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Crime and Punishment
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  • Here he looked mysteriously at Zametov; his lips were twisted again in a mocking smile.
  • At the same moment his face resumed its original mocking expression.
  • What if they know it and are only pretending, mocking me while I am laid up, and then they will come in and tell me that it’s been discovered long ago and that they have only….
  • Then he would be alone in the room; they had all gone away afraid of him, and only now and then opened the door a crack to look at him; they threatened him, plotted something together, laughed, and mocked at him.
  • You are lying and mocking so that I may betray myself to you….
  • Zossimov, who had begun his sage advice partly to make an effect before the ladies, was certainly somewhat mystified, when, glancing at his patient, he observed unmistakable mockery on his face.
  • Svidrigailov screwed up his eyes and smiled mockingly.
  • And in one flash he recalled with extraordinary vividness of sensation a moment in the recent past, that moment when he stood with the axe behind the door, while the latch trembled and the men outside swore and shook it, and he had a sudden desire to shout at them, to swear at them, to put out his tongue at them, to mock them, to laugh, and laugh, and laugh!
  • Svidrigailov looked at him attentively and Raskolnikov fancied he caught a flash of spiteful mockery in that look.
  • He was mocking me and here I’ve come to you now!
  • His still trembling lips slowly broke into an angry mocking smile.
  • The mocking smile did not leave his face.
  • "I only heard a queer story that Philip was a sort of hypochondriac, a sort of domestic philosopher, the servants used to say, ’he read himself silly,’ and that he hanged himself partly on account of Mr. Svidrigailov’s mockery of him and not his blows.

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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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