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condescending
used in Main Street

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Definition
treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • She went to the first meeting rather condescendingly, regarding herself as the only one besides Guy who knew anything about books or library methods.
    Chapter 19 (14% in)
condescendingly = in a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • "No, but I wonder if you wouldn't like to give us a glass of milk?" condescended Kennicott.
    Chapter 5 (20% in)
  • He condescended: "I've got to hand it to you.
    Chapter 16 (44% in)
  • He looked blankly indulgent, and yawned, and condescended, "That's a pretty slick arrangement on the radiator, so you can adjust it at any temperature you want.
    Chapter 17 (60% in)
  • Her condescension was ruined and her humility wholesomely increased when she found the board, in the shabby room on the second floor of the house which had been converted into the library, not discussing the weather and longing to play checkers, but talking about books.
    Chapter 19 (14% in)
  • But afterward Harry had asked about Kantbeatum socks in a manner which, Ray felt, was somehow different from his former condescension.
    Chapter 21 (82% in)
  • "My dear young man, it is not your duty to instruct me in housekeeping, and it doesn't particularly concern me what the Haydocks condescend to approve!"
    Chapter 24 (4% in)
  • It was Hugh that bounced and said "Let's play"; Olaf that opened luminous blue eyes and agreed "All right," in condescending gentleness.
    Chapter 26 (19% in)
  • While she was trying on the hat Carol felt very condescending.
    Chapter 29 (93% in)
  • Then he condescended, "Better jump out here and I'll take the boat around back.
    Chapter 33 (35% in)
  • He put his arm about her shoulder while he condescended to Kennicott, "Nice lil wifey, I'll say, doc," and when she answered, not warmly, "Thank you very much for the imprimatur," he blew on her neck, and did not know that he had been insulted.
    Chapter 35 (37% in)

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