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condescending
used in Oliver Twist

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treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • ...with a condescending smile.
    Chapter 3 — Relates How Oliver Twist was Very Near Getting a Palce.... (29% in)
condescending = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • Oliver, having taken down the shutters, and broken a pane of glass in his effort to stagger away beneath the weight of the first one to a small court at the side of the house in which they were kept during the day, was graciously assisted by Noah: who having consoled him with the assurance that 'he'd catch it,' condescended to help him.
    Chapter 5 — Oliver Mingles with New Associates. Going to a Funeral.... (22% in)
  • After swallowing two of three glasses of spirits, Mr. Sikes condescended to take some notice of the young gentlemen; which gracious act led to a conversation, in which the cause and manner of Oliver's capture were circumstantially detailed, with such alterations and improvements on the truth, as to the Dodger appeared most advisable under the circumstances.
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (35% in)
  • One afternoon, the Dodger and Master Bates being engaged out that evening, the first-named young gentleman took it into his head to evince some anxiety regarding the decoration of his person (to do him justice, this was by no means an habitual weakness with him); and, with this end and aim, he condescendingly commanded Oliver to assist him in his toilet, straightway.
    Chapter 18 — How Oliver Passed His Time in the Improving Society of.... (32% in)
  • Close beside him stood Charlotte, opening oysters from a barrel: which Mr. Claypole condescended to swallow, with remarkable avidity.
    Chapter 27 — Atones for the Unpoliteness of a Former Chapter; Which.... (80% in)
  • Brittles headed a low murmur, by which the ladies and gentlemen generally were understood to express the gratification they derived from Mr. Giles's condescension.
    Chapter 30 — Relates What oliver's New Visitors Thought of Him (73% in)
  • ...gave a new turn to the conversation; for the boys, receiving a sly wink from the wary old Jew, began to ply her with liquor: of which, however, she took very sparingly; while Fagin, assuming an unusual flow of spirits, gradually brought Mr. Sikes into a better temper, by affecting to regard his threats as a little pleasant banter; and, moreover, by laughing very heartily at one or two rough jokes, which, after repeated applications to the spirit-bottle, he condescended to make.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (35% in)
  • After expressing this opinion, Mr. Claypole looked into the porter-pot with an aspect of deep wisdom; and having well shaken its contents, nodded condescendingly to Charlotte, and took a draught, wherewith he appeared greatly refreshed.
    Chapter 42 — An Old Acquaintance of Oliver's, Exhibiting Decided Marks.... (55% in)

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