But the men held with them suffered far worse: a series of mock executions.
It had to do with me having the audacity to mock their new savior Ted Cruz.
The video concluded with the prince making a mock phone call to his grandmother the queen.
He noted that even now university students in Liberia “continue to mock and deny the existence of Ebola.”
I am miffed that Open Zion will not be around for me to mock what comes of the Kerry-helmed peace talks.
All the world seemed to be happy, to-night, perhaps to mock the misery of the girl with her head against the windowpane.
It is thine own tale, verily, Ecciva; thou speakest to mock us!
"That settles it," cried the editorial writer to the exchange editor, with mock jubilation.
I do not stand up in this presence to indulge in any mock sentimentality.
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.).