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contempt
used in 1776

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1  —1 use 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
  • The St. James's Chronicle wrote contemptuously of "a foolish, obstinate, and unrelenting King."
    p. 9.7

There are no more uses of "contempt" flagged with this meaning in 1776.

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  • He spoke little or no English and had only contempt for the rebel army.
    p. 279.0
  • But at the same time he struggled with his own mounting contempt for New Englanders.
    p. 41.1
  • He had only contempt for "these people," he confided in a letter to Congressman Richard Henry Lee, another fellow Virginian.
    p. 41.2
  • For the Loyalists who had fled with the enemy, he had only contempt.
    p. 110.9
  • Nor should they forget that they faced an enemy who held them in contempt.
    p. 159.9
  • And with the pride in who and what they were went a very real contempt for, even hatred of, their American foes, whom they saw as cowards and traitors.
    p. 168.3
  • His contempt for the rebels had never been greater: "Thus this town and its environs, which these blustering gentlemen had taken such wonderful pains to fortify, were given up in two or three hours without any defense, or the least appearance of a manly resistance."
    p. 213.7

There are no more uses of "contempt" in 1776.

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