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contempt as in:  feels contempt towards her

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  • He was impolite. She pretended not to notice except that she treated him with contempt.
  • So I am an object of pity and contempt,   (source)
    contempt = a lack of respect
  • —she dedicated herself to constructing the perfect family, or at least the appearance of it. This would, she believed, shield her daughters from the social contempt that had so wounded her.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect and dislike
  • They burst through the door and stood in front of the Aryan shopkeeper, who regarded them with contempt.   (source)
    contempt = disrespect
  • Now I see nothing but contempt in the glances of the Career Tributes.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • ...fixing me with a contemptuous gaze.   (source)
    contemptuous = showing a lack of respect
  • On the face of it, Bullhead City doesn't seem like the kind of place that would appeal to an adherent of Thoreau and Tolstoy, an ideologue who expressed nothing but contempt for the bourgeois trappings of mainstream America.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect and dislike
  • The contempt and revulsion that most Japanese felt for those who surrendered or were captured extended to Allied servicemen.   (source)
    contempt = disrespect
  • "Good thing this meeting wasn't held in my restaurant, I'd go broke passing out free tea, if you call this tea." He held up a tea bag with contempt, then...   (source)
    contempt = dislike and disrespect (as though it's not good enough)
  • ...maybe Paul felt only contempt and pity and hate for greasers?   (source)
    contempt = disrespect
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  • The last time I saw him, he gave me a look of contempt,   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • As the love haze wore off, Joy began to see that the same qualities that had made Bill so attractive as a college romance—his free and rebellious spirit, his nearly paralyzing contempt for "the Man"—made him a completely unreliable husband.   (source)
  • "Nearly wet himself," said Fred, with a contemptuous glance at Malfoy.   (source)
    contemptuous = showing a lack of respect
  • It was a tricking awesome display of contempt.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • I guess if she hadn't been so poor and ignorant, Judge Taylor would have put her under the jail for the contempt she had shown everybody in the courtroom.   (source)
    contempt = disrespect
  • "You for one," echoed someone contemptuously.   (source)
    contemptuously = showing a lack of respect
  • It went from disappointment to contempt to apathetic boredom.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • He rests his eyes on mine and the look of contempt from inside the store is now replaced with a crooked grin that seems a bit forced in our current predicament.   (source)
  • ...there was nothing but hatred for himself as well as contempt for us.   (source)
  • He must know that mentioning Thomas was a bad decision—even I heard the contempt and suspicion in the guard's voice as he pronounced the name.   (source)
  • "A fat lot you tried," said Jack contemptuously.   (source)
    contemptuously = with disrespect
  • The woman on the porch reached out with contempt for them all, and struck the kitchen match against the railing.   (source)
    contempt = disrespect with dislike
  • Goodwife Cruff's eyes glittered toward Kit with contempt and something else she could not interpret.   (source)
    contempt = disrespect and dislike
  • "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.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • Thank goodness the others notice nothing of my innermost feelings, except that every day I'm growing cooler and more contemptuous of Mother, less affectionate to Father and less willing to share a single thought with Margot; I'm closed up tighter than a drum.   (source)
    contemptuous = disrespectful
  • In time, Enrique's love turns to contempt.   (source)
    contempt = disrespect and dislike
  • He looked down at me with a mixture of contempt and pity.   (source)
    contempt = disrespect
  • "He wants me to like him," she said with heavy contempt.   (source)
  • He ... held himself with ease, and seemed to regard the rest of the world with slight contempt.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • The contemptuous smile flicked over his features again.   (source)
    contemptuous = showing disrespect
  • Elinor inspected her again, this time with unconcealed contempt.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect (as though she was not good enough)
  • She often spoke resentfully, almost contemptuously, of Mr. Grey.   (source)
    contemptuously = with disrespect
