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Steno was accused before the Quarantia and let off with a punishment which the Doge regarded as derisory.
"Come and shew yer ticket o' leave," urged Culling with derisory finger outstretched to indicate the forces of law and order.
THE SIXTH SENSESTEPHEN MCKENNA
The term astrology had none of the unfortunate or derisory signification that it has at the present time.
THE POPES AND SCIENCEJAMES J. WALSH
The slightest glance of amused and derisory intelligence passed between them as the Complete Sportsman plunged into the game.
Emitting a long streamer of smoke, he summed up the whole thing in a nutshell with a derisory—Pouf!
VILLA ELSASTUART HENRY
There are no longer insinuating and derisory shakings of the head in the presence of his works.
PUVIS DE CHAVANNESFRANCOIS CRASTRE
He tried to sell it, and the offers he received were quite derisory.
"I'm afraid I used a few of them roughly," he said with look derisory.
HALF A CHANCEFREDERIC S. ISHAM
It is a contemptible and derisory gift for luck, like vituperative outcries.
FOLKWAYSWILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER
She gave him a derisory little nod—and in a minute was well up the lawn, towards the castle.

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