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  • ’Yes, William,’ I said, condescendingly (I knew him); ’I am going to London.
  • It was Mr. Micawber, with his eye-glass, and his walking-stick, and his shirt-collar, and his genteel air, and the condescending roll in his voice, all complete!
  • I look down on the line of boys below me, with a condescending interest in such of them as bring to my mind the boy I was myself, when I first came there.
  • ’This,’ said the stranger, with a certain condescending roll in his voice, and a certain indescribable air of doing something genteel, which impressed me very much, ’is Master Copperfield.
  • After still looking hard at Mr. Mell from his throne, as he shook his head, and rubbed his hands, and remained in the same state of agitation, Mr. Creakle turned to Steerforth, and said: ’Now, sir, as he don’t condescend to tell me, what is this?’
  • He told me, when I shook hands with him, that he was proud to be noticed by me, and that he really felt obliged to me for my condescension.
  • Mr. Micawber, I may remark, had taken his full share of the general bow, and had received it with infinite condescension.
  • But you never have condescended to me, as much as I could have wished.
  • What a pity, Master Copperfield, that you didn’t condescend to return my confidence!
  • We were all extremely glad to see Traddles so put down, and exalted Steerforth to the skies: especially when he told us, as he condescended to do, that what he had done had been done expressly for us, and for our cause; and that he had conferred a great boon upon us by unselfishly doing it.
  • ’If you had only had the condescension to return my confidence when I poured out the fulness of my art, the night I put you so much out of the way by sleeping before your sitting-room fire, I never should have doubted you.
  • Humble, humble — condescending even to poor Dick, who is simple and knows nothing.
  • She condescended to make no reply, but, turning on me with another scornful laugh, said: ’The friends of this excellent and much-injured young lady are friends of yours.
  • At the same time, my dear, if they should condescend to reply to your communications — which our joint experience renders most improbable — far be it from me to be a barrier to your wishes.’
  • Or, if those proud remembrances, and the consciousness of your own virtues, and the honourable position to which they have raised you in the eyes of everything that wears the human shape, will not sustain you, marry that good man, and be happy in his condescension.
  • ’I do not feel warranted in soliciting my former friend Mr. Copperfield, or my former friend Mr. Thomas Traddles of the Inner Temple, if that gentleman is still existent and forthcoming, to condescend to meet me, and renew (so far as may be) our past relations of the olden time.

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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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