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His tea-pot and cream-jug were Queen Anne silver, heirlooms at which he mocked.

It mocked and jeered at them with sparkling waves of warmth.

"The Souls" were envied, mocked at, caricatured, by those who were not of them.

Or has some demon, as we read of in old tales, mocked me in a magic mirror?

"Yes, yes," he mocked her, and his mockery was the most terrible thing of all.

He mocked her silvery treble in his lusty baritone and roared with laughter.

They mocked me with a reminder that Giovanni d'Anguissola had been my firmest friend.

The night was so very calm, it mocked the storm raging in his soul.

"Some day I'll tell you what I mean," she mocked from the dark doorway.

Some mocked him, asking where he had seen God, and what form He bore.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to deceive;" mid-15c. "make fun of," from Old French mocquer "deride, jeer," of unknown origin, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *muccare "to blow the nose" (as a derisive gesture), from Latin mucus; or possibly from Middle Dutch mocken "to mumble" or Middle Low German mucken "grumble." Or perhaps simply imitative of such speech. Related: Mocked; mocking; mockingly. Replaced Old English bysmerian. Sense of "imitating," as in mockingbird and mock turtle (1763), is from notion of derisive imitation.

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