They achieve repartee the brilliance of which dazzles him to contemptible silence.
What merit was there in being what it would be contemptible not to be?
Not another inch, you contemptible whelp, or I'll brain you!
Her name is not Buttons; she is not in the least a contemptible nor entirely a comic figure.
You talk of your honour and your truth when you did such a contemptible ...