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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • , 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.

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