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  • The girl watched him warily, but Stonesnake gave a mordant chuckle.†   (source)
  • When asked what he thought those had been, Farmer adapted a mordant line from Graham Greene's The Comedians.†   (source)
  • There was a mordant edge to Rambert's voice.†   (source)
  • "I quite agree," said Miss Lavish, who had several times tried to interrupt his mordant wit.†   (source)
  • Tell the lieutenants what has happened, and tell Mr. Mordant," meaning the Captain of Marines, "and charge them to keep the matter to themselves."†   (source)
  • Francoise must often, from the next room, have heard these mordant sarcasms levelled at herself, the mere framing of which in words would not have relieved my aunt's feelings sufficiently, had they been allowed to remain in a purely immaterial form, without the degree of substance and reality which she added to them by murmuring them half-aloud.†   (source)
  • The dramatic reason for making the clergyman what Mrs Warren calls "an old stick-in-the-mud," whose son, in spite of much capacity and charm, is a cynically worthless member of society, is to set up a mordant contrast between him and the woman of infamous profession, with her well brought-up, straightforward, hardworking daughter.†   (source)
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