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How to use contemptuousness in a sentence

Never shall I forget the look of cold, cruel, malign contemptuousness, with which the ruffian regarded me.
WILSON'S TALES OF THE BORDERS AND OF SCOTLAND, VOL. XXALEXANDER LEIGHTON
"If it's cheapness you want, you'd better go to Bleecker Street," said the woman with a certain contemptuousness.
THE HONORABLE PETER STIRLING AND WHAT PEOPLE THOUGHT OF HIMPAUL LEICESTER FORD
No person has a right to treat another with contemptuousness unless he knows him to deserve it.
IMAGINARY CONVERSATIONS AND POEMSWALTER SAVAGE LANDOR
Envy would conceal herself under the shadow and shelter of contemptuousness, but she swells too huge for the den she creeps into.
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Here the coupled syllables carried an added sting of contemptuousness.
FROM PLACE TO PLACEIRVIN S. COBB
Bossuet could not veil his haughty countenance, and his language is that of asperity and contemptuousness instead of moderation.
INTRODUCTION TO THE LITERATURE OF EUROPE IN THE FIFTEENTH, SIXTEENTH, AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES, VOL. 2HENRY HALLAM
By a slow facial manoeuvre, Mr. Neal contrived to make his cigar look out upon the world with contemptuousness unbearable.
QUEEDHENRY SYDNOR HARRISON
One fault of character, I think, he may perhaps have had much trouble with—I mean bitterness and contemptuousness.
TRUE WORDS FOR BRAVE MENCHARLES KINGSLEY
Moreover I remembered sensitively his contemptuousness of manner to me at my last interview in his office.
ROUGHING ITMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
The character of the deceased monarch was, long after, given with epigrammatic contemptuousness by Frederick II.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 68, NO. 421, NOVEMBER 1850VARIOUS

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