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condescending
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • "I am at your service, sir, in the matter," said Mr. Casaubon, with polite condescension.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (91% in)
  • This accomplished man condescended to think of a young girl, and take the pains to talk to her, not with absurd compliment, but with an appeal to her understanding, and sometimes with instructive correction.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (23% in)
  • Even when Caleb Garth was prosperous, the Vincys were on condescending terms with him and his wife, for there were nice distinctions of rank in Middlemarch; and though old manufacturers could not any more than dukes be connected with none but equals, they were conscious of an inherent social superiority which was defined with great nicety in practice, though hardly expressible theoretically.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (3% in)

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