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condescending
used in Sister Carrie

6 uses
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Definition
treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • Carrie smiled genially, grateful that he should condescend to advise her even so much.
    Chapter 26 (67% in)
condescend = doing something considered beneath one's position
  • She did not fully realize that this was so, but there was something in condescension coming from her which was infinitely sweet.
    Chapter 19 (95% in)
  • "Good-looking," he said to himself, and proceeded to visions of condescension's on her part which were exceedingly flattering to himself.
    Chapter 26 (53% in)
  • "You want to look out for them things," said the officer on the left, condescendingly.
    Chapter 41 (51% in)
  • "Don't you think Mr. Barclay's pretty nice?" inquired Lola, who had received a condescending smile or two from that quarter.
    Chapter 42 (28% in)
  • Something in the other's solicitude and interest made her feel as if she were the one to condescend.
    Chapter 44 (58% in)

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