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mockery
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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mockery
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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  • He dares to mock my nose?
  • CYRANO: That she may mock my face?
  • CYRANO (bowing mockingly to those who go out without daring to salute him): Gentlemen….
  • CYRANO (off his balance, trying to find the thread of his sentence): Ay,—to be at last sincere; Till now, my chilled heart, fearing to be mocked….
  • FIRST CADET (mockingly): Hark!
  • ROXANE: Mocked, and for what?
  • My mother even could not find me fair: I had no sister; and, when grown a man, I feared the mistress who would mock at me.
  • O mockery of Fate!
  • —he will mock!
  • He never fails to come: beneath this tree They place his chair, if it be fine:—I wait, I broider;—the clock strikes;—at the last stroke I hear,—for now I never turn to look— Too sure to hear his cane tap down the steps; He seats himself:—with gentle raillery He mocks my tapestry that’s never done; He tells me all the gossip of the week….
  • ) THE DUENNA (making behind his back a mocking courtesy): Yes, my friend!
  • ) THE MUSKETEER (mockingly): Ho, ho!

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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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