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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv jeeringly in a disrespectful jeering manner
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In literature:

When Goemon begged mercy, that he go to Tamiya, the wretched fellow jeered.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Yet if one fails to attend there will be but jeers and taunts of cowardice.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
So when he got down again to his brothers, they began to jeer and laugh at him.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
The troopers began to jeer and laugh, but Philip held up his hand for silence.
"Saint Bartholomew's Eve" by G. A. Henty
Across the reservation lines did many a jeering chief hurl taunt and challenge at the baffled soldiery.
"Under Fire" by Charles King
The ruffians soon began to jeer at him, and asked if he had any messages for his friends.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
They were inclined to jeer at Ivan, but something upon the face of the giant made them afraid.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
On the contrary, he jeered at the men.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
Joe kept on turning until she was again facing the jeering lumbermen.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods" by Jessie Graham Flower
Then they all jeered.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
They know all about post-offices in Thrums now, and even jeer at the telegraph-boy's uniform.
"Auld Licht Idylls" by J. M. Barrie
I set down to envy or ignorance the jeers of the village youths who encountered me on my way home.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
He amused himself by jeering at her until she turned her back on him and went inside the woodshed.
"The Tale of Miss Kitty Cat" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Then it came, in the jeering laughter of the antagonistic Dalis.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
He has a way of jeering which he thinks will carry everything before it.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
It grew every moment, became a mob, shoving and surging, shouting and jeering.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
Then they jeered at him.
"A Secret of the Lebombo" by Bertram Mitford
The effect upon the dark, jeering crowd was electric.
"Harley Greenoak's Charge" by Bertram Mitford
The rioters jeered the deputies and cheered their friends among the police.
"Harper's Round Table, August 6, 1895" by Various
But he would only smile at her that faintly jeering smile, which she felt in the marrow of her small bones meant mischief.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives

In poetry:

If one must bitter weep--
No man will see his tears,
If sadly bowed his head--
None save the partridge jeers.
"The Song Of The Spensthrift" by Ivan Nikitin
Though reckless Lydia bid thee fly,
And Telephus o'ertaking jeer,
Nay, sit and strongly occupy
The lower gear.
"Carmen Circulare" by Rudyard Kipling
'O Nelly Gray! O Nelly Gray!
For all your jeering speeches,
At duty's call I left my legs
In Badajos's breaches.'
"Faithless Nelly Gray" by Thomas Hood
The boys who stood and jeered me
May live to three-score-ten,
While I'm cut down at morning
Among the fighting men.
"The New Recruit" by Katharine Tynan
My father says I 'm in a pet, my mither jeers at me,
And bans me for a dautit wean, in dorts for aye to be;
But little weet they o' the cause that drumles sae my e'e,
Oh! they hae nae winsome love like mine, in the wars o' Germanie.
"Wae Be To The Orders" by William Motherwell
I would be free! I will be free!
Free, though the world laugh at me!
I smile at its jeers and spurn its control,
And ne'er to its fetters shall bend my soul;
Let those who have need of a master wear them,
But never can my spirit bear them.
"I Would Be Free" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell

In news:

I understand why the father of a soldier killed in Iraq sued Westboro Baptist after members jeered at his son's funeral.
The Spanish king's son-in-law was jeered by hundreds of protesters, who pelted his car with eggs as he arrived at a court Saturday to answer questions about suspected fraudulent deals.
Nearly three years ago, when the first iPad was announced, many jeered.
Times' Halloween postponement jeer unjustified .
Industry gurus jeer home tech that never quite made it.
Members of Scotland's traveling Tartan Army, left, jeered at a Belgian fan in Brussels in October before a World Cup qualifier.
Paul Menard has heard all the jealous jeering throughout his unremarkable racing career.
Cheers and jeers Nov 25, 2012.
Cheers and jeers Nov 18, 2012.
Shock and sadness, cheers and jeers as the court rules.
Cheers, Jeers Outside Court After Health Care News.
National Broadband Initiative Draws Cheers and Jeers .
Obama's new stance draws cheers and jeers .
This week's "jeer" subjects include "the Romney boys," the Star -Telegram, speeding test drives and a tree company.
Justin Bieber faced a hostile homecoming during his halftime performance at Canada's football Grey Cup, facing boos and jeers.