So, says Paul, praising the effort and contemning the prize, ‘They do it to obtain a corruptible crown.’
They glory in despising the laws and contemning royal authority.
I counsel you to free yourself of clogging temptations, by overcoming some, and contemning others, and watching over all.
Woful folk: Usurers; those guilty of the unnatural sin of contemning the legitimate modes of human industry.
Men are grateful to Fools for giving them the Pleasure of contemning them.
Such a critic will not respect Balzac's good work the less for contemning his bad work.
We should aim at celestial honour, and not regard the contemning of men.
contemning marriage from his boyhood, after the fashion of his teachers, he was eloquent about the difficulty of escaping from it.
If we pay this attention to them, in one instance, what good reason is there for contemning them in another?
Richard liked Lothaire quite as little, contemning almost equally his cowardly ways and his imperious disposition.