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  1. So true is it that men are usually more stung and galled by reproachful words than hostile actions; and they bear an affront with less patience than an injury: to do harm and mischief by deeds is counted pardonable from enemies, as nothing less can be expected in a state of war whereas virulent and contumelious words appear to be the expression of needless hatred, and to proceed from an excess of rancor. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans" by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. De Spain added an impatient, not to say contumelious exclamation concerning the substance of Lefever's talk. - "Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
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