Sentence Examples


  • Four of the five vamps he'd chosen as bodyguards were exchanging looks of derision behind his back, and the vamp he tried to interrogate was openly ridiculing him.
  • "Roundhead" appears to have been first used as a term of derision towards the end of 1641 when the debates in parlia ment on the Bishops Exclusion Bill were causing riots at Westminster.
  • The crowd greeted their arrival with mockery and derision, and being treated as the envoys of heretics they escaped without having obtained a hearing.
  • QUAKERS, originally a cant name applied in derision to the members of the Society of Friends, but now used without any contemptuous significance.
  • I concluded that he laughed in derision of my efforts, confident of his own resources.

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