jeering

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj jeering abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule "derisive laughter","a jeering crowd","her mocking smile","taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"
    • n jeering showing your contempt by derision
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Jeering Mocking; scoffing.
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Usage

In literature:

As he continued to brag, the prisoners laughed and jeered, calling him Monkey.
"On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell
I am going to sit down on the grass and jeer at you for a change.
"The Fortunes of the Farrells" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The people jeered at him, laughing at his tattered and forlorn appearance.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
What cared Christ for the jeers of the crowd?
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
For Mr. Crow and his friends began to jeer at him.
"The Tale of Jasper Jay" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Jeers began to go up from the throng.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Garrison drew his arguments from the Bible and the Declaration of Independence, only to be jeered as a wild enthusiast.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
From all sides, in eagerness to see, the people of Troy run streaming in, and vie in jeers at their prisoner.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
The cripple would jeer at him if the night wind had carried the words to his ear.
"Americans All" by Various
All of which made Archie B. vain, for the crowd now cheered him as they had jeered before.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
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In poetry:

Not with the triumph that looks back to jeer
At the poor herd that call their misery bliss;
But as a mortal speaks when God is near,
I drop you down my answer; it is this: —
"A Loyal Woman's No" by Lucy Larcom
But when she scorns and jeers the noble strife,
And turns them from the higher, better life,
And leads them downward with her own fair hand,
Oh! can we wonder that they do not stand?
""Where Is Thy Brother?"" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Can I forget thee? Childhood's happy hours
Would like some flitting phantom mock and jeer;
Life's sunny hours, would quickly lose their charm,
If Lethe's slumbrous waves but touched me there.
"On Parting With A Friend" by Mary Weston Fordham
I look along the columned years,
And see Life's riven fane,
Just where it fell, amid the jeers
Of scornful lips, whose mocking sneers,
For ever hiss within mine ears
To break the sleep of pain.
"Infelix" by Adah Isaacs Menken
So shall your words be breathed,
Where'er man's brow is wreathed
With the sharp chaplet that for Him was twined,
Who lived mid taunts and sneers,
Who died mid scoffs and jeers,
From sin and slavery to redeem mankind.
"To Abolitionists" by John Pierpont
I felt the muzzle cold
Against my brow. He jeered; I saw him frown;
Then red with death the black world flung me down;
Away from me it fell, and roared, and crashed.
And all through those two hundred years I flashed:
And I am here
"Each Man Is Each" by E J Rupert Atkinson

In news:

Cheers & Jeers: NASA outreach.
Tears and Jeers for Katie's Farewell .
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins went for Ginn instead of Quinn, and fans at the team's draft party jeered new coach Cam Cameron for the decision.
Let's hear three jeers for the no-godniks.
Cheers and Jeers for Sept 15.
Guards jeer from watch towers.
However, the sight of supporters of the Shia militia Mahdi Army jeering from the roadside that the departing British troops had been defeated, suggested that southern Iraq has not been transformed into a civic society.
Cheers and Jeers for Sunday, Dec 9.
CHEERS AND JEERS — For Dec 8-9.
CHEERS & JEERS : editorial.
Cheers & Jeers , December 2, 2012.
JEERS to the jerk who shot a bald eagle in nearby Franklin County.
The News-Item's cheers and jeers from the past week of news.
Cheers & Jeers : Nov 24, 2012.
Jeers don't rattle Notre Dame's Rees.
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