’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.
’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.