verb (used with object)
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Origin of contemn
OTHER WORDS FROM contemn
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH contemncondemn, contemn
Example sentences from the Web for contemn
They were Roman citizens, who contemned the laws of the barbarians.
It was not enough for her to remember that she despised the passion she excited, and contemned the men whom she fascinated.Sevenoaks|J. G. Holland
Then we, contemned Jews, shall enter into the communion of the great human family.The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2|Eugne Sue
Wine, tobacco, caviare, Strasburg goose-liver—Epicurus's choicest gifts to men of this world—are contemned by womankind.Joan of the Sword Hand|S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
The bull, though openly contemned by the nation, became powerful in these solitary tribunals.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2|J. H. Merle D'Aubign