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condescending
used in The Age of Innocence

4 uses
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Definition
treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • He talked easily of Botticelli, and spoke of Fra Angelico with a faint condescension.
    Chapter 9 (24% in)
  • He was aware of smiling at her vaguely, and she added, as if condescending to his natural shyness: "I've never seen May looking lovelier.
    Chapter 8 (99% in)
  • Archer's laugh lingered on his lips in a slightly condescending smile.
    Chapter 14 (48% in)
  • Every one agreed with her, but no one condescended to enquire what the Beauforts really meant to do.
    Chapter 28 (34% in)

There are no more uses of "condescending" in The Age of Innocence.

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