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taunt
used in Of Human Bondage

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Definition
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
  • This was a taunt that always aroused the Vicar.
    7-8 — Chapters 7-8 (54% in)
  • He had long known that when his fellows were angry with him they never failed to taunt him with his deformity.
    97-98 — Chapters 97-98 (9% in)
  • She taunts me with the notorious fact that Joseph, a son of Levi who sells jewels in Holborn, has made her an offer of marriage.
    101-102 — Chapters 101-102 (20% in)

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