He observes the bodies floating away on the river, pulling on his cigarette with a sneer.
The Internet might sneer at Monarch, but all press is good press, after all.
The serious magazines felt similarly behooved to weigh in, also largely to sneer.
If you say you started writing to help people, why sneer at the writers who actually do?
Financial regulation, the new START treaty, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, etc. are nothing to sneer at.
But he had noted the steadiness of the latter's eyes and the sneer faded.
"Nothing in the world is too good for us," Mrs. Grandon says, with a sneer.
"In the first place, the sight of you is one of the chief things," said Reginald, with a sneer.
Nevers sneered at this remark of his antagonist, and Richard saw and felt that sneer.
The sneer instantly faded from Dumphy's face, and a look of genuine surprise took its place.
1550s, "to snort" (of horses), perhaps from North Frisian sneere "to scorn," related to Old English fnæran "to snort, gnash one's teeth," of imitative origin (cf. Danish snærre "to grin like a dog," Middle Dutch, Middle High German snarren "to rattle"). Meaning "to smile contemptuously" is from 1670s; sense of "to curl the upper lip in scorn" is attested from 1775. Related: Sneered; sneering. Sneer word is in E. Digby Baltzell (1987).
1707, from sneer (v.).