Usage examples for jeer

  1. " You laugh and jeer at our boat when it goes down, but I'll bet you would be the first to kick up a row if we ever make any bumps again, though you don't care whether we go to the bottom of the river and stop there," I answered. – Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate by Charles Turley
  2. He had been active in Christian work, and had borne many a scoff and jeer from his companions when at Oxford for being " pious," as they termed it. – Probable Sons by Amy LeFeuvre
  3. Would'st have the whole town look upon my tears and jeer, 'cry baby'? – Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  4. After arriving at his home, he showed his wife the hair, and told her all that had happened to him, but she began to jeer and laugh at him. – Folk Tales Every Child Should Know by Various
  5. But my jeer did not move him. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  6. I tried to make conversation to while the time away; not an easy task with a morose, enamoured Dutchman constantly looking from one door to another and answering one's advances either with a jeer or a grunt. – 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad
  7. Again I refused it and he laughed as he pushed me from him and there was still more of the jeer in the laugh though the passion in his eyes was devouring and glad. – The Heart's Kingdom by Maria Thompson Daviess
  8. Poor Robin thinking him too fine to fight, would venture to put a jeer upon him, and calling him, asked if he wanted any work? –  by
  9. I'll come and jeer at you through the bars. – My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  10. All mine- he done gin it to me, an' I'se gwine to buy a gown, an' a han'kercher, an' some shoes, an' some candy, an' some- the rest of her intended purchases were cut short by a jerk of the plank, which sent her sprawling on her hands and knees, with a jeer from Ted sounding in her ears. – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  11. Tessa continued to dance and jeer till suddenly, finding that she was making no headway, a demon of temper entered into her. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  12. Man's voice is breathing vulgar taunt and jeer: " He saved others; himself he cannot save." – The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  13. As the baby grew up to boyhood, he was so petted and spoilt and clad in such finery that the village children would call him " Your Lordship," and jeer at him; and older people regarded Raicharan as unaccountably crazy about the child. – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  14. Osbert, she murmured faintly, don't jeer at me! –  by
  15. Now that I am so broken, so laden with misery, it sounds about me as one jeer of mockery. – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  16. They jeer at him, they strike him; and when he answers not, they call to the slaves to torture him. – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  17. Marjolin quite perspired with terror, and anxiously asked for further particulars; but the girl would then begin to jeer at him, and end by calling him a big donkey. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  18. The hall looked sombre and dreary, the wax tapers flickered feebly in their sockets, whilst strange shadows seemed to jeer at him from the dark corners around. – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  19. I ran away from home- from that," he said, grimly, " that was my home- and kept away, working honestly for a couple of years, when some of the old lot came across me to jeer me, laugh at me, and end by proposing that I should rob my employer and run off with them. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  20. Why should we jeer at him because he has a great many uniforms, for instance? – Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton