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  • Harriet's claims to marry well are not so contemptible as you represent them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It did appear—there was no concealing it—exactly like the pretence of being in love with her, instead of Harriet; an inconstancy, if real, the most contemptible and abominable!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Never mind, Harriet, I shall not be a poor old maid; and it is poverty only which makes celibacy contemptible to a generous public! A single woman, with a very narrow income, must be a ridiculous, disagreeable old maid!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • — When they had nothing else to say, it must be always easy to begin abusing Miss Woodhouse; and the enmity which they dared not shew in open disrespect to her, found a broader vent in contemptuous treatment of Harriet.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: feels contempt towards him
as in: held in contempt of court
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