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  • Abuses at Abu Ghraib made a mockery of American idealism.
    mockery = something that appears ridiculous
  • American's have a hard time understanding that to mock Islam is to invite violence.
    mock = make fun of
  • But even though I silently mocked Shawn for using it, I had come to identify with it.   (source)
    mocked = ridiculed (made fun of)
  • Are you mocking me?   (source)
    mocking = making fun of
  • But the expression on the man's face was mocking.   (source)
    mocking = ridiculing
  • "So Via has a boyfriend!" I said to Ella, kind of mocking.   (source)
    mocking = teasing (making fun)
  • They chased him on the street, and mocked him when he hobbled by.   (source)
    mocked = made fun of
  • "Don't make a mockery of it," Dad said.   (source)
    mockery = something that is ridiculous
  • They play a familiar dance tune, as if to mock the dirge playing inside his head.   (source)
    mock = make fun of
  • Hauled out and forced to run, Louie was trounced, and the guards made tittering mockery of him.   (source)
    mockery = insult or ridicule
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  • Stanley had also tried to explain that he needed to save his energy so he could teach Zero how to read, but the other boys just mocked him.   (source)
    mocked = made fun of
  • "I was always getting on Mom and Dad's case because they worked all the time and were never around," she reflects with a self-mocking laugh, "and now look at me: I'm doing the same thing."   (source)
    mocking = ridiculing (making fun of)
  • And yet, this is something of a mockery because of her lack of maternal instincts or the ability to care for her young.   (source)
    mockery = ridiculous thing
  • 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.   (source)
    mocking = imitating to make fun of
  • One thing that really bugged him was the notion that other officers—and he used that word with a grain of salt, because it implied a certain dignity and honor they didn't all have—mocked him.   (source)
    mocked = made fun of
  • And then, as if his brain were mocking him, trying to make it worse, he had a thought.   (source)
    mocking = making fun of
  • His wild laughter mocked the world and everyone he had ever known.   (source)
    mocked = made fun of
  • And had this teacher just mocked me for that?   (source)
  • He's not trying to mock you, he's trying to be polite.   (source)
    mock = make fun of
  • But their mocking laughter had caused a twinge of…what? Embarrassment? Shame? Princesses didn't like to be made fun of any more than ordinary people.
    mocking = insulting
  • Ralph heard the mockery and hated Jack.   (source)
    mockery = disrespectful teasing
  • But there'd been no mockery in his voice.   (source)
    mockery = ridicule (teasing or making fun of)
  • making a mockery of human attempts at high strategy   (source)
    mockery = something that appears ridiculous
  • There were shadows all around me, laughing, jerking, mocking.   (source)
    mocking = ridiculing (making fun of)
  • The mockery dripped from her voice like poison.   (source)
    mockery = ridicule (to make fun of)
  • watched me with a little mocking smile   (source)
    mocking = ridiculing
  •   (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!   (source)
    mocking = imitating to make fun of
  • It's a terrible sin for a son to mock his father with jokes like that.   (source)
    mock = make fun of
  • for if he had, how could he dare to mock him?   (source)
  • He mocked the priest's voice.   (source)
    mocked = imitated to make fun of
  • Boyle did not catch the tone of mockery, and answered earnestly,   (source)
    mockery = ridicule
  • GEORGE: I will not be made mock of!   (source)
    mock = fun
  • Angel's face, framed in the headguard, bobbed up, mocking him.   (source)
    mocking = making fun of
  • [ mock Puerto Rican accent.]   (source)
    mock = ridiculous
  • Mock me if you like, Siddhartha!   (source)
    mock = make fun of (ridicule)
  • He stood aside and bowed her through the door with a mockery that made her wince.   (source)
    mockery = ridicule
  • The lieutenant looked sharply up as if he thought he was being mocked.   (source)
    mocked = made fun of
  • His mockery always hurt her; it was too near the reality.   (source)
    mockery = ridicule
  • He dares to mock my nose?   (source)
    mock = make fun of
  • Presently they began to taunt him and mock at him, purposely to goad him into a higher and still more entertaining fury.   (source)
  • Never one to let mockery or good judgment stand in my way, I proceeded to ask for suggestions.†   (source)
  • Wang's words were tinged with a hint of self-mockery.†   (source)
  • THE GLOW ON the horizon mocked me.†   (source)
