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Word: derision

Definition: ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory

Sentences Containing 'derision'

"Outsiders dubbed the Connecticut village 'Oniontown,' with a crosshatch of affection and derision, for this was home of the world-famous Wethersfield red onion."
"The gallows, ye mean.--I am immortal then, on land and on sea," cried Ahab, with a laugh of derision;--"Immortal on land and on sea!"
A malicious Quincy paper used always to refer to this town, in derision as`Stavely's Landing.'
By the 1840s, it was clear that the concept had inherent problems and rotary engines were treated with some derision in the technical press.
Discrimination: On Velm bestiality is legal, and is practiced publicly, freely and without derision.
Dutchy made such a poor success of it that he was hailed with laughter and derision every time his head appeared above water.
Employing the weapons of humour and derision against the Nazi occupiers, the "Faux Soir" was, besides an act of resistance which cost the lives of some participants, a demonstration of Belgian comedy and of "zwanze", the characteristic humour of Brussels folk.
From the commencement of his reign he so surrounded himself with Jews that his enemies in derision spoke of his court as "a Jewish court".
He therefore concluded, like a just reasoner, that such an evidence carried falsehood upon the very face of it, and that a miracle, supported by any human testimony, was more properly a subject of derision than of argument.
I concluded that he laughed in derision of my efforts, confident of his own resources.
In a statement published in the first issue of "Yukthivadi", Sahodaran K. Ayyappan wrote: In spite of the fact that all of the editorial board members were well known social activists, the conservative Kerala welcomed its publication with the expected derision.
In the National Football League backup players, particularly the quarterback, are seen on the sidelines carrying a clipboard. Football analysts often use the notion of "carrying a clipboard" as an object of derision indicating that said football player is not good enough to play on the field.
It must, too, be unpleasant to him to observe, that the greater part of his students desert his lectures; or perhaps, attend upon them with plain enough marks of neglect, contempt, and derision.
Many philosophical attitudes express derision for those who take themselves too seriously.
Nay, you must watch, you must labour; overcome certain desires; quit your familiar friends, submit to be despised by your slave, to be held in derision by them that meet you, to take the lower place in all things, in office, in positions of authority, in courts of law.
Official University of Virginia sports documents explain that Washington and Lee baseball fans first called University of Virginia players "a bunch of rowdy Wahoos," and used the "Wahoowa" yell as a form of derision during the in-state baseball rivalry in the 1890s, presumably after hearing them yell or sing "wa-hoo-wa."
Robert Macaire is the hero of two favorite melodramas``Chien de Montargis''and``Chiend'Aubry''and the name is applied to bold criminals as a term of derision.
She looked at his two sisters, and saw them making signs of derision at each other, and at Darcy, who continued, however, imperturbably grave.
The entire experience could be compared to that of a tease game with an element of derision.
The slightest degree of knowledge and application will enable him to do this, without exposing himself to contempt or derision, by saying any thing that is really foolish, absurd, or ridiculous.
The tower was nicknamed "Jumbo" after the London Zoo elephant as a term of derision in 1882 by Reverend John Irvine who was annoyed that the tower dwarfed his nearby rectory at St.
Then Northrup insists he is in charge now and laughs in derision when the King claims the people are stronger than Northrup's army and navy.

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