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  • A low gurgle of derisive laughter followed the words.
  • Pennyways, then, with a laugh of derision, tossed it into her lap, and, turning away, left her.
  • The least spark would kindle the farmer’s swift feelings of rage and jealousy; he would lose his self-mastery as he had this evening; Troy’s blitheness might become aggressive; it might take the direction of derision, and Boldwood’s anger might then take the direction of revenge.

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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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