WORD OF THE DAY

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contempt

He will be charged with contempt of court.

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We were prepared for contempt proceedings at any of the hearings.

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Her partiality for him increased as her contempt and hatred of Darnley became more confirmed.

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He was a stuntman; but, he held a contempt of danger.

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They held a contempt for politicians.

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It also indicates how much contempt might be associated with this pretended worship. The people, says Suetonius (Jul.

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The contempt of aesthetics and erudition is characteristic of the most typical members of what is known as the Cartesian school, especially Malebranche.

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Contempt for democracy is an accurate description.

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In his contempt for the rulers of Spain he forgot the Spanish people.

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The hatred and contempt of the crowd punish such men for discerning the higher laws.

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Bligh was still less visible to the men, not present in a "familiarity breeds contempt" sense.

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At the domestic level, Manchester United treat the FA, which presides over the national game, with barely concealed contempt.

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Whoever coined the phrase "Familiarity breeds contempt" must have gone that route.

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I can read Islamic extremists who say much the same thing, and deserve the same withering contempt.

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Anticipation that the failure of the Petersburg Berezina plan would be attributed to Kutuzov led to dissatisfaction, contempt, and ridicule, more and more strongly expressed.

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Received at first in the ranks of the philosophes, he soon went over to their opponents, possibly more from contempt than from conviction, the immediate occasion for his change being a quarrel with d'Alembert in 1762.

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Though perfectly free from any trace of envy or ill-will, he yet showed on fit occasion his contempt for that pseudo-science which seeks for the applause of the ignorant by professing to reduce the whole system of the universe to a fortuitous sequence of uncaused events.

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The lieutenant colonel turned to a smart orderly, who, with the peculiar contempt with which a commander-in- chief's orderly speaks to officers, replied:

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But ever since the coup fiasco, the CIA and the State Department have viewed him with undisguised contempt.

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At the Restoration 700 Friends, imprisoned for contempt and some minor offences, were set at liberty.

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