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The principles of liberty were the scoff of every grinning courtier, and the Anathema Maranatha of every fawning dean.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
There was nothing either false or forced about the little exclamation he made, half scoff, half laugh.
They laugh at our music, they scoff at our arts and twist them into obscene mockeries.
THE LINKALAN EDWARD NOURSE
I had almost said "fools who came to scoff remained to pray!"
MEXICOCHARLES REGINALD ENOCK
Hence it needs not surprise that they are not very devout worshippers; it is a great wonder they do not openly scoff.
Should a cowardly Yankee be allowed to defy them, and scoff at them, and call them "bull-dogs and blood-hounds," with impunity?
But when it came to her wild fury against the paper that had dared to scoff at the boy he paused.
Yours is a skeptic age, my dears, and you have learned to scoff at things you do not understand.
Then he slipped away "just to say good-bye to 'em," and even that hardened assembly of "canteen regulars" forbore to scoff.
SERVANTS OF THE GUNSJEFFERY E. JEFFERY
Thy home, it is reft from thee; thy reputation, it is a scoff; thine honour, it is a ghost that shall haunt thee!
LUCRETIA, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON

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