Definition of Contemns

1. Verb. (third-person singular of contemn) ¹



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Definition of Contemns

1. contemn [v] - See also: contemn

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contemns

contd
conte
conteck
contecks
contemn
contemn'd
contemned
contemner
contemners
contemnest
contemneth
contemning
contemningly
contemnor
contemnors
contemns (current term)
contemper
contemperature
contempered
contempering
contempers
contemplance
contemplatable
contemplate
contemplated
contemplaters
contemplates
contemplating
contemplation
contemplations

Literary usage of Contemns

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1. The anatomy of melancholy, by Democritus iunior by Robert Burton (1838)
"... asper- IUT, so love triumphs, contemns, insults, over death itself. Thirteen •per yong men lost their lives for that fair ..."

2. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1855)
"... he so much contemns Mr. Montagu, as my Lord knows himself very secure against any thing the fool can do; ..."

3. The History of Spain and Portugal from B.C. 1000 to A.D. 1814 by M. M. Busk (1833)
"... other authors concern themselves chiefly with the regular armies ; and Napier contemns the insurgents, perhaps, as unreasonably as Southey admires them. ..."

4. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton (1838)
"... and yet to hope that he should save him ; and, when he voluntarily neglects his own safety, and contemns the means, to think to be delivered by another. ..."

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