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- Maggie seemed to be listening to a chorus of reproach and derision.1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (69% in)
derision = treatment as inferior and unworthy of respect
- _" exclaimed Tom, with a derisive laugh, for Tom had learned this omitted passage for his yesterday's lesson, and a young gentleman does not require an intimate or extensive acquaintance with Latin before he can feel the pitiable absurdity of a false quantity.2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (84% in)
There are no more uses of "deride" in The Mill on the Floss.
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