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feels contempt towards her
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
  • The whistle snorted contemptuously; the hawsers were cast off.
    Chapter 32 (66% in)

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  • Her easy life here had seemed tasteless after the risks of St. Hubert, and in his contempt for ease and rewards she found exhilaration.
    Chapter 37 (14% in)
  • He thought of working in a laboratory at night, alone, absorbed, contemptuous of academic success and of popular classes.
    Chapter 2 (27% in)
  • Now, in melancholy worry about his own unreasonableness, he found that he was developing the same contempt for Robertshaw's rules of the thumb—and for most of the work in anatomy.
    Chapter 3 (7% in)
  • I think people as hypercritical and lacking in humor as her should be treated with the dignified contempt they deserve, the damn fool!
    Chapter 21 (20% in)
  • In shops and on the elevated train, little red-faced sweaty people when they heard his accent glared at him, and growled one to another, "There's one of them damn' barb'rous well-poisoning Huns!" and however contemptuous he might be, however much he strove for ignoring pride, their nibbling reduced him from arrogant scientist to an insecure, raw-nerved, shrinking old man.
    Chapter 27 (87% in)
  • He was like a fabulous painter, so contemptuous of popular taste that after a lifetime of creation he should destroy everything he has done, lest it be marred and mocked by the dull eyes of the crowd.
    Chapter 32 (2% in)
  • Twyford looked doubtful, his mother looked delicately shocked, and the five sons beefily looked nothing at all, while Martin raged on, trying to convey his vision of the barbarian, the ascetic, the contemptuous acolyte of science.
    Chapter 34 (93% in)

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