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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • He heard his sister’s sufferings derided,
  • But he only filled his glass, and laughed in derision.
  • ’Never you mind,’ retorted that gentleman, tapping his nose derisively.
  • Although he expressed himself in this derisive and contemptuous manner, it was plain that, the more Ralph pondered, the more ill at ease he became, and the more he laboured under some vague anxiety and alarm, which increased as the time passed on and no tidings of Newman Noggs arrived.

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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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