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someone who eats food rapidly and greedily

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someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision

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Not the cruellest scoffer of them all could doubt now.
You are a scoffer, a man of the world, a cavalry officer, and, though not without brains, you do not realize how profound is your thought, nor how true.
We know truth when we see it, let skeptic and scoffer say what they choose.
By this time there had arisen a shout of laughter at the extraordinary appearance of Car's back, which irritated the dark queen into getting rid of the disfigurement by the first sudden means available, and independently of the help of the scoffers.
Nor was Hugh by any means a passive follower, who scrupled to act without precise and definite orders; for when Mr Tappertit mounted on an empty cask which stood by way of rostrum in the room, and volunteered a speech upon the alarming crisis then at hand, he placed himself beside the orator, and though he grinned from ear to ear at every word he said, threw out such expressive hints to scoffers in the management of his cudgel, that those who were at first the most disposed to interrupt, became remarkably attentive, and were the loudest in their approbation.
If she heard laughter or jeering in the crowd, she would rush at once at the scoffers and begin squabbling with them.
But on that day Mademoiselle Cormon (much benefited by the bleeding) would have seemed sublime even to the boldest scoffers, had they witnessed the noble dignity, the splendid Christian resignation which influenced her as she gave her arm to her involuntary deceiver to go into breakfast.
Abraham Lincoln faced his share of sharp criticism from political opponents during his career, but among the most stinging accusations against him may have been an implication that the future president was "an open scoffer at Christianity"--in other words, an atheist.
You can then snap a pick of a smiling scoffer and share it socially.
Abraham Lincoln seems to go further when he says that the one who is "an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion" has no right "thus to insult the feelings, and injure the morals, of the community in which he may live.
Pre-match all the talk was about the absence of serial scoffer Luis Suarez.
For all that, he is neither a scoffer nor a pessimist.
The body is a hardheaded realist and scoffer, a dyed-in-the-wool reactionary, at times a blackguard to make Chesterton shudder.
Dan Scoffer, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, VeriFone; Mr.