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deign
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  • "And how do you know that he left two million and a half of roubles?" asked Rogojin, disdainfully, and no deigning so much as to look at the other.
  • Such were her words—very likely she did not give her real reason for this eccentric conduct; but, at all events, that was all the explanation she deigned to offer.
  • "That has been seen already," continued Lebedeff, not deigning to notice the interruption.
  • But Mrs. Epanchin would not deign to look at Lebedeff.
  • Then as if vexed that he could not ever express what he really meant, he said irritably, in a loud voice: "Excellency, I have the honour of inviting you to my funeral; that is, if you will deign to honour it with your presence.

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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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