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deride
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • Harry ... marched off to Herbology with his hand wrapped in Hermione’s handkerchief, and Malfoy’s derisive laughter still ringing in his ears.
  • ’Big and wearing cloaks,’ repeated Madam Bones coolly, while Fudge snorted derisively.
  • The large and ugly raven in front of him let out a derisive caw.

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  • Critics derided her as unprofessional.
  • He derided his student’s attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics

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