  • Right at the university, he said, seeds were being planted of a contempt for human life such as the world had never seen.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • He treated me with kindly contempt, which he thought the proper approach to artists, people who were no use as conspirators.   (source)
  • But the action gave him an insight into the contempt with which the Dark Elders held life.   (source)
  • Hearing Luke call Chiron his son was weird enough, but Kronos put contempt in his voice, like son was the worst word he could think of.   (source)
  • In Georgia I'd seen people angered by my father before, or intimidated, but not contemptuous.   (source)
    contemptuous = showing a lack of respect
  • I ask what pieces he's been working on, but he flicks my inept question away with contempt, as if only a moron would ask such a thing at this particular moment.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • "Pfah!" said Kilgas contemptuously. I don't usually have anything to do with the bigshots.   (source)
    contemptuously = disrespectfully
  • The spear whistled through the air, but the aim was low. The huge tail swished and contemptuously flipped it aside.   (source)
    contemptuously = with disrespect
  • 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.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • In the dark he hadn't been able to see the contempt on my face, but he could hear it in my voice.   (source)
    contempt = disrespect and dislike
  • It was their contempt for their own blackness that gave the first insult its teeth.   (source)
  • He looks at me with contempt.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect and dislike
  • I have also told them not to work for companies which make massacre machinery, and to express contempt for people who think we need machinery like that.   (source)
    contempt = dislike and disrespect
  • He treated danger with light contempt or open scorn,   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • ...she turned a slow, contemptuous look across the bunch of us.   (source)
    contemptuous = showing a lack of respect
  • "I am Lenobia, and this," she pointed at the mare and gave our group a contemptuous look before finishing the sentence, "is a horse."   (source)
    contemptuous = showing a lack of respect (for the group she looked at)
  • A contemptuous “ha” escapes from Felicity's mouth.   (source)
    contemptuous = showing disrespect
  • She'd always had such contempt for mundanes, the way all Shadowhunters did—she'd believed that they were soft, stupid, sheeplike in their complacency.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • Sarah turned, looking at him contemptuously.   (source)
    contemptuously = showing a complete lack of respect for him
  • The Queen gave a contemptuous smile.   (source)
    contemptuous = disrespectful
  • She looked at him with what was no doubt meant as contempt but when she spoke, her voice quavered.   (source)
    contempt = a lack of respect
  • He must have tired of being crippled ... and the looks he suffered of either contempt or pity had simply worn him out,   (source)
    contempt = disrespect and disgust
  • ...a newsroom dominated by Harvard, Yale, Columbia and assorted other pointy heads who came South for the invaluable experience they would glean from writing about people that some of them held largely in contempt.   (source)
    contempt = disrespect
  • He spoke politely enough, but I could feel his dislike and contempt.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • Yossarian gazed at him with a mixture of reserved pity and contempt.   (source)
  • "We looked with nothing but contempt at anything west of Central Avenue," says William Collins, a historian with the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office.   (source)
  • he had a friendly contempt for the huge, stupid loggerheads,   (source)
  • Henry scowled with contempt.   (source)
    contempt = a lack of respect
  • why had he come back after all these years to an island where he was hardly remembered except with contempt?   (source)
    contempt = with disrespect
  • I could feel their eyes, saw them all and saw too the time when they would know that my prospects were ended and saw already the contempt they'd feel for me, a college man who had lost his prospects and pride.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • I had never heard that tone of contempt in his voice before.   (source)
    contempt = disrespect (as though they were not worthy of respect)
  • He laughed in their faces, with bitterly incredulous contempt,   (source)
    contempt = disrespect
  • He looked right at me and curled his lip in contempt.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • Or was he an adult delinquent who deserved nothing but contempt?   (source)
  • The slave boy had been condescending and contemptuous of them all during the journey, but he hated seeing any man a slave.   (source)
    contemptuous = showing a lack of respect
  • "Come now," Strassnitzky shot back contemptuously.   (source)
    contemptuously = with a lack of respect
  • I told him we were catching the shrimp-things....
