He treated all the witnesses with paramount consideration, though I thought he treated all the lawyers in the court with a visible contempt.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
This soldier was particularly contemptuous of the self-styled Carolina aristocracy that "can talk of nothing but the purity of blood of themselves & their ancestors…."
James M. McPherson -- What They Fought For - 1861-1865
Right at the university, he said, seeds were being planted of a contempt for human life such as the world had never seen.
Corrie Ten Boom -- The Hiding Place
I remembered the look of contempt and irritation Indar had given me.
V.S. Naipaul -- A Bend in the River
To me their contempt is obvious, but Mr. Hrbik doesn’t notice.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
Teach not thy lip such scorn; for it was made
For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
William Shakespeare -- The Life and Death of King Richard III
If Gottman observes one or both partners in a marriage showing contempt toward the other, he considers it the single most important sign that the marriage is in trouble.
Malcolm Gladwell -- Blink
It wasn’t that this veterinary didn’t like animals. I think he didn’t like himself, and when that is so the subject usually must find an area for dislike outside himself. Else he would have to admit his self-contempt.
John Steinbeck -- Travels with Charley
Now he was gone and she was married to a man she not only did not love but for whom she had an active contempt.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
I intend to be a good mother, and to live in such a manner that people cannot treat me with contempt.
Harriet Jacobs -- Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
His rage began to thin as he exaggerated more and more and spread his scorn and contempt so widely and unjustly that he could no longer believe in it himself.
Ernest Hemingway -- For Whom the Bell Tolls
In the dark he hadn’t been able to see the contempt on my face, but he could hear it in my voice.
Megan Whalen Turner -- The Thief
The boy did not answer. He gave a short contemptuous snort.
Harper Lee -- To Kill a Mockingbird
In time, Enrique’s love turns to contempt.
Sonia Nazario -- Enrique’s Journey
It was only a momentary glance, full of contempt and dislike.
George Orwell -- 1984
The last time I saw him, he gave me a look of contempt,
Veronica Roth -- Divergent
Now I see nothing but contempt in the glances of the Career Tributes.
Suzanne Collins -- The Hunger Games
"He’s too stupid, I couldn’t be bothered," answers Mittelstaedt contemptuously.
Erich Maria Remarque -- All Quiet on the Western Front
The young fellow had an amused contempt for Jurgis, as a sort of working mule;
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
Jack settled the question for them with that contempt in his voice that could sound so funny and so final.
William Golding -- Lord of the Flies
He looks at me with contempt.
Simone Elkeles -- Perfect Chemistry
So I am an object of pity and contempt,
Alice Walker -- The Color Purple
...his contempt for Parris is clear:
Arthur Miller -- The Crucible
They could not understand, they said, how even animals could bring themselves to sing such contemptible rubbish.
George Orwell -- Animal Farm
...since they spoiled him he became contemptuous of them,
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
They burst through the door and stood in front of the Aryan shopkeeper, who regarded them with contempt.
Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief
"Awright," she said contemptuously.
John Steinbeck -- Of Mice and Men
Contempt and beggary hangs upon thy back,
William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
Marvin managed to convey his utter contempt and horror of all things human.
Douglas Adams -- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
He looked down at me with a mixture of contempt and pity.
Tim O’Brien -- The Things They Carried
And indeed he was possessed by the fear of his father’s contemptible life and shameful death.
Chinua Achebe -- Things Fall Apart
with contempt for them all
Ray Bradbury -- Fahrenheit 451
Depend upon it, God Almighty will call them to account for such contempt.
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
Elizabeth was convinced that they held her in contempt for it.
Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
In that conflict both sides would have held hobbits in hatred and contempt:
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
But when one group rules over the others for so long... There’s contempt. Rivalry.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
I stare across my room at the rose wallpaper, the eyelet curtains, the yellowing photographs so familiar they are nearly contemptible.
Kathryn Stockett -- The Help
...fixing me with a contemptuous gaze.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
He had done nothing to deserve their contempt.
Toni Morrison -- Song of Solomon
said the Caterpillar contemptuously
Lewis Carroll -- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland