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deride
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • If, as I have, you also doe, Vertue attired in woman see, And dare love that, and say so too, And forget the He and She; And if this love, though placed so, From prophane men you hide, Which will no faith on this bestow, Or, if they doe, deride: Then you have done a braver thing Than all the Worthies did, And a braver thence will spring, Which is, to keep that hid.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (61% in)

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