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  • she asked condescendingly, turning halfway toward him.   (source)
    condescendingly = in a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • he screamed at one little specialist who had made the mistake of being both smug and condescending to the patient's father.   (source)
    condescending = treating others as inferiors
  • 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.   (source)
    condescended = did something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • But I couldn't stand the condescension.   (source)
    condescension = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • He gave me a condescending smile.   (source)
  • His voice dripped condescension.   (source)
  • John spoke in a tight, strained voice that managed to sound condescending and angry at the same time.   (source)
    condescending = treating others as inferior
  • Mrs. Barker's glance at Obasan is one of condescension.   (source)
    condescension = treatment as an inferior
  • I hear him, condescending and impatient, trying to reason with the couple in the street.   (source)
    condescending = treating others as inferiors
  • dismiss it with a condescending laugh   (source)
    condescending = treating as inferior and beneath respect
  • "Okay," I said, picking some gravel off my elbow, "now you're really being condescending."   (source)
    condescending = treating others as inferior
  • Look, could you please lose the condescending tone here?   (source)
    condescending = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • D'Ablo cast a condescending smile, "As you wish."   (source)
    condescending = a manner treating others as inferiors
  • Not all young people realize how important it is to treat children with respect and dignity instead of condescension.   (source)
    condescension = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • She made no attempt to mask the condescension in her voice.   (source)
    condescension = the act of treating others as inferiors
  • ...maybe he's just a condescending know-it-all.   (source)
    condescending = treating others as inferior
  • "Come, boy," he instructed, using the condescending title to stir up the barbarian's pride.   (source)
    condescending = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • GEORGE: Don't you condescend to me!   (source)
    condescend = to treat others as inferior
  • The letter itself was virtually endless in length, overwritten, teaching, repetitious, opinionated, remonstrative, condescending, embarrassing—and filled, to a surfeit, with affection.   (source)
    condescending = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • BRADY is annoyed at DRUMMOND's elementary attitude and condescension.   (source)
    condescension = treatment of others as inferiors
  • That is rather condescending of you.   (source)
    condescending = treating others as inferiors
  • It sounds condescending.   (source)
    condescending = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • Instead of rambling, this party had preserved a dignified homogeneity, and assumed to itself the function of representing the staid nobility of the country-side — East Egg condescending to West Egg, and...   (source)
    condescending = treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • She had been merely condescending.   (source)
    condescending = doing something considered beneath one's position; or treating others as inferior
  • "Well, sir," said Japp condescendingly, "you shall be in it too. I can tell you, it's something of a feather in your cap to have inside knowledge of a case like this."   (source)
    condescendingly = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • HOPE--(again with condescending pity) Bejees, Jimmy's started them off smoking the same hop.   (source)
  • ...Babbitt accepted favors with the condescension one always shows a patient nurse.   (source)
  • as if condescending to a trivial subject out of pure kindness   (source)
    condescending = doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • "Of course," Lorraine went on with pointed condescension, "that depends on whether you're a genius or not."   (source)
    condescension = treating others as inferiors
  • ...Miss Western would have been a lady condescending to her inferiors.   (source)
  • She sniffed noses with him, and even condescended to leap about and frisk and play with him in quite puppyish fashion.   (source)
    condescended = did something considered beneath her dignity
  • She spoke to the businessman with affection but, at the same time, with condescension.   (source)
    condescension = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • The spirit of the occasion takes hold of the stately bartender, who condescends to a plate of stewed duck;   (source)
    condescends = as though doing something considered beneath one's position
  • Danny regarded Stillwell with lofty condescension.   (source)
