Piggy once more was the center of social derision...
William Golding -- Lord of the Flies
Napoleon was silent, still looking derisively at him and evidently not listening to him.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
they broke into derisive laughter.
Chinua Achebe -- Things Fall Apart
He flushed hotly under the derisive grins of the bulldozer drivers.
Douglas Adams -- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
I saw the derision on their faces,
James McBride -- The Color of Water
It was a derisive sort of cough, the kind of noise someone might make who was trying not to laugh out loud.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
To conjure tears up in a poor maid’s eyes with your derision!
William Shakespeare -- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
the name is applied to bold criminals as a term of derision.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
...they derided the greenhorns ignorance in mistaking the animal he killed for a moose.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
"I’m a pilot, you son of a ..."
"I will overlook your derisive language to a superior officer."
Orson Scott Card -- Ender’s Game
Upon the top of the car was a brakeman, who shook his fist and swore; Jurgis waved his hand derisively, and started across the country.
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
...and at such moments his heart went out to the lonely, derided heretic on the screen, sole guardian of truth and sanity in a world of lies.
George Orwell -- 1984
I couldn’t bear their sympathy or their good-humored derision.
Anne Frank -- The Diary of a Young Girl
Through the open door came the thuds and occasional clangs of a horseshoe game, and now and then the sound of voices raised in approval or derision.
John Steinbeck -- Of Mice and Men
Teabing stared at her for several seconds and scoffed derisively.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
There was a hint of derision in her voice,
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
Tom withered him with derision!
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
There was a stirring in the crowd, a few hoots of derision, but Kennedy smiled.
Homer Hickam -- October Sky
...what was unmistakably a derisive laugh.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
"—did I say they did?" said Cassy, with a smile of chilling derision.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
The Jew stood before him, expecting another handful of derision, but he watched with everyone else as Hans Hubermann held his hand out and presented a piece of bread, like magic.
Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief
After receiving the charge with every mark of derision, the pupils...
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
...deriding and ridiculing all Mr. Heathcliff’s assertions about his son,
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
He kept the chaplain in a constant state of terror with his curt, derisive tongue...
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
The singing words mocked him derisively.
Aldous Huxley -- Brave New World
...laughed the stranger, with a solemnly derisive sort of laugh.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
He remembered afterward, with a grim flash of self-derision, what...
Edith Wharton -- Ethan Frome
It would now be he who could laugh and shoot the shafts of derision.
Stephen Crane -- The Red Badge of Courage
asked Silver derisively.
Robert Louis Stevenson -- Treasure Island
The veterans found in this a new source of derision.
Elie Wiesel -- Night
in derision, and using the language of the Lenape, as more intelligible to the subject of her gibes, she commenced aloud:
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
"Just as if every big bird must be an eagle!" replied Ernest, in a tone of derision.
Johann Wyss -- The Swiss Family Robinson
...the orphanage nuns who had derided and beaten him?
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
Lindy’s tone is derisive as she passes back copies of the Tuttle homecoming court ballot.
Alex Flinn -- Beastly
"Visitor for you, Dustfinger," he announced derisively as he lit the lantern.
Cornelia Funke -- Inkheart
He could see Vanir standing over him with a derisive sneer.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
Several times he had derided Christianity and called it un-Japanese.
John Hersey -- Hiroshima
Then he began to laugh derisively and scornfully.
Jack London -- White Fang
Hallorann laughed derisively.
Stephen King -- The Shining
it struck the royalist journals as amusing; and they derided the prescribed man well on this occasion.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables