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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"However, the subject has been revived so often that it may be true that some people are inclined to use contemptible to mean “showing contempt” and ..."
2. Federal Statutes Annotated: Containing All the Laws of the United States, of by United States, Edward Thompson Company (1918)
"Facts must exist showing contempt.— In re Sobol, (CCA 2d Cir. 1917) 242 Fed. 487, 155 CCA 263. Defense.— The fact that a bankrupt has been sentenced for ..."
3. The Law of Pleading in Civil Actions and Defenses Under the Code: Also by Edgar Benton Kinkead (1898)
"2 A charge in writing which states the essential facts showing contempt is sufficient. A very convenient and proper practice is to prepare a charge, ..."
4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of New Brunswick by New Brunswick Supreme Court, William Pugsley (1875)
"6. a claim of title acquired subsequent to the trial, and not with any intention of showing contempt for the process of the Court. Oct. 28. ..."
5. The Devil's Visit: Why He Came, what He Said, why He Left, and the Present by Frederick Hollick (1891)
"Showing contempt for what others esteem (However absurd to us it may seem) Is at best ill-bred, and usually hides A secret envy of what it derides. ..."