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contempt
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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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 disgust me," said Dumbledore, and Harry had never heard so much contempt in his voice.

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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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  • There was no mistaking the anger and contempt in Voldemort’s voice.
  • He was still wearing the filthy rag in which they had first met him, and the contemptuous look he bent upon Harry showed that his attitude to his change of ownership had altered no more than his outfit.

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  • Everything inside him felt cold and tight: Again he saw the contemptuous expression on Ron’s face.
  • Hermione had drawn herself up to full height and said with as much contempt as she could muster: "And what do you want?"
  • He struggled on the verge of speech, but with a contemptuous look she turned and climbed back through the portrait hole… The corridor dissolved, and the scene took a little longer to reform: Harry seemed to fly through shifting shapes and colors until his surroundings solidified again and he stood on a hilltop, forlorn and cold in the darkness, the wind whistling through the branches of a few leafless trees.

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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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