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used in The Fountainhead

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very bad (deserving no respect)
  • The kindliness was so great that it made their love seem small and mean, because only something contemptible could evoke such immensity of compassion.
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (39% in)
  • It would be much more interesting if you said that the Wynand papers are a contemptible dump heap of yellow journalism and all their writers put together aren't worth two bits.
    1.10 — Part 1 Chapter 10 (37% in)
  • He realized that it could mean one of two things: either Wynand had surrendered respectfully to the prestige of his name—or Wynand considered him too contemptible to be worth restraining.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (83% in)
  • The boss you work for may have ideals, but he has to beg money and take orders from many contemptible people.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (78% in)
  • The Banner is a contemptible paper, isn't it?
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (91% in)
  • "I'm ashamed of you, Mitch," Toohey repeated sternly, "for comparing yourself to a man as contemptible as Gail Wynand."
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (91% in)
  • Wynand stood in the middle of the room, saying: "All right, it was contemptible—the whole career of the Banner.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (61% in)
  • —once, a doctor put the ends of his stethoscope into my ears and let me hear my own heartbeats—it sounded just like this—he said I was a healthy animal and good for many years—for many...years... "I have foisted upon my readers a contemptible blackguard whose spiritual stature is my only excuse.
    4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (15% in)

There are no more uses of "contemptible" in The Fountainhead.

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