Lise had in fact been occupied in mocking at him all the time.
He had one characteristic which made all his schoolfellows from the bottom class to the top want to mock at him, not from malice but because it amused them.
Thou didst not come down from the Cross when they shouted to Thee, mocking and reviling Thee, "Come down from the cross and we will believe that Thou art He."
Bathed in their foolish tears, they will recognize at last that He who created them rebels must have meant to mock at them.
Meanwhile, in your despair, you, too, divert yourself with magazine articles, and discussions in society, though you don’t believe your own arguments, and with an aching heart mock at them inwardly….
If, after your kiss, he goes away untouched, mocking at you, do not let that be a stumbling-block to you.
But the meek Father’s words had little effect and even provoked a mocking retort.
She went so far that the boys actually began to mock at him on her account and taunt him with being a "mother’s darling."
She peeped into his eyes with merry mockery" "He’s sad.
Mitya winked at him with a malicious and mocking smile.
Everywhere in these days men have, in their mockery, ceased to understand that the true security is to be found in social solidarity rather than in isolated individual effort.
He could not endure without mortification, without resentment even, that the holiest of holy men should have been exposed to the jeering and spiteful mockery of the frivolous crowd so inferior to him.
He, he, the girl’s betrothed, looked at her with that smile of mockery, which was more insufferable from him than from any one.
But yet all his life he loved humanity, and suddenly his eyes were opened, and he saw that it is no great moral blessedness to attain perfection and freedom, if at the same time one gains the conviction that millions of God’s creatures have been created as a mockery, that they will never be capable of using their freedom, that these poor rebels can never turn into giants to complete the tower, that it was not for such geese that the great idealist dreamt his dream of harmony.
But however bad we may become—which God forbid—yet, when we recall how we buried Ilusha, how we loved him in his last days, and how we have been talking like friends all together, at this stone, the cruelest and most mocking of us—if we do become so—will not dare to laugh inwardly at having been kind and good at this moment!
Afterwards I heard the words of mockery and blame, proud words, "How could God give up the most loved of His saints for the diversion of the devil, take from him his children, smite him with sore boils so that he cleansed the corruption from his sores with a pot-sherd—and for no object except to boast to the devil!
There are no more uses of "mockery" in the book.
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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.