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mockery
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  • Morris looked at her with an air of mock melancholy.
  • As for Lavinia, he hated to talk to her about the matter; she annoyed him with her mock romanticism.
  • She was waiting for him, in vulgar parlance, to name the day; and so long as he was unprepared to be explicit on this point it seemed a mockery to pretend to talk about matters more abstract.

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  • I will not permit the defendant to make a mockery of this trial.
  • Abuses at Abu Ghraib made a mockery of American idealism.

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