it lay in Deronda's nature usually to contemn the feeble
When he balks, she reminds him that ‘No Lover should his Mistriss Pray'rs withstand: / Yet you contemn my absolute Command ’.
Who is more contemned than he who clings stubbornly to old moral insights?
The judgment has also not found any motive on the part of the contemners to threaten the Judges.
The offending publication was not made by the contemners in ignorance of the consequences.
While it may be that a person's contemning an order made in the main action would be strong evidence of deliberate frustration, it does not automatically follow that it is.
And viciously contemning the Church more often than not entails a disdainful sidelong glance at the benighted faithful who persist in allegiance to her.
So, disobedience alone will not make the alleged contemner liable for contempt.
Judges are enjoined to extend to an alleged contemner the same rights accorded to an accused.
We dread both to be contemptible and to be contemned .