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Perhaps this may appear to you to be only an old wife's tale, which you will contemn.

So it is with women: you should not contemn women because they rouse a devil in man.

I contemn the world when I think on it, and myself when I translate it.

A religion,” said I, “in which you yourself do not believe, and which you contemn.

There was, in truth, danger lest the Rhodians should contemn the Romans!

I determined to contemn and despise her; and steadily to refuse the interview.

I have a husband who makes war upon me because I contemn his bed and board.

Leave it to miserable fools, to contemn the wisdom of the Most High.

I do not ask that you should pity these women with whom I have to deal, still less that you should contemn them.

Reward my temperance with some lawful favour, Though you contemn my person.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Old French contemner (15c.), from Latin contemnere "to despise, scorn" (see contempt).

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