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supercilious
used in Of Human Bondage

8 uses
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Definition
arrogant (acting as if better, more important, and superior in ideas than others)
  • As he limped along the high street of Blackstable he looked with a tinge of superciliousness at the people he passed.
    35-36 — Chapters 35-36 (14% in)
  • While they talked of him he stood a little apart from the others, watching the noisy party with a good-humoured but faint ly supercilious expression.
    25-26 — Chapters 25-26 (42% in)
  • His supercilious attitude impressed Philip.
    25-26 — Chapters 25-26 (54% in)
  • He was a cross-grained man, oppressed by a large family, and he resented the superciliousness which he fancied he saw in Philip.
    37-38 — Chapters 37-38 (50% in)
  • She proceeded to explain the pictures to him, superciliously but not without insight, and showed him what the painters had attempted and what he must look for.
    43-44 — Chapters 43-44 (41% in)
  • There was in her no longer the superciliousness which had irritated him.
    71-72 — Chapters 71-72 (85% in)
  • He did not go, because he was afraid to seem supercilious, and he talked with the girls and laughed, but in his heart was unhappiness.
    103-104 — Chapters 103-104 (97% in)
  • Philip liked to talk to the sailor-men, and when they found that he was not supercilious they told him long yarns of the distant journeys of their youth.
    115-116 — Chapters 115-116 (95% in)

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