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  • "He is a happy man!" said the general, with a look of very happy contempt.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • How contemptible!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • On discovering his error, to turn her from the house seemed the best, though to his feelings an inadequate proof of his resentment towards herself, and his contempt of her family.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Yes, novels; for I will not adopt that ungenerous and impolitic custom so common with novel-writers, of degrading by their contemptuous censure the very performances, to the number of which they are themselves addingójoining with their greatest enemies in bestowing the harshest epithets on such works, and scarcely ever permitting them to be read by their own heroine, who, if she accidentally take up a novel, is sure to turn over its insipid pages with disgust.  (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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