    condescension = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • "If your Majesty would condescend to state your case," he remarked, "I should be better able to advise you."   (source)
    condescend = do something considered beneath your position or dignity
  • Blessed be the moment when you condescend— Remembering that humbly I exist   (source)
    condescend = to do something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • There would be new boys to condescend to,   (source)
    condescend = treat as inferiors
  • He looked at me with a sort of condescending concern and compassion,   (source)
    condescending = as though interacting with someone beneath his position
  • She did not even condescend to come back and say good-bye to Amelia.   (source)
    condescend = do something considered beneath her position or dignity
  • 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.   (source)
    condescending = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • However, at the request of the selectmen, I condescended to make some such statement as this in writing:  "Know all men
    by these presents, that I, Henry Thoreau, do not wish to be regarded as a member of any incorporated society which I have not joined."   (source)
    condescended = do something beneath one's dignity
  • Her ladyship, with great condescension, arose to receive them;   (source)
    condescension = doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • His pleasant, condescending tone had returned.†   (source)
  • Her words or maybe just her intentionally condescending tone makes Connor storm off.†   (source)
  • Melvin nodded, a condescending smirk on his face which was lost on T.J. "Anything—just anything at all I want—they'll get it for me, including—" He hesitated as if he were unsure whether or not he was going too far, then plunged on.†   (source)
  • Despite his pedantry and his condescending tone, I felt grateful to him: it didn't occur to me that he was taking inventory.†   (source)
  • You could almost make out the layers of ancestry in his voice, thick with both privilege and responsibility, and today, perhaps a little condescension.†   (source)
  • Giving the young man no more than a minute to consider his options, the Bishop leaned forward and poked the list with a condescending smile.†   (source)
  • I passed on learning aids for fear of appearing condescending.†   (source)
  • He didn't seem too bad a guy, but sometimes even the nicer members of the upper castes were condescending.†   (source)
  • PETROCELLI (condescendingly): And what do you do for a living?†   (source)
  • Mistress Owens smiled at Bod as she took the hand of the old newspaper seller, and Mr. Owens reached out and took the hand of a small girl, without condescension, and she took his hand as if she had been waiting to dance with him her whole life.†   (source)
  • The lance corporal looks around the room—the coal stove, the hanging laundry, the undersize children—with equal measures of condescension and hostility.†   (source)
  • She patted my arm condescendingly and reached for a length of plastic tubing that hung nearby; it was connected to a pipe that ran up the ladder to the surface.†   (source)
  • Linda leaned forward and said with wise condescension, "Aunt Ginny, kids don't write!"†   (source)
  • With an immensely self-satisfied and condescending expression, Martina walked on, saying over her shoulder, "Hurry on in, boys.†   (source)
  • He put the car in park and rested his hands in his lap, exhaling with all the condescension he could muster.†   (source)
  • Her kindness had always been condescending, and she had always paid a bit extra for her berries with the air of doling out charity.†   (source)
  • "You sound positively converted," Mr. Merrill said condescendingly.†   (source)
  • This was a man I had observed for over two years, who had been unfailingly kind, never condescending, always proud of my achievements.†   (source)
  • She caught a glance exchanged between the two men—exasperation, annoyance, condescension.†   (source)
  • "Poor Great-aunt Birte," he said, in a condescending voice.†   (source)
  • Harry took aim at it with the wand Ron had given him the previous night, which Hermione had since condescended to examine, and had decided was made of blackthorn.†   (source)
  • Defendants liked her because she wasn't condescending and because she told them the truth about their chances: what you saw of Alex Cormier was what you got.†   (source)
  • I was like, Damn it, old man, if you give me that g.d. condescending little pat one more time ..."It'll be fine, Cassie."†   (source)
  • He inclines his head in a condescending bow.†   (source)
  • Had she sounded condescending?†   (source)
  • She shoots me a condescending look.†   (source)
  • A condescending laugh.†   (source)
  • But the greatest part of his condescension he had bestowed on Kit, once he had understood that her grandfather had been Sir Francis Tyler.†   (source)
  • Look, is fine," he said, condescendingly, when I kept on looking at him.†   (source)
  • But the truth is that was a careless and condescending way to describe her.†   (source)
