Usage examples for deride

  1. It is a significant fact, I think, that the three greatest biographers the world has known should have been Scotch; it has long been the fashion to laugh and to sneer at what is called Scotch dulness; yet what prodigies has not Scotch genius performed in every department of literature, and would not our literature be poor indeed to- day but for the contributions which have been made to it by the very people whom we affect to deride? – The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac by Eugene Field
  2. If nations reject and deride that moral law, there is a penalty which will inevitably follow. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  3. Napoleon affected to deride, but secretly estimated at its true importance, the danger of such associations, if permitted to take firm root among a people so numerous, so enthusiastic, and so gallant. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  4. Some men have been found to denounce and deride the modern system- what they call the capitalist system. – What Social Classes Owe to Each Other by William Graham Sumner
  5. The shame does not fall on me, replied Teleki, quietly and steadily, it rests rather in the fact that the country has not sufficient power to bring a rebel to justice; that in our fatherland there is a man who can openly defy the law and deride the decisions of the Prince. – The Golden Age in Transylvania by Mór Jókai
  6. But there was no one there to see or deride their grief. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  7. If Semianoff and Kalmakoff could, with Allied help and encouragement, openly deride the Omsk Government's orders, then it was clear to the uninitiated that the Allies were hostile to the supreme Russian authority. – With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia by John Ward
  8. What security has he that Betty may not write to him; that now that her terror and her grief are alike past, she may not deride as superstition the conduct dictated by that grief, and, like a child, ask to have back again her given and repented gift? – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  9. Egad, he might be as rich as Rigby were it not for those principles which he chooses to deride. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  10. Scene I survey But to deride, Idle display By the seaside. – Mr. Punch at the Seaside by Various
  11. There are certain actions, simple and common with some men, which others cannot understand, and deny as utter lies, or deride as acts of madness. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  12. We can picnic now in the ruins of our dungeon and deride our deliverer. – Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton
  13. But for himself Hamish avoided the Indian's eyes with their curious painted circles of black and white, as much as he might, for whenever their glances met, Willinawaugh's facial contortion to deride the " fonny" disposition he deemed a part of Hamish's supposed French nature so daunted the boy that he bent his head as well as his muscles to the work. – The Story of Old Fort Loudon by Charles Egbert Craddock
  14. They in turn sought him out to deride him, or to poke among his effects and to ask him why he never had any interesting books. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson