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 Meanings and Examples of SNEER
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sneer
 v.  show contempt by turning up the nose, or by a particular facial expression; speak derisively; show mirth awkwardly
Classic Sentence: (47 in 4 pages)
1  Why she did not know, yet somehow she felt that a sneer had been aimed at her father; therefore at herself.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
2  A faint smile like a sneer came on the man's face.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
3  'Toor rul lol loo, gammon and spinnage, the frog he wouldn't, and high cockolorum,' said the Dodger: with a slight sneer on his intellectual countenance.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
4  "Yes, perhaps that was where the reason lay," he returned, with almost a sneer.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 11 The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman
5  He never spoke of the softer passions, save with a gibe and a sneer.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
6  Our visitor had recovered something of his assurance while Holmes had been talking, and he rose from his chair now with a cold sneer upon his pale face.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
7  Something like a sneer quivered over the gaunt features of the old professor.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
8  Then, I fear, we will become like the Yankees, at whose money-making activities, acquisitiveness and commercialism we now sneer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
9  And there was the old portrait of Grandma Robillard, with bosoms half bared, hair piled high and nostrils cut so deeply as to give her face a perpetual well-bred sneer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
10  Even through her fear and bewilderment, his sneer stung.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
11  Trenor caught her up with a sneer.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
12  As they started, the dog yelped, and leaped at the horses' heads, till Kennicott took him into the buggy, where he nuzzled Carol's knees and leaned out to sneer at farm mongrels.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
13  When he was too expressive, too much like a Russian dancer, in saluting Deacon Pierson, Carol had the ecstasy of pain in seeing the deacon's sneer.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
14  However, that was my fault, for he was one of those who used to sneer most bitterly at Gatsby on the courage of Gatsby's liquor and I should have known better than to call him.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
15  We became particularly hot upon some boorish sneer of Drummle's, to the effect that we were too free with our money.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
Example Sentence:
1  Don't sneer at religion of anyone; instead, respect choice of anyone.
2  Henever spoke of the softer passions with a gibe and a sneer.
3  There is too great a readiness to sneer at anything the Opposition does.
4  Peter Pan sneered at Captain Hook and his scurvy crew.
5  The supercilious headwaiter sneered at customers whom he thought did not fit in at a restaurant catering to an ultrafashionable crowd.
6  He sneered at people who liked pop music.
7  In the first two films, Katniss was a pawn of Panem's dastardly, white-bearded President Snow (Donald Sutherland, forever sneering).