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deign
used in David Copperfield

2 uses
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Definition do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
  • I deigned to make him no reply; and, taking up my hat, was going out to bed, when he came between me and the door.
    Chapters 40-42 (89% in)
  • 'I speak,' she said, not deigning to take any heed of this appeal, and drawing away her dress from the contamination of Emily's touch, 'I speak of HIS home — where I live.
    Chapters 49-51 (48% in)

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