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condescending
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • "You sound positively converted," Mr. Merrill said condescendingly.
    p. 550.7
  • My grandmother was outraged that there were people who actually dared to condescend to her—to treat her like some provincial fussbudget.
    p. 112.9
  • He is not exactly condescending, Canon Mackie; he is inexactly condescending.
    p. 227.5
  • He is not exactly condescending, Canon Mackie; he is inexactly condescending.
    p. 227.5
  • Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, for example; they were an education in condescension to women—all by themselves, they created sexual stereotypes!
    p. 245.1
  • "She's just a Sawyer Depot kind of girl," Noah said condescendingly.
    p. 297.2
  • I HOPE YOU DON'T THINK I'M CONDESCENDING, BUT WORKING WITH GRANITE IS A LOT LIKE WRITING A TERM PAPER—IT'S THE FIRST DRAFT THAT CAN KILL YOU.
    p. 442.7
  • She's one of those who tells you that if you teach a Canadian author in the Canadian Literature course, you're condescending to Canadians—by not teaching them in another literature course.
    p. 537.7
  • And if you "use them up" in another literature course, then she'll ask you what you think is "wrong" with Canadian Literature; she'll say you're being condescending to Canadians.
    p. 537.8

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