Example sentences for: derides

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

  • He derides the BBC and respectable newspapers as "unpopular" media subsidized by a condescending, out-of-touch gentry.

  • "What's most troubling about this witless mishmash of whiny, infantile philosophizing and bone-crunching violence is the increasing realization that it actually thinks it's saying something of significance" (Kenneth Turan, the Los Angeles Times ). Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times derides it as a "frankly and cheerfully fascist big-star movie," labels the violence "macho porn," and frets that though "sensible people know that if you hit someone with an ungloved hand hard enough, you're going to end up with broken bones, the guys in Fight Club have fists of steel, and hammer one another while the sound effects guys beat the hell out of Naugahyde sofas with Ping-Pong paddles."

  • An article derides the lack of "authentic" pop-music acts.

  • In Newsweek , Dan Quayle derides Al Gore's recent praise for Ellen : "By paying homage both to Hollywood and to the gay lobby, Al Gore has beaten his rivals to the cash machine."

  • Also on the theme of lefty hypocrisy, a piece derides the "steep decline of liberal moralism."


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