    "They're no good. Fish are what you want to go after," he said contemptuously.   (source)
    contemptuously = with disrespect
  • MARTHA: (Going after them, looks back at GEORGE, contemptuously)   (source)
  • The old men discussed the stupidity of the young men in tones of great contempt.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • All these men had nothing but contempt for the Yankees, whom they had beaten so often.   (source)
    contempt = disrespect
  • For he is pleading the case of the prosecution by his contempt for all that is holy.   (source)
  • marked his file for review at the end of every year--stubborn, willful, contemptuous of instruction,   (source)
    contemptuous = disrespectful
  • 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…."   (source)
    contemptuous = had a complete lack of respect
  • 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.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • He regards the audience, that is the direction, with contempt   (source)
  • By the very tone of his question he revealed his contempt for us.   (source)
  • He paused and as he gazed at me now I thought I saw for the first time contempt in his look, and mounting disgust.   (source)
  • I remembered the look of contempt and irritation Indar had given me.   (source)
  • "She is a fool," Nathan said contemptuously when I told him.   (source)
    contemptuously = with disrespect
  • his mouth twitched with contempt, when he walked through a city of nicely dressed people.   (source)
    contempt = disgust and disrespect
  • The girl gave him a contemptuous look   (source)
    contemptuous = showing a lack of respect
  • You shouldn't treat him with such contempt all the time.   (source)
    contempt = a lack of respect
  • (With a sudden, contemptuous sweep of his arm)They are terrors for children,   (source)
    contemptuous = showing a lack of respect
  • They were confident their plans would succeed, and had nothing but contempt for the law and for the law-abiding citizen.   (source)
    contempt = disrespect
  • She couldn't bear to think of their contempt turned on her.   (source)
    contempt = dislike and disrespect
  • ...their astonished contempt at his complete lack of spirit to strike out against his tormentors,   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • watching with contempt   (source)
    contempt = strong dislike and a lack of respect
  • "You wimp!" she said contemptuously.†   (source)
    contemptuously = with disrespect
  • It was only a momentary glance, full of contempt and dislike.   (source)
    contempt = disrespect
  • stares at her contemptuously   (source)
    contemptuously = showing disrespect and dislike
  • [Gatsby] knew women early, and since they spoiled him he became contemptuous of them,   (source)
    contemptuous = disrespectful
  • "He's too stupid, I couldn't be bothered," answers Mittelstaedt contemptuously.   (source)
    contemptuously = with disrespect and dislike
  • There was nothing there that looked like a mine, except the drilling machines, and the patient engineers probing the mysteries of the earth; nobody to watch them but a passing native, a herd-boy, an old Afrikaans-speaking farmer that would ride by on his horse, looking at them with contempt or fear or hope, according to his nature.   (source)
    contempt = lack of respect
  • She laughed contemptuously, and shrugged her shoulders.   (source)
    contemptuously = with disrespect
  • 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.   (source)
    contempt = a lack of respect
  • But Ben was contemptuous of non-college lawyers   (source)
    contemptuous = lacked respect
  • "You are, I think, a little bit contemptuous of the way I prosecute my inquiries," he said with a twinkle.   (source)
    contemptuous = disrespectful
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contempt as in:  held in contempt of court

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  • The reporter refused to identify her source and the judge had her imprisoned for contempt of court.
