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taunt
used in Oliver Twist

6 uses
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Definition
to intentionally anger, challenge, or upset someone — especially by mocking them or hurling insults

or (as a noun): an insult or other action intended to anger, challenge, or upset someone
  • OLIVER, BEING GOADED BY THE TAUNTS OF NOAH, ROUSES INTO ACTION, AND RATHER ASTONISHES HIM
    Chapter 6 — Oliver, Being Goaded by the Taunts of Noah, Rouses into Action.... (0% in)
  • He had listened to their taunts with a look of contempt; he had borne the lash without a cry: for he felt that pride swelling in his heart which would have kept down a shriek to the last, though they had roasted him alive.
    Chapter 7 — Oliver Continues Refactory (71% in)
  • Now, these four retorts arose from Mr. Giles's taunt; and Mr. Giles's taunt had arisen from his indignation at having the responsibility of going home again, imposed upon himself under cover of a compliment.
    Chapter 28 — Looks after Oliver, and Proceeds with His Adventures (19% in)
  • Now, these four retorts arose from Mr. Giles's taunt; and Mr. Giles's taunt had arisen from his indignation at having the responsibility of going home again, imposed upon himself under cover of a compliment.
    Chapter 28 — Looks after Oliver, and Proceeds with His Adventures (19% in)
  • Sikes knew too much, and his ruffian taunts had not galled Fagin the less, because the wounds were hidden.
    Chapter 44 — The Time Arrives for Nancy to Redeem Her Pledge to Rose.... (84% in)
  • I know how cold formalities were succeeded by open taunts; how indifference gave place to dislike, dislike to hate, and hate to loathing, until at last they wrenched the clanking bond asunder, and retiring a wide space apart, carried each a galling fragment, of which nothing but death could break the rivets, to hide it in new society beneath the gayest looks they could assume.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (32% in)

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