  • He was short and slight, black-haired and black-eyed, pompous, condescending, and almost as ignorant medically as I was.†   (source)
  • It is condescending.†   (source)
  • Mr. Ullman inclined his head to Danny condescendingly.†   (source)
  • "Sensible child," said Elinor, so condescendingly that Meg-gie almost went back on her decision.†   (source)
  • I can't tell if you're being considerate or condescending....†   (source)
  • I refuse to have you talk to me in this disrespectful and condescending tone.†   (source)
  • The man's tone was condescending now.†   (source)
  • Don't be condescending," she says.†   (source)
  • Now the head coaches arrived to close the deal with Michael, with the ceremonial air of great chefs condescending to grill the beef, after their sous-chefs had done the marinating.†   (source)
  • "These provincial houses are ambitious," Seivarden explained, voice the slightest bit condescending.†   (source)
  • He had dropped his mockery, his condescension.†   (source)
  • Santa Sofia de la Piedad, the silent one, the condescending one, the one who never contradicted anyone, not even her own children, had the impression that it was a forbidden act.†   (source)
  • That's why these girls"—she gestured condescendingly at Yetta and Bella—"these girls are worthless."†   (source)
  • Only Hattie's set pretended to be friendly, and they treated me with the same oily condescension Hattie visited on me in public.†   (source)
  • A condescending sneer distorted the sorceress's dark lips.†   (source)
  • "I just told you how to get your wings back," she said, sounding a touch condescending.†   (source)
  • Steve would speak to the warders in a condescending and grandiloquent style that they probably did not understand.†   (source)
  • I was in no mood for small talk or condescension.†   (source)
  • "Just because my father's in charge of the Council doesn't mean I get to break a three-hundred-year rule," he said, allowing just a shade of condescension to darken his tone.†   (source)
  • The tone was condescending, almost insulting, and for a split second Jake felt like a slacker.†   (source)
  • Eisenhower's condescending nickname for Kennedy is "Little Boy Blue."†   (source)
  • He sees condescension.†   (source)
  • The speakers fell into two categories: apologetic or condescending.†   (source)
  • He has no idea how condescending he can be.†   (source)
  • "I think these things are most important for you girls who have to earn your daily bread," Miss Sessions condescended.†   (source)
  • There was a trace of condescension in Majid's voice, as if to say, you women especially you western women-will never understand how the world really works.†   (source)
  • Their explanation that "the Good Book say, 'Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, and be exceedingly glad' " did not in the least minimize the condescension of their fellow Christians.†   (source)
  • But if we look beyond the condescending references, a remarkable picture of strong and very active women emerges.†   (source)
  • Mother said in her old condescending tone.†   (source)
  • And the mixture of players involved in the discussions seemed combustible, like the nations of Europe before World War I—a stew of World Bank consultants with substantial résumés, some with egos to match, combined with Russian colonels and generals and former apparatchiks and old tb warriors, members of a defeated empire, on the lookout for condescension.†   (source)
  • Gentlemen in other colonies have large plantations of slaves, and ...are accustomed, habituated to higher notions of themselves and the distinction between them and the common people than we are....I dread the consequences of this dissimilitude of character, and without the utmost caution on both sides, and the most considerate forbearance with one another and prudent condescension on both sides, they will certainly be fatal.†   (source)
  • After that, the tirade would commence, no doubt a repeat of the outraged, condescending lectures she had delivered when Amanda was a teenager.†   (source)
  • 'They probably won't let you,' Colonel Korn remarked with a condescending smile, savoring the situation.†   (source)
  • It seemed obvious that this was a condescending pat on the back, as if to say, "You did well, considering where you came from."†   (source)
  • Otherwise you can take the condescending attitude and get out of my house.†   (source)
  • "The Central Intelligence Agency, sir, is fundamentally a fact-finding organization," said the man on the line condescendingly.†   (source)
  • His voice is raw and full of pain, but somehow, he still manages to inject a certain level of condescension.†   (source)
  • And I remember too, how we confronted those others, those who had set me here in this Eden, whom we knew though we didn't know, who were unfamiliar in their familiarity, who trailed their words to us through blood and violence and ridicule and condescension with drawling smiles, and who exhorted and threatened, intimidated with innocent words as they described to us the limitations of our lives and the vast boldness of our aspirations, the staggering folly of our impatience to rise even higher; who, as they talked, aroused furtive visions within me of blood-froth sparkling their chins like thei†   (source)
