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mockery
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War and Peace
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  • Dolokhov looked round but did not say anything, nor did the mocking smile on his lips change.
  • And he looked at Pierre with a mocking, challenging expression.
  • The same inquisitive, challenging, and rather mocking eyes still looked at him.
  • "You won’t do it again, eh?" said one of the soldiers, winking and turning mockingly to Ramballe.
  • When I was a chit of an officer no one would have dared to mock me so…. and now!
  • Now he seemed to see her in the early days of their marriage, with bare shoulders and a languid, passionate look on her face, and then immediately he saw beside her Dolokhov’s handsome, insolent, hard, and mocking face as he had seen it at the banquet, and then that same face pale, quivering, and suffering, as it had been when he reeled and sank on the snow.
  • Two witnesses for the mock marriage—Khvostikov, a retired petty official whom Dolokhov made use of in his gambling transactions, and Makarin, a retired hussar, a kindly, weak fellow who had an unbounded affection for Kuragin—were sitting at tea in Dolokhov’s front room.
  • After Pierre’s departure that first evening, when Natasha had said to Princess Mary with a gaily mocking smile: "He looks just, yes, just as if he had come out of a Russian bath—in a short coat and with his hair cropped," something hidden and unknown to herself, but irrepressible, awoke in Natasha’s soul.

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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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