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Gone with the Wind
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  • He stood aside and bowed her through the door with a mockery that made her wince.
  • There was mockery in everything he said.
  • Rhett looked at him with polite but mocking eyes.
  • His eyes mocked her, even while they complimented her beauty.
  • Then she was on the floor and Rhett Butler was advancing toward her through the aisle of the crowd, that nasty mocking smile on his face.
  • His eyes mocked the fear in her face.
  • She looked up at him and saw that his mouth was pulled down at the corners in mock sympathy, even while he swished the fan.
  • His face was quiet, almost somber, and there was no mocking in his eyes.
  • "I beg your pardon," said Rhett with mock humility.
  • Occasionally when the slight breeze veered, puffs of smoke from the long barbecue pits floated over the crowd and were greeted with squeals of mock dismay from the ladies and violent flappings of palmetto fans.
  • There was never that cool look of appraisal, never mockery in his eyes, when he looked at Melanie; and there was an especial note in his voice when he spoke to her, courteous, respectful, anxious to be of service.
  • Since Scarlett’s first meeting with him in Atlanta on the night of the bazaar, he had talked with her in this manner, but now there was a thinly veiled note of mockery in his conversations with everyone.
  • His lip went down mockingly: "Can this be the heroic young woman who assured me she feared neither God nor man?"
  • There was something breathtaking in the grace of his big body which made his very entrance into a room like an abrupt physical impact, something in the impertinence and bland mockery of his dark eyes that challenged her spirit to subdue him.
  • She remembered that he frequently told bald truths about himself when he spoke mockingly—mocking himself as well as others, and she hastily looked up at him.
  • "Yes, there is something left," he said, and the ghost of his old smile came back, the smile which mocked himself as well as her.
  • Here loomed up the dark bulk of the mock-orange hedge that marked the beginning of the MacIntosh property.
  • She remembered that he frequently told bald truths about himself when he spoke mockingly—mocking himself as well as others, and she hastily looked up at him.
  • There was no mockery in his eyes now.
  • She could just see his white teeth in the faint light and the old mockery was back in his eyes.
  • As always when his mockery aroused wrath within her, wrath fought with laughter at his impudence.
  • He laughed his sudden mocking laugh.
  • Raging as she was at his attack on Ashley, she would have given anything to spit on him and throw his offer of money proudly into his mocking face.
  • The mocking light began to dance in his black eyes and all signs of earnestness fled from his face.
  • The mocking light died out of his eyes again and his face was dark and quiet.
  • At the end of every struggle it seemed that defeat was waiting to mock her.
  • Had any other man spoken so, Scarlett would have dismissed such protestations contemptuously as mock modesty and a bid for praise.
  • Rhett’s eight months’ service with the Confederacy was known only to Scarlett, for Rhett had begged her, with mock fear, not to reveal his "shame" to anyone.
  • They were looking on the state they loved, seeing it trampled by the enemy, rascals making a mock of the law, their former slaves a menace, their men disfranchised, their women insulted.
  • "Your heart’s going like a rabbit’s," he said mockingly.
  • So gentle, so quiet, so devoid of mockery, it did not seem Rhett Butler’s voice at all but the voice of some kind strong stranger who smelled of brandy and tobacco and horses, comforting smells because they reminded her of Gerald.
  • He shook her shoulders, ever so slightly, hiccoughed and smiled mockingly.
  • His eyes mocked her and then were quiet, expressionless.
  • He turned and even in her confusion she was surprised that there was no mockery in his face.
  • Melanie had never seen a man cry and of all men, Rhett, so suave, so mocking, so eternally sure of himself.
  • They had halted by the wild overgrown mock-orange hedge that marked the Macintosh property.
  • His brows went up in mock surprise.
  • This was the first time he had ever talked to her in this manner, as one human being to another, talked as other people talked, without flippancy, mockery or riddles.
  • Between the brandy which was smoothing out the harsh contours of remorse and Rhett’s mocking but comforting words, the pale specter of Frank was receding into shadows.
  • He could be an ardent, almost a tender, lover for a brief while, and almost immediately a mocking devil who ripped the lid from her gunpowder temper, fired it and enjoyed the explosion.
  • Though her hair was tumbling about her shoulders, her bosom heaving breathlessly and her skirts mud splattered to the knees, his face did not change with surprise or question or his lips twist with mockery.
  • I hear you couldn’t even wait two weeks for me," he said and gave a mock sigh.
  • Don’t be a fool, Rhett! I can make—" He flung up a hand in mock horror and his black brows went up in the old sardonic crescents.
  • Why, they were your friends! They let you in on that railroad-bond business that you made thousands out of!" Rhett grinned suddenly, his old mocking grin.
  • He looked so queer, eager, hurt, mocking.

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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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