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  • noun Plural form of scoffing.

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Examples

  • A hard town for "scoffings," was what the hoboes called it at that time.

    Confession

  • "When the 'scoffings' were finally ready, I wasn't in what you might exactly call a mollyfying and tactful mood nor exuding genialness and enthusiasms anyways noticeable."

    Pardners

  • A hard town for "scoffings," was what the hoboes called it at that time.

    My Life in the Underworld - A Reminiscence and a Confession

  • A hard town for "scoffings," was what the hoboes called it at that time.

    Confession

  • A hard town for "scoffings," was what the hoboes called it at that time.

    Confession

  • I haven't had black hair since I was about 19, not true black, as certain ex-family members thought it looked terrible, so I'm both pleased at the new color and plagued by sudden remembrances of old scoffings at my hair.

    All Things Yesteryear

  • Johnson, of fat bishops and drowsy deans; and, in short, seemed to believe the illiberal and profane scoffings of professed satyrists, or vulgar railers.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • Not that I impute these profane scoffings unto the church itself, — which I shall never do until it be discovered that the rulers of it do give approbation to such abominations; but I would mind the man of his relation to that church, which, to my knowledge, teacheth better learning and manners.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • The animosity of his enemies was such that they followed his remains with scoffings and insults on its way to the grave.

    The Abolitionists Together With Personal Memories Of The Struggle For Human Rights

  • He believed that independence was the first duty of a literary man, and that true dignity consists in diligent labor rather than in indolent railing at fate and the scoffings of "uncomprehended" genius.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863

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