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condescending
used in Of Human Bondage

9 uses
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Definition
treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • Philip was somewhat overpowered by the young gentleman's condescension.
    35-36 — Chapters 35-36 (90% in)
  • Notwithstanding his rather condescending attitude towards patriotism he had been adopted as the national poet, and seemed since the war of seventy to be one of the most significant glories of national unity.
    23-24 — Chapters 23-24 (78% in)
  • Will you condescend to do a few sums in simple addition today?
    37-38 — Chapters 37-38 (54% in)
  • "If you'd condescended to come and sit near me I could have given you some hints.
    41-42 — Chapters 41-42 (23% in)
  • And now he said: "Oh, well, if you feel like that about it I wonder you condescend to come out with me at all.'
    61-62 — Chapters 61-62 (21% in)
  • From commerce with students and poor people he had the patronising air, and from dealing always with the sick he had the healthy man's jovial condescension, which some consultants achieve as the professional manner.
    81-82 — Chapters 81-82 (3% in)
  • The H.P. with whom Philip came in contact was a dapper little man, excessively conscious of his importance: he treated the clerks with condescension and patently resented the familiarity of older students who had been his contemporaries and did not use him with the respect he felt his present position demanded.
    81-82 — Chapters 81-82 (11% in)
  • Philip found that he was less shy with these people than he had ever been with others; he felt not exactly sympathy, for sympathy suggests condescension; but he felt at home with them.
    81-82 — Chapters 81-82 (42% in)
  • With harmless vanity he played the fine gentleman among them, and there was a touch of condescension in his familiarity.
    117-118 — Chapters 117-118 (99% in)

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