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ridicule
used in The Brothers Karamazov

6 uses
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Definition
mock (make fun of); or the language or behavior that does so
  • It was the same at school, though he seemed to be just one of those children who are distrusted, sometimes ridiculed, and even disliked by their schoolfellows.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (49% in)
  • By the time we left the school as officers, we were ready to lay down our lives for the honor of the regiment, but no one of us had any knowledge of the real meaning of honor, and if any one had known it, he would have been the first to ridicule it.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (30% in)
  • On hearing this fact, the priest dropped the subject, though he would have done well to put into words his doubt whether, if Samsonov had sent him to that peasant, calling him Lyagavy, there was not something wrong about it and he was turning him into ridicule.
    Book 8 — Mitya (15% in)
  • This was the subject of some ridicule in the legal world, for just by this characteristic our prosecutor had gained a wider notoriety than could have been expected from his modest position.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (3% in)
  • He ridiculed those duties.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (41% in)
  • Their passions are quickly exhausted; but, by the side of a noble and lofty creature that seemingly coarse and rough man seeks a new life, seeks to correct himself, to be better, to become noble and honorable, 'sublime and beautiful,' however much the expression has been ridiculed.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (89% in)

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