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- v. Present participle of scoff.
- n. The act of one who scoffs; derision; mockery.
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- n. showing your contempt by derision
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Times reporter John Broder, writing from Jasper, Ind., does open by quoting a politician who cites scripture in scoffing at "climate change":
For this amateurish smacktalker to get mentioned as a potential replacement – without immediate scoffing from the White House – screams that things are going from incompetent to worse on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Thanks Carol for the info, we are not big movie goers but occassionally one we want to see is only on at the local art house as was 9/11 until last week ... audience was older (50-60-70) than I would hope to have seen and the comments were about divided afterwards in scoffing at it as an orchestrated sound bite political commercial or saying I told you so, now it all makes sense ....
I’ve experienced a few who literally find solace in scoffing and straight out ridiculing those who do try to speak the language well, which in some questionable way allows them greater comfort zone entrenchment unknowingly brought about by habit.
Hillary's accusations vis-à-vis Exelon have backfired so badly, two sitting Democratic senators, Barbara Boxer (CA), and Richard Durbin (IL), are both on record as "scoffing" at Hillary's accusations according to the Washington Post.
In an exclusive interview with Wolf Blitzer in "THE SITUATION ROOM," here's what she had to say, kind of scoffing at suggestions that a new hairstyle -- you'll note the new one's on the right, the old one's on the left -- was the reason why the officer failed to recognize her.
Even ordinary anacondas have been known on occasion to perform gut-busting feats such as scoffing entire jaguars, so the Titanoboa would presumably have been quite capable of polishing off much larger creatures when it felt seriously hungry.
This kind of scoffing at the sacred has been seen before in the world and this too shall pass.
"scoffing" when the USSC overturns the lower courts and allows the full AZ law to be implemented as written.
"scoffing" and I challenge you to identify scoffing quotes in the "article".
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