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contempt
used in
The Age of Innocence
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contempt
Used in
The Age of Innocence
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  • His host's contemptuous tribute to May's "niceness" was just what a husband should have wished to hear said of his wife.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But in Archer's little world no one laughed at a wife deceived, and a certain measure of contempt was attached to men who continued their philandering after marriage.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • No, it was worse a thousand times if, judging Beaufort, and probably despising him, she was yet drawn to him by all that gave him an advantage over the other men about her: his habit of two continents and two societies, his familiar association with artists and actors and people generally in the world's eye, and his careless contempt for local prejudices.  (not reviewed by editor)

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