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deign
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Jane Eyre
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  • He had deigned an explanation, almost an apology, and I did not feel insensible to his condescension, and would not seem so.

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  • She wouldn’t deign to meet with me.
  • Will your majesty deign to excuse me?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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