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The Return of the King
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mockery
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The Return of the King
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  • ’Now tell me your tale, my liege,’ said Denethor, half kindly; half mockingly.
  • The bells of day had scarcely rung out again, a mockery in the unlightened dark, when far away he saw fires spring up, across in the dim spaces where the walls of the Pelennor stood.
  • Not thou at least!’ he mocked, turning to Aragorn with scorn.
  • The Shadow that bred them can only mock, it cannot make: not real new things of its own.
  • Then it seemed to those who stood by that in the glow the faces flushed softly as with health returning, but it was only a mockery of hope.
  • And now, what ship will bear you back across so wide a sea?’ he mocked.
  • Fair weather and clear sun had seemed but a mockery to men whose days held little hope, and who looked each morning for news of doom.
  • ’A beggar in the wilderness!’ he mocked.
  • ’Kill him!’ he mocked.

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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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