  • He mocked me, I thought.†   (source)
  • I felt like this inflatable Lincoln was mocking me.†   (source)
  • He drew in the air a Greek letter, making clear the spelling of his mockery.†   (source)
  • When he was twelve, another drifter—a girl twice his age—mocked him on the streets and attempted to steal his food.†   (source)
  • This time, it wasn't even a mockery of a smile.†   (source)
  • On the trip to Holman, Tate was furious that McMillian had involved outside counsel; he mocked Walter for thinking it would make any difference.†   (source)
  • She hugged herself mockingly and flopped back onto the couch beside Luke.†   (source)
  • Classrooms, hallways, courtyard, lunchroom—everywhere I went I heard her disparaged, mocked, slurred.†   (source)
  • It made a silent mockery of Danny's boast that he would get a big tombstone if he died in Mercer House.†   (source)
  • Harry looked mockingly all around the shop.†   (source)
  • All this stuff"—her voice mockingly rose an octave—"†   (source)
  • She eyed him, searching for any sign of mockery.†   (source)
  • It was a beautiful summer day, the sun wasn't too hot, and the walk didn't feel long either, as we chatted about all kinds of things, mocked and chased each other.†   (source)
  • Look: I have never mocked your belief—have I?†   (source)
  • I've been ridiculed, mocked, and screamed at until my ears rang.†   (source)
  • They had no fear of being criticized by their bosses or arrested by the government for expressing themselves, even if they criticized or mocked the president.†   (source)
  • She was being mocked, or she was being punished—she did not know which was worse.†   (source)
  • "I thought you were going into the shrine with Chielo," he mocked.†   (source)
  • Annie mocked.†   (source)
  • "I protest this mockery!" he roared, in a voice that silenced every whisper.†   (source)
  • He looked at Kurleket, but the man was too dim to taste the mockery.†   (source)
  • " After my shooting exhibition, I still get teased some, but I no longer feel like I'm being mocked.†   (source)
  • She wobbled her fingers in the air in mockery of her mother.†   (source)
  • "Watch yours," she mocked.†   (source)
  • The cobblestones mocked too.†   (source)
  • His eyes mocked me.†   (source)
  • Putting her hands on her hips, barely covering the garish flowers on the red print dress, she smiled mockingly.†   (source)
  • "Why indeed?" he replied mockingly.†   (source)
  • Mockingly quoting the warrant: "For the marvelous and supernatural murder of Goody Putnam's babies."†   (source)
  • "You make it sound like we've been sending you out in lingerie," she said mockingly.†   (source)
  • Typical teenager," he says mockingly.†   (source)
  • What was it" — he paused, mockingly — "what was it that the collector said—you know, the art critic, the Frenchman, who rediscovered it?†   (source)
  • The master mocks him.†   (source)
  • Ahead and slightly to the left, the brass yaw of the elevator stood mockingly open, inviting her to step in and take the ride of her life.†   (source)
  • "You wanna get out of this kitchen," the evil Jennifer mocked, "you gotta go through US!"†   (source)
  • Larry said mockingly.†   (source)
  • "And what might that be?" asked the Shade mockingly.†   (source)
  • They mocked my style of dress and called me "Mrs.†   (source)
  • Don't fall in," he mocked.†   (source)
  • Still, there was no mockery coming from his gaze.†   (source)
  • Buck mocked Quentin.†   (source)
  • I couldn't endure the mockery, or the disgrace, or the patriotic ridicule.†   (source)
  • Would they be mocked or even punished for worshiping?†   (source)
  • Something happened between the back of my tongue and the roof of my mouth that made a mockery of my attempts to sound German words.†   (source)
  • The last person who mocked me was a tax inspector.†   (source)
  • Jace's tone mocked her with its false hurt.†   (source)
  • It's soft, friendly, he isn't mocking me.†   (source)
  • My brother dared to hope, and I mocked him for it.†   (source)
  • I mocked the material, the cut, and workmanship of everything he brought out.†   (source)
  • "Mockery is childish, Beatrice," I repeat in my best imitation of her voice.†   (source)
  • It's humbling, to become the very thing you once mocked.†   (source)
  • The street greeted them with catcalls and mockery.†   (source)
  • But the beauty of that autumn day mocked me.†   (source)
  • Marley had made a mockery of everything she preached about dogs and discipline; he had publicly humiliated her.†   (source)
  • He wished he could tell them this without inviting their mockery or their pity.†   (source)
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  • It is an exercise where the two divisions take part in a mock battle.
