DERIDE in a Sentence

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 v.  ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
Classic Sentence:
1  He was afraid to make an open declaration of his concern, because he dreaded to place some unscrupulous confidant upon the high plane of the unconfessed from which elevation he could be derided.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
2  He felt that he and his companions were being taunted and derided from sincere convictions that they were poor and puny.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
3  Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In ARABY
4  The persons against whom these proclamations were directed at first derided them; but, when the time came for them to be obeyed, all obeyed them.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LVII.
5  As for Derick, he seemed quite confident that this would be the case, and occasionally with a deriding gesture shook his lamp-feeder at the other boats.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
6  No city has had that domination which sometimes derides those whom it subjugates.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI—TO SCOFF, TO REIGN
Example Sentence:
1  The critics deride his pretentious dialogue and refused to consider his play seriously.
2  He has curbed the religious police, who enforced Sunni supremacy and derided others as infidels.