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Smash 'im, Jimmie, kick deh damn guts out of 'im," yelled Pete, the lad with the chronic sneer, in tones of delight.
It is a noble thought," said the Cynic, with an obsequious sneer.
Motomoe sprang forward involuntarily, and the sneer was chased from his face by an expression of solicitude.
I WAS one of those poncy metropolitan liberals who Theresa May now sneers at.
He said: "Lots of people around the country suspect the country is run or politics is run by an out-of-touch metropolitan elite that doesn't understand anything about their lives, doesn't understand the pressure they're under, doesn't care about their concerns, and sneers at them.
I'M WITH YOUR NEIGHBOR, although without the sneers.
You know that lyric in 'We Can't Stop' where Miley Cyrus sneers, 'It's my mouth, I can say what I want to?
This is Mode, not Dog Fancy,'' sneers Wilhelmina's toadying assistant (Michael Urie).
Samuel Johnson's Insults: A Compendium of Snubs, Sneers, Slights and Effronteries from the Eighteenth-Century Master is highly entertaining and enthusiastically recommended reading.
And I suppose it is better to be on the receiving end of gentle sneers than outright hostility or violence that so many people of other nationalities endure.
Donald Rumsfeld, wearing his Alta-Cockers, sneers at every reporter's question, before spinning a globe to see where to invade next.
At first, the idea of Streisand embracing a pop warhorse too schmaltzy for even an American Idol wanna-be will draw sneers.