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condescending
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • He looked at me with a sort of condescending concern and compassion,
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (84% in)
condescending = as though interacting with someone beneath his position
  • ...and though the only homage he ever exacted, was implicit, instantaneous obedience; though he required no man to remove the shoes from his feet ere stepping upon the quarter-deck; and though there were times when, owing to peculiar circumstances connected with events hereafter to be detailed, he addressed them in unusual terms, whether of condescension or IN TERROREM, or otherwise; yet even Captain Ahab was by no means unobservant of the paramount forms and usages of the sea.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (95% in)
  • Oh, my sweet cardinals! your own condescension, THAT shall bend ye to it.
    Chapters 34-36 -- The Cabin-Table; The Mast-Head; The Qarter-Deck--Ahab and all (97% in)

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