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condescending
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  • But her expression was perfectly cool and quiet, and even condescending.
  • Write, ’I never condescend to bargain!’
  • Oh! and she does not condescend to bargain, while I DO, eh?
  • He was annoyed at the manner in which his gift had been returned, an though he had condescended, under the influence of passion, to place himself on a level with Ptitsin and Ferdishenko, his self-respect and sense of duty now returned together with a consciousness of what was due to his social rank and official importance.
  • "Well, there you see!" said the general, condescendingly.
  • "I don’t understand your condescension," said Hippolyte.
  • Aglaya had simply frightened him; yet he did not give up all thoughts of her—though he never seriously hoped that she would condescend to him.
  • ), and informed me, in reply to my proposal of marriage, that she ’did not want condescending sympathy or help from anybody.’
  • On the contrary, I think it very likely that you may shoot yourself; but the principal thing is to keep cool," said Evgenie with a drawl, and with great condescension.

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  • She gave me that condescending look as though I wasn’t worthy to ask her a question.
  • My older sister condescended to take me shopping with her.

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