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lampoon

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Definition to ridicule with humorous satire
  • "It is not nice," Klaus said, "to lampoon someone's name like that."
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • Their laughter could be interpreted as a defense mechanism against seeing themselves lampooned on stage.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Tom was growing restless under this lampooning of his connection with The New Democracy.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Thus the aristocracy took their revenge by singing lampoons on their new master, and whispering in his ears sinister prophecies of coming catastrophe.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • And other lampoonery of such kind.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Bigwig strolled over to Pipkin, muttering a ribald Owsla lampoon.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • The desiccation practices of jockeys were lampooned by turf writer Joe H. Palmer in a column written on jockey Abelardo DeLara: "DeLara has to sweat off about two pounds a day to make weight.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Indeed, he bore some grudge against the family and friends of Ardshiel, and before he was drunk he read me a lampoon, in very good Latin, but with a very ill meaning, which he had made in elegiac verses upon a person of that house.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • He lampooned Jimmy Carter and Joe Biden, called for the resignation of Attorney General Edwin Meese, lambasted Bible-thumpers of the Christian right, urged vigilance against the Soviet threat, castigated the Japanese for hunting whales, and defended Jesse Jackson as a viable presidential candidate.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • She cannot tell if she is stirred more by Durrfeld's ideas or by his physical presence—perhaps it is a mingling of both—but she feels an honest, heartfelt reasonableness in what he has said, and certainly he does not in the least resemble the paradigmatic Nazi who has been the object of so much savage lampooning rage at the hands of the tiny liberal and radical elements around the university.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • ...therefore, seeing no prospect of an accommodation between my brother and me, he gave his consent to my returning again to Philadelphia, advis'd me to behave respectfully to the people there, endeavor to obtain the general esteem, and avoid lampooning and libeling, to which he thought I had too much inclination; telling me, that by steady industry and a prudent parsimony I might save enough by the time I was one-and-twenty to set me up; and that, if I came near the matter, he would...
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • "I don't have time to ask you what 'lampoon' means," Bruce said.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • Complete with hair slicked back and holding a glass shaped like a moose head, he had become Cousin Eddie from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
    Eric Blehm  --  Fearless
  • The lampooning becomes faster, more frenetic.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • They "beat" her, then lampoon the acrobatics of the Chinese opera, as she is made to kneel onstage.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • Following family tradition, they went to church on Christmas Eve and, between visiting and eating, watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and The Outlaw Josey Wales.
    Eric Blehm  --  Fearless
  • In this way arose Feudal Socialism: half lamentation, half lampoon; half echo of the past, half menace of the future; at times, by its bitter, witty and incisive criticism, striking the bourgeoisie to the very heart's core; but always ludicrous in its effect, through total incapacity to comprehend the march of modern history.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto

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