British politicians have sneered at the idea of a televised debate for generations.
Gawker sneered that Uber is "Ayn Rand's favorite car service."
Having attended the same session four years ago, where we were sneered and snapped at by Bob Shrum, I was prepared for the worst.
The two men have sneered at Hirsi Ali in print, dismissing her as an “Enlightenment fundamentalist.”
Onscreen, he shoved his jaw out, jutted his hips, and sneered at the camera.
Mark started back instinctively; and Bull sneered as he saw it.
How could there be any hope of a boy who sneered at his mother?
"As the man's horse did when he fed him on shavings," sneered Scott.
Cassidy sneered, outraged by such impudence on the part of an ex-convict.
"A sudden development of scruples, under the circumstances," he sneered.
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.).