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ridicule
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • The worst features of this arrangement were that, if he thought she ridiculed him, an apology would increase the offence by being disbelieved; and if he thought she wanted him to woo her, it would read like additional evidence of her forwardness.

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  • It’s easier to ridicule her ideas than to seriously refute her findings.
  • In his day, he was ridiculed for saying the earth is round.

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