Sentence Examples


  • "No trouble at all," declared the horse, with a contemptuous neigh.
  • Belle would get up, stretch herself lazily, give one or two contemptuous sniffs, go to the opposite side of the hearth and lie down again, and I, wearied and disappointed, went off in search of Martha.
  • The old prince always dressed in old-fashioned style, wearing an antique coat and powdered hair; and when Prince Andrew entered his father's dressing room (not with the contemptuous look and manner he wore in drawing rooms, but with the animated face with which he talked to Pierre), the old man was sitting on a large leather-covered chair, wrapped in a powdering mantle, entrusting his head to Tikhon.
  • Prince Andrew was silent, but the princess noticed the ironical and contemptuous look that showed itself on his face.
  • He went on talking in this way in French, uttering only those words in Russian on which he wished to put a contemptuous emphasis.

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