  • She sat on the ground, soaking her foot in the marsh's brine, all the while moving her mouth: open, close, open, close, mocking yawns, chewing motions, anything to keep it from jamming up.   (source)
    mocking = pretend
  • Papa held his hands up in mock-protest.   (source)
    mock = pretend (not real)
  • The most important part of the mock wedding was jewelry.   (source)
    mock = not real
  • "Israel does this, Israel does that," Baba would say in a mock-Arabic accent.   (source)
  • "Let's think," said Ron in mock puzzlement.   (source)
    mock = pretend
  • Sodapop looked down at me with mock superiority, but Darry went on:   (source)
    mock = pretend (not real)
  • I gave her a languorous, world-weary, faintly mocking smile.   (source)
    mocking = pretend
  • But it was a mock battle, and soon Essay gallivanted over to Edgar, ignoring the lout.   (source)
    mock = pretend (not real)
  • Robert squealed in mock terror, then in real pain.   (source)
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  • There were mock fights.   (source)
    mock = not real (pretending)
  • Day after day, in zero gravity, there are mock battles.   (source)
    mock = pretend (not real)
  • He made a face of mock horror.   (source)
  • "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.   (source)
  • A gasp of mock-fright from the children, then The Snow Queen began.   (source)
  • He swallowed, shaking his head in mock puzzlement.   (source)
  • Occasionally when the slight breeze veered, puffs of smoke from the long barbecue pits floated over the crowd and were greeted with squeals of mock dismay from the ladies and violent flappings of palmetto fans.   (source)
  • For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:   (source)
    mock = not real
  • The pup bucked in mock surprise, as if he'd never seen this man before.   (source)
    mock = pretend (not real)
  • Presently they were all jabbing at Robert who made mock rushes.   (source)
  • I laughed at the mock enthusiasm in his voice.   (source)
  • The sound of mock hunting, hysterical laughter and real terror came from the beach.   (source)
  • He shook his head in mock, exaggerated admiration.   (source)
  • He staged mock wars after the first week, savage affairs in the practice room that left everybody exhausted.   (source)
  • Rudy placed the lantern on the counter and came toward her in mock-anger, and Liesel had to admit that a nervousness started gripping her.   (source)
  • There was no enemy yet, so he divided them into two armies and began a mock battle, commanding both sides so he could control the test that each of his leaders was going through.   (source)
  • When she tired of that she began parading in front of the dogs, whipping a piece of twine back and forth in her mouth and mock-pouncing.   (source)
  • He shook his head in mock horror.   (source)
  • Because Embry was clearly the thinner gray wolf with the dark spots on his back, who sat so patiently watching, while Quil — deep chocolate brown, lighter over his face — twitched constantly, looking like he was dying to join in the mock fight.   (source)
  • He clenches his fist and mock-scowls.   (source)
  • "We don't use that kind of language around here," she said, mock-primly, while raking the discard pile over.   (source)
  • It had gotten so that any time he asked a question, they launched into mock-sign while some wise guy leaned over and whispered, "He says he didn't do it."   (source)
  • They discovered truth and lies and mock-lies—even then, Essay played the oldest joke there was to play, returning a stick past him as if he were invisible, cantering sideways, tossing it about in her mouth as if to ask, it's all play, really, isn't it?   (source)
  • "Let's see," says Guarino closing his folder in mock excitement.   (source)
    mock = pretend
  • I shall be told that the jousts of Suero de Quinones, him of the 'Paso,' and the emprise of Mosen Luis de Falces against the Castilian knight, Don Gonzalo de Guzman, were mere mockeries; as well as many other achievements of Christian knights of these and foreign realms, which are so authentic and true, that, I repeat, he who denies them must be totally wanting in reason and good sense.   (source)
    mockeries = fakes
  • Says he's got a mock-up of the Christmas wish-book on his desk, pups on the inside of the front cover and everything.   (source)
    mock = a rough idea of the real thing
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  • Peeta smiles at me, sad and mocking.†   (source)
