Antonyms of RIDICULE

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  1. I must trust this brave- hearted boy, for I have no one else to confide in; and who else is there who would not ridicule my fear of my cousin Paul?" "John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3)" by Mary E. Braddon
  2. Then, as if from a sudden fear of ridicule, John said, laughing: " Besides, looking at the question from a purely practical side, it must be hardly wise for me to return to society for the present. "A Mere Accident" by George Moore
  3. I had heard so much of the fashion in which the Manners moved that I feared to bring ridicule upon them in poor MacMuir's clothes. "Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009

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