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mockery
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The House of Mirth
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  • There was a little money left, but to Mrs. Bart it seemed worse than nothing—the mere mockery of what she was entitled to.
  • Life was not the mockery she had thought it three days ago.
  • "Oh, DINNER——" he mocked her; but she left him with the smiling rejoinder: "Dinner on board, remember; we’ll put it off till nine if you like."
  • She still held him off with the gentle mockery of her smile.
  • The thought unhallowed the memory of that last hour, made a mock of the word he had come to speak, and defiled even the reconciling silence upon which it fell.
  • Her fibres had been softened by suffering, and the sudden glimpse into his mocked and broken life disarmed her contempt for his weakness.
  • She took a restless turn about the room, and then, reseating herself, lifted the bright mockery of her eyes to Gerty’s anxious countenance.
  • He felt that the real Lily was still there, close to him, yet invisible and inaccessible; and the tenuity of the barrier between them mocked him with a sense of helplessness.
  • In the uneasy snatches of her natural dreams he came to her sometimes in the old guise of fellowship and tenderness; and she would rise from the sweet delusion mocked and emptied of her courage.
  • Miss Bart continued to stand before him in a silence that might have expressed either mockery or a half-reluctant respect for his candour, and after a moment’s pause he went on: "There it is, you see.

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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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