Sheriff William Holligan said Reilly was an object of ridicule and his treatment by officers was unprofessional.
Rather, it invites ridicule , contempt and cynicism towards the whole devolution project.
Individuals suffering panic attacks often go to great lengths to hide their symptoms because they fear ridicule .
he is held up as an object of ridicule
That hasn't prevented him becoming the object of ridicule among his peers or the victim of inane questioning about his lifestyle.
In this, Jane Austen's last completed work, satire and ridicule take a milder form, and the tone is more grave and tender.
Instead the media and the powers that be heaped scorn and ridicule upon him.
How do you in practice decide whether some ridicule is reasonable and some ridicule is unreasonable?
Others are bullied, either because they are isolated from their peers or because a sick or disabled parent is an easy object of ridicule .
And don't forget how the Eiffel Tower was greeted with ridicule before becoming the great attraction it so surely is.