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Definitiontreating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
- 'Shake hands, Heathcliff,' said Mr. Earnshaw, condescendingly; 'once in a way, that is permitted.'Chapter 7 (15% in)
- He talked now, freely enough; and she presently saw fit to retreat to her solitude: but the frost had set in, and, in spite of her pride, she was forced to condescend to our company, more and more.Chapter 30 (90% in)
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