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 Meanings and Examples of CONTEMPTIBLE
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contemptible
 a.  worthy of contempt; deserving of scorn or disdain; mean
Classic Sentence: (163 in 11 pages)
1  And yet you are right--it really is vulgar and contemptible.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: II
2  And most contemptible of all it is that now I am attempting to justify myself to you.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: II
3  And even more contemptible than that is my making this remark now.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: II
4  But that's enough, or there will be no end to it; each step will be more contemptible than the last.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
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5  "Yes, I never thought of it, but I have led a contemptible and profligate life, though I did not like it and did not want to," thought Pierre.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II
6  He regarded all these occupations as hindrances to life, and considered that they were all contemptible because their aim was the welfare of himself and his family.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XIII
7  The event has proved, that I was a cunning fool, providing with great circumspection for a possible opportunity of making myself contemptible and wretched for ever.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44
8  For, I cannot adequately express what pain it gave me to think that Estella should show any favor to a contemptible, clumsy, sulky booby, so very far below the average.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVIII
9  I cannot be made unhappy by the fact that a contemptible woman has committed a crime.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 13
10  They could not understand, they said, how even animals could bring themselves to sing such contemptible rubbish.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IV
11  The fear and despair they had felt a moment earlier were drowned in their rage against this vile, contemptible act.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
12  I thought our life here was contemptible.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 1 "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"
13  At this moment hope makes me despise their riches, which seem to me contemptible.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
14  Yet perchance to-morrow deception will so act on me, that I shall, on compulsion, consider such a contemptible possession as the utmost happiness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
15  Uncas had cast his body back against the wall of the hut and closed his eyes, as if willing to exclude so contemptible and disagreeable an object from his sight.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  It's a contemptible trick to play on a friend!
2  She'd developed what she considered a healthy contempt for authority.
3  I shall treat that suggestion with the contempt it deserves.
4  I feel nothing but contempt for people who treat children so cruelly.
5  You should treat those remarks with the contempt that they deserve.
6  His treatment of his children is beneath contempt.
7  Such behavior will bring you into contempt.
8  There was a prima facie case that a contempt of court had been committed.
9  Civil contempt is not properly regarded as a criminal offence.
10  At school she had complete contempt for all her teachers.
11  The tobacco companies may be guilty of contempt of court for refusing to produce the documents.
12  He faced imprisonment for contempt of court.
13  Politicians seem to be generally held in contempt by the police.
14  Speak with contempt of none,form slave to king,the meanest bee,and will use,a sting.
15  Being silent is the perfect way to show contempt.