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  • the Marchioness, who half rose, honoured Candide with a gracious smile, and Martin with a condescending nod;
  • "Thou foolish fellow," said Candide; "I have delivered thee out of the galleys, I have paid thy ransom, and thy sister’s also; she was a scullion, and is very ugly, yet I am so condescending as to marry her; and dost thou pretend to oppose the match?

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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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