  • [judge speaking:]  ...you come before me on contempt charges.   (source)
    contempt = the crime of willful disrespect for the authority of a court
  • DANFORTH: In that case, I have no choice but to arrest you for contempt of this court, do you know that?   (source)
  • The magistrate huffed and ordered the prosecutor to remove Hatter from the rug or he would find himself in prison for contempt of court.   (source)
    contempt = the crime of willful disobedience of the authority of a court
  • Miss Snell, this body is empowered to cite you for contempt if you refuse to answer on any other grounds than Constitutional ones.   (source)
    contempt = the crime of willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court
  • The judge told Minerva if she tried one more time, she would be in contempt, and the sentence and fine would be increased.   (source)
  • Once more, sir, and you will be cited for contempt.   (source)
  • He didn't care if it was contempt of court or what would happen to him for it.   (source)
    contempt = the crime of willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority
  • You are both in contempt of court, both of you!   (source)
  • M. de Villefort would stifle the affair; he had only to turn his eyes on one side, and allow Andrea to fly, and follow up the crime under that shadow of guilt called contempt of court.   (source)
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  • I have been in prison for contempt of court.   (source)
  • GILES: This is a hearing; you cannot clap me for contempt of a hearing.   (source)
    contempt = the crime of willful disrespect for the authority of a court
  • HATHORNE: I think they must both be arrested in contempt, sir.   (source)
  • To Giles: You are under arrest in contempt of this court.   (source)
    contempt = for willful disrespect for the authority of a court
  • HATHORNE: This is contempt, sir, contempt!   (source)
    contempt = the crime of willful disrespect for the authority of a court
  • This is contempt of the court, ...   (source)
    contempt = a crime of willful disrespect of the court
  • Or be cited for contempt of this court.   (source)
    contempt = the crime of willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
  • He planned to cite any outburst from that group as an action in contempt of the court and have the offending person or persons dismissed for the remainder of the trial.   (source)
  • …highway robbery, cruelty to children and animals, obtaining money under false pretences, forgery, embezzlement, misappropriation of public money, betrayal of public trust, malingering, mayhem, corruption of minors, criminal libel, blackmail, contempt of court, arson, treason, felony, mutiny on the high seas, trespass, burglary, jailbreaking, practice of unnatural vice, desertion from armed forces in the field, perjury, poaching, usury, intelligence with the king's enemies,…   (source)
    contempt = the crime of willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a
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  • Miss Goreham had been doomed to a life of single blessedness, said Reenie with a trace of contempt.†   (source)
  • She rolled her eyes when she said "show ring"—her attitude about the dog fancy was just shy of total contempt.†   (source)
  • While the splendors that elude us in youth are likely to receive our casual contempt in adolescence and our measured consideration in adulthood, they forever hold us in their thrall.†   (source)
  • She couldn't say "organized religion" without contempt.†   (source)
  • The SS officer takes a step closer to Lale, looking him up and down with contempt.†   (source)
  • Clara, on the other hand, was met with silent contempt—both from the Catholic women and from her old community.†   (source)
  • He expressed contempt for Walter's attorneys and "people who try to second-guess juries.†   (source)
  • Or just another way of showing his contempt for his own body?†   (source)
  • And it all fits perfectly with their fascination for goddess iconology, paganism, feminine deities, and contempt for the Church.†   (source)
  • Brenda shouted it with contempt.†   (source)
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  • Williams regards him with undisguised contempt.†   (source)
  • Each wore an expression of utmost contempt, yet the unexpected entrance of so many witnesses seemed to have brought them to their senses.†   (source)
  • The men, and Pete in particular, always seemed a little surprised, and therefore a little more hurt and a little more damaged, by things that happened—the deaths of prized animals, accidents, my father's blowups and contempt, forays into commodity trading that lost money, even—for Ty—my miscarriages.†   (source)
  • Tino snorted with contempt.†   (source)
