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deign
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • But Smerdyakov did not deign to reply.
  • And behold, He deigned to appear for a moment to the people, to the tortured, suffering people, sunk in iniquity, but loving Him like children.
  • And so many ages mankind had prayed with faith and fervor, "O Lord our God, hasten Thy coming," so many ages called upon Him, that in His infinite mercy He deigned to come down to His servants.
  • And as he had not come as a visitor but as a subordinate official bringing a special report, and as he saw the reception given me by his chief, he deigned to speak with some openness, to a certain extent only, of course.
  • "In what sense did they found it?" he deigned to comment at last.
  • And we will not from the tribune of truth and good sense correct the Gospel of our Lord, Whom the counsel for the defense deigns to call only ’the crucified lover of humanity,’ in opposition to all orthodox Russia, which calls to Him, ’For Thou art our God!’
  • "I’ll be her husband if she deigns to have me, and when lovers come, I’ll go into the next room.
  • For so many years I’ve been silent with the whole world and not deigned to speak, and all of a sudden I reel off a rigmarole like that."

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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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