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contempt
used in Misery

5 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
feels contempt towards her
Definition
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
  • She looked at him with sallow, sunken contempt. 'You don't know what pain is.'
    Part 2 — Misery (55% in)
contempt = disrespect
  • She stared at him, that furious black gaze, and must have seen the truth in his face, because after a moment she slung him contemptuously back in the chair.
    Part 2 — Misery (8% in)
  • She looked at it briefly, contemptuously, then began to shake a finger in his face, more of those empty white balloons puffing from her mouth.
    Part 2 — Misery (36% in)

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

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • This was called neighboring, she told Paul, managing to invest a pleasant word with unsuspected depths of nuance: suspicion, contempt, bitter amusement.
    Part 3 — Paul (47% in)
  • She slapped a hand in contempt, shifted her feet, and there was that wooden clunking sound as one of them brushed some of whatever it was she had down there on the floor.
    Part 2 — Misery (87% in)

There are no more uses of "contempt" in Misery.

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