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mockery
used in Frankenstein

10 uses
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Definition ridicule (to make fun of)

or:

something so inadequate it is ridiculous (silly)
  • During the whole of this wretched mockery of justice I suffered living torture.
    Chapter 8 (1% in)
  • They have acquired new and almost unlimited powers; they can command the thunders of heaven, mimic the earthquake, and even mock the invisible world with its own shadows.
    Chapter 3 (76% in)
  • Is this to prognosticate peace, or to mock at my unhappiness?
    Chapter 7 (36% in)
  • The cold stars shone in mockery, and the bare trees waved their branches above me; now and then the sweet voice of a bird burst forth amidst the universal stillness.
    Chapter 16 (4% in)
  • The labours I endured were no longer to be alleviated by the bright sun or gentle breezes of spring; all joy was but a mockery which insulted my desolate state and made me feel more painfully that I was not made for the enjoyment of pleasure.
    Chapter 16 (71% in)
  • Stars and clouds and winds, ye are all about to mock me; if ye really pity me, crush sensation and memory; let me become as nought; but if not, depart, depart, and leave me in darkness.
    Chapter 17 (88% in)
  • I know not by what chain of thought the idea presented itself, but it instantly darted into my mind that the murderer had come to mock at my misery and taunt me with the death of Clerval, as a new incitement for me to comply with his hellish desires.
    Chapter 21 (58% in)
  • It was necessary that I should return without delay to Geneva, there to watch over the lives of those I so fondly loved and to lie in wait for the murderer, that if any chance led me to the place of his concealment, or if he dared again to blast me by his presence, I might, with unfailing aim, put an end to the existence of the monstrous image which I had endued with the mockery of a soul still more monstrous.
    Chapter 21 (88% in)
  • When I recovered I found myself surrounded by the people of the inn; their countenances expressed a breathless terror, but the horror of others appeared only as a mockery, a shadow of the feelings that oppressed me.
    Chapter 23 (23% in)
  • It rang on my ears long and heavily; the mountains re-echoed it, and I felt as if all hell surrounded me with mockery and laughter.
    Chapter 24 (7% in)

There are no more uses of "mockery" in Frankenstein.

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