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  • He looked me up and down with a sort of contemptuous disfavour.
  • "Are you, then, a coward?" cried Villefort, in a contemptuous voice.
  • Then they broke and ran back to the fairing which they had taken with such contemptuous ease.
  • And he was never contemptuous of the men in the field.
  • "You're Posted," the Patrolman was openly contemptuous.
  • She kissed her mother--nothing but a contemptuous peck.
  • My companion waved his hand in contemptuous deprecation.

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  • She laughed--a mirthless, bitter, contemptuous laugh, which was like a jarring chord in the music of her voice.
  • In face, watchful behind a blind; habitually not uncensorious and contemptuous perhaps.
  • He blew a slight, contemptuous breath, as if he blew himself away.
  • 'So!' said Rosa Dartle, with a contemptuous laugh, 'I see her at last!
  • 'Ba--a--ah!' said my aunt, with a perfect shake on the contemptuous interjection.
  • 'Oh,' returned Tom, with contemptuous patronage, 'she's a regular girl.
  • Bradley answered with a contemptuous laugh.
  • 'One of his dodges,' said Mr Fledgeby, with a cool and contemptuous shrug.
  • The late John Harmon might have thought it rather a contemptuous and lofty word of repudiation.
  • 'Right again!' exclaimed Quilp, with another contemptuous look at Sampson, 'always foremost!
  • The other stood lounging with his foot upon a chair, and regarded him with a contemptuous sneer.
  • Mr. Pott winced beneath the contemptuous gaze of his wife.
  • Then, sometimes, the father would seem to feel the contemptuous hatred of his children.
  • "What?" Even Ynos was contemptuous now.
  • Vicious, contemptuous, or ugly; yes.
  • The big psionicist's expression of saturnine, almost contemptuous amusement had not changed; his voice came flat and cold.
  • Unknowing and contemptuous, Roger launched his converter field, and instantly found himself fighting for his very life.
  • A contemptuous grunt was the only reply.
  • Her voice died away before Cyril's contemptuous glance.
  • Willum's eyes followed his master's pointing thumb with contemptuous interest.
  • Mrs. Mar repeated with a weight of contemptuous meaning.
  • Out of the group came Marjorie's voice, very clear and contemptuous.
  • So he worked on, no longer in listlessness, but with contemptuous amusement.
  • She looked at him and tried to make her expression contemptuous, but he only laughed.
  • McCray paused at the fringe of the cluster, waiting for the touch of contemptuous hate.
  • And he cast a contemptuous glance at Raskolnikov.
  • There were some Russians who were just as contemptuous, a former officer and two seminarists.
  • She was struck too by the businesslike, dry and even contemptuous menacing tone of Pyotr Petrovitch.
  • And what if Zverkov is so contemptuous that he refuses to fight a duel?
  • They're contemptuous....
  • There was a note of hatred and contemptuous repulsion in her words.
  • Something cruel and contemptuous from Katya would have cut him like a knife at that moment.
  • That rotten prosecutor has gone, too, contemptuous no doubt, it disgusts him to see me naked!
  • But even Rakitin could say nothing positive about Mitya's inheritance, and confined himself to contemptuous generalities.
  • "He's not fitted to be a public man," said Lydgate, with contemptuous decision.
  • "Yes, suppose!" said Will Ladislaw, in a contemptuous undertone, intended to dismiss the subject.
  • His brother laughed with contemptuous impatience.
  • His sister made a movement of contemptuous impatience.
  • 'Certainly,' he replied, with a smile of contemptuous irony.
  • But reviewers in general were either angry or coldly contemptuous.
  • John had passed the bounds; his manner was too frankly contemptuous.
  • Maud took up the manuscript and glanced over it with a contemptuous smile.
  • Admiral Shefter, when Trask flew in to see him the next day, was contemptuous about this last.
  • Brother Pierce shook his head with contemptuous emphasis.
  • He looked into the other's dusky face, and flaunted this smile at it in contemptuous defiance.
  • "On plantation?" said Haley, with a contemptuous glance.
  • He thrust out his arm towards Ogden, with a cruel and contemptuous smile.
  • "I shouldn't mind meeting you there," said Marcus, with a contemptuous sneer.
  • He favoured me with a contemptuous stare.
  • "Asleep!" I was contemptuous.
  • "I prefer plain whisky," continued Van Zandt, staring at the rain with a contemptuous grin.
  • My obtuseness provoked him into a contemptuous "Pshaw!"
  • 'Apparently he shared Brierly's contemptuous opinion of these proceedings ordained by law.
  • But he relented with a contemptuous fairness.
  • Of course, I've heard of the contemptuous way he alludes to me.
  • "Yankee!" exclaimed Mr. Fogg, darting a contemptuous look at the ruffian.
  • She saw in this a contemptuous reference to her occupations.
  • "Why, upon my word, sir," the carpenter said with a contemptuous smile.
  • But for this prince he was an inferior, and his contemptuous and indulgent attitude to him revolted him.
  • When he ventured to glance her way again her face was cold, stern, and he fancied even contemptuous.
  • With a slightly contemptuous smile, he said: "Yes, there are many stories now told about that affair!"
  • A contemptuous smile flitted across Injun Joe's face.
  • He flipped a contemptuous tentacle toward the animal which Zesmo had been examining.
  • Who hath desired the Sea--the immense and contemptuous surges?
  • This was the contemptuous answer: 'Tell her, that her request will be taken into consideration to-morrow.'
  • The man returned his stare, looking him up and down in a manner meant to be contemptuous.
  • He was good-humoured towards them, but contemptuous.
  • Meantime Colonel Cresswell's lawyer was on his feet, and he adopted his most irritating and contemptuous manner.
  • Wharton gave a contemptuous shrug of the shoulders.
  • Watson looked at him with surprise and with a slightly contemptuous amusement.
  • They bore the curate with contemptuous indifference, but the district visitor excited their bitter hatred.
  • She was only afraid that he had not made his rejection contemptuous enough.
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