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scoff at someone or something

to show ridicule or scorn for someone or something. The directors scoffed at her when she presented her plan. They scoffed at my new hat, not realizing how stylish it was.
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scoff

(skɔf)
1. tv. & in. to eat (something). (see also scarf.) She scoffed three hamburgers and a large order of fries.
2. n. food. This scoff is gross!
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Pre-match all the talk was about the absence of serial scoffer Luis Suarez.
For all that, he is neither a scoffer nor a pessimist.
The dean, while I was away in the war (I was away in the war for over two years, 1944-1946), got busy and formed the United State-Canadian Commission on Education, which, when I had first talked with him about it, he was quite a scoffer.
Dan Scoffer, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, VeriFone; Mr.
This being said, Michelin remains the most credible companion for the itinerant scoffer.
The village of Nemirov is visited by a skeptical Litvak, which means a scoffer or doubter possibly from Lithuania, one who disbelieves in miracles.
But even for the experienced foodie, or seasoned shawarma scoffer, there will be plenty to tickle the tastebuds.
Contemporary critics derided it as the "Empty State Building," just as today one scoffer has, in a nice double entendre, called the luxury-residential Burj a "monument to architectural vacancy.
Some time later, when a hot-air balloon soared over the English Channel, one scoffer asked, "What good is that?
Somewhat later in the story, when people grow rebellious during plague and famine (preliminary to their demand for Istra-Psyche's sacrifice) Orual criticizes her father's decision to order archers to shoot just one scoffer in a raging crowd at the palace gates; under such circumstances, she says, a king should "have killed either none of them, or nearly all" (36; Ch.
He then goes on to develop the foundation utilized throughout his discussion, identifying three elements that repeatedly surface throughout these titles: (1) a cautionary tale suggesting the occult practice is dangerous, or a straightforward moral caution regarding the occult; (2) a doubter or scoffer who must be convinced of the existence of the occult path within the narrative; and (3) a lecture by one of the characters that establishes the occult frame of reference, or rules of the game, for the story.
The history of controversy over Omar Khayyam's worldview shows how indifferently the parties of Sufi and of scoffer have invoked irony to explain away unfriendly evidence.
Responding to a morose unbeliever who in "Ni quiero oir de un Dios" rejects all signs of divinity in his life, the poet-listener addresses the artless scoffer by pointing to the vault of heaven and the panoramic view accessible to an eagle in flight.
One eyewitness described Jasper this way: "Jasper's sermons were a pentecost for the curious, a juicy apple for the hard-driven reporter, a festival for the scoffer, and a financial bonanza for the saints of the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church.
We know truth when we see it, let skeptic and scoffer say what they choose.