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Is it correct to say:

They looked at us with contempt?

Or should we say:

They looked at us in contempt?

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Yes, it is correct to use with, although you could say that they looked at you in a contemptuous manner.

In contempt is a legal expression, used when some person/organisation is said to be in contempt of court.

It is also the name of a TV show.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contempt_of_court
https://www.ourfamilywizard.com/blog/contempt-what-does-mean-family-court

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