verb (used with object)
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Origin of contemn
OTHER WORDS FROM contemn
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH contemncondemn, contemn
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Example sentences from the Web for contemn
What we seriously object to and actively contemn—yea, bitterly denounce—is the nose of her.The Fiend's Delight|Dod Grile
We covet superfluous things, when it were more honour for us if we would contemn necessary.Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter|Ben Jonson
To refuse "the reconciliation" is to contemn the death in which the Sinless One was made sin on our behalf.
Crafty men contemn studies; simple men admire them; and wise men use them.The History, Theory, and Practice of Illuminating|M. Digby Wyatt
Wherefore we are asked two things—to contemn the Jew and accept the symphony as a manifestation of tremendous genius.Richard Wagner|John F. Runciman