(1) he is held up as an object of ridicule(2) A person who snores is often an object of ridicule and causes sleepless nights for others.(3) Instead the media and the powers that be heaped scorn and ridicule upon him.(4) Therefore, if Rousseau were interested in spiritualism, during his lifetime it need not have made him an object of ridicule .(5) But the pro-hunting Countryside Alliance said the demand would bring ridicule on the Government.(6) How do you in practice decide whether some ridicule is reasonable and some ridicule is unreasonable?(7) If it had happened in some third world country, it would have been the object of ridicule from the press here.(8) The law of libel in England is based on whether the plaintiff has suffered hatred, ridicule or contempt.(9) And don't forget how the Eiffel Tower was greeted with ridicule before becoming the great attraction it so surely is.(10) No government likes to have ridicule heaped upon it although this administration seems to mind it less than others.(11) Sheriff William Holligan said Reilly was an object of ridicule and his treatment by officers was unprofessional.(12) Individuals suffering panic attacks often go to great lengths to hide their symptoms because they fear ridicule .(13) That hasn't prevented him becoming the object of ridicule among his peers or the victim of inane questioning about his lifestyle.(14) In this, Jane Austen's last completed work, satire and ridicule take a milder form, and the tone is more grave and tender.(15) Punishment is administered not by burning at the stake but by ridicule and contempt in the media.(16) Others are bullied, either because they are isolated from their peers or because a sick or disabled parent is an easy object of ridicule .