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 Meanings and Examples of SARDONIC
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sardonic
 a.  disdainful or ironically humorous; cynical; scornful and mocking
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  Scarlett had an uneasy feeling that this man who was not received was the only one present who knew what lay behind her wild gaiety and that it was affording him sardonic amusement.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  He gave her the box with a slightly sardonic smile and watched her while she put it on again and preened herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
3  She thought of Rhett, a flash of white teeth against swarthy skin, sardonic black eyes caressing her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
4  There was a sardonic grin on his face at the last words but it faded as Melanie turned up to him a face that blazed with gratitude.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
5  She picked up from him the gift of stinging words and sardonic phrases and learned to relish using them for the power they gave her over other people.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
6  And now he was back, insulting, sardonic, out of reach.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
7  He flung up a hand in mock horror and his black brows went up in the old sardonic crescents.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
8  The sergeant, taking note of this, gave pause to his elaborate history while he administered a sardonic comment.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
9  Leaning, silent, sardonic, against the door he was like a withered willow, bent over a stream, all its leaves shed, and in his eyes the whimsical flow of the waters.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 2
10  She watched us with a sardonic eye as we stepped from the brougham.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
11  He was proud, sardonic, harsh to inferiority of every description: in my secret soul I knew that his great kindness to me was balanced by unjust severity to many others.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
12  Sherlock Holmes sniffed sardonically.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
13  Holmes glanced at me and raised his eyebrows sardonically.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
14  "Let me know when you have settled which it is to be," he said, sardonically.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
15  He looked sardonically at Lucy, perched on her chair.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 8
Example Sentence:
1  The sardonic humor of nightclub comedians who satirize or ridicule patrons in the audience strikes some people as amusing and others as rude.
2  The sardonic smile which occasionally broke through his ascetic gloom boded little good for the object of our quest.