It had to do with me having the audacity to mock their new savior Ted Cruz.
He noted that even now university students in Liberia “continue to mock and deny the existence of Ebola.”
When he refused to answer their questions, they staged a mock execution.
Despite the lack of an immediate impact, the mock vote infused the practice of democracy into the lives of Hongkongers.
He won 57 percent of Notre Dame students in a mock election in October.
All the world seemed to be happy, to-night, perhaps to mock the misery of the girl with her head against the windowpane.
To treat a child wholly as an adult would be to mock and destroy it.
"That settles it," cried the editorial writer to the exchange editor, with mock jubilation.
Meeting Casanova in the entry, he gave him precedence with mock politeness.
Has God brought us hither that we might mock Him, and predict honors for a shepherds son?
early 15c., "to deceive;" mid-15c. "make fun of," from Old French mocquer "deride, jeer," of unknown origin, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *muccare "to blow the nose" (as a derisive gesture), from Latin mucus; or possibly from Middle Dutch mocken "to mumble" or Middle Low German mucken "grumble." Or perhaps simply imitative of such speech. Related: Mocked; mocking; mockingly. Replaced Old English bysmerian. Sense of "imitating," as in mockingbird and mock turtle (1763), is from notion of derisive imitation.
1540s, from mock, verb and noun. Mock-heroic is attested from 1711; mock-turtle "calf's head dressed to resemble a turtle," is from 1763; as a kind of soup from 1783.
"derisive action or speech," early 15c., from mock (v.).