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I will not permit the defendant to make a mockery of this trial.
  ridicule (to make fun of)


something so inadequate it is ridiculous (silly)
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mock mockery mocking mocked mockingly mocks mockeries mocker mockable
Mockery is sometimes achieved with satirical mimicry as when a comedian on Saturday Night Live pokes fun at a politician by pretending to be the politician and saying ridiculous things.
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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.
  • American’s have a hard time understanding that to mock Islam is to invite violence.
  • And then, as if his brain were mocking him, trying to make it worse, he had a thought.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner

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  • "Why did you bring me out so far?" he asked mockingly. "Were you afraid I’d escape?"
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • i thought he was mocking me and i’m oversensitive at being made fun of.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • I didn’t understand that he was mocking us.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • If she be false, O, then heaven mocks itself!
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • But an architectural expert..." Toohey let his voice trail into a mocking question mark.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • There were shadows all around me, laughing, jerking, mocking.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels

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  • But again, he heard nothing but the sound of his own sobs in the microphone, his own screams mocking him, coming back into his ears.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • Lo, how he mocks me!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • And had this teacher just mocked me for that?
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • (When she speaks to him, her voice has become a very gentle tease)
    RUTH: (Mocking; as she thinks he would say it) Oh, Mama makes me so mad sometimes, I don’t know what to do!
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • "Who go’n protect you from the patrollers?"
    "They got Yankees," I said.
    "They got Yankees, they got Yankees," Unc Isom mocked me. "...soon as Old Mistress start beating on you, you can’t find Yankee."
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • you should not have mocked me before;
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • The catcalls and hisses and mocking cries ran in rude gusts round the hall from his scattered fellow students.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Angel’s face, framed in the headguard, bobbed up, mocking him.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • The lieutenant looked sharply up as if he thought he was being mocked.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • I shall be rather praised for this than mocked;
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • running backwards for a stretch, high-stepping, mocking, showing Bill the baseball.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • He mocked the priest’s voice.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • making a mockery of human attempts at high strategy
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • you mock me, gentlemen,
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Boyle did not catch the tone of mockery, and answered earnestly,
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He dares to mock my nose?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • But there’d been no mockery in his voice.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • [ mock Puerto Rican accent.]
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • The mockery dripped from her voice like poison.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Sodapop looked down at me with mock superiority, but Darry went on:
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • Mock me if you like, Siddhartha!
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • He stood aside and bowed her through the door with a mockery that made her wince.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Why does Dad mock me all the time?
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • There were mock fights.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • watched me with a little mocking smile
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • I laughed at the mock enthusiasm in his voice.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Leon accepted this small hint of mockery from Johnson because he was in such a good mood.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • Presently they began to taunt him and mock at him, purposely to goad him into a higher and still more entertaining fury.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • for if he had, how could he dare to mock him?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Last Battle
  • You mock at everything, and then suggest the most serious tragedies.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • When they are alone, my Lady waves her hand to dispense with such mockeries.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • His mockery always hurt her; it was too near the reality.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Let no man mock me,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • And the real Don Quixote of La Mancha, the famous, the valiant, the wise, the lover, the righter of wrongs, the guardian of minors and orphans, the protector of widows, the killer of damsels, he who has for his sole mistress the peerless Dulcinea del Toboso, is this gentleman before you, my master; all other Don Quixotes and all other Sancho Panzas are dreams and mockeries.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • A gasp of mock-fright from the children, then The Snow Queen began.
    David Almond  --  Kit’s Wilderness
  • GEORGE: I will not be made mock of!
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • "You ever stole a car?" he asked, choking a little.

    "No, sorry," I said, regretting again my mousy admission.

    "Never?" Mondo asked, in mock surprise. He turned sideways and raised an eyebrow at the guys.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • It’s a terrible sin for a son to mock his father with jokes like that.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • Its effusion of strength and will overwhelms law and mocks all authority and all argument against it.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
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