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contempt
used in Wuthering Heights

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feels contempt towards her
Definition
lack of respect — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
  • The father launched towards his son a glance of bitter contempt.
    Chapter 21 (38% in)
contempt = disrespect
  • 'Well, don't cry,' replied Catherine, contemptuously; 'you're not killed.
    Chapter 7 (63% in)
  • 'No, I'm not hungry,' he answered, averting his head, and speaking rather contemptuously, as if he guessed I was trying to divine the occasion of his good humour.
    Chapter 34 (10% in)

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  • 'You cannot deny that you entered my house of your own accord, in contempt of his injunctions to the contrary.
    Chapter 27 (77% in)
  • I rather think his appearance there was distasteful to Catherine; she was not artful, never played the coquette, and had evidently an objection to her two friends meeting at all; for when Heathcliff expressed contempt of Linton in his presence, she could not half coincide, as she did in his absence; and when Linton evinced disgust and antipathy to Heathcliff, she dared not treat his sentiments with indifference, as if depreciation of her playmate were of scarcely any consequence to...
    Chapter 8 (42% in)
  • 'Have you been listening at the door, Edgar?' asked the mistress, in a tone particularly calculated to provoke her husband, implying both carelessness and contempt of his irritation.
    Chapter 11 (53% in)
  • I getten summut else to do,' he answered, and continued his work; moving his lantern jaws meanwhile, and surveying my dress and countenance (the former a great deal too fine, but the latter, I'm sure, as sad as he could desire) with sovereign contempt.
    Chapter 13 (36% in)
  • 'The fool stared, with a grin hovering about his lips, and a scowl gathering over his eyes, as if uncertain whether he might not join in my mirth: whether it were not pleasant familiarity, or what it really was, contempt.
    Chapter 24 (45% in)
  • Hate my father, and spare me for contempt.'
    Chapter 27 (14% in)
  • You needn't bespeak contempt, Linton: anybody will have it spontaneously at your service.
    Chapter 27 (15% in)
  • Catherine evinced a child's annoyance at this neglect; repaid it with contempt, and thus enlisted my informant among her enemies, as securely as if she had done her some great wrong.
    Chapter 30 (6% in)

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