CONTEMPTUOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CONTEMPTUOUS
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contemptuous
 a.  scornful; expressing contempt; showing a lack of respect
Classic Sentence: (80 in 6 pages)
1  Casting contemptuous glances at them, Scarlett thought that they looked like a clump of fat crows.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  To Scarlett, he seemed as exhilarated and contemptuous as if he got strong pleasure from the situation, as if he welcomed the inferno they were approaching.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
3  Some were sad and silent, others gay and contemptuous of hardships, but the thought that it was all over and they were going home was the one thing that sustained them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
4  Heretofore she had been careless of public opinion, careless and a little contemptuous.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
5  "Guinea hens," said Archie suddenly and his voice was contemptuous.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
6  He went his way, amused, contemptuous, impervious to the opinions of those about him, so courteous that his courtesy was an affront in itself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
7  It was the first time in her life she had been sorry for anyone without feeling contemptuous as well, because it was the first time she had ever approached understanding any other human being.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
8  She had never before suspected the mixture of insatiable curiosity and contemptuous freedom with which she and her kind were discussed in this underworld of toilers who lived on their vanity and self-indulgence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
9  His eyes followed Peter about the room with a contemptuous, unfriendly expression.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VIII
10  Mrs. Shimerda and Antonia always deferred to him, though he was often surly with them and contemptuous toward his father.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIII
11  The boy answered it with a feeble but contemptuous shout; and immediately a second bullet was sent after him from another part of the cover.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
12  He was listening, with a good-humored, negligent air, half comic, half contemptuous, to Haley, who was very volubly expatiating on the quality of the article for which they were bargaining.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
13  He paused a moment before Dolph; then spitting a discharge of tobacco-juice on his well-blacked boots, and giving a contemptuous umph, he walked on.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
14  Several little trifles, which Tom had treasured, chiefly because they had amused Eva, he looked upon with a contemptuous grunt, and tossed them over his shoulder into the river.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
15  Madame Odintsov looked at him twice, not stealthily, but straight in the face, which was bilious and forbidding, with downcast eyes, and contemptuous determination stamped on every feature, and thought: 'No.'
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
Example Sentence:
1  The diners were intimidated by contemptuous manner of the waiter.
2  When the sands are all dry, he is gay as a lark; And will talk in contemptuous tones of the Shark; But, when the tide rises and sharks are around.
3  He was very contemptuous of 'popular' writers, whom he described as having no talent.
4  He's openly contemptuous of all the major political parties.
5  Hiddleston is too amiable to convey the full contemptuous hauteur of the great commander who cannot speak of the common people without complaining about their breath.