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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Contemptible
 
  Contemptible as pebbles to an admirer of diamonds.
            —Honoré de Balzac
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  Contemptible as habitual contempt.
            —Elias L. Magoon
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  As contemptible as any man who breaks open a lock, or as any rascal on the lookout for a house left defenseless and without protection, or as any adventurer looking for some easy and profitable stroke of business.
            —Guy de Maupassant
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