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 Meanings and Examples of CONDESCENDING
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  He seemed to be condescending to his companion.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII
2  He appeared to address condescending words to him from an immeasurable height.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER V
3  "Yes, but it is hard for us to imagine eternity," remarked Dimmler, who had joined the young folk with a mildly condescending smile but now spoke as quietly and seriously as they.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER X
4  After the condescending surprise, nonrecognition, and praise, from those who were not themselves dressed up, the young people decided that their costumes were so good that they ought to be shown elsewhere.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER X
5  But her self-control was severely tested many times, because of the personal questions they asked and because of the smug and condescending attitude they displayed toward all things Southern.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
6  While she was trying on the hat Carol felt very condescending.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
7  He looked at me with a sort of condescending concern and compassion, as though he thought it a great pity that such a sensible young man should be so hopelessly lost to evangelical pagan piety.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
8  This,' said the stranger, with a certain condescending roll in his voice, and a certain indescribable air of doing something genteel, which impressed me very much, 'is Master Copperfield.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
9  The doctor was meantime with difficulty restraining the expression of his contempt for this old gentleman, and with difficulty condescending to the level of his intelligence.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 1
10  'Ay, my man,' said the gentleman in the white waistcoat, with a condescending smile.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
11  He waited in his customary manner by walking round the enclosure and idling by the pool, for Wildeve was never asked into the house by his proud though condescending mistress.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 11 The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman
12  A Russian prince condescended to sit in a corner for an hour and talk with a massive lady, dressed like Hamlet's mother in black velvet with a pearl bridle under her chin.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
13  The clerk, being a married man, condescended to take an interest in the couple, who appeared to be shopping for their family.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
14  He is the kind of man, indeed, to whom I should never dare refuse anything, which he condescended to ask.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 59
15  Colin frowned and condescended to look at her.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
Example Sentence:
1  He explains things without condescending to his audience.
2  She actually condescended to say hello to me in the street today.
3  When he condescended to speak, he contradicted himself three or four times in the space of half an hour.
4  These two great commanders did not condescend to fight in person -- that being better suited to the still smaller fry -- but sat together on an eminence and conducted the field operations by orders delivered through aides-de-camp.
5  You continue to condescend without addressing the main points.
6  She is so proud that she will not condescend to speak to us.