Derision Sentence Examples
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.
Ingrid made a sound of derision.
His words would have met derision and large guffaws!
The name "Methodist" was given in derision to those Oxford students who in company with the Wesleys used to meet together for spiritual fellowship; and later on when John Wesley had organized his followers into "societies" the name was applied to them in the same spirit.
Whatever the reason, a journalist whose story turns out to be inaccurate, unfair or untrue will very justifiably earn public derision.
The Matrix Revolutions found itself on the wrong end of more critical derision than any decent film in quite some time.
At last, after years of completely undeserved derision, Godzilla can now be seen for the masterpiece it is.
She broke taboos, risking ostracism and derision in the process.
Four of the five vamps he'd chosen as bodyguards were exchanging looks of derision behind his back, and the vamp he tried to interrogate was openly ridiculing him.Advertisement
When, then, on the 10th of June 1810, the prince's body was conveyed to Stockholm, and Fersen, in his official capacity as Riksnzarskalk, received it at the barrier and led the funeral cortege into the city, his fine carriage and his splendid robes seemed to the people an open derision of the general grief.
Marcus Antonius, nicknamed Creticus in derision.
Do not bluster about dead theology or throw Calvin's name around in derision, just read the words themselves in the Bible.
There are notorious examples of public art, such as those entered for the Turner prize, which cause derision or outrage.
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But any attempt to make things erotic or exciting are impeded by Sharon's ridiculous performance which ultimately arouses nothing but derision.
The distinction was never a scientific one, even in the sense in which the word science can be used of the middle ages; it originated in social conceits and in the contempt for mechanical arts which came of the cultivation of "ideas" as opposed to converse with "matter," and which, in the dawn of modern methods, led to the derision of Boyle by Oxford humanists as one given up to "base and mechanical pursuits."
Yet they rejected with scorn and derision the pacific overtures of their political opponents, the Potoccy, the Radziwillowie, and the Braniscy, Prince Michal openly declaring that of two tyrannies he preferred the tyranny of the Muscovite to the 2 Michal Kazimierz Radziwill alone was worth thirty millions.
Some fighting Catholics haunted woods and hills under the name of tories, afterwards given in derision to a great party, and were hunted down with as little compunction as the wolves to which they were compared.
By no means should we make others the object of derision and scornful laughter.Advertisement
No doubt they will be met with stony silence or derision by sections of the left.
The Snuggie is yet another in a long, long series of trends that take off unexpectedly and are massively popular despite a flurry of derision.
The derision goes to Lucas' preference for effect over storytelling and character development.
Here was a spectacle to excite the derision or pity of the gods.
The fact that Franchise include people who have received refunds and been sent a season ticket was the subject of much derision.Advertisement
The hapless EU minister Denis MacShane will demand the European Army intervene, to universal derision.
The party's attempts to carve out distinctive policy positions on public services have met with widespread derision.
On the 15th of June 1.566 the unfortunate youth, bruised and bleeding from shocking ill-treatment, was placed upon a wretched hack, with a crown of straw on his head, and led in derision through the streets of Stockholm.
Owing to his father's profession he was called in derision "the doctor," and George Canning, who wrote satirical verses at his expense, referred to him on one occasion as "happy Britain's guardian gander."
To even suggest they was ever a Canadian horror movie industry of any note is sure to bring snorts of derision from some corners.
The crowd greeted their arrival with mockery and derision, and being treated as the envoys of heretics they escaped without having obtained a hearing.
The name, as has often been the case with party designations, was at first given in derision, and by an enemy.
But instead of attracting derision, this became Stellastarr* 's attraction.
The comments I made in Troon did receive some derision.
An amalgam of mysticism, psychotherapy and pure science fiction, the content invited the derision which was inevitably forthcoming.
In England's Confusion, published on the 30th of May 1659, in the True and Full Narrative, and in The Brief Necessary Vindication, he gave long accounts of the attempt to enter the house and of his ejection, while in the Curtaine Drawne he held up the claims of the Rump to derision.
Under their influence a new National Assembly met at Troezene in March 1827 and elected as president Count Capo d'Istria, formerly Russian minister for foreign affairs; at the same time a new constitution was promulgated which, when the very life of the insurrection seemed on the point of flickering out, set forth the full ideal of Pan-Hellenic dreams. Anarchy followed; war of Rumeliotes against Moreotes, of chief against chief; rival factions bombarded each other from the two forts at Nauplia over the stricken town, and in derision of the impotent government.
His popular name of Der Gutige (the good sort of man) expressed as much derision as affection.
Derision greeted a silent seduction scene, with sucking noises from the gallery whenever Novello kissed leading lady Francis Doble.
Became a bit of a carpet salesman, myself... " This brought hoots of derision from some of his listeners.