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The Age of Innocence
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mockery
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The Age of Innocence
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  • The ostensible reason of his appearance was the discovery, the very night before, of a "perfect little house," not in the market, which was really just the thing for her, but would be snapped up instantly if she didn’t take it; and he was loud in mock-reproaches for the dance she had led him in running away just as he had found it.
  • One feels that," she cried, missing the mockery.
  • Whose hand did you think you were kissing, young man—your wife’s, I hope?" the old lady snapped out with her mocking cackle; and as he rose to go she called out after him: "Give her her Granny’s love; but you’d better not say anything about our talk."

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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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