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But can you, my dear Miss Howe, condescend to carry on a private correspondence with me?

Would you please to condescend to take a cup of tea with us, sir?

Will you condescend to inform me how you know it, Tom, if you will not inform Annabel?

But by what process a "vital unit" can be evolved, he does not condescend to tell us.

We cannot, therefore, condescend to imitate him in the way you speak of.

You see she tries to boss and condescend and Imogene gives her as good as she sends.

What infinite kindness that He should consent and condescend to Himself be her Teacher!

Would she not condescend to wear a few gems in her petticoat?

Our wives, if they condescend to have any offspring at all, limit the output to one.

Only once did he condescend to explain them fully, but the impression was lasting.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "to yield deferentially," from Old French condescendere (14c.) "to agree, consent, give in, yield," from Late Latin condescendere "to let oneself down," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + descendere "descend" (see descend). Sense of "to sink willingly to equal terms with inferiors" is from mid-15c.

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