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deserving of contempt or scorn

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But against his taking this step, which he still felt to be a contemptible relinquishment of present work, a guilty turning aside from what was a real and might be a widening channel for worthy activity, to start again without any justified destination, there was this obstacle, that the purchaser, if procurable at all, might not be quickly forthcoming.
Not at all," said Zarathustra, "thou hast made danger thy calling; therein there is nothing contemptible.
I propose to be of some use to somebody--which I never was in this world, and never shall be on any other occasion--by paying some qualified person of your own sex and age, so many (or rather so few) contemptible shillings, to come here, certain nights in the week, and give you certain instruction which you wouldn't want if you hadn't been a self-denying daughter and sister.
The very breathing of the figure was contemptible, as it laboured and rattled in that operation, like a blundering clock.
It is very probable, too, that Katerina Ivanovna longed on this occasion, at the moment when she seemed to be abandoned by everyone, to show those "wretched contemptible lodgers" that she knew "how to do things, how to entertain" and that she had been brought up "in a genteel, she might almost say aristocratic colonel's family" and had not been meant for sweeping floors and washing the children's rags at night.
Probably "taking his cue" from Luzhin, "that contemptible wretch Lebeziatnikov had not turned up either.
Katerina Ivanovna rose from her chair, and with a stern and apparently calm voice (though she was pale and her chest was heaving) observed that "if she dared for one moment to set her contemptible wretch of a father on a level with her papa, she, Katerina Ivanovna, would tear her cap off her head and trample it under foot.
Personally I find both to be contemptible, along with the inhumane killing of all farmed animals for food, the slaughter of male calves as their milk is stolen and the live crushing or gassing of male chicks - superfluous to the production of eggs.
Murray, Labour's Shadow Scottish Secretary, said: "I find that answer contemptible.
Her defence of a Conservative convicted woman beater is contemptible when the Tory she shields, Connor Furnival, battered an ex-girlfriend who is the mother of his young son.
The truth is that Vladimir Putin's contemptible response to the treatment of the bodies of the people killed after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine is terrible.
Response was swift, with one tweet calling the hashtag contemptible.
It is an anti-women attitude - a feeling that women have no place in public life, in religion or in politics - I find contemptible.
Supreme Court ruling delivered Thursday is notable for its common sense - not the decision on the health care law, but the one protecting Americans' right to be contemptible braggarts.
OF COURSE it is vital the truth about what happened at Hillsborough should be brought into the public domain, but as for extracting an apology from the contemptible Kelvin MacKenzie, if this man had any shred of decency he would have apologized long ago.