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used in The Mill on the Floss

2 uses
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laugh at or make fun of—while showing a lack of respect
  • 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)

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