  • Mr. Curtain snorted with contempt, but from the look of fury in the man's eyes, Reynie felt he'd struck the right note.†   (source)
  • Ishmael understood that an air of disdain, of contempt for the island and its inhabitants, blew from the knot of out-of-town reporters toward the citizens in the gallery.†   (source)
  • "We have plenty of time," I told him, and he smiled at me—that old smile with the mild pity and the mild contempt in it.†   (source)
  • Kate, the ironist, heard only contempt, and began to laugh.†   (source)
  • "Your Robert got me with child once," she said, her voice thick with contempt.†   (source)
  • "Like a woman," he added, with contempt.†   (source)
  • He did not raise his voice, though it was straining with contempt.†   (source)
  • I chose it both because it expressed my contempt for my structured surroundings à la the classroom and because, not being some dopey quote from a rock group, I thought it marked me as literary.†   (source)
  • A flash of contempt set the queen's jaw but almost instantly faded into a serene smile.†   (source)
  • She wished her mother would stop tormenting her, jumping out at her from every corner and crying contempt for her behavior.†   (source)
  • With a microsecond pause, and a finely calculated micro-modulation of pitch and timbre—nothing you could actually take offense at—Marvin managed to convey his utter contempt and horror of all things human.†   (source)
  • I hiss before he gets a chance, which seems to annoy him a little, since he considers hissing his own personal sound of contempt.†   (source)
  • The employee behind the camera did not disguise her contempt.†   (source)
  • They would have driven me mad, but Miss Emily always ignored them, like they were beneath her contempt.†   (source)
  • At home, my mother had known how to suffocate my dad's anger by growing silent, a low, unwavering flame of contempt that sucked all the oxygen out of the room and made everything he said and did seem ridiculous.†   (source)
  • It just wasn't done; Launchies were held in too much contempt.†   (source)
  • Perhaps sometime I'll treat the others with the same contempt as they treat me.†   (source)
  • It said: To look down upon; to view with contempt; to scorn or disdain.†   (source)
  • "[The white-shoe firms] thought hostile takeovers were beneath contempt until relatively late in the game, and until they decided that, hey, maybe we ought to be in that business, they left me alone," Flom said.†   (source)
  • Well then, Master Fowl,' she spat, heavy on the contempt, 'if you know so much about us, then you know what happens when they locate me.†   (source)
  • Contempt for his indecision rose, and a harsh smile danced on his lips.†   (source)
  • "The fortune-teller," Nobu said with contempt.†   (source)
  • He was looking at the dog-man with amused contempt as he sang.†   (source)
  • Capricorn gave him a look of such contempt that Basta flinched backward as if he had been struck.†   (source)
  • The man in blue, Kwai, studied us with contempt, then followed Jacobi.†   (source)
  • None were good enough for her, so I held them in contempt and hated them.†   (source)
  • Kassad did not have to travel to Mariner Valley to learn about hunting and being hunted, he had no interest in Zen Gnosticism, and as a teenager he felt nothing but contempt for the uniformed cadets who came from every part of the Web to train for FORCE.†   (source)
  • Some frowned while others contorted their faces to show their contempt.†   (source)
  • The desperate contempt Ole Miss football fans felt for Mississippi State was echoed in the feelings of fans of the University of Texas for Texas A&M and fans of the University of Oklahoma for Oklahoma State—formerly known as Oklahoma A&M.†   (source)
  • His expression changes from contempt to concern as he turns to talk to his wife.†   (source)
  • He always had nothing but contempt for humankind.†   (source)
  • At least Lieutenant Awn knew she held her in contempt!†   (source)
  • It was disconcerting how Sarafine could move so easily from one set of emotions to another, from sincerity and regret to disgust and contempt, each emotion as hollow as the next.†   (source)
  • For my part, I refuse to hold decisions made in their youth against either of them, because I wouldn't want to be held in contempt for all the decisions made by me in my youth.†   (source)
  • They saved the bulk of their contempt and zealotry for the young, especially the poor women.†   (source)
  • As much as she held me in contempt, she may never have had any real inkling of my true helplessness.†   (source)
  • Their unspoken contempt for the zampolit was a most un-Soviet thought.†   (source)
  • His face infuriated me, his fear, his contempt, his rage.†   (source)
  • The hissing sounds of disbelief were already building into a rumbling of contempt.†   (source)
