derision


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words or actions intended to evoke contemptuous laughter

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No; the seamen of three hundred years hence will probably be neither touched nor moved to derision, affection, or admiration.
Even this public derision was not so crushing to David as the horrible thought that though he might succeed now in getting Jacob home again there would never be any security against his coming back, like a wasp to the honey-pot.
They looked with disgust at the whiskers and well-furnished chins of the white men, and in derision called them Long-beards.
For indeed, every sect of them, hath a diverse posture, or cringe by themselves, which cannot but move derision in worldlings, and depraved politics, who are apt to contemn holy things.
Archdeacon Claude had the credit also of having fathomed the mystery of the colossus of Saint Christopher, and of that lofty, enigmatical statue which then stood at the entrance of the vestibule, and which the people, in derision, called "Monsieur Legris.
replied the man with a self-confident smile of derision.
The only fame of my poem which reached me was when another boy in the office quoted some lines of it in derision.
And with our sail gone, no wind would help us, though, as if in derision at our plight, a steady breeze was now blowing.
He saw a black-bearded man who laughed at him in derision as he held high above his head the figure of a little child.
Instead a lusty cry for greater speed ahead urged the sinuous muscles gliding beneath the sleek brown hides; and when Muda Saffir rose to the surface with a cry for help upon his lips Ninaka shouted back to him in derision, consigning his carcass to the belly of the nearest crocodile.
The news of the dealing, however, had got about, and although derision was the chief sentiment amongst the brokers, the price steadily mounted.
But for answer they only yelled in derision and launched a couple of spears at me, both of which missed.
had a house of dreams once--but it was a palace," she added, with a laugh, the sweetness of which was marred by a little note of derision.
It was received with every possible variety of expressions of doubt, incredulity, and derision from every one, with the exception of J.
No one is obliged to discover either a planet, a comet, or a satellite; and whoever makes a mistake in such a case exposes himself justly to the derision of the mass.