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  • v  look down on with disdain

  • In the case of a pope as controversial as John Paul II, biographers are likely either to venerate him as the embodiment of Catholicism or contemn him as its corrupter.
  • Robust, perfect health is so glorious in itself, and so signally satisfactory withal that they who possess it are inclined both to contemn and and patronize those without it and .
  • The cartman, the backman, the bus drivers, the liveried apes of upper-tendom, and the sporting "whips" of the road, all seem pertinaciously deter mined to contemn the law relative .

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