  • There was a lazy contempt in his gold eyes.†   (source)
  • I can feel that he wants to explain himself, and I don't have it in me to hold him in contempt.†   (source)
  • His contempt for his fellow financial journalists was based on something that in his opinion was as plain as morality.†   (source)
  • Pietro looked down at her with utter contempt.†   (source)
  • One of the clients from that group has nothing but contempt for Boukreev, insisting that when it mattered most, the guide "cut and ran."†   (source)
  • The words had been uttered with the Bene Gesserit controlled atonals, carrying in it every shade of contempt and scorn that Paul could put there.†   (source)
  • They treated her with such disrespect and even contempt at times, throwing in her face that she had abandoned them.†   (source)
  • With no rock or rifle, no knife, just my teeth, tongue and lungs, I gunshot those mirrors with pure contempt!†   (source)
  • Florentino Ariza did not feel either jealousy or rage—only great contempt for himself.†   (source)
  • What have I done to deserve your contempt?†   (source)
  • Tone down the contempt and be friendly?†   (source)
  • The kaross was also a sign of contempt for theniceties of white justice.†   (source)
  • Ambiades caught me staring, and his envy was replaced by righteous contempt.†   (source)
  • And she let us, and thereby deserved our contempt.†   (source)
  • Prudence Lemokouno in her hospital bed in Cameroon, untreated by the staff (Naka Nathaniel) Dr. Pipi was short and solidly built, with spectacles, a serious and intelligent manner, superb French—and a resentful contempt for local peasants.†   (source)
  • Sit down before I hold you in contempt.†   (source)
  • The Orders-in-Council put the value of Canadian citizenship into contempt.†   (source)
  • His contempt for this Indian woman was greater than his anger.†   (source)
  • She treated everything I said with a kind of icy contempt, like I was lying or stupid or just crazy.†   (source)
  • Why this unreasonable anger at the sight of others who are happy or content, this growing contempt for people and the desire to hurt them?†   (source)
  • But the officer's contempt is not, as in 'other armies, avuncular theatricality.†   (source)
  • The president isn't the only one treating Johnson with contempt.†   (source)
  • The contempt was as much for Weaver as for them.†   (source)
  • No. He would have treated a sad look from her with contempt:.†   (source)
  • It's one of those classics from W.E.B. DuBois, the black philosopher and critic, the one about the black man having no "true selfconsciousness" but rather a "double-consciousness," which DuBois says is a "sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity."†   (source)
  • After the funeral her brother appropriated all their parents' property, and she, refusing out of sovereign contempt to fight for her rights, announced sarcastically that she was taking the bowler hat as her sole inheritance.†   (source)
  • But think of the contempt we invest in this word.†   (source)
  • This was a young cook well known for his defiance and contempt for the authorities.†   (source)
  • My deep contempt for Levy was not only because I didn't like the way she put herself above others but also because she was the opposite of stoic.†   (source)
  • "The water!" she echoed in a tone of amused contempt.†   (source)
  • There was such contempt both in the voice and the way the boy eyed him up and down that Tom could only smile.†   (source)
  • Did Ameh Bozorg expect me to live indefinitely in isolation and contempt?†   (source)
  • The economy of words showed my contempt for them all.†   (source)
  • The same contempt as that devil's when she said, 'Taste my bull's blood.'†   (source)
  • But at the same time he struggled with his own mounting contempt for New Englanders.†   (source)
  • The commissioner of police unbuttoned his tunic again and looked at Yossarian with contempt.†   (source)
  • Could In traditional contempt of any treaty, the U.S.S.R. had employed thousands of scientists to develop biological weapons, even after signing the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention in 1972.†   (source)
  • Despite my years of aversion for her, and hers of contempt for me, she folded up into my arms like a child.†   (source)
  • The man filled with contempt for so much, not the least of which was for most things American.†   (source)
  • "He was a handkerchief-headed rat!" a woman screamed, her voice boiling with contempt.†   (source)
  • Her contempt noticeably increases as she turns back to ELESIN.†   (source)
  • This community belonged to Poland, and the Polish nobles, who were Catholics, treated the Cossacks who lived there with cruelty and contempt.†   (source)
