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Definitionarrogant or condescending (acting superior or self-important)
- In a moment, however, wisely judging that one token of her shame would but poorly serve to hide another, she took the baby on her arm, and with a burning blush, and yet a haughty smile, and a glance that would not be abashed, looked around at her townspeople and neighbours.Chapter 2 -- The Market Place (36% in)
- Measured by the prisoner's experience, however, it might be reckoned a journey of some length; for haughty as her demeanour was, she perchance underwent an agony from every footstep of those that thronged to see her, as if her heart had been flung into the street for them all to spurn and trample upon.Chapter 2 -- The Market Place (58% in)
- Even in outward demeanour they showed a stamp of majesty that made the warrior's haughty stride look vulgar, if not absurd.Chapter 22 -- The Procession (12% in)
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