Anyway, the proceeds of his escapade were in his pockets; that was more money than any of the scoffers owned.
He must simply baffle the scoffers by an inscrutable endurance.
It had such an air of sincerity that both the believers and the scoffers read it with interest.
His scoffers among the grandees of Europe began to do him honor.
The attempt to make a 'nation of saints' inevitably produced a nation of scoffers.
He too turned upon the scoffers, but not as Labori had done before him.
And before Sunny could challenge the two scoffers, his harsh voice filled the room again.
scoffers said the Napoleonic legend was dead when the first Napoleon died.
If she heard laughter or jeering in the crowd, she would rush at once at the scoffers and begin squabbling with them.
It hurts less to be stung by the scoffers than by the Faithful.
mid-14c., "jest, make light of something;" mid-15c., "make fun of, mock," from the noun meaning "contemptuous ridicule" (c.1300), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse skaup, skop "mockery, ridicule," Middle Danish skof "jest, mockery;" perhaps from Proto-Germanic *skub-, *skuf- (cf. Old English scop "poet," Old High German scoph "fiction, sport, jest, derision"), from PIE *skeubh- "to shove" (see shove (v.)).
Food: Beef heart is their favorite scoff (1846+)
[or-igin uncertain; perhaps fr Afrikaans schoft, defined in a 1600s dictionary as ''eating time for labourers or workmen foure times a day''; perhaps fr British dialect scaff; South African use in current senses is attested in late 1700s]