  • The Bird watched Louie, amused by his suffering, mocking him.†   (source)
  • The flames on the grill roared up again, and he recoiled in mock fear.†   (source)
  • When an enterprising young bully noticed before the first tee that I was wearing a pair of Kmart brown loafers, he proceeded to mock me mercilessly for the next four hours.†   (source)
  • Aron, standing nearby, raises his cup in a mock toast.†   (source)
  • Martha shook her head in mock seriousness.†   (source)
  • I don't know if they were intentionally tormenting her, but she felt like they were—they were kind of mocking the fact that she couldn't be there with them.†   (source)
  • Seven o'clock, Greenie," Newt said with a mocking smile.†   (source)
  • "What's wrong?" she said with mock sympathy.†   (source)
  • Because whatever mocking was to come, it was to come.†   (source)
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  • No need for a mocking tone, Lucille.†   (source)
  • If only Rémy had not revealed himself, Teabing thought ruefully, recalling his own mock kidnapping.†   (source)
  • All she could see in the darkness was Dr. Cable's mocking smile.†   (source)
  • He squinted into a mock pout, which made me crack up.†   (source)
  • "How dare you!" said Ron, in mock outrage.†   (source)
  • Bod followed it up the hill to the Egyptian Walk, where the winter ivy hung in green tumbles, an evergreen tangle that hid the mock-Egyptian walls and statues and hieroglyphs.†   (source)
  • Peter says, giving me a look of mock sympathy—his lips turned down, his arched eyebrows pulled in.†   (source)
  • She would mock her for her mistaken ambitions.†   (source)
  • He had this way of talking where you could never quite be sure that he wasn't mocking you.†   (source)
  • She made a mocking face for emphasis.†   (source)
  • Vic thought it too fancy a word to be proper, and soon had gotten the entire table laughing and saying "enjoyable" in mocking tones until Reynie had finally excused himself without dessert and retreated here.†   (source)
  • In the spirit of mock inquisition, we called the subject the "victim."†   (source)
  • Chablis turned away with a mock pout.†   (source)
  • They were mocking me, so I mocked them: I hoped I could find more cartoons that would help me.†   (source)
  • They still seemed playful, making mock attacks at Ellie.†   (source)
  • Celaena gave him a mocking smile, and then returned her attention to the prince.†   (source)
  • We all laughed, as we knew he was mocking Musa for adding some details to the tale.†   (source)
  • Kaede flips her hair at the audience and strikes a mock pose for them, which makes them go wild.†   (source)
  • "I know you're upset; I'm not mocking you.†   (source)
  • The teeth seemed to mock whatever he said.†   (source)
  • I looked at Tino to see if he was mocking me.†   (source)
  • Henrik was grinning at her, shaking his head in mock dismay.†   (source)
  • Teacup, the one who screamed the loudest during mock charges in the yard.†   (source)
  • Turning a look of mock shock on me, "You don't mean to infer that I talked too much!†   (source)
  • His lips were set in a mocking smile.†   (source)
  • She would be well aware of the extent of her self-mythologizing, and she gave her account a self-mocking, or mock-heroic tone.†   (source)
  • Jimmy hated him, this someone — faceless, eyeless, mocking, all hands and dick, now singular, now double, now a multitude — but Oryx had her mouth right next to his ear and was whispering, Oh, oh, some, one, and laughing at the same time, so how could he concentrate on his stupid old hate?†   (source)
  • "Aii-ya," she exclaims in a mock scolding voice.†   (source)
  • Don't get up for me," Ben said in a horrible, mocking, angry-yet-hurt voice Emily had never heard before.†   (source)
  • All afternoon, the three children had sat and worried in the Reptile Room, under the mocking stare of Stephano and the oblivious—the word "oblivious" here means "not aware that Stephano was really Count Olaf and thus being in a great deal of danger"—chatter of Uncle Monty.†   (source)
  • "You will mock the Lord's assembly with such frippery," he roared.†   (source)
  • I let the tears of mock defeat stream down my face as she storms out of the kitchen, seemingly satisfied with herself.†   (source)
  • The Other said something in a language that Will did not know; his voice was like the cracking of ice on a winter lake, and the words were mocking.†   (source)
  • I lower my voice to a mock whisper.†   (source)
