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deride
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Middlemarch
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  • If, as I have, you also doe, Vertue attired in woman see, And dare love that, and say so too, And forget the He and She; And if this love, though placed so, From prophane men you hide, Which will no faith on this bestow, Or, if they doe, deride: Then you have done a braver thing Than all the Worthies did, And a braver thence will spring, Which is, to keep that hid.

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  • Critics derided her as unprofessional.
  • He derided his student’s attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics

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