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  • He seemed to be condescending to his companion.
  • Natasha did not like the visitor’s tone of condescension to childish things.
  • Dolokhov smiled contemptuously and condescendingly when Anatole had gone out.
  • The Emperor did not condescend to reply.
  • Pierre looked at Timokhin with the condescendingly interrogative smile with which everybody involuntarily addressed that officer.
  • He appeared to address condescending words to him from an immeasurable height.
  • There was a shade of condescension and patronage in his treatment of Berg and Vera.
  • The faces of these young people, especially those who were military men, bore that expression of condescending respect for their elders which seems to say to the older generation, "We are prepared to respect and honor you, but all the same remember that the future belongs to us."
  • "Charmed to make your acquaintance, General!" he added, with a gesture of kingly condescension.
  • "Yes, but it is hard for us to imagine eternity," remarked Dimmler, who had joined the young folk with a mildly condescending smile but now spoke as quietly and seriously as they.
  • So said the mothers as they watched their young people executing their newly learned steps, and so said the youths and maidens themselves as they danced till they were ready to drop, and so said the grown-up young men and women who came to these balls with an air of condescension and found them most enjoyable.
  • After the condescending surprise, nonrecognition, and praise, from those who were not themselves dressed up, the young people decided that their costumes were so good that they ought to be shown elsewhere.
  • He nodded in answer to Balashav’s low and respectful bow, and coming up to him at once began speaking like a man who values every moment of his time and does not condescend to prepare what he has to say but is sure he will always say the right thing and say it well.
  • "Quartier, quartier, logement!" said the officer, looking down at the little man with a condescending and good-natured smile.
  • He had a feeling that it was only out of condescension or a kind of civility that this device of placing a channel was employed.
  • Pierre who had been regarded with patronizing condescension when he was an illegitimate son, and petted and extolled when he was the best match in Russia, had sunk greatly in the esteem of society after his marriage—when the marriageable daughters and their mothers had nothing to hope from him—especially as he did not know how, and did not wish, to court society’s favor.
  • And, having glanced round the room, Prince Andrew turned to Rostov, whose state of unconquerable childish embarrassment now changing to anger he did not condescend to notice, and said: "I think you were talking of the Schon Grabern affair?
  • Napoleon nodded condescendingly, as if to say, "I know it’s your duty to say that, but you don’t believe it yourself.

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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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