contemptuousness


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These jealous sentiments no doubt played a part in increasing the hostility or contemptuousness with which some elements of the church were held after the thirteenth century.
Despite his inexperience in politics, such contention is nothing new to Daniels, who has a penchant for playing characters display a patrician contemptuousness.
Despite her alleged contemptuousness of such political alignments, Chopin's work has been extremely important for, and concurred in, "social change," even if such readings have only been produced in relatively recent times.
The women I interviewed expressed feelings which ranged from numbed indifference to fervent contemptuousness. The manual states that "playing upon the male ego should not be underestimated.
Anti-political, anti-majoritarian, elitist, Ernie O'Malley repeatedly evinced a dismissive arrogance close to that which Liam O'Flaherty identified in one of his characters, said to possess "that arrogant contemptuousness which seems to be characteristic of all revolutionaries".(98) Charles Townshend has recently observed (in relation to the Anglo-Irish War) that "[t]he distinctive quality of the republican campaign was the systematic use of small-scale violence to underpin the construction of an alternative governmental system".(99) Ernie O'Malley was one of the leading instigators of that comparatively small-scale (but immensely significant) Revolutionary violence, and he remained important after the 1921 settlement and into the Civil War.
Maybe he could have his own drama series and play the same role; he has the right voice, appearance, and an unnerving contemptuousness for much of what he sees around him.
Ashamed of his contemptuousness, he spent his life listening politely, with fixed attention, to their inferior evaluations and their inferior insights and their inferior alibis.
After all, contemptuousness, cynicism, and peevishness are traits of character, in this case our national character.