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contempt
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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contempt
Used in
The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "Oh, your excellency," returned Bertuccio in deep contempt.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Faria replied to this sarcasm with a glance of profound contempt.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Are you, then, a coward?" cried Villefort, in a contemptuous voice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "That is admirable!" said Eugenie with sovereign contempt, smoothing her gloves out one upon the other.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Madame Danglars surveyed her husband with a look of withering contempt.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Noirtier looked at Villefort with an almost sublime expression of contempt and pride.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I rely on your friendship to assist me, Beauchamp, if contempt has not banished it from your heart.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "My dear friend," said Lucien with an air of sovereign contempt, "do I ever read the papers?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At this moment hope makes me despise their riches, which seem to me contemptible.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Yes, I understand," was the reply contained in his look; and this look expressed a feeling of strong indignation, mixed with profound contempt.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Contempt, my friend?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • M. de Villefort would stifle the affair; he had only to turn his eyes on one side, and allow Andrea to fly, and follow up the crime under that shadow of guilt called contempt of court.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Oh, merciful heavens, was I not accessory to his death by my supine insensibility, by my contempt for him, not remembering, or not willing to remember, that it was for my sake he had become a traitor and a perjurer?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A freezing politeness, a strict fidelity to government principles, a profound contempt for theories and theorists, a deep-seated hatred of ideality,—these were the elements of private and public life displayed by M. de Villefort.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Yet perchance to-morrow deception will so act on me, that I shall, on compulsion, consider such a contemptible possession as the utmost happiness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "No," said the count, with an imperceptible smile of contempt, for he had no wish to be seen in the young man's society,—"no; I prefer listening to you here, my dear M. Andrea; we can chat better in-doors, and there is no coachman to overhear our conversation."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The count made a sign to Albert and they bowed to the ladies, and took their leave, Albert perfectly indifferent to Mademoiselle Danglars' contempt, Monte Cristo reiterating his advice to Madame Danglars on the prudence a banker's wife should exercise in providing for the future.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • M. Danglars, however, while possessing a great admiration for the antique, as it was understood during the time of the Directory, entertained the most sovereign contempt for the simple elegance of his wife's favorite sitting-room, where, by the way, he was never permitted to intrude, unless, indeed, he excused his own appearance by ushering in some more agreeable visitor than himself; and even then he had rather the air and manner of a person who was himself introduced, than that of…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Now, Madame Danglars feared Eugenie's sagacity and the influence of Mademoiselle d'Armilly; she had frequently observed the contemptuous expression with which her daughter looked upon Debray,—an expression which seemed to imply that she understood all her mother's amorous and pecuniary relationships with the intimate secretary; moreover, she saw that Eugenie detested Debray,—not only because he was a source of dissension and scandal under the paternal roof, but because she had at once…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The baroness shrugged her shoulders with an air of ineffable contempt, while her husband, affecting not to observe this unconjugal gesture, turned towards Monte Cristo and said,—"Upon my word, count, I am quite sorry not to have met you sooner.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Ah," added the count, in a contemptuous tone, "do not tell me of European punishments, they are in the infancy, or rather the old age, of cruelty."  (not reviewed by editor)

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