  • It implies a contempt for efficiency...or rather a much higher idea of efficiency, an efficiency which exists not in one department of life but in life itself.†   (source)
  • What has he done to deserve this gesture of contempt?†   (source)
  • You are beyond redemption and beneath contempt.†   (source)
  • The cops climbed out of their rides and stood at semi-attention, although Puller interpreted far more contempt in their body language than respect for a superior officer.†   (source)
  • It was not-as it is for most of youan act of casual indulgence and mutual contempt.†   (source)
  • Women are not his equals; a prostitute is beneath his contempt, even when he uses her for his own release.†   (source)
  • Loki looked at us with amused contempt.†   (source)
  • He eyed Drizzt with open contempt.†   (source)
  • Northern contempt for Southern values was as deeply rooted as the white racism that provoked the civil-rights movement of the 1960s.†   (source)
  • He crosses his muscular arms over his broad chest and eyes me with contempt.†   (source)
  • His expression when he turns is full of contempt, as if any of this business is mine.†   (source)
  • As the accusation came clear, Alessandro felt a surge of contempt.†   (source)
  • By now it was not so much the bodily hurts that brought them: it was bitterness, self-contempt, and abasement.†   (source)
  • MARTHA: (A snarl of dismissal and contempt) NYYYYAAAAHHHHH!†   (source)
  • His blue eyes were filled with contempt.†   (source)
  • The Captain pulled off dirty gloves and shook his head with contempt, glowering up at Chamberlain.†   (source)
  • She'd become a target for their contempt and their outrage.†   (source)
  • "Oh, yes," Mrs. Cranshaw said, with the most perfect note of neutrality that descended past condescension and straight to contempt.†   (source)
  • If you refuse, I can hold you in contempt.†   (source)
  • HORNBECK looks around, with wonderful contempt.†   (source)
  • The doctor looked at me with contempt and refused to shake my hand.†   (source)
  • From then on," he added with contempt, "you dug your own graves."†   (source)
  • You know when show people come into what they call the sticks, they have a contempt for the yokels.†   (source)
  • Old Rit sniffed her contempt for Miss Susan when she saw Minta.†   (source)
  • On three separate occasions in less than a week I had been completely at the mercy of these "savage killers"; but far from attempting to tear me limb from limb, they had displayed a restraint verging on contempt, even when I invaded their home and appeared to be posing a direct threat to the young pups.†   (source)
  • Here, with a latch on the door, I was isolated from the hate stares, the contempt.†   (source)
  • He throws JAMES away from him, with contempt.†   (source)
  • "Not to beg from," she interrupted with a flicker of contempt.†   (source)
  • Tonight's experience had weakened his contempt and scepticism for Jean's peculiar interests.†   (source)
  • By afternoon the law of scarcity had condemned the dollar to degradation and contempt.†   (source)
  • I do not have the time to give you more than my contempt.†   (source)
  • But the boy did not leave the hut, in stubborn disobedience and rage he stayed where he was, thumped on the ground with his feet, clenched his fists, and screamed in a powerful outburst his hatred and contempt into his father's face.†   (source)
  • "Youth," he said, full of contempt.†   (source)
  • "I reckon you can," she said, her voice a little more nasal than usual with contempt.†   (source)
  • Maybe you'll only feel more contempt for me.†   (source)
  • Looking up, I met a pair of the coldest eyes I had ever seen, but eyes that also held a sort of casual contempt.†   (source)
  • She expressed her contempt for Lara by being brisker than usual.†   (source)
  • It would be a long time before either of the women realized their resentment of the priest and their contempt for him, and their compassion, for staying in the room.†   (source)
  • Contempt!†   (source)
  • We prefer praise to abuse, popularity to contempt.†   (source)
  • Every fighting Reich would blacken my face with contempt.†   (source)
  • It was not even contempt, more amusement.†   (source)
  • "Right, Professor," said Harry, with as much contempt as he could put into the last three syllables.†   (source)
  • Grace looks up at him with a blank expression which verges on contempt.†   (source)
  • But the monster looked down at her—almost in contempt—and spit poison directly in her face.†   (source)
  • Is it contempt I read, or indifference, is this merely what he expected of me?†   (source)
  • There was no mistaking the anger and contempt in Voldemort's voice.†   (source)
  • He could imagine Crake's amused contempt, and the disappointment of Oryx: But Jimmy!†   (source)
