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contempt
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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as in: feels contempt towards him Define
lack of respect -- often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
  • "You’re right, Draco," said Narcissa, with a contemptuous glance at Hermione, "now I know the kind of scum that shops here..."

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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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  • "He lives here?" asked Bella in a voice of contempt.
  • Zabini merely looked contemptuous.

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  • "Ah yes, I am already aware that Mundungus has been treating your inheritance with light-fingered contempt," said Dumbledore, frowning a little.
  • There he showed his contempt for anything that tied him to other people, anything that made him ordinary.
  • Chapter 18: Birthday Surprises The next day Harry confided in both Ron and Hermione the task that Dumbledore had set him, though separately, for Hermione still refused to remain in Ron’s presence longer than it took to give him a contemptuous look.
  • "Right, Professor," said Harry, with as much contempt as he could put into the last three syllables.
  • "Kill me then," panted Harry, who felt no fear at all, but only rage and contempt.

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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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