Example sentences for: derided

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

  • Today Greenberg is much derided for his dogmatic views and imperial pronouncements.

  • ) The only aspect of The Bone Collector that can't be derided is Washington.

  • The NYT notes that the $500-a-child tax credit that President Clinton fought so hard to get into the deal was the "crown jewel of the Republicans' 1994 Contract With America," and that in boasting yesterday about the bill's college subsidies, Republicans were referring to the same feature they "had derided a few months ago as a device for little more than tuition inflation."

  • In his 1755 Dictionary , Samuel Johnson derided the idea that a dictionary "can embalm his language, and secure it from corruption and decay, that it is in his power to change sublunary nature, and clear the world at once from folly, vanity, and affectation."

  • Warm praise was bestowed by the left-leaning Paris newspaper Libération on the often derided paintings by Sir Winston Churchill, of which the auction house Sotheby's staged an exhibition in London this week.


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