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as in: feels contempt towards him Define
lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
  • He had listened to their taunts with a look of contempt;
  • ’They haven’t no more philosophy nor political economy about ’cause than that,’ said the beadle, snapping his fingers contemptuously.

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  • ’Officer!’ said Mr. Fang, tossing the card contemptuously away with the newspaper.
  • ’Appears against the boy, does he?’ said Mr. Fang, surveying Mr. Brownlow contemptuously from head to foot.
  • The Jew glanced contemptuously at the pale face of his associate, and, telling him he could follow, if he pleased, ascended the stairs.

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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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  • ’You’re a nice one,’ added Sikes, as he surveyed her with a contemptuous air, ’to take up the humane and gen—teel side!
  • ’Who’s that?’ inquired Tom Chitling, casting a contemptuous look at Oliver.

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  • ’Grin away,’ said Sikes, replacing the poker, and surveying him with savage contempt; ’grin away.
  • With a hoarse grunt of contempt, Mr. Sikes seized the glass, and threw the remainder of its contents into the ashes: as a preparatory ceremony to filling it again for himself: which he did at once.
  • ’What a precious muddle-headed chap you are!’ said Duff, addressing Mr. Giles, with supreme contempt.
  • ’We call it a put-up robbery, ladies,’ said Blathers, turning to them, as if he pitied their ignorance, but had a contempt for the doctor’s, ’when the servants is in it.’
  • Giles followed as well as he could; and Oliver followed too; and in the course of a minute or two, Mr. Losberne, who had been out walking, and just then returned, tumbled over the hedge after them, and picking himself up with more agility than he could have been supposed to possess, struck into the same course at no contemptible speed, shouting all the while, most prodigiously, to know what was the matter.
  • (Your prerogative!’ sneered Mrs. Bumble, with ineffable 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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