Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of scoff.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scoff.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Ruth Franklin scoffs that the novel's "utterly persuasive evocation of depravity" could be taken "as a sign of achievement."

    Furies

  • Ruth Franklin scoffs that the novel's "utterly persuasive evocation of depravity" could be taken "as a sign of achievement."

    Point of View in Fiction

  • Ruth Franklin scoffs that the novel's "utterly persuasive evocation of depravity" could be taken "as a sign of achievement."

    December 2009

  • You know u have gone over the top when Palin scoffs at u!

    Palin urges restraint at town hall meetings

  • Ruth Franklin scoffs that the novel's "utterly persuasive evocation of depravity" could be taken "as a sign of achievement."

    Translated Texts

  • They are presently joined by Hickscorner, who is drawn as a libertine returned from travel, and agreeably to his name scoffs at religion.

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 1

  • And before anyone scoffs, that is exactly what the bouncer thought.

    10/14/2007

  • Percy’s opening remarks, attributing the ballads to the minstrels, are as well known as the scoffs of the hard-hitting Joseph Ritson, who contemptuously dismissed Percy’s theories, [4] and refused to believe any ballad to be of earlier origin than the reign of Elizabeth.

    Ballads of Romance and Chivalry Popular Ballads of the Olden Times - First Series

  • The author scoffs at Jewish scholars as “curious wranglers, ingenious cabalists, fine splitters of hair, shrewd perverters of texts, sharp detectors of discrepancies, clever concocters of analogies.”

    Bloodlust

  • Because of our bent toward science and statistics, the Count generally scoffs at the idea of jinxes.

    The Great Derby Curse Strikes Once Again

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