Jeers

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Jeers (Naut) See 1st Jeer.
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Usage

In literature:

I followed the procession and wept aloud as I saw little children of my own race follow the unfortunate man and taunt him with jeers.
"The Red Record" by Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Men were jeering at them; boys hurling abusive epithets.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
So now the men ease their feelings by jeering at each other.
"Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900)" by A. G. Hales
We hoped he would make a mistake and were ready to jeer and laugh at him.
"Combed Out" by Fritz August Voigt
For my pains I had a brutal laugh in payment; a laugh that, starting with the colonel, went the rounds in jeering grins of incredulity.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
There was a jeer from the other lads, and even the proud Stanley deigned to smile.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
He has not, like some of his contemporaries, "jeered at the bald head," and not danced the Cordax.
"History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
They jeered at him and pelted him with pebbles.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
In a little while the roar of the river smote her ears and it seemed at once to call to her and jeer at her.
"The Short Cut" by Jackson Gregory
Polly had written on Joanna Crawfurd's marriage a jeering, jibing letter.
"Girlhood and Womanhood" by Sarah Tytler
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In poetry:

They jostled Him and not a one
Made pause to jeer or greet...
Except a ragged beggar-man
Who knelt down at His feet.
"Easter Day " by Edith Mirick
But Judah, faithless still,
Denies the hand divine;
And, mocking, jeers the saints of Christ
As full of new made wine.
"Above the Starry Spheres" by Augusta Treverorum
But lips that dare be so profane
To mock, and jeer, and scoff
At holy things, or holy men,
The Lord shall cut them off.
"Against Scoffing and Calling Names" by Isaac Watts
And others tell, as how he strove
To win the noble fair.
Who, scornful, jeer'd his simple love.
And left him to despair.
"Will, The Maniac" by Washington Allston
Now if success shall crown him,
Oh, how the world will cheer.
Now if misfortune shall down him,
Oh, how the scoffer will jeer.
"Into The World" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The merry World did on a day
With his train-bands and mates agree
To meet together where I lay,
And all in sport to jeer at me.
"The Quip" by George Herbert

In news:

Plenty to jeer , but Sens do little to oppose Bush on Iraq.
Yanks' Swisher says jeering 'hurts'.
Refs have feelings, and middle fingers too Swiss referee Massimo Busacca, who officiated the 2009 UEFA Champions League final, was banned for three games for flipping the bird at Young Boys fans who jeered him.
Jeers to the Cumberland County Fair.
The Aug 4 "Cheers and Jeers" editorial dramatically missed the mark regarding the financial woes of the Postal Service.
Just when the Ala Wai Canal stopped being the butt of sewage jokes around town and was winning back its longtime loyal users, a serpent reared its ugly head and brought with it sneers and jeers.
Mitt Romney's trip to the London Olympics was met by jeers from the British public and media after a series of missteps.
Jeers to Mr Howard for proposing eliminating yet another program without clear knowledge of exactly what this program is about.
Tears and Jeers for Katie's Farewell.
When Bill Clinton's nominating speech at the 1988 Democratic National Convention got jeers instead of cheers, he went on Johnny Carson's show to redeem himself by playing his saxophone.
Cheers and jeers greeted 48 Ku Klux Klan members who rode into Nahunta today for a rally focusing mostly on undocumented immigrants.
Greeks whistle and jeer Merkel at Euro 2012 match, but German chancellor has last laugh .
Let 's hear three jeers for the no-godniks.
Keep jeering me, Liverpool 's Suarez tells opposing fans.
I was surprised to see that The Plain Dealer gave jeers to Sen Rob Portman for voting against the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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