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contempt
used in Treasure Island

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Definition
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
  • "I thought you said you knowed the rules," returned Silver contemptuously.
    Chapter 29 — The Black Spot Again (32% in)
contemptuously = with disrespect and dislike
There are no more uses of "contempt" in Treasure Island.

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