mockery


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No, the idea of mockery was far from me; I only meant to praise you.
Had I bedizened my aged and broken frame with scarlet and embroidery--had I forced my withered lips to smile at my dead heart--that might have been mockery, or madness.
But she divined the mockery in Wolf Larsen's words, and again favoured me with a sympathetic glance.
The cold stars shone in mockery, and the bare trees waved their branches above me; now and then the sweet voice of a bird burst forth amidst the universal stillness.
The labours I endured were no longer to be alleviated by the bright sun or gentle breezes of spring; all joy was but a mockery which insulted my desolate state and made me feel more painfully that I was not made for the enjoyment of pleasure.
No mockery at all," I answer: "Madam, a person said to be your husband (identity is difficult of proof after the lapse of many years) is in prison, his life in peril--the charge against him, murder.
The hair, stirred by the damp breeze, played in a kind of mockery of death--such a mockery as the dead man himself would have delighted in when alive--about its head, and its dress fluttered idly in the night wind.
The little wretches denied it with all the added volume of their sociability and their tenderness, in just the crystal depths of which-- like the flash of a fish in a stream--the mockery of their advantage peeped up.
The first time a Chief Minister has helped a convict which is not only shameful for a Chief Minister but also a mockery of the democracy.
net Star Online Report Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) President Col (Retd) Oli Ahmed today said that the corruption case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is nothing but a mockery.
Tiv socio-cultural group, called 'Mdzough u Tiv,' has described the alleged killings of 73 cows by purported Tiv militias in Nasarawa state as a mockery of the people of Benue.
The word consultation is a mockery; arm's-length organisations are a mockery - example, Arch.