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condescending
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • But it happened that Lucy proved wonderfully clever at building; she handled the cards so lightly, and moved so gently, that Tom condescended to admire her houses as well as his own, the more readily because she had asked him to teach her.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (11% in)
  • The Miss Guests, who associated chiefly on terms of condescension with the families of St. Ogg's, and were the glass of fashion there, took some exception to Maggie's manners.
    6.6 -- Book 6 Chapter 6 -- Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (6% in)
  • Lucy, who had laid aside her black for the first time, and had her pretty slimness set off by an abundant dress of white crape, was the acknowledged queen of the occasion; for this was one of the Miss Guests' thoroughly condescending parties, including no member of any aristocracy higher than that of St. Ogg's, and stretching to the extreme limits of commercial and professional gentility.
    6.10 -- Book 6 Chapter 10 -- The Spell Seems Broken (6% in)

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