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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTEMPTIBLE

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 thing!

He had become, they believed, that contemptible person, the man who reads.

I'm a contemptible thing that runs to its burrow when it hears of danger.

Never before had she been governed by so contemptible a feeling as that which had just prompted her.

"It was suspicious," said the cruel and contemptible tyrants.

The man was so contemptible; so unutterably low and 257 vile and cowardly.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin contemptibilis "worthy of scorn," from contempt-, past participle stem of contemnere (see contempt). Related: Contemptibility; contemptibly.

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