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In whatever apartment (says Gould) a queen condescends to be present, she commands obedience and respect.THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
He is the idol of equivocal women, and condescends to patronize unpresentable gentility-mongers.BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXVIII. FEBRUARY, 1843. VOL. LIII.VARIOUS
But though his language is calm and restrained, he never condescends to palter with slavery.SPEECHES AND LETTERS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 1832-1865ABRAHAM LINCOLN
The august Mary condescends to cast upon you her merciful eyes.CATHOLIC WORLD, VOL. XIII, APRIL TO SEPTEMBER, 1871VARIOUS
When he condescends to the abstract, his subjects bring an appetite with them.RES JUDICATAUGUSTINE BIRRELL
After all this preliminary magnificence Gibbon condescends to approach his own pedigree.RES JUDICATAUGUSTINE BIRRELL
If the nymph condescends to any game at all, it is croquet, at which she is inexorably severe.THE GIRL OF THE PERIOD AND OTHER SOCIAL ESSAYS, VOL. I (OF 2)ELIZA LYNN LINTON
These conditions being at length fulfilled, he condescends to listen to our questions.THE STRAND MAGAZINE, VOLUME I, ISSUE 2, FEBRUARY 1891VARIOUS
Pelagius,” said Totila, with an insulting smile, “your pride now condescends to become a suppliant.RUINS OF ANCIENT CITIES (VOL. II OF II)CHARLES BUCKE
Grandma and Grandpa think him perfect, and even artistic Aunty May condescends to say he is "a very nice thing."LOUISA MAY ALCOTTLOUISA MAY ALCOTT

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dissilientadjective | [dih-sil-ee-uhnt ]SEE DEFINITION