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  • His self-aggrandizing vignette should have been titled Derision Points as he made such a mockery of the presidency.

    Jim Worth: George Bush's Memoir: An American Tragedy

  • Derision, which is so great a part of human comedy, has not spared the humours of children.

    The Children

  • Adams feared that after winning independence, Americans “will become a Spectacle of Contempt and Derision to the foolish and wicked, and of Grief and shame to the wise among Mankind, and all this in the Space of a few Years.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Derision of a traditionalist segment of the public for not immediately jumping into line with standard selectionist narratives (however far-fetched they may be), is not the answer here.

    British Rebels

  • Derision of a traditionalist segment of the public for not immediately jumping into line with standard selectionist narratives (however far-fetched they may be), is not the answer here.

    A New Book

  • "The Legions of the Nonplussed to whom I have borne witness over the years reside eternally in my mind like a Pantheon of Disapproval or a Jury of Derision"

    Bearing Witness: Hitting From Behind

  • "That is why the Legions of the Nonplussed to whom I have borne witness over the years reside eternally in my mind like a Pantheon of Disapproval or a Jury of Derision:"

    Bearing Witness: Hitting From Behind

  • Mr. Evra, the French captain, was one of the first players to bash the Great Horn of Derision, greviously complaining that his teammates were having trouble sleeping at night because of the vuvu.

    Now Appearing in South Africa: Les Mis

  • That is why the Legions of the Nonplussed to whom I have borne witness over the years reside eternally in my mind like a Pantheon of Disapproval or a Jury of Derision:

    Bearing Witness: Hitting From Behind

  • Derision and ridicule are so much easier than serious thought.

    What We Must Do to Fix the Economic Crisis

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