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mockery
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Bleak House
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  • When they are alone, my Lady waves her hand to dispense with such mockeries.
  • I did believe that I could, and would, charge them with being the mockery they were until I died of some bodily disorder.
  • They then report progress to the eminent Smallweed, waiting at the office in his tall hat for that purpose, and separate, Mr. Guppy explaining that he would terminate his little entertainment by standing treat at the play but that there are chords in the human mind which would render it a hollow mockery.
  • "Yet what a mockery it is, miss," he said with his hand upon his heart and shaking his head at me in a melancholy manner over the tray, "to be stationed behind food at such a moment.
  • Here some shrill spectre cries out in a mocking manner, "Oh, good gracious!

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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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