Usage examples for deride

  1. Bitter rage and murderous fury possess me, but I am much too wise to show my tempers at the fair; so I hug my 'consolation prize', and get away as fast as possible with my treasure, and once safe from observation, box, deride trample upon it, and toss it into the garret as suitable prey for dust, cobwebs and mildew! – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  2. 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
  3. To continue any business relations with the Bank of the United States that may be avoided without a violation of the national faith after that institution has set at open defiance the conceded right of the Government to examine its affairs, after it has done all in its power to deride the public authority in other respects and to bring it into disrepute at home and abroad, after it has attempted to defeat the clearly expressed will of the people by turning against them the immense power intrusted to its hands and by involving a country otherwise peaceful, flourishing, and happy, in dissension, embarrassment, and distress, would make the nation itself a party to the degradation so sedulously prepared for its public agents and do much to destroy the confidence of man- kind in popular governments and to bring into contempt their authority and efficiency. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. We can picnic now in the ruins of our dungeon and deride our deliverer. – Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. He hated their laughter, which seemed to deride him. – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. He had occasion, there, to deride certain Jewish fellow members who, in his view, displayed an excessive eagerness in their loyalty to various movements. – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
  12. 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
  13. But, at last, he got more confidence, and then they all turned their tales, and began to deride poor Christian behind his back. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  14. And men my prophet wail deride – The Growth of Thought As Affecting the Progress of Society by William Withington
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Scene I survey But to deride Idle display By the seaside. – Mr. Punch at the Seaside by Various
  18. 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
  19. But there was no one there to see or deride their grief. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  20. 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