contumely


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an act that offends a person's sense of pride or dignity

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And, adding a grievous contumely to the wrong already done us, the miscreant has now fallen asleep as quietly as if nothing were to be dreaded from our wrath
Ajax," replied Achilles, "noble son of Telamon, you have spoken much to my liking, but my blood boils when I think it all over, and remember how the son of Atreus treated me with contumely as though I were some vile tramp, and that too in the presence of the Argives.
Perhishing gloomily, Spurred by contumely, Cold inhumanity, Burning insanity, Into her rest, -- Cross her hands humbly, As if praying dumbly, Over her breast
What have I gained, that I no longer immolate a bull to Jove or to Neptune, or a mouse to Hecate; that I do not tremble before the Eumenides, or the Catholic Purgatory, or the Calvinistic Judgment-day,--if I quake at opinion, the public opinion, as we call it; or at the threat of assault, or contumely, or bad neighbors, or poverty, or mutilation, or at the rumor of revolution, or of murder?
Micawber's abilities, or receive the offer of them with contumely, what is the use of dwelling upon THAT idea?
They are writhing under the galling yoke of prejudice, kept under and oppressed, enduring every species of contumely and degradation, debarred of every political right.
287) According to Metcalf, what courts had called "vindictive" damages amounted to compensation "for insult, contumely, and abuse"--misconduct that inflicted genuine harms on plaintiffs even though those harms did not give rise to an independent cause of action.
The Catholic Encyclopedia states, Any word of malediction, reproach, or contumely pronounced against God" (Parker, 2002, p.
Furthermore, the developing contumely and contumacy of the young adults and youth among the members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and other burgeoning organizations helped to foster a bifurcation of reality (i.
The play stages his return to the house the next night, where Joe finds the front door locked, but the back door unlocked, and it was "as though some enemy upon whom he had wreaked his utmost of violence and contumely stood, unscathed and unscarred, and contemplated him with a musing and insufferable contempt" (237).
She makes the necessary gender point that "given [that] these stories were composed by men, they clearly reflect male anxieties and desires," without descending into jargon or contumely.
If behaviour is contumely, what is its main feature?
The statesman Dean Acheson drew much contumely and derision when he said of Alger Hiss, indicted in effect for treason against his government, "I do not turn my back on a friend.
21) As Hubert Harrison noted, "Show me a population that is deeply religious, and I will show you a servile population, content with whips and chains, contumely and the gibbet, content to eat the bread of sorrow and drink the waters of affliction.
Administrative detail on personal files is largely contumely, as shown on citizenship exemption certificates.