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Mockery

Abas
changed into lizard for mocking Demeter. [Rom. Myth: Metamorphoses, Zimmerman, 1]
Beckmesser
pompous object of practical jokes. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Meistersinger, Westerman, 226–227]
crown of thorns
Christ thus ridiculed as king of Jews. [N.T.: Matthew 27:29; Mark 15:17; John 19:2–5]
Ecce Homo
Pilate’s presentation of Jesus to Jews. [N.T.: John 19:5]
I.N.R.I.
(‘Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum’ = Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews) inscription fastened upon Christ’s cross as a mockery. [Christianity: Brewer Note-Book, 450]
Momus
god of blame and ridicule. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 31]
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Hartson accused the referee of making a mockery of the injury-time rule and felt the Dutch official was weak not to at least stamp his authority on the Boavista players early.
Then again the whole world seems to regard the Welsh Rugby Union and Welsh rugby as a mockery, so what hope is there in asking them to see sense now.
fear of rejection) he decides to make a mockery of it.
Brian Caton, general secretary of the Prison Officers' Association, said the ruling 'made a mockery of justice'.
Instead of making a mockery of the current bankruptcy process, it would make more sense to raise the level of debt required for bankruptcy from #750 to say #3,000 and to keep the constraints in place.
These new rules make a mockery of Title XI by exempting transactions under $100,000 from the Title XI requirement that a state licensed or state certified appraiser must be used in all federally related transactions.
To design and implement training systems that support major changes in organizational culture, the senior executives developed three broad considerations: buying versus collaboratively developing training, outside versus inside trainers, and mimicry versus mockery.
Interservice rivalries, conflicting civilian and military purposes, and ugly little human jealousies make a mockery of sincere efforts to get things done.
It's a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham.
One viewer, Francois Deysel said: "Please can someone ask the interpreter to step down from stage, it is embarrassing and making a mockery of our profession.
New Delhi, Sept 24 ( ANI ): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has charged the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) with making a mockery of the judicial system in Y S.
It is amazing that two of the so-called most advanced nations get themselves involved in such a mockery and making fun of a person who died 14 centuries ago - Prophet Mohammed.