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contempt
used in Lord of the Flies

5 uses
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Definition
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
  • "A fat lot you tried," said Jack contemptuously.
    p. 42.2
contemptuously = with disrespect
  • "Green candles," said Jack contemptuously.
    p. 30.9
  • contemptuously = with disrespect
  • Jack settled the question for them with that contempt in his voice that could sound so funny and so final.
    p. 85.8
  • contempt = complete lack of respect
  • Jack broke in, contemptuously.
    p. 101.9
  • contemptuously = with disrespect
  • "Go up and see," said Jack contemptuously, "and good riddance."
    p. 124.4
contemptuously = with disrespect
There are no more uses of "contempt" in Lord of the Flies.

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