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used in David Copperfield

6 uses
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ridicule (to make fun of)


something so inadequate it is ridiculous (silly)
  • Why, he was a poor creature to be taken by that delicate mock-modesty, and that hanging head!'
    Chapters 49-51 (44% in)
  • Walking along the Strand, afterwards, and observing a hard mottled substance in the window of a ham and beef shop, which resembled marble, but was labelled 'Mock Turtle', I went in and bought a slab of it, which I have since seen reason to believe would have sufficed for fifteen people.
    Chapters 22-24 (88% in)
  • 'Oh, what ugly wrinkles in my bad boy's forehead!' said Dora, and still being on my knee, she traced them with her pencil; putting it to her rosy lips to make it mark blacker, and working at my forehead with a quaint little mockery of being industrious, that quite delighted me in spite of myself.
    Chapters 43-45 (26% in)
  • He occasionally made an attempt to smarten himself, and hum the fag-end of a tune; but his relapses into profound melancholy were only made the more impressive by the mockery of a hat exceedingly on one side, and a shirt-collar pulled up to his eyes.
    Chapters 49-51 (19% in)
  • Her mockery was worse than her undisguised rage.
    Chapters 49-51 (51% in)
  • 'Not that I am vain of it, now, you mocking boy,' she says, when I smile; 'but because you used to say you thought it so beautiful; and because, when I first began to think about you, I used to peep in the glass, and wonder whether you would like very much to have a lock of it.
    Chapters 52-54 (57% in)

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