  • The android, looked like it had just stepped off the conveyer belt, but Cinder could tell from the mock-feminine shape that it was an outdated model.†   (source)
  • I raise my cup in a mock toast and wash the gritty flavor from my mouth with my tea.†   (source)
  • The Kommandos lifted their heads at the sound and in mocking parody of the soldiers marched over to the wall.†   (source)
  • FRANCIS, with a mocking, half—hearted laugh: For murder, she's charged!†   (source)
  • If you only knew, Kitty, how I seethe when they scold and mock me.†   (source)
  • He mocked himself to forestall the mocking comments of anti-semites. almost everyone he defeated in battle became, at least for a time, a Jew-hater. but he also made sure everyone knew what he was.†   (source)
  • Isabel widened her eyes in mock surprise, so that she looked like an owl with a makeup addiction.†   (source)
  • "Oh, ma'am!" said Jose, stepping in the hallway, wagging his head in the mock-serious way he had.†   (source)
  • There are boys who might jeer at you and mock you on the street but even they have to be careful because the day will come when the master hits and slaps them and they have to keep the tears behind their eyes or be disgraced forever.†   (source)
  • Was she mocking him?†   (source)
  • Then he wagged his finger at Tamar in mock severity.†   (source)
  • He turned and fled up the corridor, Artemis Fowl's mocking tones carrying down the metal funnel.†   (source)
  • Now the words mock him.†   (source)
  • She shakes her head with mock pity.†   (source)
  • "That Watson," Hallorann said, shaking his head in mock sorrow.†   (source)
  • Rico puckered his lips, sending a mock kiss in Lila's direction.†   (source)
  • They sparred with mock swords while the food cooked.†   (source)
  • Apparently realizing they were safe, they began mocking us like a bunch of juvenile delinquents.†   (source)
  • ""I would happen to know that," he said, mocking me, "because I'm in a position to know.†   (source)
  • Baz asked in mock horror when I grumbled all this to him.†   (source)
  • The Mogadarian laughs, a nasty, mocking laugh.†   (source)
  • He held the door for me, his smile polite but his eyes mocking.†   (source)
  • "Supposed to what?" he said, and there was that look again, half mocking me, and I felt woozy under all those lights, like I might fall down.†   (source)
  • The climax of the show was the "Attack on a Settler's Cabin," during which Indians who once had slaughtered soldiers and civilians alike staged a mock attack on a cabin full of white settlers, only to be vanquished yet again by Buffalo Bill and a company of cowboys firing blanks.†   (source)
  • Nor is Burgess using Alex to denigrate or mock Jesus.†   (source)
  • He activated her account, gave her a mock-salute, and left.†   (source)
  • "The police station?" he asks, in mock amazement.†   (source)
  • I brought him his cup of coffee, thick with sugar, and watched him look around in mock consternation.†   (source)
  • "I've been wondering," I said, appraising him with mock concern.†   (source)
  • It was fierce, mocking talk, with only a trace of envy or awe, but even so the image played itself out behind their eyes.†   (source)
  • The pirates note his interest and mug for him, pointing to the scalps, nodding, looking back at him with wide, mocking eyes The colors look much too uniform-no change in the red from one to the next.†   (source)
  • I thought he would laugh or throw up his arm in mock surrender like he did when I beat him in an argument.†   (source)
  • That afternoon, as the anticipation increased, as Mr. and Mrs. Avalon tied sparkling strips of cloth onto each other's face and as they puckered their lips in mock kisses, lips destined "never again to meet," as one long breathless article put it, the wind rose, miles off, wrapped itself into a cone, and howled.†   (source)
  • Lemry looks around the room in mock exaggeration.†   (source)
  • They would punish me by mocking themselves.†   (source)
  • Sadly, I can't," he smirked in a mock-serious voice.†   (source)
  • His mouth locked in a wide, mocking grin, his eyes seemed to be staring right at Kris.†   (source)
  • Ammu looked at herself in the long mirror on the bathroom door and the specter of her future appeared in it to mock her.†   (source)
  • And then, without a backward glance, he left the shop, the jangling of the bell mocking him as he closed the door.†   (source)
  • He grinned at her and dropped a half-apologetic, half-mocking shrug.†   (source)
