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 for Mockeries
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mockery \Mock"er*y\, n.; pl. Mockeries. [F. moquerie.]
     1. The act of mocking, deriding, and exposing to contempt, by
        mimicry, by insincere imitation, or by a false show of
        earnestness; a counterfeit appearance.
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              It is, as the air, invulnerable,
              And our vain blows malicious mockery. --Shak.
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              Grace at meals is now generally so performed as to
              look more like a mockery upon devotion than any
              solemn application of the mind to God. --Law.
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              And bear about the mockery of woe.    --Pope.
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     2. Insulting or contemptuous action or speech; contemptuous
        merriment; derision; ridicule.
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              The laughingstock of fortune's mockeries. --Spenser.
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     3. Subject of laughter, derision, or sport.
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              The cruel handling of the city whereof they made a
              mockery.                              --2 Macc.
                                                    viii. 17.
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