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making fun of


not real
  • That word quoted from Mrs. Cadwallader seemed like a mocking travesty wrought in the dark by an impish finger.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (61% in)
  • The most innocent echo has an impish mockery in it when it follows a gravely persistent speaker, and this echo was not at all innocent; if it did not follow with the precision of a natural echo, it had a wicked choice of the words it overtook.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (74% in)
  • The laugh was louder than ever, and for the first time Mr. Brooke being himself silent, heard distinctly the mocking echo.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (75% in)
  • It is only that I have my girlish, mocking way of looking at things," said Mary, with a returning sparkle of playfulness in her answer which only made its modesty more charming.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (85% in)
  • "Ah, to be sure," said Raffles, with a mocking cordiality.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (96% in)
  • Will wished that she would speak and bring some mitigating shadow across his own cruel speech, which seemed to stand staring at them both in mockery of any attempt at revived fellowship.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (50% in)

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