Example sentences for: deride

How can you use “deride” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Didn't we used to deride the Soviet Union for putting those who expressed unpopular (albeit despicable) views in mental institutions?

  • They deride these as "political decisions" and mock NATO for refusing to bomb Milosevic's palace because it contains cultural treasures, including a Rembrandt.

  • Hawks deride Clinton for having let squeamish NATO partners such as Italy and Germany curtail the early stages of the war.

  • The complex and fluid developments in the European Community, between English and eight other languages, have been labeled in at least four ingeniously pejorative ways, as Eurolish, Eurospeak, Desperanto, and Minglish (the first two also used to denote and deride Common Market bureaucratese, the third to catch the confusion that can arise among simultaneous translators).

  • Sounds like the usual liberal tactic of attempting (desperately) to deride what you can't really disprove.


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