On Friday, Young avoided being sent to jail on contempt of court charges.
You are the first attorney general in the history of the United States to be held in contempt of Congress.
It took the Holocaust for Christians to learn that about the teaching of contempt for Jews.
All three could now be held in “contempt of Parliament,” although there is no clear-cut legal punishment for such an offense.
In childhood, he had overcome his disadvantages by a will so steely that its lifelong legacy was contempt for weaker men.
Al's anger and contempt were so great that he had lost all sense of discretion.
"Measure for Measure" is one of the best examples of Shakespeare's contempt for stagecraft.
So they said I was in contempt, and they took and put me into the Fleet.
But they repulsed him rudely, and treated his suggestion with contempt.
She scanned the dejected-looking Gray with something like glances of contempt.
late 14c., from Latin contemptus "scorn," from past participle of contemnere "to scorn, despise," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + *temnere "to slight, scorn," of uncertain origin. Phrase contempt of court is attested from 19c., though the idea is several centuries older.