt fell cool on Mr. Rochester his passion died as if a blight had shrivelled it up: he only asked "What have YOU to say?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Pity, Jane, from some people is a noxious and insulting sort of tribute, which one is justified in hurling back in the teeth of those who offer it; but that is the sort of pity native to callous, selfish hearts; it is a hybrid, egotistical pain at hearing of woes, crossed with ignorant contempt for those who have endured them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They were not bound to regard with affection a thing that could not sympathise with one amongst them; a heterogeneous thing, opposed to them in temperament, in capacity, in propensities; a useless thing, incapable of serving their interest, or adding to their pleasure; a noxious thing, cherishing the germs of indignation at their treatment, of contempt of their judgment.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: held in contempt of court
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