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condescending
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Babbitt
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  • ...Babbitt accepted favors with the condescension one always shows a patient nurse.
  • When she condescended to be good-humored she was nervously amusing.
  • Now they were men and women of the world, very supercilious men and women; the boys condescended to Babbitt, they wore evening-clothes, and with hauteur they accepted cigarettes from silver cases.
  • When he mentioned his friends Sir Gerald Doak, Lord Wycombe, William Washington Eathorne, and Chum Frink, he was proud of their condescending interest.
  • But fact is, I belong to so many organizations now that I can’t do ’cause justice, and I want to think it over before I decide about coming into the G.C.L." Colonel Snow condescended, "Oh, no, I’m not exaggerating!
  • Babbitt, under the name of "Old Georgie," was now a pioneer of the Bunch, since each month it changed half its membership and he who could recall the prehistoric days of a fortnight ago, before Mrs. Absolom, the food-demonstrator, had gone to Indianapolis, and Mac had "got sore at" Minnie, was a venerable leader and able to condescend to new Petes and Minnies and Gladyses.
  • As the man climbed in Babbitt condescended, "Going clear down-town?
  • Thanks!" they condescended.
  • Babbitt, revolving his hat like a defaulting poor tenant, winced so visibly that Maxwell condescended: "I don’t like to hurt your feelings, but you see we both want to do our best for Riesling, and we mustn’t consider any other factor.

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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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