  • Python's voice was jagged with contempt.†   (source)
  • He didn't like the way Bannerman was looking at him, and with a kind of weary contempt.†   (source)
  • Wildflower's expression shifted from contempt to fear.†   (source)
  • In prison she got sick, and they pardoned the contempt charge to let her die at home.†   (source)
  • Before Rose and Bonzo had treated him with contempt, he had been isolated in his launch group.†   (source)
  • "He lives here?" asked Bella in a voice of contempt.†   (source)
  • "The Milliard Gargantubrain?" said Deep Thought with unconcealed contempt.†   (source)
  • Drawing nearer they would always stare at Anatole as contempt gave way to bald shock.†   (source)
  • And then, with disgust and contempt, "A child of their own house.†   (source)
  • The Elders had nothing but contempt for human emotion; they considered it their biggest weakness.†   (source)
  • He watches me, his face a study in contempt.†   (source)
  • Elinor's comment on that was a snort of contempt.†   (source)
  • "Lying on the sofa, I guess," says Dora with contempt.†   (source)
  • He had a sudden sensation that people were watching him, curiously and with some contempt.†   (source)
  • "The Kingslayer," Ser Barristan said, his voice hard with contempt.†   (source)
  • Three years, Annemarie thought with contempt.†   (source)
  • The Shade looked at him with contempt in his red eyes and smiled.†   (source)
  • But the look was the same: the same blend of innocence and contempt and understanding.†   (source)
  • Although some were kind, many showed contempt, especially some boys gathered in the halls.†   (source)
  • Still, she was far more elegant than I was, and looked down at me with contempt.†   (source)
  • "Kill me then," panted Harry, who felt no fear at all, but only rage and contempt.†   (source)
  • The contempt in the woman's voice made Sophie speak out.†   (source)
  • I don't know how to describe it, it wasn't anger, exactly, not contempt— it was a warning.†   (source)
  • What contempt they all must have kept hidden, under their thanks and smiles!†   (source)
  • Mazer would go over the game with a look of contempt on his face.†   (source)
  • This was the laugh he feared most from her, because it disguised amused contempt.†   (source)
  • When you see me next at council, be certain to treat me with your accustomed contempt.†   (source)
  • The contempt that I saw on Saturday morning, after we slept together, it's still there.†   (source)
  • No. A brief pause followed, wherein Roran could sense Brigman's contempt for him growing.†   (source)
  • Selmy had already formed a healthy contempt for the man.†   (source)
  • He felt contempt; the day was coming when Cort would serve him.†   (source)
  • Celine's mouth was parted in utter contempt.†   (source)
  • A look of utter contempt crossed his face.†   (source)
  • She fought back with the only weapon she had available—her contempt for you.†   (source)
  • Yet I am not obliged to inform the one of my contempt, nor the other of my detestation.†   (source)
  • John and Douglas Posey had emerged from the Smoking Room with their contempt barely disguised.†   (source)
  • His voice was cool but his contempt was unmistakable.†   (source)
  • No more would he suffer the elves' contempt.†   (source)
  • "As you say," Lorren replied, contempt in his eyes.†   (source)
  • The sight had only served to fill her with contempt.†   (source)
  • Mace Tyrell's smile was jovial, but behind it Tyrion sensed contempt.†   (source)
  • He shook his head, perhaps in self-contempt, and shrugged.†   (source)
  • "The Komitet speaks?" asked the surgeon, his contempt minor but evident.†   (source)
  • Jason Bourne studied the elder statesman, his expression bordering on contempt.†   (source)
  • Sue said, "I don't want to argue about that," and rolled her eyes—another indication of contempt.†   (source)
  • He said the word "humans" with contempt.†   (source)
  • HORNBECK I charge you with contempt of conscience!†   (source)
  • He leaned over me, his face ugly in contempt.†   (source)
  • By the way you look at me, by the contempt in your eyes when you look at me.†   (source)
  • I fully realize your contempt for that branch of science.†   (source)
  • He could not face them; the mocking smiles, the mean little jests, the contempt in their eyes.†   (source)
  • How could I bear their contempt or their pity?†   (source)
  • It was easy to see her contempt for long ago.†   (source)
  • Clegane's voice was thick with contempt.†   (source)
  • You're on the verge of a contempt citation.†   (source)
  • He eyed us with contempt for several moments, then screamed out, "Sit down, dumbheads."†   (source)
  • Can I bear contempt—to know that I am despised?†   (source)
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