Example sentences for: derision

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

  • Since the book came out this week, the press has greeted Hersh's examination of JFK's sexual excess, his various connections to the mob, and other sometimes hyperbolic charges with exaggerated derision.

  • I also heard there was a lot of derision at the Boston screening.

  • Or the voice suddenly shifting from silky to raspy when derision erupts from his muddled emotions?

  • I incurred the derision of my colleagues by using the microwave in the communal kitchen area to nuke a Salisbury steak that made the entire floor stink like a middle-school cafeteria.

  • In most households, the suggestion that members of Congress are "blue-collar people" fighting to "survive" in "the jaws of death" is more likely to elicit contempt and derision than sympathy.

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