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Usage examples for jeer

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. But my jeer did not move him. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Why should we jeer at him because he has a great many uniforms, for instance? – Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. " 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
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