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contempt
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Ender's Game
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as in: feels contempt towards him Define
lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
  • "Everybody’s better than I am," Ender said, trying to dissociate himself from her contempt for the boys who would, after all, be his near bunkmates.
  • "Of course," Ender said, contemptuously.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • When she said little boy it sounded friendly, not contemptuous.
  • Graff looked at them all with contempt.

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  • Some of the boys were willing servants, doing whatever he wanted even though he treated them with contempt.
  • It just wasn’t done; Launchies were held in too much contempt.
  • Before Rose and Bonzo had treated him with contempt, he had been isolated in his launch group.
  • Mazer would go over the game with a look of contempt on his face.

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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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