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The House of Mirth
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  • To be poor seemed to her such a confession of failure that it amounted to disgrace; and she detected a note of condescension in the friendliest advances.
  • In Miss Bart’s world the Horse Show, and the public it attracted, had ostensibly come to be classed among the spectacles disdained of the elect; but, as the feudal lord might sally forth to join in the dance on his village green, so society, unofficially and incidentally, still condescended to look in upon the scene.

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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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