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used in The Brothers Karamazov

10 uses
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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
  • But at last they left him alone and gave up taunting him with being a "regular girl," and what's more they looked upon it with compassion as a weakness.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (52% in)
  • "What touching sentimentality!" said Rakitin tauntingly; "and she's sitting on his knee, too!
    Book 7 — Alyosha (66% in)
  • "Rakitin," he said suddenly, in a firm and loud voice; "don't taunt me with having rebelled against God.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (67% in)
  • "Don't taunt me with dressing up, Rakitin, you don't know all that is in my heart!
    Book 7 — Alyosha (81% in)
  • She went so far that the boys actually began to mock at him on her account and taunt him with being a "mother's darling."
    Book 10 — The Boys (2% in)
  • The boys, seeing I'd given him up, set on him and taunted him, shouting, 'Wisp of tow, wisp of tow!'
    Book 10 — The Boys (44% in)
  • "In the ordinary occasions of life," he said in the same complacent and sententious tone in which he had taunted Grigory and argued with him about religion at Fyodor Pavlovitch's table, "in the ordinary occasions of life, blows on the face are forbidden nowadays by law, and people have given them up, but in exceptional occasions of life people still fly to blows, not only among us but all over the world, be it even the fullest Republic of France, just as in the time of Adam and Eve,...
    Book 11 — Ivan (57% in)
  • He taunted me with being angry at his being a simple devil and not Satan, with scorched wings, in thunder and lightning.
    Book 11 — Ivan (96% in)
  • He kept taunting me with believing in him, and that was how he made me listen to him.
    Book 11 — Ivan (97% in)
  • He was met by cynical taunts, suspicions and wrangling about money.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (89% in)

There are no more uses of "taunt" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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