, than thus descend the staircase at the Tuileries driven away by ridicule.
Ridicule, sir—why, you know not its power in France, and yet you ought to know it!
"It is extraordinary," he said, when the door was closed behind him, "how easily these husbands, whom we ridicule, gain an advantage over us."
"Ridiculous?" repeated he; "and the ridicule will fall on me.
For example, look at the puritanical procureur, who has just lost his daughter, and in fact nearly all his family, in so singular a manner; Morcerf dishonored and dead; and then myself covered with ridicule through the villany of Benedetto; besides"— "Besides what?" asked the Count.
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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.