"That request is in perfect keeping with your conduct during the fight," returned Mr. Howe, sneeringly.
"Oh, some people have faith in the fellow," said Mrs. Crawford sneeringly.
He then sneeringly asks, "Pray, sir, how long have you felt yourself so desperately disposed to admire the ladies of Germany?"
“Pretty objects you are making of yourselves, I must say,” he remarked, sneeringly.
"We have had no occasion to discuss that matter as yet," volunteered Hawes, sneeringly.
"Yes, go and try it on with my sister," resumed Virginie sneeringly.
“I hope he has had a new vision, however,” said Francesco Cei, sneeringly.
The English sneeringly called Washington's army the "Homespuns."
"Your days will not be long enough to see it," replied Abdslem, sneeringly.
"Nice fools they'll make of themselves," he sneeringly replied.
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.).