Everything which retarded the attainment of that end was contemptible in his eyes.
Many nobles, whose lands had been wasted during the war, flocked to the little capitals to make their way by contemptible court services.
The detection of a plot, in which Norfolk was implicated, for the invasion of England by Spain on behalf of Mary, who was then to take him as the fourth and most contemptible of her husbands, made necessary the reduction of her household and the stricter confinement of her person.
He has nothing better to say of him than that he is "by no means contemptible" (xxx.
The achievements of the Persians in art, literature and religion are by no means contemptible, but somewhat mixed and cosmopolitan.