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deride
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The House of Mirth
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  • She met Selden’s sound of protest with a sharp derisive glance.
  • The names rang derisively through her brain.
  • He had so completely ceased to consider how far this might carry him, that he had a distinct sense of disappointment when she turned on him a face sparkling with derision.
  • The words, flashing back on Gerty’s last hours, struck from her a faint derisive murmur; but Lily, in the blaze of her own misery, was blinded to everything outside it.
  • Mrs. Fisher said to Selden with a laugh; and Stepney spluttered, amid the general derision: "But she’s a cousin, hang it, and when a man’s married—TOWN TALK was full of her this morning."
  • She paused, and again sounded a faint note of derision.
  • Her sense of irony never quite deserted her, and she could still note, with self-directed derision, the abnormal value suddenly acquired by the most tiresome and insignificant details of her former life.

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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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