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mockery
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Ulysses
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  • —Afraid of the chickens she is, he said mockingly.
  • —The mockery of it! he said gaily.
  • But the courtiers who mocked Guido in Or san Michele were in their own house.
  • The mocker is never taken seriously when he is most serious.
  • —The mockery of it, he said contentedly.
  • He smiled, glancing askance at her mocking eyes.
  • They talked seriously of mocker’s seriousness.
  • They mock to try you.
  • To me it’s all a mockery and beastly.
  • Words Mulligan had spoken a moment since in mockery to the stranger.
  • —Like fellows who had blown up the Bastile, J. J. O’Molloy said in quiet mockery.
  • A STREET CORTEGE Both smiled over the crossblind at the file of capering newsboys in Mr Bloom’s wake, the last zigzagging white on the breeze a mocking kite, a tail of white bowknots.
  • Gone too from the world, Averroes and Moses Maimonides, dark men in mien and movement, flashing in their mocking mirrors the obscure soul of the world, a darkness shining in brightness which brightness could not comprehend.
  • Idle mockery.
  • Him Satan fleers, Mocker: And therefore he left out her name From the first draft but he did not leave out The presents for his granddaughter, for his daughters, For his sister, for his old cronies in Stratford And in London.
  • Lynch indicates mockingly the couple at the piano.
  • A week ago she lay ill, four days on the couch, but today she was free, blithe, mocked at peril.
  • So long as women don’t mock what matter?
  • LYNCH: (With a mocking whinny of laughter grins at Bloom and Zoe Higgins) What a learned speech, eh?
  • (Her hands passing slowly over her trinketed stomacher, a slow friendly mockery in her eyes) O Poldy, Poldy, you are a poor old stick in the mud!
  • Then did some mock and some jeer and Punch Costello fell hard again to his yale which Master Lenehan vowed he would do after and he was indeed but a word and a blow on any the least colour.
  • To revert to Mr Bloom who, after his first entry, had been conscious of some impudent mocks which he however had borne with as being the fruits of that age upon which it is commonly charged that it knows not pity.
  • BELLO: (Laughs mockingly) That’s your daughter, you owl, with a Mullingar student.
  • ZOE: (Her head perched aside in mock pride) Is that the way to hand the pot to a lady?
  • Perfectly shocking terrific of religion’s things mockery seen in universal world.
  • BUCK MULLIGAN: (Shakes his curling capbell) The mockery of it!
  • RICHIE GOULDING: (Bagweighted, passes the door) Mocking is catch.
  • Laughing, linked, high haircombs flashing, they catch the sun in mocking mirrors, lifting their arms.
  • ) THE BOOTS: (Jogging, mocks them with thumb and wriggling wormfingers) Haw haw have you the horn?
  • (Squinting in mock shame she glances with sidelong meaning at Bloom, then twists round towards him, pulling her slip free of the poker.

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  • I will not permit the defendant to make a mockery of this trial.
  • Abuses at Abu Ghraib made a mockery of American idealism.

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