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Gibe (noun)

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Gibe. n.s. [from the verb.] Sneer; hint of contempt by word or look; scoff; act or expression of scorn; taunt.

        Mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable scorns
That dwell in ev'ry region of his face.
Shakesp. Othello.

        The rich have still a gibe in store,
And will be monstrous witty on the poor.
Dryden's Juven.

If they would hate from the bottom of their hearts, their aversion would be too strong for little gibes every moment. Spectator, № 300.

But the dean, if this secret shou'd come to his ears,
Will never have done with his gibes and his jeers.
Swift.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Shakespeare's Othello (60) · Spectator (140) · Steele, Richard (15) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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