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taunt
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David Copperfield
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  • Receiving no answer to these taunts, he would mount in his wrath to the words ’swindlers’ and ’robbers’; and these being ineffectual too, would sometimes go to the extremity of crossing the street, and roaring up at the windows of the second floor, where he knew Mr. Micawber was.
  • There was a rustle, as if the unhappy girl, on whom she heaped these taunts, ran towards the door, and the speaker swiftly interposed herself before it.
  • She said it with a taunting pride in the midst of her frenzy — for it was little less — yet with an eager remembrance of it, in which the smouldering embers of a gentler feeling kindled for the moment.

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  • She used Twitter to taunt the opposing candidate.
  • Don’t let their taunts get to you.

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