Example sentences for: deride

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  • Some critics continue to deride his mammoth tomes as hopelessly pedestrian, with "the formulaic plots and the formulaic prose and the formulaic leap to the top of the best-seller list" (the New York Times ). Most critics grudgingly praise Michener's prolificacy, breezy prose, and extensive research, while gleefully bashing the snobbery of his highbrow bashers.

  • If Time magazine were half the trend-spotter it thinks it is, that's the banner it would run to mark the triumph of Reaganism, transforming the United States into the kind of South American nation we used to deride.

  • They deride "machismo."

  • Participants have until Sunday to mock and deride the AFI's Greatest Legends List of movie stars by devising a TV Guide -style plot summary of a movie in which an unlikely yet equally ranked pair--for instance Kirk Douglas and Lillian Gish are both rated No.

  • 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).


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