Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To mock repeatedly; flout.
- To cause to appear mock or unreal; excel or surpass, as the genuine surpasses the counterfeit.
- v. archaic To ridicule or mock.
- v. transitive To mock repeatedly; flout.
- v. transitive To cause to appear as if mock or unreal; excel or surpass, as the genuine surpasses the counterfeit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To mock; to ridicule.
- v. treat with contempt
- From be- + mock. (Wiktionary)
“I began to understand what an annoyance it must be to have a bough up there that you couldn't flick at with your stick as you passed by, and that even when weighed down by its summer greenery would bemock you if you made a casual clutch at its foliage, and laugh at you in its leaves.”
“The Suitors bemock the prophet, who leaves the company with another fateful vision:”
“His sides bemock the bending charms of waving Tamarisk, [FN#438] *”
“In the void imbroglios of Chaos only, and realms of Bedlam, does some shadow of it hover, to bewilder and bemock the poor inhabitants _there.”
“Bedlam, does some shadow of it hover, to bewilder and bemock the poor inhabitants _there_.”
“But he lay still, and the King's Son answered the Lady and said: "I know not what is in thine heart concerning this runagate, that thou shouldst bemock me with his valiancy, whereof thou knowest nought.”
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