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a.1.Such as can be mocked.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Tony mocks the mockable among them, but his principle beef is with irritating strangers -- people who chew too loud, the charity worker who tries to shame him into giving, the teenagers who try to mug him, the waitress who won't let him order off the children's menu, easy targets Gervais the Writer has helpfully supplied his protagonist.
There isn't a week that goes by without some incident where white privilege turns into a mockable meme.
Although the impetus for the drawings may in part have come from Guston's friend Philip Roth's satirical novel Our Gang (1971) and though they are, as Dwight Macdonald described the book, "far-fetched, unfair, tasteless, disturbing, logical, coarse and very funny," Guston's depiction of Nixon and his creepy crew--Spiro Agnew, Henry Kissinger (often reduced to little more than a pair of eyeglasses), and Billy Graham (who seems to be carved out of stone, a deathly monument to himself)--goes deeper than Roth's fantastical mockery of the eminently mockable crew.
He's mockable, extraordinarily mockable, hugely mockable."
The harsh sentence imposed on Raid Badawi for mocking the kingdom's infinitely mockable religious establishment has attracted an unusual amount of international attention.
Nixon's consumer adviser made the foolish suggestion that "liver, kidney, brains, and heart can be made into gourmet meals with seasoning, imagination, and more cooking time." Eminently mockable, no question--but Perlstein's book is full of these vignettes as setups for his punch lines.