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It has never flown and critics have long derided it as the Senate Launch System, more jobs program than exploration vehicle.
That contention has been widely derided by energy experts and Democratic officeholders, and even gently rebuked by ERCOT chairman Bill Magness.
This they find too much trouble, and so deride the idea of being polite and call it deceitfulness.
Sensible people deride, and with reason, an absolute pyrrhonism, and even consider it impossible.
Others were derided by their contemporaries, as we deride the made-to-order coat of arms of some nineteenth century upstart.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
Yet these very men endeavour to deride, and affect to despise, those whom they call the godless.
We deride these tales, and yet think, that because we laugh at a hundred such we shall be pardoned for believing one.
He would deride Patty for sewing and baking, vowing that they had servants enough now to do the work twice over.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
To deride the demand for decency is to concede that anything but indecency is impracticable.
FROM THE EASY CHAIR, SERIES 2GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS
The Spaniards and Italians alone felt disconcerted, and soon began to deride a magnanimity which they could not appreciate.

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