  • Alex smiled his condescending smile.†   (source)
  • I'm sorry, I don't mean to be condescending.†   (source)
  • She didn't sense the same condescension from him, but he was biding his time and letting the other participants at the meeting say their piece.†   (source)
  • She was condescendingly tolerant.†   (source)
  • She brought herself back and thought she caught a flicker of smug condescension in those inscrutable eyes.†   (source)
  • Very much in the manner of Gandalf the Grey: so condescending, and so very kind.†   (source)
  • "What do you know?" said Angel with all the condescension he dared.†   (source)
  • The slave boy had been condescending and contemptuous of them all during the journey, but he hated seeing any man a slave.†   (source)
  • Condescending, I thought.†   (source)
  • Often his unpopular views, expressed disdainfully and with an air of condescension, provoked his listeners to anger.†   (source)
  • "Fine," he said at last, his voice rich with condescension.†   (source)
  • Some people condescendingly ask: If the States disunite, what reasons would they have to make war on each other?†   (source)
  • "Oh, yes," Mrs. Cranshaw said, with the most perfect note of neutrality that descended past condescension and straight to contempt.†   (source)
  • She saw the way salesclerks treated him lately, how condescendingly, speaking to him too loudly and using words of fewer syllables.†   (source)
  • I don't need your condescension or your pity.†   (source)
  • There are no ugly questions except those clothed in condescension.†   (source)
  • I was somewhat taken aback by his rather condescending refusal to accept the wolf-boy as a reality, but I was really shaken when he explained further.†   (source)
  • His glance was friendly, courteous, and he spoke with no condescension.†   (source)
  • As I have already pointed out, I had been perplexed to discover during my sojourn in the North that New Yorkers often tended to regard Southerners either with extreme hostility (as Nathan had regarded me initially) or with amused condescension, as if they made up some class of minstrel entertainer.†   (source)
  • She understood, too, his restless arrogance, the disgust he felt for teachers, principals, Education professors at the university, parents who were riding high in the world, who spoke kindly, condescendingly to him as though his fallen condition were of course a punishment for sins.†   (source)
  • She sat there, and she hoped that one day God, with tortures inconceivable, would grind them utterly into humility, and make them know that black boys and black girls, whom they treated with such condescension, such disdain, and such good humor, had hearts like human beings, too, more human hearts than theirs.†   (source)
  • They loved him now, in their condescension.†   (source)
  • Before a cat will condescend
    To treat you as a trusted friend,
    Some little token of esteem
    Is needed, like a dish of cream.   (source)
  • "Come in, Mr. Dance," says he, very stately and condescending.   (source)
    condescending = treating others as inferior
  • Her heart warmed as she reflected upon his condescension.   (source)
    condescension = willingness to do something beneath his station in life
  • Carrie smiled genially, grateful that he should condescend to advise her even so much.   (source)
    condescend = doing something considered beneath one's position
  • He smiled with jovial condescension, and added:   (source)
    condescension = as though interacting with someone beneath his position or dignity
  • He had no sense of the honour done him and his daughter by the lady's condescension;   (source)
    condescension = the act of doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • the proud Squire condescended to preside in the parlour of the Rainbow   (source)
    condescended = did something considered beneath his position or dignity
  • "It was condescension, nevertheless," said Eustacia vehemently.   (source)
    condescension = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • She went to the first meeting rather condescendingly, regarding herself as the only one besides Guy who knew anything about books or library methods.   (source)
    condescendingly = in a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • 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.   (source)
    condescend = do something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • Prince Beelzebub himself took great interest in this sort of traffic, and sometimes condescended to meddle with smaller matters.   (source)
    condescended = did something considered beneath his position
  • ...with a condescending smile.   (source)
