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supercilious
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Great Expectations
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  • She took no notice of me until she had the candle in her hand, when she looked over her shoulder, superciliously saying, "You are to come this way to-day," and took me to quite another part of the house.
  • "I am sure it’s not," said he, superciliously over his shoulder; "I don’t think anything about it."

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  • Her mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air.
  • She liked me better from that time on, and she never took a supercilious air with me again.
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