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- ...laughed the stranger, with a solemnly derisive sort of laugh.Chapters 19-21 -- The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (12% in)
derisive = treating as inferior and unworthy of respect
- As for Derick, he seemed quite confident that this would be the case, and occasionally with a deriding gesture shook his lamp-feeder at the other boats.Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (46% in)
- —I am immortal then, on land and on sea," cried Ahab, with a laugh of derision;—"Immortal on land and on sea!"Chapters 115-117 -- The Pequod Meets The Bachelor; The Dying Whale; The Whale Watch (98% in)
There are no more uses of "deride" in Moby Dick.
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