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condescending
used in Sense and Sensibility

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Definition
treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • Elinor joyfully profited by the first of these proposals, and thus by a little of that address which Marianne could never condescend to practise, gained her own end, and pleased Lady Middleton at the same time.
    Chapter 23 (95% in)
  • You will have much pleasure in being in London, and especially in being together; and if Elinor would ever condescend to anticipate enjoyment, she would foresee it there from a variety of sources; she would, perhaps, expect some from improving her acquaintance with her sister-in-law's family."
    Chapter 25 (75% in)

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