Example sentences for: derides

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

  • On Face the Nation , Gary Bauer derides George W. Bush for "trying to get the Democratic nomination" by attacking "good Republican conservatives" on Capitol Hill.

  • Time derides John Gray, the author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus , as an egomaniacal huckster who's making millions selling banalities to vulnerable couples.

  • In the other camp is John Anderson of Newsday , who derides Branagh's "antic energy," and New York 's Denby, who calls the film "overscaled, huge, and hideously exposed."

  • "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.


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