  • But it is probably a kind of mock period piece done only a few years ago.†   (source)
  • The leader grinned, half cynical, half mocking.†   (source)
  • She looked at him in mock surprise.†   (source)
  • I ask with mock innocence.†   (source)
  • A sickly, mocking smile flickered across his face.†   (source)
  • Mocking me.†   (source)
  • I would drag her, caveman-style, to a town she had aggressively avoided, and make her live in the kind of house she used to mock.†   (source)
  • To prevent anyone from drinking from the aluminum cup used to dip out the water, its edges were as jagged as the crown of a mock king.†   (source)
  • Graham's face took on an expression of mock horror.†   (source)
  • Piter touched finger to forelock in his mocking salute.†   (source)
  • He puts his hand over his mouth and in a mock aside says to Sylvia, "You know, most of the time he seems like such a normal guy."†   (source)
  • The assertion of racial beauty was not a reaction to the self-mocking, humorous critique of cultural/racial foibles common in all groups, but against the damaging internalization of assumptions of immutable inferiority originating in an outside gaze.†   (source)
  • A great wallowing bush of mock orange shut off the view of the street in front, the house wall and the garage wall took care of either side, and a clump of birches and a box hedge protected me from Mrs. Ockenden at the back.†   (source)
  • All their doors remained simple doors, on/off switches in the flow between two adjacent places, binarily either open or closed, but each of their doors, regarded thus with a twinge of irrational possibility, became partially animate as well, an object with a subtle power to mock, to mock the desires of those who desired to go far away, whispering silently from its door frame that such dreams were the dreams of fools.†   (source)
  • Mameha made a mock-angry face.†   (source)
  • With a mock gurgle, Fox sank underwater.†   (source)
  • The girls had tired of mocking Momma and turned to other means of agitation.†   (source)
  • He didn't sing Don't Fence Me In out of protest, as if tryingquietly to mock the authorities.†   (source)
  • Free to mock your King?†   (source)
  • Mari asks in mock horror, smiling.†   (source)
  • "Go away," he almost said, because lately it was only kids come to mock him.†   (source)
  • Hard to say if it was mocking or friendly.†   (source)
  • Suspicious, like I might be mocking him.†   (source)
  • The Marine burst into laughter, mocking me.†   (source)
  • He's totally mocking me, he knows it and I know it.†   (source)
  • Standing in the center of the room, she might mock her nakedness with a small, cruel joke.†   (source)
  • Life in the end seemed a prank of such size you could only stand off at this end of the corridor to note its meaningless length and its quite unnecessary height, a mountain built to such ridiculous immensities you were dwarfed in its shadow and mocking of its pomp.†   (source)
  • They sang exuberantly and with a mocking tone.†   (source)
  • He was smiling, too, but a mocking smile, like he sure didn't envy my predicament.†   (source)
  • Its meniscus jiggles, mocking me.†   (source)
  • I he woman's eyes flicker, and for a moment, I think she's mocking me.†   (source)
  • The guy hooked his thumbs in his pockets to mock McMurphy.†   (source)
  • When Jeremiah come home, he would start mocking Jeremiah.†   (source)
  • He spoke with self-mocking intentness and a faint familiar accent that reminded David of his father's voice, low and melodic.†   (source)
  • The sound, mocking and cruel, came faintly to his ears, as though muffled by sand or sacking.†   (source)
  • Cure the Great Sore of Colonialism—(Loftily, mocking it) with the Penicillin of Independence—!†   (source)
  • She worked her hips in a mock rotation, and the men all laughed.†   (source)
  • Horchow told this story with a gentle, self-mocking air.†   (source)
  • She puts her hands on her hips like our mom does, mock-offended, sticking her nose in the air.†   (source)
  • The right side of the guy's lips inched up, turning a grim line into a mocking smirk.†   (source)
  • I cried back, mocking him.†   (source)
  • He raised his eyebrows in mock surprise.†   (source)
  • I still cautioned Nora regularly that today might be the day she drowned, and she laughed nervously at my mock-threats.†   (source)
  • Since the air force had staged its mock attack the Soviets had been acting like sheep.†   (source)
  • It seemed to mock her, to make her feel that she was cheating Bob of something, though it was not easy to say what.†   (source)
