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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fleer.

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Examples

  • Trailing the group of half-time fleers will be the half-time performer herself, Madonna.

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  • The slaughter had been the greater, as the deep and rapid river Awe is disgorged from the lake just in the rear of the fugitives, and encircles the base of the tremendous mountain; so that the retreat of the unfortunate fleers was intercepted on all sides by the inaccessible character of the country, which had seemed to promise them defence and protection.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • Owen uses such verbal near-misses to magnificent effect brothers/withers, fleers/flowers, groined/moaned, to create an eerie effect of dissonance.

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  • Ay, said I, no matter for your fleers, Mrs. Jewkes; though I can have neither justice nor mercy here, and cannot be heard in my defence, yet a time will come, may be, when I shall be heard, and when your own guilt will strike you dumb. —

    Pamela

  • Yet I wish this Mr. Williams had not been there now, when they are all there; because of their fleers at him and me.

    Pamela

  • None of your fleers and your jeers, Sir, cried John.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But Card is a product of my time, and his hatred of people like me fleers off the page.

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  • And mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns,

    Othello, the Moore of Venice

  • Being one day in liquor, and provoked by the fleers and taunts of the man who had set up against me, I struck him at his own door; upon which I was carried before the justice, who treated me with such insolence, that I became desperate, and not only abused him in the execution of his office, but also made an attempt to lay violent hands upon his person.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

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