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Great Expectations
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taunt
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Great Expectations
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  • I was passing out without looking at her, when she touched me with a taunting hand.
  • As we were going with our candle along the dark passage, Estella stopped all of a sudden, and, facing round, said in her taunting manner, with her face quite close to mine,— "Well?"
  • The other, always working and working his dry lips and turning his eyes restlessly about him far and near, did at last turn them for a moment on the speaker, with the words, "You are not much to look at," and with a half-taunting glance at the bound hands.
  • In his savage taunting, he flared the candle so close at me that I turned my face aside to save it from the flame.

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  • She used Twitter to taunt the opposing candidate.
  • Don’t let their taunts get to you.

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