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the feeling of despising

the disposition boldly to defy or resist authority or an opposing force

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lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

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a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous

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open disrespect for a person or thing

a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body

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Indeed, it at first so highly provoked her, that it might have produced some tragical event, had it not taken a more harmless turn, by filling her with the utmost contempt for her husband's understanding, which somewhat qualified her hatred towards him; though of this likewise she had a pretty moderate share.
And yet so tender was his pride, that it felt the contempt which his wife now began to express towards him; and this, added to the surfeit he had before taken of her love, created in him a degree of disgust and abhorrence, perhaps hardly to be exceeded.
When he said, "Ah, what deh hell," his voice was burdened with disdain for the inevitable and contempt for anything that fate might compel him to endure.
To sum up this long rigmarole, I have, dear B-, what you, no doubt, perceive, for the metaphysical poets as poets, the most sovereign contempt.
He could not understand such a state of things, and was obliged to conclude that it was pride, the pride of an injured and imaginative woman, which had gone to such lengths that it preferred to sit and nurse its contempt and hatred in solitude rather than mount to heights of hitherto unattainable splendour.
Having remarked how difficult it was for him, of all people, to speak to her of these matters, Totski concluded by saying that he trusted Nastasia Philipovna would not look with contempt upon him if he now expressed his sincere desire to guarantee her future by a gift of seventy-five thousand roubles.
505, 510 (1874) ("The power to punish for contempts is inherent in all courts; its existence is essential to the preservation of order in judicial proceedings, and to the enforcement of the judgments, orders, and writs of the courts, and consequently to the due administration of justice.
Contempts involving out-of-court disobedience to complex injunctions often require elaborate and reliable factfinding.
Summary adjudication is only available for direct contempts of court.
To curb this potential for abuse, the common law developed a system of classifying contempts that determines how much procedural protection a contemnor receives.
37) For "serious" criminal contempts, there is a jury trial right.
93) As early as 1873, in Ex Parte Robinson, the Supreme Court noted that "[t]he power to punish for contempts is inherent in all courts; its existence is essential to the preservation of order in judicial proceedings, and to the enforcement of the judgments, orders, and writs of the courts, and consequently to the due administration of justice.
15) make such orders, issue such process, and enter such judgments in addition to those specifically provided for, as may be necessary for the enforcement of the provisions of this Act; (153) [and] (16) punish persons for contempts committed before referees .
Per one characteristic pronouncement, "The sole adjudication of contempts, and the punishment thereof .
307) For example, the Court highlighted that "indirect contempts involving discrete, readily ascertainable acts, such as turning over a key or payment of a judgment properly may be adjudicated through civil proceedings since the need for extensive, impartial factfinding is less pressing.