    condescending = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • and in the hall appeared the schoolmaster himself, who glared on Master Scrooge with a ferocious condescension,   (source)
  • "Condescending?" he says.†   (source)
    condescending = treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • He smiled — the same, gracious, confident, and condescending glint — as if he were receiving us in his home.†   (source)
  • A schoolteacher's voice this time, perky, condescending.†   (source)
  • Teresa threw a condescending glance toward Thomas, then crossed the cave to Aris.†   (source)
  • Condescending self-righteous cow, thinks she's got all the answers.†   (source)
  • If someone dared you to eat dirt, you could, couldn't you?" he asked condescendingly.†   (source)
  • "That," she said flatly, "was condescending."†   (source)
  • It's condescending twaddle the way she teaches it.†   (source)
  • I don't care who the student is, teachers should never be condescending.†   (source)
  • I'd always been indulgent with my mom, amused by her, even a little condescending to her.†   (source)
  • He was just scared that we would act like condescending boarding-school snobs.†   (source)
  • Finally, Maven condescends to look back at me.†   (source)
  • How terrible it must be to condescend to answer!†   (source)
  • He is not exactly condescending, Canon Mackie; he is inexactly condescending.†   (source)
  • "Mae," Dan interrupted, his tone condescending, "the company store has aloe.†   (source)
  • Her condescension, being wholly restrained, was all the more potent.†   (source)
  • Judith threw her a condescending glance.†   (source)
  • "She's just a Sawyer Depot kind of girl," Noah said condescendingly.†   (source)
  • My mouth drops at his condescending remark right off the bat.†   (source)
  • And if I condescend to associate with her, what would you do, father?†   (source)
  • Mabel," the nurse said singsongily, condescendingly.†   (source)
  • 'It wouldn't do any good,' said the man condescendingly.†   (source)
  • The adolescent female's tenderest form of condescension.†   (source)
  • He smiled at us with fatherly condescension; his pockets were lined with my pearls.†   (source)
  • The sarcastic condescension is getting on my nerves.†   (source)
  • Celeste patted her sister on the head condescendingly.†   (source)
  • The other three radiated condescending benevolence.†   (source)
  • We liked her very little, as she was deeply condescending toward us.†   (source)
  • 'Oh, I had to do that after I raped her,' Aarfy replied in his most condescending manner.†   (source)
  • I'm eager to hear your version," he said, a trace of sweet condescension in his voice.†   (source)
  • "You are clever," he condescended to say, "to have made a fool of me.†   (source)
  • To make matters worse, the elf continued to treat Eragon with haughty condescension.†   (source)
  • The faces had not condescended to argue or even to threaten him; they had merely given him orders.†   (source)
  • Even Babette in her tone of voice betrayed no sign of skepticism or condescension.†   (source)
  • Her own love she considered above reproach, while his seemed mere condescension.†   (source)
  • He has no clue how demeaning and condescending he is.†   (source)
  • So well suited to be a king, all he wanted was a kingdom, and he would condescend to take Attolia.†   (source)
  • Abra's mouth turned up at the corners with a condescending wisdom.†   (source)
  • Her voice is pious, condescending, the voice of those whose duty it is to tell us unpleasant things for our own good.†   (source)
  • He recalls with embarrassment, and a kind of shrivelling self-loathing, the puppyish condescension he used to display when paying out his money to some pitiful shopworn streetgirl — the beseeching look in her eyes, and how large and rich and compassionate he felt himself to be, as if the favours about to be conferred were his, not hers.†   (source)
  • He is vaguely offended by this entitlement to cheerful mocking, this license to condescend, though the locals don't seem to take notice, or take it as an insult if they do, and so he thinks he probably shouldn't either.†   (source)
  • "He has no right to condescend to us is all I'm saying," Alaska said, continuing her conversation with the Colonel.†   (source)
  • I said that surely we would need two chickens, as there would be six to dine, with the ladies; but she was annoyed, and said there would be no ladies, as the wives of these gentlemen never condescended to darken the door of the house, and she herself would not be taking dinner with them in the dining room, as all they would do was drink and smoke and tell stories about what fine deeds they'd done in the Rebellion, and they would stay too long and play cards after, and it was bad for Mr. Kinnear's health, and he would catch a cough, as was always the case when these men came to visit.†   (source)
  • They remain committed to living among their peers, but they greet adulation with caution, ambition with sympathy, and condescension with an inward smile.†   (source)
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