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At the very moment that he spoke the object of his contumely was entering the dark mouth of a broad river that flowed from out of the heart of savage Borneo.
Osborne used to call the other the old pauper, the old coal-man, the old bankrupt, and by many other such names of brutal contumely.
Some of the very peasants who had been most active in wrangling with him over the hay, some whom he had treated with contumely, and who had tried to cheat him, those very peasants had greeted him goodhumoredly, and evidently had not, were incapable of having any feeling of rancor against him, any regret, any recollection even of having tried to deceive him.
And, besides, there was the wild exasperation aroused by the unjust aspersions and the contumely of the house, with the maddening impossibility to account for that mysterious thrashing, added to these simple and bitter sorrows.
For, not only was he exposed defenceless to the harangues of Mrs Wilfer, but he received the utmost contumely at the hands of Lavinia; who, partly to show Bella that she (Lavinia) could do what she liked with him, and partly to pay him off for still obviously admiring Bella's beauty, led him the life of a dog.
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.
urge; and that he will not by blow, contumely, brawl, threat,
and many were the rejections in contumely and scorn, including works of art by Albert Morrow".