In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The tone is gently mocking, but broadly sympathetic.
- Billy the Greek bustled me indoors as Lynne looked confused before our hoots of laughter became too mocking.
- Her tone was mocking, but I knew she would obey.
- The ruthless scientist changed from mocking to sad.
- Even the more sentimental variations seem mocking.
- Had his life ended when he was 60 years of age, his obituaries would have been both short and mocking.
- He said all this politely, but there was something unfeeling and mocking in his tone.
- Shrill and mocking, the noise spurted from thousands of pursed lips.
- Elizabeth curtseyed very prettily, though her eyes were slightly mocking.
- In the mining district, religious zeal was often counterbalanced by a skeptical, almost mocking, attitude.
- Building on the idea of dramatic irony, the Romans concluded that language often carries a double message, a second often mocking or sardonic meaning running contrary to the first.
- His research is thorough, and his tone is fond, occasionally mocking.
- The slow drawl was meant to be mocking.
- An attitude that started out as solicitous and respectful becomes condescending and mocking.
- It is not so fatuous that it becomes mocking, but the humor in the situation is evident.
- He had always kidded her about her faith, but lately his tone had been more derisive, mocking.
- But overall, this movie was disgusting, mocking, and disappointing.
- It was bitter and mocking and the little engraving was no work of art… but I spent at least fifteen minutes laughing and weeping.
- Difficult mountains can seem hostile, haughty and mocking, wanting very much to lure in climbers, to tempt them to painful deaths on jagged rock.
- Why is her voice suddenly so deep, cracked and mocking?
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