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- his wife's efforts to represent him as a man of forceful character and marked intellectual ability (if he had only "chosen") had been met with a derisive chuckle.Chapter 28 (45% in)
derisive = treatment as inferior and unworthy of respect
- Old-fashioned New York dined at seven, and the habit of after-dinner calls, though derided in Archer's set, still generally prevailed.Chapter 12 (0% in)
- Archer said derisively.Chapter 15 (52% in)
- Archer echoed with a touch of derision.Chapter 33 (21% in)
There are no more uses of "deride" in The Age of Innocence.
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