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mockery
Used In
The Tempest
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  • Lo, how he mocks me!
  • If you but knew how you the purpose cherish Whiles thus you mock it! how, in stripping it, You more invest it!
  • Even here I will put off my hope, and keep it No longer for my flatterer: he is drown’d Whom thus we stray to find; and the sea mocks Our frustrate search on land.
  • [He vanishes in thunder: then, to soft music, enter the Shapes again, and dance, with mocks and mows, and carry out the table] PROSPERO.

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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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