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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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contempt
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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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as in: feels contempt towards him Define
lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
  • my contempt of Mother is growing daily

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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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  • Perhaps sometime I’ll treat the others with the same contempt as they treat me.
  • Thank goodness the others notice nothing of my innermost feelings, except that every day I’m growing cooler and more contemptuous of Mother, less affection— ate to Father and less willing to share a single thought with Margot; I’m closed up tighter than a drum.

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  • I mustn’t carry my indifference and contempt for her too far.

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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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