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contempt
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Bleak House
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  • (with profound contempt).  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I have been in prison for contempt of court.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Haven't I seen you in the Fleet over and over again for contempt?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This she would always do with a serene contempt for our limited sphere of action, not to be disguised.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In face, watchful behind a blind; habitually not uncensorious and contemptuous perhaps.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Unless, indeed, it be the sportive Judy, who is found to be silent when the startled visitors look round, but whose chin has received a recent toss, expressive of derision and contempt.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The little gauzy child, having whisked her sandals into the reticule and put on a trodden-down pair of shoes, shook her head into the dowdy bonnet at one shake, and answering my inquiry whether she liked dancing by replying, "Not with boys," tied it across her chin, and went home contemptuous.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The receiver in the cause has acquired a goodly sum of money by it but has acquired too a distrust of his own mother and a contempt for his own kind.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A sallow prisoner has come up, in custody, for the halfdozenth time to make a personal application "to purge himself of his contempt," which, being a solitary surviving executor who has fallen into a state of conglomeration about accounts of which it is not pretended that he had ever any knowledge, he is not at all likely ever to do.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At this period of the entertainment, Guster, who has never recovered her first failure, but has neglected no possible or impossible means of bringing the establishment and herself into contempt—among which may be briefly enumerated her unexpectedly performing clashing military music on Mr. Chadband's head with plates, and afterwards crowning that gentleman with muffins—at which period of the entertainment, Guster whispers Mr. Snagsby that he is wanted.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …of practitioners under him looking at one another and at the spectators as if nobody had ever heard that all over England the name in which they were assembled was a bitter jest, was held in universal horror, contempt, and indignation, was known for something so flagrant and bad that little short of a miracle could bring any good out of it to any one—this was so curious and selfcontradictory to me, who had no experience of it, that it was at first incredible, and I could not comprehend…  (not reviewed by editor)

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