Lardner protests against Pliny's application of the words "contumacy and inflexible obstinacy" to the Christians of Pontus.
If he has proceeded since, I shall hold him accountable for his contumacy.
His contumacy is in gross black and white: "I have had to resist another temptation, that of straying off into history."
To question his imbecile ideas is to stand in contumacy of the revelation of God.
But can the king forgive your intercession and Warwick's contumacy?
He, however, added to his contumacy by surviving until his ninety-second year.
For, by no contumacy of his, nor by any vain ostentation of a spirit of liberty ill-timed, did he court fame or urge his fate.
contumacy towards his father (the late Emperor) by riding on horseback to the very door of the hall of audience at Yuen-min-yuen.
Any contumacy in reference to their judgments was punished by exclusion from the sacrifices.
contumacy was punishable by expulsion and exclusion from every profession.