  • Mahabouba has light chocolate skin and frizzy hair that she ties back; today, she tells her story easily, for the most part, occasionally punctuated with self-mocking laughter, but there are moments when the old pain shines through in her eyes.†   (source)
  • The place was intimidating: names on the wall, gigantic indoor pool, mock door of an H-3 helicopter, and SAR instructors in their shorts and blue T-shirts.†   (source)
  • I swat at one of the little winged beasts, but it escapes and I can almost swear I hear it mocking me.†   (source)
  • She eyed him with a mock angry expression.†   (source)
  • While Adam mastered land navigation through the woods, Kelley memorized grocery store aisles for quick in-and-out missions; as he skillfully blew up an enemy bunker, she deftly changed a "blown-out" diaper; he evaded a mock enemy, while she dodged projectile vomit.†   (source)
  • It was as if they were mocking the oversize, heavily padded ballplayers.†   (source)
  • They worked with dry-land mock-ups here; steep wooden walls covered with netting.†   (source)
  • She pronounced her Ps as y's, mocking Areida's accent.†   (source)
  • I can't decide which is worse, angry dad Josh Bennett or sarcastic, mocking Josh Bennett.†   (source)
  • Shocked into a sort of mock adulthood, I said, "What?"†   (source)
  • I don't think they do respect us, I think they make a mock and a sham of us."†   (source)
  • But there was one swarthy Bree-lander, who stood looking at them with a knowing and half-mocking expression that made them feel very uncomfortable.†   (source)
  • As if in answer, one of the crew dropped a heavy spare mast bracing on Charles's foot, then picked it up and tipped his hat in mock apology before passing through to the cabin.†   (source)
  • Her voice is full of curiosity and amusement at this cleansing and she makes mock cries of alarm at my dirtiness.†   (source)
  • Now he was mocking us, and the victims.†   (source)
  • 'Why would you do that?' he asked with mock alarm.†   (source)
  • Four smiling, mocking, threatening men remained in the drawing room.†   (source)
  • 'I don't know,' confessed Clevinger, with a trace of mock concern.†   (source)
  • Mr. Taylor offers a mock frown, now standing over the boy, eyes wide, brows arched.†   (source)
  • It was a beautiful morning when the yucca buds were opening and the mocking birds were singing on the hill that my uncle Pedro drove up.†   (source)
  • What? she exclaimed, raising her eyebrows in mock surprise.†   (source)
  • Shakily I begin to walk along the pavement, looking away from the mocking window displays.†   (source)
  • A hyena's coughing in the distance seemed to mock them both.†   (source)
  • He raised his wing in a mock salute.†   (source)
  • He put his hand on the mock prisoner's shoulder.†   (source)
  • Many great rabbis came to mock him and went away converted to his way of thinking.†   (source)
  • Lanier paused near the witness chair, spread his arms wide in mock disbelief, and asked loudly, "Are we to believe she was not thinking about money?†   (source)
  • As soon as I saw him I understood that the Monkey and the Tarkaan had set him there to slay any who came in if he were not in their secrets: so that this man also was a liar and a mocker and no true servant of Tash.†   (source)
  • At least I'm smart enough not to mock God.†   (source)
  • At its worst, it can be cynical and mocking.†   (source)
  • She frowned at me, mock rebuke.†   (source)
  • It was for a laugh, for a laugh, all the kids had laughed and laughed, and the droll tuba player of the old Elk's band had rendered it solo on his helical horn; with comical flourishes and doleful phrasing, "Boo boo boo booooo, Poor Robin clean"-a mock funeral dirge ….†   (source)
  • But Frankel smiled, warm, not mocking.†   (source)
  • Gates arched his brows in mock surprise.†   (source)
  • Adams instinctively disliked Bancroft, thought him a gossip, found his habitual mocking of Christianity offensive, thought him dishonest and rightly suspected him of using inside information to profit on the London stock market.†   (source)
  • His voice became a slow, soft drawl, as if to mock the urgency of the rector's.†   (source)
  • He turned back with a mock-guilty grin but it was wasted because the kid still didn't look at him.†   (source)
  • Pilar was only ten years old and already mocking everything.†   (source)
  • My father mouthed the word in mock horror.†   (source)
