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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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mockery
Used In
Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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  • If you only knew, Kitty, how I seethe when they scold and mock me.
  • "I suppose you do it to keep your figure," he added in a mocking tone.
  • I’d like to scream, stamp my foot, give Mother a good shaking, cry and I don’t know what else because of the nasty words, mocking looks and accusations that she hurls at me day after day, piercing me like arrows from a tightly strung bow, which are nearly impossible to pull from my body.
  • He cuffed her back, she punched him with all her might, and Peter pulled his arm away with a look of mock horror on his face.
  • I’m afraid they’ll mock me, think I’m ridiculous and sentimental and not take me seriously.
  • You’re surrounded by negative opinions, dismayed looks and mocking faces, people, who dislike you, and all because you don’t listen to the ; advice of your own better half.
  • It’s almost as if she were mocking us, since our moods and cares are far from "happy.

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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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