condescension

[ kon-duh-sen-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF condescension
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O my dear, how my mother's condescension distressed me at the time!

The lunatic approached Cesarini with an air of dignity and condescension.

The house was kept in a homely manner, and the condescension of Mr Blandois was infinite.

They were always forgiving me, in their vanity and condescension.

And there must be in it no touch of condescension, no shadow of patronage.

He was resolved to be all condescension, if anew you had not provoked him.

People thrive on the condescension of the great; they like it, and boast about it.

I only wanted to explain Miss Brotherton's condescension yesterday.'

Oh how gracious the condescension, how happy the obedience, how grateful the interview!

But why will you not let me say to-night what you have so often listened to with condescension—and just recently, too?

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