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used in Frankenstein

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lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
  • Besides, I had a contempt for the uses of modern natural philosophy.
    Chapter 3 (59% in)
contempt = disrespect
  • I replied carelessly, and partly in contempt, mentioned the names of my alchemists as the principal authors I had studied.
    Chapter 3 (46% in)
  • contempt = dislike and disrespect
  • He heard with attention the little narration concerning my studies and smiled at the names of Cornelius Agrippa and Paracelsus, but without the contempt that M. Krempe had exhibited.
    Chapter 3 (87% in)
  • contempt = disrespect
  • But I scarcely observed this; rage and hatred had at first deprived me of utterance, and I recovered only to overwhelm him with words expressive of furious detestation and contempt.
    Chapter 10 (50% in)
  • contempt = disrespect
  • Felix visited the grate at night and made known to the prisoner his intentions in his favour. The Turk, amazed and delighted, endeavoured to kindle the zeal of his deliverer by promises of reward and wealth. Felix rejected his offers with contempt, yet when he saw the lovely Safie, who was allowed to visit her father and who by her gestures expressed her lively gratitude, the youth could not help owning to his own mind that the captive possessed a treasure which would fully reward his toil and hazard.
    Chapter 14 (20% in)
contempt = the feeling that accepting repayment would be beneath his dignity
There are no more uses of "contempt" in Frankenstein.

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