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 Meanings and Examples of RIDICULE
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 n.  words or actions intended to evoke contemptuous laughter; make fun of
Classic Sentence: (149 in 10 pages)
1  'Will go on turning everything into ridicule,' broke in Pavel Petrovitch.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
2  Prince Andrew gaily bore with his father's ridicule of the new men, and drew him on and listened to him with evident pleasure.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXVII
3  It would be particularly pleasant to him to dishonor my name and ridicule me, just because I have exerted myself on his behalf, befriended him, and helped him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IV
4  It seemed that in this company the insignificance of those people was so definitely accepted that the only possible attitude toward them was one of good humored ridicule.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XVIII
5  Bezukhov est ridicule, but he is so kind and good-natured.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVII
6  In spite of his absent-mindedness and good nature, Pierre's personality immediately checked any attempt to ridicule him to his face.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVII
7  Anticipation that the failure of the Petersburg Berezina plan would be attributed to Kutuzov led to dissatisfaction, contempt, and ridicule, more and more strongly expressed.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER X
8  The ridicule and contempt were of course expressed in a respectful form, making it impossible for him to ask wherein he was to blame.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER X
9  On the other hand, a penalty which, in our days, would infer a degree of mocking infamy and ridicule, might then be invested with almost as stern a dignity as the punishment of death itself.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
10  Scorn, bitterness, unprovoked malignity, gratuitous desire of ill, ridicule of whatever was good and holy, all awoke to tempt, even while they frightened him.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
11  Such conduct made them of course most exceedingly laughed at; but ridicule could not shame, and seemed hardly to provoke them.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
12  Everyone had something to say in censure or ridicule of the luckless Madame Maltishtcheva, and the conversation crackled merrily, like a burning faggot-stack.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 6
13  And he himself felt not only in the highest degree ridicule, but also utterly guilty and disgraced.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 15
14  The dinner was first rate, and the boat race, and it was all pleasant enough, but in Moscow they can never do anything without something ridicule.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 24
15  Her aunt's words had told her nothing new; but they had revived the vision of Bertha Dorset, smiling, flattered, victorious, holding her up to ridicule by insinuations intelligible to every member of their little group.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
Example Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  A faintly comic figure, he fears ridicule above all else.
2  They seem to draw down ridicule on us.
3  The fear of ridicule is a very effective sanction.
4  She was treated with scorn and ridicule by her colleagues when she applied for the job.
5  The prime minister was becoming an object of ridicule.
6  She is an object of ridicule in the tabloid newspapers.
7  The gutter press has held the royals up to ridicule.
8  They seek to draw down ridicule on me.
9  I know that ridicule may be a shield, but it is not a weapon.
10  The sardonic humor of nightclub comedians who satirize or ridicule patrons in the audience strikes some people as amusing and others as rude.
11  Ben Rogers hove in sight presently -- the very boy, of all boys, whose ridicule he had been dreading.
12  Marilyn Monroe: Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
13  These ridiculous rules and regulations should have been done away with years ago.
14  They ate and drank a ridiculous amount.
15  There is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.