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supercilious
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • A supercilious and condescending smile played on his lips.
  • Ivan’s supercilious.
  • He trembled for him, for his glory, and dreaded any affront to him, especially the refined, courteous irony of Miuesov and the supercilious half-utterances of the highly educated Ivan.
  • What was worst of all, there was something humiliating in it, and on their side something "supercilious and scornful."
  • Though he looked down upon every one, he was a good comrade and not supercilious.
  • What piqued him most was that these boys of fifteen turned up their noses at him too superciliously, and were at first disposed to treat him as "a small boy," not fit to associate with them, and that was an unendurable insult.
  • "Well, who did found it?" asked Kolya, turning to him with haughty superciliousness.
  • There was even a supercilious note in his voice.
  • The startling, incredibly supercilious tone of this man who had once been his valet, was extraordinary in itself.
  • 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.
  • It’s not as if I were his keeper," answered Smerdyakov quietly, distinctly, and superciliously.

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  • Her mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air.
  • She liked me better from that time on, and she never took a supercilious air with me again.
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