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.
Before a cat will condescend To treat you as a trusted friend, Some little token of esteem Is needed, like a dish of cream.
To their mind she was cold and snobbish, condescending, odd.
Alice Sebold -- The Lovely Bones
Jem condescended to take me to school the first day,
Harper Lee -- To Kill a Mockingbird
Not all young people realize how important it is to treat children with respect and dignity instead of condescension.
Meg Cabot -- Queen of Babble
"If your Majesty would condescend to state your case," he remarked, "I should be better able to advise you."
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
She patted my head, but the gesture didn’t feel condescending.
Stephenie Meyer -- Eclipse
I picked out a man humble enough in life to condescend to talk with one so shabby as I, and got his account of the matter.
Mark Twain -- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Look, could you please lose the condescending tone here?
Ted Dekker -- Black: The Birth of Evil
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I beg Your Majesty will condescend to forgive me.
Megan Whalen Turner -- Queen of Attolia
She made no attempt to mask the condescension in her voice.
Henry H. Neff -- The Second Siege
His voice dripped condescension.
Megan Whalen Turner -- The Thief
Her ladyship, with great condescension, arose to receive them;
Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
...with a condescending smile.
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
...maybe he’s just a condescending know-it-all.
Katherine Applegate -- Everworld - Search For Senna
Many were smiling, the condescending leer of the hunter for his cornered victim.
Orson Scott Card -- Ender’s Game
But I couldn’t stand the condescension.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
"Come in, Mr. Dance," says he, very stately and condescending.
Robert Louis Stevenson -- Treasure Island
She sniffed noses with him, and even condescended to leap about and frisk and play with him in quite puppyish fashion.
Jack London -- White Fang
and in the hall appeared the schoolmaster himself, who glared on Master Scrooge with a ferocious condescension,
Charles Dickens -- A Christmas Carol
We were stationed in rows, four abreast, and had to wait until the SS control commission under Unter-sturmfiihrer Brandt condescended to come and count us, in case too many of us might be going to escape death.
Wladyslaw Szpilman -- The Pianist
She did not even condescend to come back and say good-bye to Amelia.
William Makepeace Thackeray -- Vanity Fair
he thought to himself, and his heart was filled with a feeling of condescending tenderness for his kind, soft-hearted father, mixed with a sense of secret superiority.
Ivan Turgenev -- Fathers and Sons
She spoke to the businessman with affection but, at the same time, with condescension.
Franz Kafka -- The Trial
He had no sense of the honour done him and his daughter by the lady’s condescension;
Charles Dickens -- Bleak House
There would be new boys to condescend to,
Rudyard Kipling -- Kim
"That is so condescending," he said.
James Patterson -- School’s Out - Forever
He failed to show up for work, and when he did, he worked listlessly, and condescended to his father’s employees.
Dave Eggers -- Zeitoun
She went to the first meeting rather condescendingly, regarding herself as the only one besides Guy who knew anything about books or library methods.
Sinclair Lewis -- Main Street
Her condescending tone shocked Thomas.
James Dashner -- The Maze Runner
He smiled with jovial condescension, and added:
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
Slave, I before reasoned with you, but you have proved yourself unworthy of my condescension.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
Then, in the most condescending way, he told me to relax.
Jay Asher -- Thirteen Reasons Why
The spirit of the occasion takes hold of the stately bartender, who condescends to a plate of stewed duck;
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
said Ford, patting the blubbery arm clamped round his neck in friendly condescension,
Douglas Adams -- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
He looked at me with a sort of condescending concern and compassion,
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
With an easy condescension...would he forth-with, by the merest touch of his finger, make the incomprehensible as clear as daylight.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
...the sheer exertion it had taken her to live with him for all these years, live with his continual condescension and violence, his faultfinding and meanness.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
Blessed be the moment when you condescend— Remembering that humbly I exist
Edmond Rostand -- Cyrano de Bergerac
as if condescending to a trivial subject out of pure kindness
George Bernard Shaw -- Pygmalion
the proud Squire condescended to preside in the parlour of the Rainbow
George Eliot -- Silas Marner
the Marchioness, who half rose, honoured Candide with a gracious smile, and Martin with a condescending nod;
Voltaire -- Candide
Mrs. Barker’s glance at Obasan is one of condescension.
Joy Kogawa -- Obasan
"Qualities of a Good Nurse: Go," I said. "1. Doesn’t pun on your disability," Isaac said. "2. Gets blood on the first try," I said. ... "3. No condescending voice." "How are you doing, sweetie?" I asked, cloying. "I’m going to stick you with a needle now. There might be a little ouchie."
John Green -- The Fault in Our Stars
It sounds condescending.
Tennessee Williams -- A Streetcar Named Desire
Carrie smiled genially, grateful that he should condescend to advise her even so much.
Theodore Dreiser -- Sister Carrie
GEORGE: Don’t you condescend to me!
Edward Albee -- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
He gave me a condescending smile.
Don DeLillo -- White Noise
...Miss Western would have been a lady condescending to her inferiors.