For I esteem those names of men so poor, Who could do mighty things, and could contemn
Riches, though offered from the hand of kings.
For indeed, every sect of them, hath a diverse posture, or cringe by themselves, which cannot but move derision in worldlings, and depraved politics, who are apt to contemn
It is so pleasing to one's 'vanity, and so safe, to be of the master's side when he assails those vices and foibles which are inherent in the system of things, and which one can contemn
with vast applause so long as one does not attempt to undo the conditions they spring from.
The women of the island have abundance of vivacity: they, contemn
their husbands, and are exceedingly fond of strangers, whereof there is always a considerable number from the continent below, attending at court, either upon affairs of the several towns and corporations, or their own particular occasions, but are much despised, because they want the same endowments.
He thought to himself that there could be no greater torture in the world than at the same time to love and to contemn
In short, we are madly erring, through self-esteem, in believing man, in either his temporal or future destinies, to be of more moment in the universe than that vast "clod of the valley" which he tills and contemns
, and to which he denies a soul for no more profound reason than that he does not behold it in operation.
Just as Orwell identified the metropolitan intelligentsia as the only group to contemn
"the general patriotism of the country"--"it is a strange fact," he commented, "but it is unquestionably true that almost any English intellectual would feel more ashamed of standing to attention during 'God save the King' than of stealing from a poor box"--so today the great and the good disdain the majority's cry that mass immigration is destroying national identity, a concept those elites regard as at once fictitious and illegitimate and the embrace of which they chalk up to racism or, at best, to a misguided, anachronistic insularity.
I cannot laugh at, but rather pity, the fruitless journeys of pilgrims, nor contemn
the miserable condition of friars; for, though misplaced in circumstances, there is something in it of devotion.
Eager to enact those principals with which her mind had been endued, Mary recalls Raymond's admonition that "[society's] mandates, often irrational, are, nevertheless, always despotic: contemn
them, --the hazard is certain, and the penalty may be tremendous" (31).
Others referred to him with contemn
as a mercenary as oppose to a missionary.
More akin to our way of looking at life was the spirit of the Middle Ages to whom heaven and the life of the next world was such a reality, that it became to them a part of the life upon the earth; which accordingly they loved and adorned, in spite of the ascetic doctrines of their formal creed, which bade them contemn
Roger Ascham, to take one important Elizabethan pedagogue and writer featured in Redmond's fine analyses, warned of how "subtle and secret papists at home procured bawdy books to be translated out of the Italian tongue, whereby over many young will and wits, allured to wantonness, so now boldly contemn
all severe books that sound to honesty and godliness" (Ascham quoted by Redmond 2009, 30).