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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • A supercilious and condescending smile played on his lips.
  • He condescends to abuse me, you know.
  • In those days he was proud, and did not condescend to talk except in his own circle of the officials and nobles, whom he entertained so well.
  • There was something positively condescending in his expression.
  • The latter, at last, answered him, not condescendingly, as Alyosha had feared, but with modesty and reserve, with evident goodwill and apparently without the slightest arriere-pensee.
  • The peasant was silently and slyly watching him, with insulting composure, and even a sort of contemptuous condescension, so Mitya fancied.
  • "I shall be delighted, panie," said the Pole on the sofa, with dignity and affable condescension, and he took his glass.
  • Let him open that book and begin reading it without grand words or superciliousness, without condescension to them, but gently and kindly, being glad that he is reading to them and that they are listening with attention, loving the words himself, only stopping from time to time to explain words that are not understood by the peasants.

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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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