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used in Wuthering Heights

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ridicule (to make fun of)


something so inadequate it is ridiculous (silly)
  • I've had many a laugh at her perplexities and untold troubles, which she vainly strove to hide from my mockery.
    Chapter 8 (44% in)
  • The little witch put a mock malignity into her beautiful eyes, and Joseph, trembling with sincere horror, hurried out, praying, and ejaculating 'wicked' as he went.
    Chapter 2 (72% in)
  • But if you will not mock at me, I'll explain it: I can't do it distinctly; but I'll give you a feeling of how I feel.'
    Chapter 9 (35% in)
  • 'BED-RUME!' he repeated, in a tone of mockery.
    Chapter 13 (77% in)
  • I got together good store of dainties, and slung them in a basket on one side of the saddle; and she sprang up as gay as a fairy, sheltered by her wide-brimmed hat and gauze veil from the July sun, and trotted off with a merry laugh, mocking my cautious counsel to avoid galloping, and come back early.
    Chapter 18 (34% in)
  • I asked of my cousin, disregarding the old wretch's mockery.
    Chapter 24 (60% in)
  • 'I shall have naught to do wi' you and your mucky pride, and your damned mocking tricks!' he answered.
    Chapter 32 (73% in)
  • The most ordinary faces of men and women — my own features — mock me with a resemblance.
    Chapter 33 (83% in)
  • Ech! what a wicked 'un he looks, girning at death!' and the old sinner grinned in mockery.
    Chapter 34 (80% in)

There are no more uses of "mockery" in Wuthering Heights.

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