That word quoted from Mrs. Cadwallader seemed like a mocking travesty wrought in the dark by an impish finger.
The laugh was louder than ever, and for the first time Mr. Brooke being himself silent, heard distinctly the mocking echo.
"Ah, to be sure," said Raffles, with a mocking cordiality.
The most innocent echo has an impish mockery in it when it follows a gravely persistent speaker, and this echo was not at all innocent; if it did not follow with the precision of a natural echo, it had a wicked choice of the words it overtook.
Will wished that she would speak and bring some mitigating shadow across his own cruel speech, which seemed to stand staring at them both in mockery of any attempt at revived fellowship.
It is only that I have my girlish, mocking way of looking at things," said Mary, with a returning sparkle of playfulness in her answer which only made its modesty more charming.
There are no more uses of "mockery" in the book.
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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.