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mockery
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  • She knew that she read mockery into greetings but she could not control her suspicion, could not rise from her psychic collapse.
  • With that skip-jack Dave Dyer, the druggist, she conducted a long mock-quarrel.
  • While she waited she ceased to pity and began to mock herself.
  • "Oh well!" mockingly.
  • If these heresies are supported by the townsmen it is only by occasional teachers doctors, lawyers, the labor unions, and workmen like Miles Bjornstam, who are punished by being mocked as "cranks," as "half-baked parlor socialists."
  • ’Strong drink is a mocker’!
  • He laughed with Myrtle, jogged her elbow when she was filling cups, made deep mock bows to the waitresses as they came up for coffee.
  • She betrayed for a moment the childish, mock-imploring tone that comes into the voice of the most serious woman when an agreeable man treats her as a girl; the childish tone and childish pursed-up lips and shy lift of the cheek.
  • …him, and felt independent and masterful as she shot up out of bed, turned her back on him, fished a lone and petrified chocolate out of her glove-box in the top right-hand drawer of the bureau, gnawed at it, found that it had cocoanut filling, said "Damn!" wished that she had not said it, so that she might be superior to his colloquialism, and hurled the chocolate into the wastebasket, where it made an evil and mocking clatter among the debris of torn linen collars and toothpaste box.
  • Juanita Haydock mocked, "You’re a chump to let a good hired girl like Bea go.

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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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