I concluded that he laughed in derision of my efforts, confident of his own resources.
The applause of the vulgar was mingled with the derision of the court party.
The name, as has often been the case with party designations, was at first given in derision, and by an enemy.
The crowd greeted their arrival with mockery and derision, and being treated as the envoys of heretics they escaped without having obtained a hearing.
(now married to Catherine, Charles VI.s daughter) as heir to the crown of France, to the detriment of the dauphin Charles, who was disavowed by his mother and called in derision the soi-disant dauphin of Viennois, When Henry V.
"Roundhead" appears to have been first used as a term of derision towards the end of 1641 when the debates in parlia ment on the Bishops Exclusion Bill were causing riots at Westminster.
QUAKERS, originally a cant name applied in derision to the members of the Society of Friends, but now used without any contemptuous significance.