  • Kneeling down to look at the mock-up, I studied the door leading into the guesthouse.†   (source)
  • "Even now you mock me," Unferth whispered.†   (source)
  • And he threw her a look over his bowed shoulders that was a perfect imitation of the mock humility that they used on white people.†   (source)
  • 'The other kind is the worst,' he snapped, 'it is the Devil mocking the true image.†   (source)
  • Once Daniel was mocking the way she held her mouth open with spit drooling down.†   (source)
  • "I was so looking forward to my next visit," he said with mock chagrin, and, chuckling, people returned to their conversations.†   (source)
  • "Clay!" echoes Stephen, in a high girly mocking voice.†   (source)
  • "Oh no!" exclaimed Mr. McDaniels in mock horror.†   (source)
  • I happened to have scored in the end zone designated as the LSU student seating area, and so I took the liberty of celebrating with my teammates right there, all of us jumping around for just a while for the benefit of our mockers.†   (source)
  • They mock themselves and glorify their betters.†   (source)
  • Raffe's mocking tone brings a flush to my cheeks for no reason.†   (source)
  • Taggart asked slowly, his voice half-mocking, half-cautious, "What did my sister say?"†   (source)
  • NICK: He will not be made mock of, for Christ's sake.†   (source)
  • Her eyes rolled with mock alarm and her hands quickly hid one side of her chest.†   (source)
  • ""Oh," several of them answered in mock surprise.†   (source)
  • "You know what must happen now," he said with mock sadness.†   (source)
  • I thought, too, that he was mocking me with his mouth, which lay slack, agape.†   (source)
  • Euridice asked, nasty and mocking.†   (source)
  • Most people have not done so since World War I, which, as Ernest Hemingway and Paul Fussell have written, made such words as glory, honor, courage, hallow, sacrifice, valor, and sacred vaguely embarrassing if not mock-heroic.†   (source)
  • It was mocking laughter, and the woman standing there beside him was laughing, too.†   (source)
  • Stillman gives a mocking nod, turning up the volume on the radio.†   (source)
  • "Yeah, the Great Cosmic All is guiding our steps," Christopher said, mock-serious.†   (source)
  • She put her arm around me in mock comfort, but I pushed it off, and ignored her.†   (source)
  • My sisters used to mock me mercilessly every time I tried to put a two-piece on, back in my pre-weight-loss days.†   (source)
  • Some of the men wave white handkerchiefs, mocking the Confederates, jeering that they should surrender.†   (source)
  • "The boy, Wulfgar?" he asked in mock disbelief.†   (source)
  • Merle said he kept a switchblade in his scratched-up mock-leather boot, and since he was a Hucks, nobody had a reason to doubt it.†   (source)
  • Roarke gave a mock shudder.†   (source)
  • She raised her eyebrows and the corners of her mouth turned down in a questioning mocking way.†   (source)
  • Three days after Natalie's mock interrogation, she drove with Dina to a luxury apartment overlooking the sea in Tel Aviv.†   (source)
  • George seemed at his most amiable during these playful moments, and would sometimes respond by engaging in a mock battle with his mate.†   (source)
  • With mock offense, he drew his chin back.†   (source)
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  • The last of the mock oranges have dropped their blossoms, leaving the grass strewn with white confetti.   (source)
    mock = a "mock orange" is a type of shrub with blossoms that smell like orange blossoms
  • High above us in the darkness a solitary mocker poured out his repertoire in blissful unawareness of whose tree he sat in, plunging from the shrill kee, kee of the sunflower bird to the irascible qua-ack of a bluejay, to the sad lament of Poor Will, Poor Will, Poor Will.   (source)
    mocker = a mockingbird
  • The mockingbirds and the jays, engaged in their old feud for possession of the magnolia tree beneath her window, were bickering, the jays strident, acrimonious, the mockers sweet voiced and plaintive.   (source)
    mockers = mockingbirds
  • When they are alone, my Lady waves her hand to dispense with such mockeries.   (source)
    mockeries = ridiculous things (unimportant things)
  • Mock Bisque, Perch a la Provencale, Chicken a la Providence — on it came, one course after another, unrolling in an inevitable procession, like a tidal wave, or doom.   (source)
    mock = a way of preparing food
  • Mock-vater!   (source)
    mock = rare meaning
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