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Word: scoff

Definition: laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats


Sentences Containing 'scoff'

To me, this sufficiently accounted for the disaster; as it did, of course, to Mumford, who added`But there are many ignorant people who would scoff at such a matter, and call it superstition.

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