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contempt
used in Oliver Twist

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feels contempt towards her
Definition
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
  • He had listened to their taunts with a look of contempt;
    Chapter 7 — Oliver Continues Refactory (71% in)
contempt = disrespect and dislike
  • 'They haven't no more philosophy nor political economy about 'em than that,' said the beadle, snapping his fingers contemptuously.
    Chapter 4 — Oliver, Being Offered Another Place, Makes His First.... (42% in)
  • 'Officer!' said Mr. Fang, tossing the card contemptuously away with the newspaper.
    Chapter 11 — Treats of Mr. Fang the Police Magistrate; and Furnishes a.... (37% in)
  • 'Appears against the boy, does he?' said Mr. Fang, surveying Mr. Brownlow contemptuously from head to foot.
    Chapter 11 — Treats of Mr. Fang the Police Magistrate; and Furnishes a.... (42% in)
  • The Jew glanced contemptuously at the pale face of his associate, and, telling him he could follow, if he pleased, ascended the stairs.
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (95% in)

There are no more uses of "contempt" flagged with this meaning in Oliver Twist.

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exact meaning not specified
  • 'Your prerogative!' sneered Mrs. Bumble, with ineffable contempt.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (21% in)
  • 'Grin away,' said Sikes, replacing the poker, and surveying him with savage contempt; 'grin away.
    Chapter 15 — Showing How Very Fond of Oliver Twist, The Merry Old.... (30% in)
  • 'You're a nice one,' added Sikes, as he surveyed her with a contemptuous air, 'to take up the humane and gen—teel side!
    Chapter 16 — Relates What Became of Oliver Twist, After he had been.... (81% in)
  • 'Who's that?' inquired Tom Chitling, casting a contemptuous look at Oliver.
    Chapter 18 — How Oliver Passed His Time in the Improving Society of.... (89% in)
  • With a hoarse grunt of contempt, Mr. Sikes seized the glass, and threw the remainder of its contents into the ashes: as a preparatory ceremony to filling it again for himself: which he did at once.
    Chapter 19 — In Which a Notable Plan is Discussed and Determined On (21% in)
  • 'We call it a put-up robbery, ladies,' said Blathers, turning to them, as if he pitied their ignorance, but had a contempt for the doctor's, 'when the servants is in it.'
    Chapter 31 — Involves a Critical Position (41% in)
  • 'What a precious muddle-headed chap you are!' said Duff, addressing Mr. Giles, with supreme contempt.
    Chapter 31 — Involves a Critical Position (84% in)

There are no more uses of "contempt" in Oliver Twist.

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