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deign
used in Candide

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Definition
do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
  • Honest James ran to his assistance, hauled him up, and from the effort he made was precipitated into the sea in sight of the sailor, who left him to perish, without deigning to look at him.
    Chapter 5 (16% in)
  • "Miss Cunegonde," said he, "is to do me the honour to marry me, and we beseech your excellency to deign to sanction our marriage."
    Chapter 13 (43% in)

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