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taunt
used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

9 uses
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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
  • Felicity stops, turns to me, that pale face taunting.
    Chapter 7 (20% in)
  • The life of Mary Dowd sits on my bed, taunting me.
    Chapter 8 (76% in)
  • It's a deer I'm chasing, its milky brown flesh peeking through trees like the taunts of a will-o'-the-wisp.
    Chapter 10 (32% in)
  • "You're awfully interested," Elizabeth taunts.
    Chapter 12 (48% in)
  • "And no spitting it back in," Felicity taunts.
    Chapter 13 (13% in)
  • But then I remember the threats and taunts, the smirking way he tried to order me about, and all my sympathy vanishes.
    Chapter 24 (12% in)
  • It's such a Pippa thing to say—foolish and taunting.
    Chapter 25 (88% in)
  • Felicity is taunting me with the poem.
    Chapter 35 (21% in)
  • Out of the corner of my eye, taunting me, and then it's gone.
    Chapter 38 (98% in)

There are no more uses of "taunt" in A Great and Terrible Beauty.

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